RIOUX, Marcia Hampton (nee GAUTSCHI) - Marcia Hampton Rioux (née Gautschi), born May 16, 1947, in Trail, BC, passed away at her Toronto home, on September 20, 2021, surrounded by love and family.
Marcia was a distinguished professor and director at York University's Institute for Health Research.
She was dedicated to the promotion of human rights and equality, both nationally and internationally.
In 2014, Marcia was invested into the Order of Canada for her scholarship in the field of social justice and the advancement of rights of persons with disabilities.
She was the daughter of the late Edouard and Phyllis (née Gray) Gautschi, loving partner of Ezra Zubrow, sister of Jane Underwood (David) of Oakville and Anne George of West Vancouver, and aunt to Kristen Underwood (Ottawa), Kathryn Underwood (Toronto), Marcia George (Ottawa) and Mary George (Vancouver).
She had numerous surrogate families and friends throughout the world.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made toward The Marcia H. Rioux Award in Critical Disability Studies, Human Rights, and Social Justice at York University: https://giving.yorku.ca/MarciaRiouxAward A memorial page and more information can be accessed at: https://mountpleasantgroup. permavita.com/site/ MarciaHamptonRioux.html A memorial service will take place at a future date.