Marcia Henrietta Lapsley passed away swiftly at the Foothills Hospital on Wednesday, June 13, 2007. Devoted wife of John Lapsley of Calgary. Beloved and loving mother to John Mitchell Lapsley and Cheryl Lapsley of Portland, Oregon and Andrew Zoltan Lapsley and Kimberly Lapsley of Morristown, New Jersey. Engaged and active grandmother to John Joseph, Andrew James, Madeleine Adams and namesake Marci Rose. Survived by her sister Beverly and her husband Zoltan, as well as sister Bonnie; as well as many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her father Cecil, step-father Myron (Mike) and mother Gerda and as well as brother Terry.
In her youth, Marcia was a scholar and an athlete, and loved to dance and figure skate. After a career as an artisan, as an entrepreneur and finally in the energy industry, Marcia dedicated her life to service in various forms. She devoted time in her life to community theatre, local historical societies, served as a little league baseball coach, and was a stalwart life member of the IODE. Marcia served in national, provincial and municipal leadership positions for the IODE, most recently founding the newest chapter. Marcia was kind and caring to all she knew, and wanted ever to make other people comfortable and supported. Many called her Mom, and mourn her passing.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Monday, June 18 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Tuesday, June 19 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 215 – 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A2 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 Telephone 1-800-ACS-2345 or an IODE Chapter of your choice.
In living memory of Marcia Lapsley, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences