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In Loving Memory


Miriam Sewell McKee

Born in Toronto, Ontario

October 2, 1923

Died in Sarnia, Ontario

January 16, 2018

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McKee, Miriam Sewell

Miriam passed away peacefully on Tuesday January 16, 2018, at Sumac Lodge, Sarnia, at the age of 94. Miriam was born in Toronto on October 2, 1923, and was the great niece of Sir Henry Pellatt, creator and developer of Casa Loma in Toronto and cousin to renowned author and humourist Stephen Leacock of Orillia. She was predeceased by her husband J. Irvine McKee (1986). Loving mom of Hugh (Marian), Stephanie McKee, Deirdre Fretwell (William) and Adrienne Mika (Vito). Nana of Gwendolyn, Deirdre, and Brenden, great Nana of Audrey, Nolan and Pyotr. Remembered by her nephew Alex Millar and niece Michal Crowe. Predeceased by her oldest granddaughter Carmen Jones Barrie (2009) and her sister Stephanie Millar (1982). Miriam retired as a ward secretary at Sarnia General Hospital after 25 years of service. She volunteered her time between Central Baptist Church, Meals on Wheels, and Red Cross. Miriam was always thinking of others and there to help others. Cremation has already taken place. Miriam’s church family was important to her. A service celebrating Miriam’s Life will be held at Central Baptist Church, 391 London Road, Sarnia, on Friday January 19th at 1 pm. Remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family online in “Miriam’s Guestbook” at Sympathy may be expressed to the family through donations to the Sarnia Humane Society and the Canadian Mental Health Association. Arrangements entrusted to McCormack Funeral Home – Stewart Chapel, Sarnia.

Obituary Announcement



Friday January 19, 2018

Central Baptist Church

Prior to and after service.

Funeral Service

Friday January 19, 2018

Central Baptist Church

1 pm.



Lakeview Crematorium


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Dear Family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. I always enjoyed the stories that she told of the family. I would also get cards from her at Christmas telling me about how she was and the family. I have some pictures that you might be interested in if you would like me to share. My Dad was your mom's first cousin on the Morphy side. My best wishes to you all.Lisa

Lisa Morphy

Deirdre I am so sorry I couldn't make it to the service on Friday as I would have liked very much to hear more of the treasured moments you had with your Mom, like the time Nolan felt compelled to share his strawberry dessert with his Great Nana and you captured it on film. The stories you tell of her all point to the great legacy she has left for you, for her family and for all those whose lives have and will be touched by hearing you tell her story. Love and prayers are with you, until you meet again.

Joan Ross

Dear Hugh and family I ran into your Mom from time to time over the years she was always so kind and cheerful. When I reminded her who I was she would say I am so glad you spoke how are you then we would chat about each others families. Thinking of you during this sad time . Jill Bocock (Schultz)

Jill Bocock (Schultz)

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. We know how close you all were to your Mom and only time and fond memories will help you deal with the hole she leaves in your lives. We're very sorry we can't be with you today but will be in touch soon.

Wendy & Larry Cornelis

Sorry to hear of your mother's passing, I spent a lovely afternoon with her and Hugh at my parents' home a few years ago, and it was so nice to catch up. I know you feel an awful void, but there is such comfort in knowing she is with her Lord and Saviour, and out of her suffering. Carolyn

Carolyn Crooks

Hugh, Marian and Family...Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. I remember during our Dominion years, quite enjoying visiting with your Mom and Dad. Your are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Bob and Sandy

Bob Fisher and Sandra Smithers

Deirdre, William and Family. I only had the pleasure of meeting your mom once or twice, but I knew how much you loved her every time we were able to get together. Your Miriam stories always used to make me laugh! Gary and I will be thinking of you at this sad time.

Susan McAlpine

So sorry to hear about your mother, best, Ren and Wila

Ren Mika

I wanted to let you know that we were so sorry to hear about the passing of Miriam. May you experience God's peace as you greave the loss of a special mother and grandmother. No doubt she will be very missed and I wish the best for each family member as you go forward.

Colleen Arnold (Crooks)

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