Sep 14, 2020

K-12 Bulletin #27 - We will miss you, Sister Kristine

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of CUPE National Servicing Representative Kristine Taggart. Kristine passed away at home in Sylvan Lake, Alberta on September 10. Kristine worked as a child and youth care worker in School District #20 (Kootenay-Columbia). This 2017 photo in which she appears with Taya, daughter of CUPE 1285 member Tammy Cox, was taken shortly after Kristine became president of CUPE 1285.

Kristine was living and working in Red Deer, Alberta as a CUPE National Staff Representative. Previously, she serviced the B.C. Region out of the B.C. Regional Office and worked in various sectors including K-12, in which she served briefly as servicing rep for CUPE 728. 

Prior to her work on CUPE staff, Kristine was president of CUPE Local 1285 (SD20 / Kootenay-Columbia). She served her local for many years in many capacities, including chief shop steward, before becoming president. 

Known for her big-hearted kindness, her sense of humour and her solid commitment to members, Kristine will be fondly remembered in B.C. by all who came into contact with her.

Kristine will be dearly missed by so many. We send our sincerest condolences to her family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time. 

In Solidarity & Safety,

Warren Williams
K-12 Presidents Council President

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