Christa MacPherson, a sales rep with Vancouver, British Columbia, distributor Image Group, Inc. (UPIC: IMAG0001), passed away on July 14. She was 55.

MacPherson’s career included time with Xerox and training as a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Special Constable, and she also worked at the Edmonton International Airport. She became a partner in Vancouver’s Art Works Gallery and started her own custom corporate art and gifts business, Corporate Impressions. She later sold the business to Image Group and continued to work for them.

Outside the office she was an active skier and snowboarder, owning a second home in Whistler to pursue these interests.

MacPherson is survived by her mother, Erika Sperlich; brother, Peter Sperlich, and his wife Margaret; sister, Ingrid Young, and her husband Brian; five nieces and nephews, one grandnephew and her faithful dog, Teva.

Services were held at Pleasant Valley Funeral Home in Vernon, British Columbia, on July 24. Donations in her memory may be made to local SPCAs.