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Korey McDonald



Korey McDonald passed away Aug. 29, 2017, following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 59. Korey was the cherished wife of 37 years to Ian McDonald and proud mother to Ryan, Andrea, Ross and Brett. She is also survived by her daughters-in-law, Erin and Alyssa, and by her three grandchildren, Brady, Madelyn and Zoey, who were one of her greatest sources of joy and whom she loved and adored deeply.

Also mourning her loss are her siblings, Kevin (Bonnie), Joy (Dean), Janet, and her step-siblings, Paul (Cheryl), Dennis and Lise. Korey was predeceased by her mother, Yvonne Morin; her father, Bernard Bokenfohr; stepfather, Bill Morin; mother-in-law, Jean McDonald; brother-in-law, Doug Forsyth and her loyal dog, Abby. She will also be missed by her numerous nieces and nephews and by the many other members of her loving, extended family. Korey will be lovingly remembered by so many special, close friends – too many to name.

Korey, a retired Edmonton Catholic schoolteacher, was an exceptional and inspirational person. She blessed us all with her beauty, empathy, positivity, humour and grace. She was vibrant and fun-loving and her smile lit up every room she entered. She was the most supportive mother and doting “Grammy,” and just someone who got along with anyone. One of her greatest qualities was her work ethic. Following her retirement from teaching, she used her savvy and smarts to play a main role running the family businesses. Korey could most often be found booking her next flight and planning her next adventure. She travelled the world with her husband, kids, sisters and friends. She approached life with a child-like wonder and enjoyed everything from concerts to reading books for her book club, to spending time in Kelowna and spoiling Gallagher, the family dog.

While her diagnosis with cancer came as a sudden shock, she will be remembered for the bravery and strength with which she faced it, fought it, and continued to live her life despite it. Her family extend their most sincere thanks to her oncologist, Dr. Andrew Scarfe, physician, Dr. Christine Sharek, and Edmonton Palliative Homecare, as well as the staff and volunteers at the Edmonton Cross Cancer Institute for the exceptional compassion and care they gave her.

Prayers will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017 at Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home, 10011 – 114 Street, Edmonton. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 18407 – 60 Avenue, Edmonton. A private interment will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cross Cancer Institute or to the Edmonton Humane Society.

In Loving Memory of
Korey McDonald
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Prayer Service:
Monday, September 4, 2017
7:30 PM
Downtown Chapel
10011 - 114 Street
Edmonton, AB
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Funeral Service:
Funeral Mass
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
10:00 AM
Good Shepherd
18407 - 60 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
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