Last Friday people from all around the southeast gathered at the Trinity Lutheran Church to say goodbye to Jeff Marcotte, a man who was well known in the area and did a lot for the community.
Last March, the Marcottes, farmers with a long and inspiring history, were awarded the title of the Farm Family of the Year and recognized for their love of farming, commitment to the community and never giving up in the face of adversity. The family operates JSM Farms Ltd. working about 13,000 acres in the Outram area.
The recognition came not only for the farming excellence and tradition but also for the impact Jeff Marcotte and his family had on the community. In 2018 he was selected as the face of the Radiothon for Life for the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation and helped raise over $104,000.
As the Face of the Radiothon, Marcotte and his family were speaking with the media to promote the foundation and also were present for the fundraiser.
Also, at the 2017 foundation’s Festival of Trees, Jeff’s wife Stacy purchased the tree that won the People’s Choice Award. The money raised through the sale of the tree went to the chemotherapy room.
This was the Marcotte family’s way to thank the hospital for their impact on their lives.
Jeff Marcotte was 43 years old. Since 2015 he was battling glioblastoma, which is a form of brain cancer.
Marcotte is buried at the Salem Lutheran Cemetery in Torquay.
The donations in memory of Jeff Marcotte can be made to a charity of choice.