Marcus was a husband, a father, a friend, an athlete, a sports aficionado, a son, a brother and so much more. To capture his spirit and essence in a few lines is impossible but I will try.
Marcus will be forever missed by his wife Jennifer, his children Amanda (Scott) Sherwood, Marcus (Ashley) Magee and Bailey (Noah) Magee, his mother Joan Garnett, siblings Denise and Keith, and his special Aunt Lynda (Joe). We will all make sure that his grandchildren Hazel, Everett, Charlotte and Rachel know how much their Grampie Magee loved them and how proud he was of them - they truly brought him so much joy and were the light of his life.
Marcus grew up in Saint John NB with sports as his passion - baseball, hockey, golf, football - you name it he loved it. His love for Boston teams began early and never wavered - his heroes Yastrzemski, Bird, Orr and Brady brought him much joy (and heartache) over the years and there are many famous stories to be shared about Marcus’ antics while watching important games. Recently Marcus had the experience of a lifetime attending a Celtics game and a Patriots game back to back - the joy on his face was priceless!
Marcus proudly served in the Canadian Armed Forces and never, ever missed the opportunity to share why he thought Canada was the greatest country in the world but his proudest accomplishment, bar none, was his children - Amanda, Marcus and Bailey - your dad loved you all so much and was so incredibly proud of you.
Those who knew Marcus would have experienced his kindness and generosity - he was always eager to help others and would literally give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that Marcus was nothing if not a bargain hunter and nothing made him happier than finding something on sale and buying ALL of it, he was also known to find all the old ladies in the grocery store and point them in the direction of the deal as well! His charm and charisma never wavered even during his illness - during his last days in the hospital he even had former nurses coming to visit because of the impact he had made on them as a patient - that’s just who he was ‘the Marcus’ right until the end.
If you needed a laugh or the answer to some random sports trivia Marcus was your guy but when you needed support, encouragement or a cheerleader there was no one who could lift you up and give you a pep talk like him.
Marcus had an incredible ability to connect with people - he was humble (a country boy he would say) and genuine and when his light shone on you you felt like the luckiest person in the world, he truly made friends wherever he went - his was a special gift and we will miss his big laugh and even bigger heart,
Marcus was my biggest fan and greatest supporter and the hole he leaves will be impossible to fill, at his request there will be no funeral but if you would like to honour him please consider donating to vetscanada.org in his memory.
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