Knox Presbyterian Church - Milton, ON

A Legacy in Youth & Children's Ministry

Rita Taylor Blankenhorn Memorial Trust

This trust fund was established in memory of Rita Blankenhorn Taylor, a beloved wife and mother who was a dedicated woman of faith.  For many years she taught Sunday School, led children’s programs and had a great affection for children and young people.  Rita desired to see them well prepared for life through the establishment of a strong Christian foundation.  Her husband, Garth Taylor was a successful businessman whose deep and abiding love for his wife created a desire to honor her memory with the creation of a legacy to her principals.  Unfortunately, before Garth could establish such a trust, his life ended prematurely, leaving the dream to be fulfilled by the Taylor’s daughters.  To our great benefit, Rita’s three daughters decided to provide a memorial trust fund at Knox, Milton for the furtherance of youth leadership development.  Each of the sisters (Ruth, Karen and Anne) contributed from their inheritance and in 2012 the Rita Taylor Blankenhorn Memorial Trust Fund was established. 

This year the young people and congregation of Knox, Milton benefited from the trust through the sponsorship of two bursaries allowing candidates to attend Canada Youth 2014.  This event is a gathering of young people from across Canada as well as a few international guests for the purpose of developing leadership and sharing their faith in a supportive environment.  The youth, the leaders and mentors gathered at Brock University for an excellent week of growing together.

Once again the sisters have been generous in supporting the on-going ministry of this valuable trust replenishing the Fund to provide for future opportunities here at Knox.  We would like to encourage others to join in this investment in our future and ask that you consider contributing to the Rita Blankenhorn Memorial Trust.  These gifts are certainly a worthwhile donation toward the development of young adults.  One previous benefactor of the Trust is applying to a discipleship program and Bible College as they pursue a sense of the Lord’s calling in their life.

God loves a cheerful giver,


Contact and information:  Pastor Howard