Margaret Mary Yim was born on February 17, 1927, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to the late Ernest Koon Kwock Yim and Wai Shan Ching Yim. She had one brother, Thomas, and four sisters, Mary, Theresa, Winifred, and Antoinette. A graduate of Sacred Hearts Academy Honolulu, Hawaii, Margaret attended the University of Hawaii, received her B.S. in Education from the University of Dayton, Ohio, and her M.S. in Library Science at the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. Margaret entered the religious life of the Sisters of St. Francis on August 16, 1948, received the Franciscan habit and her religious name of Sister Mary Ancilla on March 1, 1949, her first profession on August 15, 1951, and perpetual profession on August 15, 1954.
Sister Ancilla generously used her God-given talents and abilities throughout her life as a teacher-assistant, teacher, librarian, superior, vice-principal, principal, guidance counselor, catechist, social worker, receptionist, volunteer, prayer minister, and Franciscan Associate Director. Although Sister Ancilla retired in 2003, Sister continued to be involved in the prayer ministry, events, and programs.
On Tuesday, June 7, 2022, the 10 a.m. Mass will be held at St. Ann Church, 46-129 Haiku Road, Kaneohe, with the 12:30 p.m. burial at Diamond Head Memorial Park, 529 18th Avenue, Honolulu.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities,
Marianne Cope Convent, 2102 Liliha Street, Honolulu, HI 96817.
Arrangements Provided By:
Diamond Head Mortuary