Marcia Donovan

Obituary of Marcia Donovan

Marcia Mae Donovan a mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, passed away at 75 years of age on May 13, 2022.


Marcia had the biggest, most caring heart. She would help anyone who needed it.  She was referred to by many as their second mom. She loved crafting, movies, shopping, and a good book. 


Her biggest passion was teaching. She had her BA degree from the University of Alberta and a degree in special education. Many past students still claim that she was their favorite teacher.  She loved children so much and had a gift of showing them how fun learning could be. Her classroom was always a fun, productive environment. Every season she would decorate her classroom with such care and attention. She was very good at creating creative ideas to help kids want to learn.  She started a program once that gave kids points for reading so many books.  In the end the class who read the most got free pizza.  She use to love to play basketball and had started up mini basketball for students K-4 where she taught. 


She had an amazing sense of humor, sometimes dark jokes but they would make anyone laugh.


Her children and grandchildren meant the world to her. She would do anything for all of them.


Marcia is survived by her children Michael Donovan (Gracious) and Marne Reid (Jason); her grandchildren Erin, Kelsey, Craig, Brodie, Thea, Lauren, Abigail, and Connor. Marcia is further survived by her brother Jim Olson (Jenny), sister Ruth Phillips (Alan), sister-in-law Gloria Olson; brother-in-law Leroy Johnson as well as many nieces, nephews, and their families.


Marcia was predeceased by her parents Luther and Florence Olson; her siblings Dianne Johnson, Stan Olson, Marie Olson; her son Craig Donovan; brother-in-law Darryl Phillips and nephew Steven Phillips.

A celebration of Marcia's life will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 18, 2022 at the Tofield Community Hall with Pastor Kevin Langager officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation.

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