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Valori McKay Celebration of Life



Celebration of Life

Valori Fortescue McKay

February 25, 1954 – January 22, 2023


Nothing filled Valori’s heart more than connecting with her family, her friends and colleagues. The art of conversation and a feeling of coming home were her special gifts that she shared with so many during her famous dinners, at a party or event with her signature glass of white wine. Her friendship circle includes people of all ages, and all walks of life as she extended a helping hand and a genuine interest and care to all.


We invite her friends and colleagues to join us in celebrating this amazing woman,

Valori McKay. Come and mingle, raise a glass, have a nibble as we share some thanks, some pictures and stories from her life.


We will have a memory wall of comments from those who were unable to join us and to which you may add your thoughts.


Saturday, June 3, 2023

2:00-6:00 pm

Speeches at 3:00 pm

Lions Bay Village Hall, Lions Bay, BC

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Tamara L
Tamara L
Apr 25, 2023

So very saddened to hear this news.. I last saw Val in Oct2022 at the Hall when she came to hear DanBrubeckQuartet, and treated two of her friends. She looked so glamorous and gave great hugs! Valori made *the best* deep dish lasagna, which we ordered monthly from the LB Cafe and her brownies were legendary. At the beach, and at the store/cafe, her kindness and open, artist-spirit made her a inter-generationally welcome face to kids and moms alike. Originally from Saskatchewan (Dad, Art McKay, was part of The Regina Five), an A/V pioneer in Toronto, she was fun, funny and quick to laugh ….she could make a party absolutely anywhere. Her high-power play skills and nourishing soulfulness live o…

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