GALLOWAY: Marcia Jean (nee Anderson)
On May 1, 2003 Mom crossed over to join her family and friends on the other side. Although she was born in Vancouver (Aug. 19, 1918), she spent all her colorful life in Nanaimo. Her family owned and operated the Reliable Boat House which rented out boats and provided a ferry service to Newcastle and Happyland on Protection Island. May Day celebrations were special to Mom, as she was once honoured in 1931 by being crowned May Queen. In past years Mom took pleasure in golfing, playing the piano, knitting, walking and holidaying in Maui with Dad. She was also an active member of Toastmistresses for many years and enjoyed exercising and dancing at Bowen Centre.
Predeceased by her 1/2 step-sister, Inez Rutherford; brother Earl Anderson; husband Tom, of Galloway & Sons Quality Butchers; and her son, Glen, originator of the Great Nanaimo Bathtub Race. Mom leaves to celebrate her life three daughters: Randa (Fred) Menzies, Patricia Martin and Marcia Andersen. She also leaves ten grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and many special friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice. Many thanks to the Home Support Team, especially Julie & Jean, to Dr. Babuin and all the caring staff on floor 1 at NRGH. No services by Mom’s request, just raise a glass and make a toast to a wonderful lady, our Mom Marcia.