Dawn Victoria (Vicki) Mckeage, was a beautiful person, wife, sister, mother, grandmother, auntie, confidant and friend to us all. She will be sadly missed and forever remembered.
Unfortunately Vicki lost her battle with Cancer on April 5, 2014. She passed away peacefully at home with her husband, Kevin Mckeage faithfully at her side along with her brother Chris Dutfield and her close friends Joanne Peace and Patricia Henderson who stayed with her in her final moments. She was surrounded by loved ones and the thoughts and prayers of many who have visited, called, Facebooked, and emailed. She appreciated each and every message and thought that were sent her way.
Vicki is predeceased by her mother Madelaine Dawn Myles and survived by her brothers Chris and Kevin Dutfield, and daughter Dawna Martinez-Pacini.
She will be sadly missed by many including: Her granddaughters Angelina, Eva, and Stella Martinez-Pacini who adored their grandmother and loved nothing more than to spend time with her crafting and adventuring; her daughter and son in law Dawna and Alfredo Martinez-Pacini; Her loving father in-law Tom Mckeage, sister in-law Brenda Prier, and beloved niece and nephew Shawn and Crystal Prier; her beautiful Katie, her lifelong friend Natalie Catalano who spent so many days with Vicki keeping her spirit up, her amazing neighbour and friend Miss Betty, her aunts and uncles and cousins who she loved dearly, and of course her fluffy kitty Girly who is a little lost without her and will keep Kevin company now. There are very clearly so many people who loved Vicki, too many to name.
Mom loved laughter, colour and nature, and in particular butterflies. Her soul has finally broken free from its cocoon, and she is finally free like the butterflies she so admired. I have faith that she will be guided by the cheerful and loving faces of her mother, grandparents and her dear friends who passed far too young before her. And as she did here on earth she will surely bring life to the party wherever she may go. Mom, we love you, we miss you, and you will forever be a part of us; If I could save time in a bottle, I’d save every day till eternity passes away just to spend them with you too Mom. Love you. A Celebration of Vicki’s life will be held at the McKeage residence (49 Main St. Beaverton) on Saturday April 12, 2014 from 1P.M- 4P.M. If so desired memorial donations to the Durham Region Transportation Services for cancer drivers can be made at the family home on Saturday or online at www.manganfuneralhome.com or by calling 705-426-5777.