NEY, Marshal (Marsh) Walsh
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With family at his side, Marsh completed his final takeoff, and was off to his next great adventure, in Victoria BC on February 8, 2013. He is survived by his twin sister, Virginia Webb; his children, Bruce (Debra), Gordon, Margo (Robert), Eric (Carmen); grandchildren, Andrea (Bryan) and Alex and great-grandson, Andrew. Predeceased by his wife, Irene and sister, Barbara Foote.
Marsh was born September 3rd, 1922 in Kingston Ontario, grew up in Ottawa and joined the RCAF during WWII, serving from October 1942 to September 1945, as an Aero Engine Mechanic. He subsequently joined the RCMP in 1946, initially assigned to general duties in Vancouver, before transferring to Air Division, stationed both in Edmonton and Ottawa. Marsh was the Chief Engineer and had risen to the rank of Superintendent when he retired in 1978, moving his family to Victoria, BC. Marsh met Irene Jira in Edmonton and they were later married on August 24, 1951. They were married 48 years until Irene's passing in 1999. The family would like to thank the staff in Palm North B, the Lodge at Broadmead for their excellent care, compassion and kindness to both Marsh and to his family. We would also like to thank Veteran's Affairs for their assistance and support.
A Celebration of Life for family and friends will be held at McCall's Reception Centre, Johnson & Vancouver Streets, Victoria, BC on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Broadmead Care Society, Friends of Mount Douglas Park, or your favourite charity would be appreciated. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mccallbros.com
McCALL BROS. FUNERAL
Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Feb. 16, 2013