At the Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal on Friday, June 5, 2020. Laurie Jean McKay-Levac (nee McKay) of Dalhousie, QC; age 61 years. Beloved wife of Stephane Levac. Caring daughter of Ethel McKay (nee MacLeod) of St. Telesphore and the late Daniel "Dan" McKay. Loving sister of Ian McKay of Alexandria, Catherine Grant (Hugh) of St. Raphael’s, late Karen Anne McKay, Gail Webster (Tom) of Alexandria, David McKay (Marielle Robert) of Dalhousie, QC and Kim McKay of Pointe-Claire, QC. Cherished aunt of Leah, Blaire, Matthew, Carter, Lindsay, Colin, Kaitlyn, Ellen, Aaron, Jared, Darya and Sadie, and great-aunt of Eleanor, Judah, Levi, River, Miles, Malcolm and Bentley. Funeral arrangements under the care and direction of the Munro & Morris Funeral Homes Ltd. 114 Main Street South, Alexandria (613)525-2772. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church (The Round Church), Dalhousie Mills once the Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted. As expressions of sympathy Memorial Donations to the DOvEE MUHC, 700-5100 de Maisonneuve Boulevard West, Montreal QC, H4A 3T2; website: www.muhcfoundation.com/current-projects/dovee/ or to the Animatch dog adoption, 331 route 342, Pointe Fortune, QC, J0P 1N0; webpage: www.animatch.ca would be appreciated by the family. In memory of Laurie, a tree will be planted in a memory woods. A tree grows – memories live.
In the early morning hours of June 5th, the world lost a generous, kind, and loving person -- Laurie McKay. She fought valiantly but sadly she succumbed to cancer after a long struggle. Helen and all the Volunteers who had the good fortune to know Laurie will miss her. For many years, Laurie spent her Saturday mornings mopping floors, scrubbing cages, and cleaning dog butts – despite having worked all week. The Centre sparkled when she left and the dogs had all been cuddled and given some well-deserved attention. In addition, she (and Stephane) always found time to help out at the Bark ‘n Brunch, Meet & Greets, and wherever else they could lend a helping hand. Even in the past five years as she went through some rough and debilitating times, volunteering was still important to her. After our move to the new location, she would still offer her help and visit often – sometimes you would find her with a paint brush in hand and other times simply spending time with the pooches.
All who knew Laurie and worked with her will miss her smile and uplifting personality. Our sincere condolences to her husband, Stephane Levac. Her beloved dogs will no doubt be lost without her.