Church of the Good Shepherd - Taylor, British Columbia
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N 56° 10.040 W 120° 41.373
10V E 643459 N 6227107
Quick Description: Peace Valley Memorial Gardens is next to the Church of the Good Shepherd on Spruce Street N.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 9/7/2021 9:55:59 AM
Waymark Code: WM14XJ2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
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Long Description:
Peace Valley Memorial Gardens is in Peace River Regional District and is AKA Peace Valley Cemetery. There are approximately 242 known interments. The cemetery is very well maintained by the District of Taylor. Most of the grave marker are upright some older style intermixed with newer black markers. There is a fairly new columbarium with a granite inscription and a drawing of the nearby Church of the Good Shepherd.

The Church of the Good Shepherd was built in XCMXXXII (1932) as an Anglican Church of the Diocese of Caledonia, and remains so today. It a small white Gothic Revival church with a small bell tower over the narthex. Over the double wooden doors of the narthex is a Gothic transom bearing the name of the church and its year of construction. Atop the bell tower is a tall spire with flared eaves, topped with an Anglican cross. Gothic arched vents on three sides of the tower are covered by wooden slats.

Down each side of the nave are a pair of Gothic arched windows, at least one of which contains stained glass. At the rear of the nave is a small vestry with a Gothic arched window, now covered over.

The building rests on a concrete foundation with at least a partial basement.



The Church of the Good Shepherd
is a Memorial from Louise and Otto Hoffstrom
to their four young daughters:
Lillian, Florence, Olga, and Agnes,
who drowned accidently in the Peace River
in 1932.

Otto's car slipped from the ferry into the Peace River
The first known burial was in 1974, Arthur R. Hadland born in 1892 he was about 82 years of age. Also was Shirley Lola Alexander born December 20, 1918 and passed away September 15, 1974 at 55 years of age.

Name of church or churchyard: Church of the Good Shepherd

Approximate Size: Large (100+)

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