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Wednesday February 16, 2011

Passed away February 11, 2011 after a lengthy illness. Beloved daughter of Evelyn and Lorne Walker, cherished sister of Joyce (Anthony Steed.), and Carol (Mario Morelli). Adored aunt of Rachel, Evan, Bronwyn, Avery and Grace Steed, and Monika and Tess Morelli. Laurie was a brilliant artist, a talented painter and prominent member of the Quebec contemporary art community. Her works and installations were shown, and remain, in museums and galleries across Canada and overseas. Some rest in private collections. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Mount Allison University, and a Masters in Sculpture from the Nova Scotia School of Art and Design. She was also a dedicated researcher. Working with others she developed an hypothesis regarding the cause of Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS), the disease that led to her death. Laurie was a very loving, talented and intelligent human being who gave much and never stopped trying. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Her legacy is her art, her research and the gifts she shared with those most dear to her.
''If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together...there is something you must always are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think, but the most important thing is, even if we're apart, I'll always be with you''
Winnie the Pooh A.A. Milne

A private family funeral service will be held at Beaconsfield United Church. Donations may be made in her memory to:
Nature Conservancy of Canada
or a charity of your choice. View Laurie's art work at

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