|Mary was born Sep. 10, 1906, the last child of James and
Carrie MacPhail. Mary studied at MacDonald College
of McGill University, graduating with a degree in
home economics. She returned to Prince Edward Island
where she married LeBaron Tait in 1930. His family
ran a greenhouse and florist business which he
operated along with his sister Isabel. He also taught at
the local high school and later at the community
Mary and Isabel were not only close in age but were
often taken for twins. They were very close and
inter family visits were a regular summer occurrence.
Living in the garden province, Mary graciously hosted
a steady succession of siblings, nephews, nieces and
cousins who managed to find their way to her door
over the years. She lived to the ripe old age of 91 and
was much loved and respected by all.
She died October 25, 1997 in Charlottetown, PEI
Children of Mary (McPhail) and LeBaron Tait: Phyllis Gertrude, Gordon MacPhail 1935-1977.