Monday, February 11, 2013

UP-TO-DATE ON DAN MARCE:




Our dearly beloved Daniel died as he lived, privately with strength and dignity in Regina at 12:16 am on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 with his family by his side.

Thanks for your support and prayers during this difficult time and respecting our privacy as we grieve and make final arrangements.

Funeral arrangements to follow in the Leader Post obituary.

The Marce Family 

To see Regina Leader Post - Obituary - click on following:

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/leaderpost/obituary.aspx?pid=163060245 


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  In Critical Injury in Cayman Islands Collision

 

Dan Marce, 66, of Regina was critically injured after being hit by a car while on vacation in the Cayman Islands.

 

Family and friends are praying for the recovery of Dan Marce after he was critically injured while on vacation in the Cayman Islands on Friday night.

According to various reports, the 66-year-old Reginan was struck by a white Toyota car while crossing a street after leaving a local restaurant/ bar. Marce initially received medical care in the Caymans but was later transported via air ambulance to a Miami hospital, where's he's being treated for multiple injuries, including serious head trauma.

"I've got about 100 people I've been emailing," said long-time friend Tom Shepherd, who has been in touch with family members and friends who accompanied Marce and his wife Jan on vacation. "Everybody is praying and hoping. Danny was very involved in the community and has lots of friends. It's so shocking. You go on a holiday and get hit by a car."

Shepherd said "virtually everything" was broken in the accident, including arms, legs, ribs, jaw and skull. In addition, his chest was caved in, causing complications with his heart.

"He's obviously in rough shape; eight doctors were working on him for a while," said Shepherd, a former president of the Saskatchewan Roughriders who has known Marce for over 50 years.

"It's going to be a long recovery period. He had a number of head injuries but the encouraging news is the brain was still functioning. All the bones can heal as long as your head is fine."

According to media reports in the Caymans, a police spokesperson confirmed that officers arrested a female driver on suspicion of driving under the influence. She was released on bail. The report didn't confirm the name of the victim, but did state that he was taken to hospital in critical condition due to head injuries.

Shepherd said Marce and his wife were in the Caymans with three other couples. He had been out on a "guys night" with three friends on Friday before deciding to leave early, at around 10: 30 p.m., and return to his condo. The group, assuming Marce was in bed, wasn't aware of the accident until a police officer came to the door a few hours later.

"The policeman was very concerned that nobody knew about Danny so he went to the immigration office where all the papers are filed and he found out where they were living," said Shepherd. "He told them he couldn't stand it that those people wouldn't have known what happened. He did them a real favour and tracked them down."

Marce worked in marketing for the Roughriders in the 1980s and went on to become a member of the CFL team's management committee (now known as the board of directors). He has also been heavily involved in the Plaza of Honor dinner for many years, at one time serving as chairman.

Marce, who has three sons, retired from PrintWest just over a year ago, but still does work with the company. He has published numerous books on Regina and the local sports community, including the Riders' 100th anniversary publication.

gharder@leaderpost.com