After a long and wonderful life, during which all her dreams came true, Marcia passed away on July 15th, 2020, in the arms of her beloved daughters, Leslie and Valerie, knowing she was surrounded by the love of her beloved husband, Bill, her dear sons, and her treasured grandchildren.
She counted her blessings every day ~ her husband Bill, her children, Leslie, Valerie, Ted and Greg, and her grandchildren, Scott (Karen) and Meredith (John); Clay, Tyler, Malcolm & Dan; Tina (Max), Devin and Lisa; and Amy (John) and Fraser and great-grandchildren Bruce and Laura. She was also grateful for her sons-in-law, Jamie and John, her daughters-in-law, Debbie and Connie, her cousin Jewel, her close friends, Enid, Ruth, Marj, Maxine and Eileen, and family friend Deb.
Marcia was born in Toronto on August 7th, 1925, to Muriel Tytler and George Lamont. With her adored parents, she enjoyed many happy holidays as a child at Lake of Bays, sailing at the RCYC, golfing at Mississauga Golf Club, biking around the Cabot Trail, riding horses at the Boyer family ranch in Wyoming, and later spending time together at their farm on the Humber River. She grew up in a loving home in Lawrence Park and attended Havergal College, which was very special to her.
Marcia knew from a young age that she wanted to be a civil engineer. She was the first woman accepted into Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto, and the first woman to graduate from Civil Engineering in Ontario and the second in Canada. In recognition of Marcia leading the way for women to study civil engineering and to succeed in that field, the University of Toronto established the Marcia Lamont Scott CIV4T7 Scholarship and Havergal College inducted Marcia into its Hall of Distinction.
At the University of Toronto, she met Bill, “the love of her life”. They were proud to be part of the Civil Engineering Class of 47, graduating with honours. Marcia and Bill married on July 7th, 1951. They raised the family she always wished for, that gave her so much joy throughout her life. Together, Marcia and Bill built their family cottage on Lake of Bays and their home in Markland Wood, the settings for all their cherished family times.
Marcia was so happy to be welcomed into the Scott family. She always wanted siblings and a large family, and now she had dear sisters and brothers-in-law, Margaret and Al, Eileen and Laurie, Vi and Terry, Ruth and Walter, and Joan and John, and all her much-loved nieces and nephews. One of the highlights of their times together was always the Scott Clan Christmas.
Throughout their life together, Marcia and Bill enjoyed travels around the world with family and friends, skiing with friends at Beaver Valley, and spending time at their place near Palm Beach. However, the place closest to their hearts was the family cottage they built together with Ruth and Walter on beautiful Lake of Bays over 60 years ago. They loved their summers at the cottage and the life they created there, filled with family, friends, and fun.
Marcia was fortunate to have many special friends who were kindred spirits and she cherished those friendships. She was so grateful for her life-long friends from Havergal, her Engineering class, Gamma Phi Beta, Fieldstone, Eriksdale, Beaver Valley, and Whiskey Bay.
Marcia was interested in everything ~ she enjoyed travel, art, ballet, theatre, history, and nature. She had a bright mind, amazing memory, and a wealth of knowledge about so many subjects. Extremely caring and kind, and understanding and empathetic, she was appreciated by all.
Our mom was the heart of our family and we loved her more than we can express. She made our family occasions so special and we will carry on our traditions in her memory. We will deeply miss her unconditional love, her thoughtfulness, her wisdom, her strong spirit, her comforting support, and her beautiful smile. She was an inspiration to all of us. Like her children, her grandchildren brought her incredible joy and she knew that she would live on in them.
A private family graveside service will be held and a celebration of her life will be planned at a later date.
Even though Mom loved flowers, we ask that no flowers be sent, given the current times. If you wish to make a donation in her memory, please consider the Lake of Bays Heritage Foundation or the CNIB.