It is with great sadness that the family of Victoria Elizabeth Mercer announces her passing on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Victoria passed from SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy) early in the morning. She was taken from us immediately without fear or pain.
Victoria leaves behind her mother Carol Mercer (nee Ahamad), father John Mercer, and brothers Eric and Grant Mercer. Victoria had a huge family who loved her immensely.
Some people knew her as Victoria, Vicky or Vic. At home she was just our beautiful quirky Vicky. Her laughter was contagious. She had the ability to put anyone at ease and make him or her feel very comfortable. Vicky loved the outdoors, and going on outdoor adventures. She enjoyed camping, sitting with her friends and family laughing and telling stories. Even though she was severely allergic to most animals, she just couldn’t stop herself from petting and cuddling them. Hives and Benadryl would follow but she just didn’t care. She was obsessed with horses and strangely, did not have an allergy to them. She started horseback riding as a tiny child. She lived to muck out stalls even in the bitter cold of winter just so she could be close to her beloved horses. She was somewhat of a horse whisperer.
The relationship she had with her brothers, Eric and Grant, was not like any other. She loved them with her whole heart and she often said they were the best big brothers in the world…. except when they ganged up against her. If you were fortunate enough to be Vicky’s friend, you knew she was fiercely loyal and gave you her complete uninterrupted focus. Even if she had only known you for a short time, you were her “good friend.” Our apartment was an eruption of constant Face time conversations with friends and family, peels of laughter, blasting music, dancing…. Vicky had strange dance moves but she loved to dance. Her most recent obsession was binge watching the show, Game of Thrones. She had just finished watching the series and complained vehemently about the ending, but still loved the series.
Victoria had just graduated with honors from the Graphic Design program at George Brown College. She spent a short 8 months working as a designer at Stinson Design, where she was quickly becoming integral to her colleagues and clients. Victoria loved to draw, paint, doodle, sculpt, take photographs, and express herself through many other forms of art. She was a kind, creative, passionate, and a caring person who lit up any room she entered.
When you think of Vicky, celebrate the good memories you have of her. Remember that life is fragile and short and should be lived to the fullest, as she did, illnesses and all. Heaven has gained the most precious angel who has left us all wanting just one more radiant smile and one more of her best hugs. Vicky, your love and joy will fill all of Heaven. We love you and miss you. A private family service will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2021 with interment to follow at Westminster Cemetery. For those who wish to participate via livestream a link will be posted. As an expression of sympathy please consider a donation to Epilepsy Canada or by sending a floral tribute.