March 11, 2019
Marcia Mary Sandness departed in peace to forever dwell with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday March 11, 2019. Born Marcia Mary Gilbert in 1945 in Nelson BC, her formative years were spent between Nakusp, BC, Kellogg, ID, Walla Walla, WA and Vancouver, BC. She attended Prince of Wales Elementary School (now Shaughnessy Elementary), Point Grey Secondary School & then Magee High School, all in Vancouver, BC.
A hard working, sharp and highly organized employee, she worked for Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Yorkshire Trust Company & Toronto Dominion Bank, all in Vancouver, BC.
She spent a summer in the Yukon before moving with her mother Pauline to Princeton, BC to escape big city life. While a resident of Princeton, she worked part-time in several local businesses before her retirement.
Marcy came to faith in Jesus Christ as Savior in 1976 through the Princeton Pentecostal Tabernacle, and later attended St. Paul’s-St. Cutherbert’s United-Anglican Church, Christ the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and Living Waters Community/Foursquare Church, all in Princeton. Forefront in her life, her Christian Faith has served as a model for countless people for whose lives she has touched in deep and meaningful ways.
Marcy married John Sandness in Princeton in 1992 and together they shared over 26 years enjoying their life in Princeton, traveling the United States and watching their grandchildren grow in faith and love. A devoted Christian, Marcy spread the Gospel of Christ with a passion and served her Lord, her Family, Church Community and Friends with unbridled love, in the faith and hope of her Lord and Savior Jesus.
Marcy is survived by her husband John, step-son (or Canadian “Mum” as she liked to say) Carl, Carl’s wife Dorothy and their children Matthew and Virginia of Hibbing Minnesota; paternal cousins John and Joann (Bramwell) Gilbert of Duncan BC, Donna Stevenson of Kamloops BC, and Carol Witney of Fort Langley, BC; numerous friends from her Church and Prayer Team, neighbors and acquaintances, all of whom would agree that she was the “sweetest most faithful person one could meet.”
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Colleen Black and the attending Physicians, the Nurses and Staff of Princeton General Hospital for the superlative care shown to Marcy in her last few days on this Earth.
Isaiah 53:5 New King James Version (NKJV): But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.
Any memorial gifts or donations, at her request, made to The Living Waters Community Church of Princeton, BC.