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Born: Sep 30, 1997

Date of Passing: Apr 23, 2017

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SERENA CHELSEA MCKAY (SERENITY) Buffalo Woman September 30, 1997 - April 23, 2017 We are deeply saddened to announce that our beautiful, precious baby girl tragically lost her life on Sunday, April 23, 2017. Serena is survived by her mother Delores Daniels (Roland), and father Harvey McKay; sister Michelle (Steve) McKay; brothers Joshua Daniels, Alexander McKay and Jonathan McKay; grandparents Gloria (Kaitram) Lalman and Leslie (Geraldine) Daniels; aunties Flora Delaronde, Virginia Stadnick, Rose McKay, Cecilia McKay, and Tara (Willis) Petti; uncles Roger McKay, Douglas McKay, Leslie (Inez) Daniels, Ryan (Barb) Daniels, Gilbert (Natalie) Daniels, Gregory (Melanie) Daniels, and Wayne (Jamie) Lalman; special parents Alan and Lori Courchene and their daughter Brittany; special sisters Janis Ducharme, and Alisha Paul; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A wake service will be held starting at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Westwood Community Church, 401 Westwood Drive. A funeral service celebrating Serena's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 1, 2017 at Westwood Community Church, 401 Westwood Drive. Interment to follow at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens. For those who wish to sign the online Guest Book please visit our website. Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 204-885-9715

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 29, 2017

Condolences & Memories (32 entries)

  • R.I.P. Buffalo woman. - Posted by: Miles Allarie (friend) on: Dec 04, 2017

  • I did not know this young girl, but her story reached to me and I feel as if I did know her. The memories people share of her. The positive traits she is remembered for having. She was a good human being and is surely leaving a void that can not be filled. - Posted by: Seth (No relationship) on: Jul 20, 2017

  • I don't have a fb but my daughters does and she came across this video and clicked on it and lord knows we didn't know what that video would do to our hearts how we wished that we could of came through that phone to save this precious girls life it was the most horrific thing I have ever seen and being a mother of 4 I was so outraged and angry that I could not watch anymore how can someone take another persons child like that I pray for the family that they find peace and fight to make sure these monsters get what they deserve that Serena and her family gets justice ! I wish I was there I would have protected Serena with all I had R.I.P beautiful angel no more pain fly high with the angels and don't worry I will also fight for you thinking of the family from all the way in the United States Indiana - Posted by: Angelia sowders (Don't know her but this touched my heart ) on: Jun 15, 2017

  • Rest in peace, Serena. Deeply touched by your story. May your beloved members of family find inner resources to pass this tragedy. - Posted by: Mihai () on: Jun 09, 2017

  • I did not know Serena personally, I wish I had the chance to, she seemed like such a great person with a great personality, love able and caring. I was very touched and heart broken about reading, and hearing about her story. (I have a sister her age, splitting image as well) As for her family & friends, I am so very very sorry you had to go through this pain. I pray every night for y'all. My deepest deepest condolences, she's know up in heaven smiling down at her family and friends, protecting and guiding each and every one of all. Again, sending my condolences all the way from The United States πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ, Texas. πŸ™πŸ»πŸ˜‡ - Posted by: Ursula (Not related ) on: May 22, 2017

  • Rest in peace beautiful child, may your family find peace in their memories of you. You will not be forgotten. Much love to Serenity's family - Posted by: Dee Cravattta (Didn't know her) on: May 05, 2017

  • My deepest sympathies for the family of this beautiful angel Serena that walked the earth for such a short time. I am a mother of 4 girls and this tragic demise broke my heart. I will pray for healing and comfort for all of you at this time and especially for your community. I pray that you all find solace in your grieving. I pray the life of Serena can be celebrated in a way that resurrects the future generation of your society. RIP beautiful angel Serena McKay! - Posted by: Adlana Johnson (Did not know this beautiful girl) on: May 04, 2017

  • I did not know your sweet girl, but this story hit so many people hard. Your beautiful daughter is now your guardian angel watching over all of you. She will forever live in all your hearts. I will continue to pray and keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. - Posted by: kelly chancey () on: May 03, 2017

  • I didn't know Serena, but I heard about this story from the other side of the world. My very deepest sympathies. Serena's story has touched the hearts of many. May she rest on peace. Huge love from Ireland πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’– - Posted by: Triona N Doyle () on: May 02, 2017

  • Sending love, hugs and our sincere condolences on the tragic loss of your beautiful daughter and sister. I remember when you were born, sweet girl, your parents were so thrilled. You were such a lovely soul, and my heart aches for Josh, Alex and Johnny as well as your Mum and Dad. Peace. - Posted by: Bodi Milljour (Former Neighbour) on: May 02, 2017

  • I was horrified by what happened to our dear sister, Serena, who could have grown up and had a husband, a baby, a home, a career. The unforgivable way she left this earth should show others, please think of what could happen with the one drink, pill, trouble-making and uncaring peers. Make this a very very hard truth. I come from Sagkeeng; I unfortunately know the house and owner and it makes me sick to my stomach. Fly away little girl to God's open arms. Show your smile to others in Heaven, and your memory on earth will forever be special to thousands of people! God bless your family as they struggle with your loss. My heart goes out to them. You are at peace, another of God's young angels. M - Posted by: Marie (a friend not met) on: May 01, 2017

  • Thinking of You All today. Sending Prayers of strength and Comfort as you lay Beautiful Serena to rest today. God Bless you all in the days to come. Rest in Peace, Serena. Sorry I couldn't be there. Much Live and Respect. ❀🌷 - Posted by: Ruby Mckay (Cousin) on: May 01, 2017

  • I am so heartbroken for your loss of this beautiful young lady whose life was taken in such a brutal and senseless act. I pray for her soul to be at rest in the loving arms of Jesus and in no more pain. My sincerest and most heartfelt condolences for all Serena's family and relatives. May God bless you all and comfort you in this time of grief and loss of your loved one. - Posted by: Tania (Not related) on: May 01, 2017

  • She's in a better place now, no hurt, no pain. R.I.P. Beautiful R.I.P. - Posted by: Clarissa atkinson (Didnt know her) on: Apr 30, 2017

  • I was Serena's teacher ten years ago. A lovely girl with a gentle spirit. I was at the vigil at the Forks and was pleased to hear her brother Jonny sing a song of tribute for her. My profoundest condolences to the family. My prayer is that her family find some peace. - Posted by: Jim Lapp (Former Teacher of Serenas at Garden Grove School) on: Apr 30, 2017

  • I did not know Serena but was very moved by her story. My sincerest condolences to her family and friends. RIP Serena - Posted by: brenda (just a concerned citizen) on: Apr 30, 2017

  • My name's Harry and I'm so sorry about ur loss and I pray the angels had a good journey with her talking her home to god where she smiles and very happy to get home - Posted by: Harry s mckay (Don't know her but sent the family and her my deepest condolences) on: Apr 30, 2017

  • Fly high babygirl πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’ž - Posted by: Tara () on: Apr 30, 2017

  • A beautiful life cut short, may you find comfort at this terrible time! my sincere condolences to all of her loved ones!! - Posted by: Audrey Genaille () on: Apr 30, 2017

  • I would like to express my deepest sympathy for your loss..It hurts when others hurt especially so tragically...The loss of her life has ended but began a awareness to the dangers of violence and the outcomes of it...I wish your family comfort in the days ahead...I will pray for all those affected in a huge circle...I will lift my hands up in prayer for this loss.. - Posted by: Lorian Small (I do not know her but am saddened by the story) on: Apr 30, 2017

  • I'm sorry for the tragic lose of a beautiful angle myπŸ’– goes out to the family god bless - Posted by: Lillian () on: Apr 30, 2017

  • I'm really sorry to the family and friends, I heard what happened and I was balling even tho I didn't know her. I still respect her and her family, rest in peace girly. - Posted by: Pam () on: Apr 29, 2017

  • My prayers and sincere condolences to the family and friends of this beautiful girl.... May she rest in Paradise.... πŸ’“β€ - Posted by: Dally () on: Apr 29, 2017

  • Sending our sincere condolences to the family of Serena - Rest In Paradise Beautiful Angel ❀️ - Posted by: Jason, Cyndi Asham & Family (Cousin to Daniels Family) on: Apr 29, 2017

  • Sincere condolences to Serena's family. Let your angel wings guide you safely to your eternal home. - Posted by: Cheryl () on: Apr 29, 2017

  • I did not know Serena but I am a mother and I could not image to hear that my daughter died to violence that is so unfair.....God be with the family and dear friends.... Serena is a "Healing Child" she may be gone but she will never be forgotten . Gently her spirit will raise to heaven to mark her place and she will be dancing in the sky. - Posted by: Carol Ciunyk () on: Apr 29, 2017

  • Sending our sincere condolences to the family. - Posted by: Roddy Travers (friend) on: Apr 29, 2017

  • I want to express our deepest condolences for our Uncle Harvey and my Aunty Delores Daniels and all family members during this time. Serena's passing is indeed a huge loss to so many people especially her parents and siblings. We love you all so very much ❀️ - Posted by: Joanne Clowes and family (Cousin ) on: Apr 29, 2017

  • I am truly sorry for the loss of a precious innocent soul..she will love again in Heaven with our Lord Jesus one should ever have to experience the pain in losing their child..I wish I can attend but live 4 hours away..prayers for strength and healing..take your time to mourn..just remember the good happy times..u PRAY that the people that did this serve a life time.. .hugs to all her family and friends especially the Mom.. - Posted by: Priscill Brazeau () on: Apr 29, 2017

  • Sending heartfelt condolences to all the family on the sad and very tragic loss of your beautiful loved one......R.I.P Serena!!! πŸ’—πŸ’žπŸ’— - Posted by: Cheryl (Community Member of Peguis) on: Apr 29, 2017

  • I did not know her but I offer my sincere sympathy. May God comfort her family and friends and give their hearts strength and comfort in the days to comeπŸ™πŸΌ - Posted by: Janice williams () on: Apr 29, 2017

  • Your story has rocked social media, for all the bad out there; your story is bringing people together. We will all stand together in prayer for you and your family today. Violence needs to stop. Rest in paradise baby girl. - Posted by: Chantal () on: Apr 29, 2017

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