Marcia, 74, died on January 12, 2023, at Surrey Memorial Hospital from a cardiac event after 10 weeks of hospital care to combat pneumonia and several persistent infections.
She was born on June 18, 1948, in Vancouver, to James and Francis Taylor. She grew up in the neighbour-friendly area on Mackie Street in the Little Mountain area and she attended Van Horne Elementary School and Eric Hamber High School.
Shortly after graduating, she began working for B.C. Tel in Vancouver, but quickly got the “wandering urge” and on a whim, applied for a temporary position at the Kamloops branch of B. C. Tel, believing it would be a welcome change within the same company.
Once settled in Kamloops, her competitive nature and social skills led her to join a bustling contract bridge group where she happened across her future husband of more than 50 years. Richard was a recent transplant from Toronto and as serendipitous as this was, they were happily joined together in a bridge and life partnership that lasted more than 50 years. The pair then decided to move to Vancouver where Marcia became a full-time mom raising a family.
Despite the time and satisfying effort of raising family, Marcia had the bridge skills and found the time to win the Canadian Women’s Team Championship in 2006, and represented Canada at the World’s Championship at Verona, Italy in 2007. She developed many friendships at the bridge table and in the very active Vancouver bridge social scene that have endured throughout the years.
Marsha (Auntie Marcie), like her mom Fran, loved hosting dinners for birthdays and holidays. Although these opportunities were less frequent in recent years, Warren and Wesley were more than happy step up to lend their culinary skills and loved to pitch in as the occasions arrived. These delicious meals were followed by many fun-filled but competitive table board games (Trivial Pursuit, Time’s Up, Pictionary, etc.). Marcia loved this family activity and everyone always went home a winner.
Marcia (predeceased by her father and mother, Jim and Fran, and sister Barb) leaves behind her loving family who will miss her dearly - husband Richard, children Warren and Wesley, granddaughter Trinity (Toronto), brother Thomas (Donna), nephew Clinton and brother-in-law Bruce, nieces Koreen, Monica (Mike) and Stephanie (Shane - Calgary), sister-in-law Gail (Gunnar - Kamloops) and as well as her “best friend” who knew her from those earliest Vancouver school days up to the very end, Lynda Gillies (Al - Abbotsford). Marcia will be missed.
At her request, a simple private remembrance will be held later.
So very sorry to hear of Marcia's passing. She was an amazing friend through the years and even though we had not connected for a long time her words of encouragement to my son and generous nature were never forgotten. The world will not be the same without her and she will be missed. Sandy
My deepest sympathy Richard, Warren and Wesley. I will always remember Marcia as kind and generous. Sad to hear she’s gone.
Richard, Tom filled us in on Marcia's passing in January. We were so sorry to hear of her long illness. Only last fall had I talked to her on the phone about getting together with Lorrie and Nancy for lunch. Sadly we left it too long. Please give my love to Warren and Wesley. We have so many fond memories of the dance at Auntie Fran's condo club, our family party in West Van. and other times shared with you all. Love Wally, Terre and Emma
To the Taylor and Christie families. Sending love and prayers your way. This was so surprising to hear earlier this year. Marcia will be very much missed by all her Swan cousins. ❤️
Our sincere condolences from Joan and I and our family. In recent years Marcia was our link to the extended Swan family. We will miss our periodic chats. She is gone too soon.
Richard We were sorry to hear of Marcia's death. We have many pleasant memories of our time together. May peace and love surround you and your family and comfort you in this difficult time. Trudy and John
Marcia worked as my part-time bookkeeper since I started my business back in the mid-nineties becoming an important part of PSC very quickly. She rapidly went from being someone who did our books to a friend with a sunny disposition and many smiles who kept a keen eye out for my well-being. I shall miss her very much.
I will miss talking to Marcia. She was our bookkeeper and very thorough and organized. If there was an error, it was mine 99% of the time! She was also very generous, when the books came back in December there were always Christmas treats as well. I'll miss her. Sorry for your loss Richard, Warren and Wesley.
When I think of Marcia I have a feeling of warmth and comfort come over my being. I was so fortunate to have known her. My condolences to her family her lose will be felt.
We had great times, attending women's team events. We were also neighbours in Burnaby. After I moved to Kelowna, we kept in touch by phone, she called me only a few weeks ago. Marcia's dad kept my 65 Pontiac convertible running for years. I still have her mom's cookie recipe. My condolences to Richard, Wesley and Warren.
Please accept our deepest condolences. Marcia was a good friend and is sorely missed.