Claudia Elaine (Ruff)(McKay) MacKenzie

June 27, 1943 –May 14, 2013

In memory of a most caring, positive, loving person. Claudia passed away at Campbell River Hospital after a long and courageous battle with multiple myeloma cancer.

Predeceased by her father Claude McKay, Duane Ruff and Pat and Tom Dyer; Claudia is survived by her mother Penuel McKay; daughter Heather (Robin), ‘daughter’ Rocky (John); son Mike (Cheryl); grandchildren Melissa (Paul), Brittany (Terry), Mike (Lisa), Kara, and Bradley; great grandchildren Aiden, Lynden and Eva Elaine; brothers Lou (Merle), Irvin (Lynn); sisters Mae (James) and Audrey (Frank) as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. She will also be lovingly missed by her partner Verne.

Claudia had a love of people and life. She lived with an amazingly positive attitude despite her many health issues.

Claudia and her family would like to thank her team of caregivers for the compassion and support given in the past four years; Dr Coetzee, Dr. Sullivan, Dr. Wilson. Her friends at the Medical Daycare – Barb, Diane, Maria, Maria, Nancy, and Shirley; Emergency nurses – Brad, Clare, Tim and the many others; Cancer Care – Faith, Tammy, and Rebecca; Home Care Nurses – Tracey, Trudy, Melissa and Deb; Nurses – Miranda, Evangeline, and Donna, Alder Medical Staff, Joe’s Pharmacy and last but not least the amazing care of nurse and granddaughter Lisa Alexander.

A Celebration of Life will be held on May 25, 2013 at 1:00p.m. at the Christian Life Fellowship Church, 445 Mercroft Road.

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