Words alone cannot convey the depth of our sadness at the passing of Taffy Dale Mercer (nee Lind).
Taffy leaves behind her husband, Garth and daughter, Chelsea. She is also survived by her three sisters and one brother: Cynthia (Michael) O”Connell of Port Moody, British Columbia; Debbie (Gordon) Hegland of Big River, Saskatchewan; Iris (Max) Powell of St John’s, Newfoundland and Mark (Marian) Lind of White Rock, British Columbia. After a long and hard fought battle with cancer, Taffy passed away on Sunday, September 2. But this illness was not what defined her. She was magnificent at almost everything she undertook. Taffy had graduated with an RN in 1981 and was known as an exemplary nurse. She worked initially at the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster and then for many years at Shuswap Lake General Hospital. She loved to travel, meet new people and embrace new experiences, with outdoor sports being high on the priority list. But her true passion over the years was nurturing and caring for her daughter, Chelsea. She was an amazing mother even as the disease took hold and drained her of her energy. She would still embrace every aspect of Chelsea’s young life and offer her guidance. A special thanks for the wonderful care and support that Taffy received from the Shuswap Community Care team, Shuswap Lake General Hospital staff and Shuswap Hospice Society. A warm thanks as well to her many friends that were unconditionally there for her throughout her illness. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial donations to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation or the Shuswap Hospice Society. Taffy was a gift to all who knew her and she was remembered at a service on Saturday, September 8th, 11:00 AM, at River of Life Community Church.
Online condolences may be sent to Taffy’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com