1968 - 2022
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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