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Lavoie, Marcie

LAVOIE, Marcie

1968 - 2022

Marcie Lavoie 

Marcia (Marcie) Lynn Lavoie passed away suddenly on August 29th, 2022 at the age of 53. Marcie completed both her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees at Lakehead University. Marcie worked various jobs in her hometown of Thunder Bay, including the Community Care Access Centre, the television station, and the Port Arthur Curling Club. Her warm caring nature and empathic spirit was such that she made lifelong friends from all of her jobs prior to establishing her career at the Canadian Coast Guard, where she worked in Thunder Bay, Sarnia and, most recently, Ottawa.

Marcie was a beloved and dedicated friend, colleague, and wife, who had a smile that absolutely lit up the room. She loved animals, especially her 16-year old terrier Grady - a rescue dog adopted in Thunder Bay. Marcie volunteered at the Canine Development Centre in Thunder Bay and developed a dog agility curriculum for the school. She taught beginner agility and handled Grady in both Rally and Agility competitions. Her and her boy (Grady) loved playing agility and he especially loved all the treats. She loved Ken and Grady deeply and she always referred to them as her two boys. Marcie meant everything to Ken and Grady. Her two boys miss her dearly.

Marcie is survived by her husband Ken McInnis, her sisters Joanne (Rob “Sam”) Seguin and Cecily Lavoie. She was predeceased by her father Marcial, her mother Rita, and her brother Terry.

A memorial celebration of Marcie’s life will be held at Ottawa Funeral Cooperative at 2 pm on Sunday, September 11, 2022. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Grady’s favourite doggie daycare, The Fox and The Hound Canine Retreat in Sarnia, or The Ottawa Humane Society, or the Thunder Bay District Humane Society.

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Ken and family

My thoughts are with you all. Marcie was taken far too soon. I am still in disbelief that she’s gone.

I met Marcie working at the Municipal Affairs office in Thunder Bay. We quickly became great friends. We both shared a love of dogs and Marcie was always so easy to talk with. I remember trying yoga for the first time together and taking a fun vacation to the Dominican. She was so likeable, even my mom thought we should set her up with my brother! Haha! Marcie wasn’t afraid to try new things and I always admired her hard work and determination. I was so happy for her when she found you Ken, the love of her life. I can’t imagine what you must be going through. She adored you.

We drifted apart over the years with changes in careers and cities, but Marcie always held a special place in my heart. My deepest condolences to all of Marcie’s friends and family.

Mignon McKay , September 8, 2022


I have walked with you from afar through all of this and my heart pours out to you . Sending much love and support to you Ken with this sudden and tragic loss. I am here for you when you need , always just a phone call away. Much love my friend, much love .

Debra Furo , September 8, 2022

Marcie Lavoie

Shocked to hear about Marcie's untimely demise.
She was a kind and helpful colleague who truly epitomized the spirit of collaboration.
Marcie, you will be sorely missed both as a wonderful and a knowledgeable person.

Edgar Almeida, September 9, 2022


I want to offer my deepest condolences. Marcie will be missed and for myself I will miss our work and social discussions. She made a positive impact on me even for the short time I knew her. I will forever remember her bright smile and strong will as well as her total dedication to everything she undertook.

Rene McMullen, September 9, 2022


Very sorry for your loss. She will be missed by many. Deepest sympathies to you and friends and family.

Stephen Mahoney, September 9, 2022


My deepest condolences on the passing of Marcie. She was a lovely person and is missed.

Marcie has a special place in my memory for being involved in a funny situation that can always bring a smile. The shift we worked together when Marcie saw the mouse sneak out from underneath the chart table and let out a yelp that sent it scurrying back under the table is still funny I cannot help but smile.

Erin O'Brien, September 9, 2022

ken and grady

thoughts are with you at this time hugs auntie

Dorothy T subouchi, September 10, 2022

Ken McInnis

Dear Ken: I am deeply sorry for such untimely departure of your beloved companion. Marcie was a great person so full of life. It is difficult to fathom that she is no longer among us sharing care and smiles. My thoughts are with you and the family.

Carlos Santander-Maturana, September 11, 2022

Marcie’s family, friends and colleagues

Please accept my deepest sympathy and sincere condolences.

I am grateful to have known her and worked with her even if if it was for short time. I will forever remember her for her dedication and generosity in sharing her knowledge and willingness to go the extra mile. Her contribution was significant and I greatly appreciated all she did.

Manon Bernier (retired CCG ITS employee), September 13, 2022

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