Born in Vancouver February 22, 1925, passed away shortly after his 84th birthday. He was the son of Air Vice Marshall and Mrs. Kenneth G. Nairn and was predeceased by his younger sister Jane of Monaco and his older brother Roger of Vancouver.
He attended University Hill School in Vancouver and Ashbury College in Ottawa. After serving briefly in the Army in the Second World War he took up his working career as an accountant with the Royal Bank of Canada. Marcus went on to join the family firm founded by his father and worked there until his retirement in 1998. He had an uncanny instinct for business. Throughout his life he was an accomplished horseman with great love of the Chilcotin. He was partners with his nephew Mark in the Bar M 7 Ranch in Riske Creek, B.C.
Marcus was a bachelor and always had a solid sense of purpose to provide backing and encouragement to his extended family and friends. He never missed an opportunity to express his gratitude for others.
He will be missed for his wonderful sense of humor, wisdom and friendship. He loved to entertain always encouraging a teensie or two, often saying ”never let go” Being well read and from a home built on giving he generously supported the Children’s Hospital, the VGH and UBC Hospital, UBC, and the University of the North and others.
Marcus is survived by his sister-in-law Sarah, niece Mary (Gordon) Kersey and nephews John (Josie), David (Marlaine), Mark (Sally) along with eleven great and seven great, great-nieces and nephews.
He will be interred in the family plot at Ocean View Cemetery in Burnaby followed by a private celebration of life at the Vancouver Lawn and Tennis Club. A reception at his ranch will be held sometime in the late spring.
Stay between the jackpines.