Marcia quietly left us on December 22, 2012, shortly after her 80th birthday. Everyone considered it a privilege to know Marcia. She was a vibrant soul who will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Predeceased by her husband Merv (1976), Marcia is survived by her sister Norma (Bob) Howard, daughter Susan (Peter) Shrimpton, son Jim Rowlands, family and friends. Marcia grew up in Vancouver, BC, went to UBC and Pitman's where she met many of her life-long friends including her husband. Marcia retired in 1997 after working for years as school secretary at Braemar Elementary. Susan and Jim would like to thank dear friends who provided incredible love and support during Marcia's last few weeks. A "Celebration of Life" will be held on February 9 at 2:00 pm at the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier in North Vancouver.