It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Trish Marshall from complications due to COPD. Trish was born in the Company Townsite hospital in Mount Sheer above Britannia Beach, where she was also raised. She enjoyed what she described as an idyllic childhood within the freedom of a remote and tight-knit community. Growing up in such an untamed location engendered a lifelong love of animals, adventure and nature in all its glory, which left an indelible impression. A graduate of Howe Sound Secondary School two years early at age sixteen, Trish subsequently moved to ‘town’ in order to attend Pittman Business School and then worked as a book-keeper in downtown Vancouver. After marrying Jack Marshall in 1960 and settling in Vancouver, Trish raised three children and a myriad of animals including a chicken named Herbie. A move to Langley in 1986 solidified her love of rural life and the farm became her ‘zen’ place complete with horses and more dogs and cats, along with a visiting menagerie of wild animals that reminded her so much of her childhood.
Trish was predeceased by her parents Phil and Elsie, her brother Bob, and her husband Jack. Trish leaves behind her children Rob (Jennifer), Shannon (Dave), Tammy (Darrell) and seven grandchildren: Paul & Eric; Alexandra, Devon & Claire; and Madison & Samantha. As per her wishes, Trish’s ashes were spread with those of her mother and father at the former Mount Sheer Townsite above Britannia Beach where she was born and raised.
You are welcome to join a virtual celebration of life broadcast from Trish’s beloved farm on Sunday, May 23rd, 2021 from 1pm to 3 pm Pacific Standard Time. All are welcome. Please share your memories, photographs and anecdotes of Trish in our Lifeweb360 page.