Corinne McKay
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Corinne F. McKay (Thorsteinson) Born November 28, 1950 Daughter, wife, partner, mother, friend, artist. _ On November 13, 2004, Corinne lost her battle with Multiple Myeloma, an aggressive form of blood cancer. Her positive attitude, sunny disposition and creative sense of style will be missed greatly by all who knew her. Corinne is predeceased by her father, Stephen Thorsteinson; and her brother, Stephen 'Steve' Thorsteinson. She is lovingly remembered by her mother, Cecelia; sister, Carol; husband, Gordon; son, Lee; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, numerous friends and colleagues. Growing up in the Vancouver area, Corinne developed a unique sense of style that led her to the Vancouver School of Art (Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design). It was here that she met and married Gordon, her partner of 35 years. Her greatest joy came in 1974 with the birth of son, Lee. In 1993, she completed her B.F.A. at the University of Saskatchewan, receiving the University Medal in Fine Arts, as well as the Judy Poole Memorial Award. During her career as an artist, Corinne gave her time to several local fundraising and art projects. She was particularly proud of her work with children through the U of S extension division's Dramatically Different Art program, the Children's Discovery Museum and private art classes. A come-and-go celebration of Corinne's life will be held on Saturday, November 20 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the McKay home in Saskatoon. Donations in Corinne's memory to the Saskatoon Cancer Centre's stem cell transplant program would be appreciated.

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Published in Saskatoon StarPhoenix on Nov. 17, 2004.
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November 22, 2004
Lee,
I was very saddened to hear of your mom's passing, Her kindness and warmth during my breif visits at your house will always be remembered. If at anytime you need a break, come visit. I will be here.
Rob Ryan
November 21, 2004
Glenn & Lori Crowe, Calgary
Glenn Crowe
November 19, 2004
Dear Gord and Lee,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We wish you comfort and peace.
Trevor & Carolynn Weflen
November 19, 2004
Dear Corinne - every time I see a dragonfly, I will think of you. Every time I listen to Los Lobos, I will think of you. I thank you for your friendship, grace, great coffee and caring conversation. I am glad we were friends. I miss you and I will keep you in my heart. Gord and Lee - my thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care of each other. xo Miss Shirley Ray
shirley ray
November 18, 2004
Karen and Dean Taylor
November 17, 2004
Auntie Coco, I have so many great memories of you that I will never forget and these memories will keep you in my heart always I love you and miss you so.
Uncle Gord and Lee my thoughts are with you always.
Love Cheryl, Geoff, Amanda, Chris and Patrick
Cheryl Beeton
November 17, 2004
Greg and Patti Harrison
Greg Harrison
November 17, 2004
To Aunty Coco,
Mom and I miss and love you so much. You will always be in our hearts.
Amanda Farthing
November 17, 2004
I would like to convey my deepest sympathy to Gord and Lee on the passing on of Corinne. I met her through a mutual love of the blues, and enjoyed coming over for coffee and some fun conversation. She was a special kind of friend and I will miss her very much.
Lynn Victoria
November 17, 2004
Aunty Corinne will always remain in our hearts.
Kevin ,Julie,Sarah,Corey And Kyle Beeton
November 17, 2004
Gord and Lee,
We were very sorry to hear about Corinne. We always enjoyed our times together and will miss her.

Lorriene and Craig
Lorriene and Craig Salisbury
November 17, 2004
To Gord, Lee, family, friends and admirers of Corinne:

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

To my friend Lee, I, Marilyn, Carter and all the staff at St. Solo extend our hands in friendship and support to you -- if you feel the need to reach out, we will be there.
Shawn Magee
November 17, 2004
Bob & Vivian Goettler
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