Laura McQuarrie (nee Steiner)

Laura Lynne McQuarrie (Petcee) passed away on Saturday August 5, 2017 at the Dauphin General Hospital at the age of 70 years.

Surviving is her husband Raymond McQuarrie of Dauphin, and son Dale McQuarrie (Marie Hucal) of Winnipeg. Sister Irene Rerick (Cliff) of Beausejour, brothers Garry Steiner (Lynne) of Oakbank, Wayne Steiner (Carla), Jim Steiner (Trudy) and Al Steiner (Dawn) of Dauphin, Bruce Steiner (Janice) of The Pas and Bob Steiner. Sisters- in- law Judy Wabick (Henry) of Winnipeg, Diane O’Callaghan (Pat) of Red Deer and brother-in-law Jack McQuarrie (Dorothy) of Grandview.

Pre-deceased by her sister Arlene Shoemaker in 2011 and parents George & Eva Steiner. There were many nieces and nephews.

A private family graveside funeral led by Rev. Steve Wilson was held on August 10, 2017 at Riverside Cemetery. Following the interment, a lunch was held at the Sneath-Strilchuk Family Care Centre where all family and friends were invited to celebrate Laura’s life. Stories were shared, pictures were displayed and her favourite music was played. Laura dealt with many health issues through her life but it never stopped her from enjoying life to the fullest especially in Texas. She loved her family and friends dearly and always had a smile on her face.

In Laura’s words, “I would like to say to my family that the love I feel for them just cannot be put into words. All my friends have also made my life a joy. All I can say is Thanks for the Memories”

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation can be made in Laura’s name by email to www.saintboniface.ca/foundation/en/donate or by mail to:
St-Boniface Hospital Foundation
C1026-409 Taché Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R2H 2A6 or at www.saintboniface.ca/foundation/en/donate

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Messages of Condolence

  1. Barbara Hrehirchuk says:

    Our deepest condolences to Ray and family. Laura always had a beautiful smile for whoever she met. She will be greatly missed.

  2. Elizabeth and Rae Csversko says:

    Ray and family, our deepest sympathy to you at this most difficult time.

  3. Elizabeth and Rae Csversko says:

    Jim,Trudy and family. our sincere sympathy in the loss of your sister/sister in law and aunt.

  4. Brock and Dorie Birss says:

    To Ray and family and all the numerous Steiner clan, we are sorry to hear about Laura and extend our deepest sympathy to you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and if you need absolutely anything, don’t hesitate to call.

  5. Brock and Dorie Birss says:

    To Ray and family and all the numerous Steiner clan, we are sorry to hear about Laura and extend our deepest sympathy to you all.

  6. Janice Nybo says:

    Our deepest sympathy Ray. Was shocked to hear. Take care from Janice and Wayne

  7. Roger and Lucille Lapointe says:

    Sincere sympathies Ray on the passing of your beloved Laura. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  8. Merv mcKinnon says:

    Our deepest sympathy Ray an Family our thoughts an prayers are with you

  9. Ross and Kathy McAuley says:

    Share the happy memories as you gather at this difficult time. Our thoughts are with all of you.

  10. Val Stanger says:

    Raymond. Can’t tell you how sad we are. We will miss seeing Laura every day all winter In MVP. We will always remember that smile and her sunny disposition. Please accept our condolences. Pat and Val

  11. Bob & Penny Windsor says:

    Our deepest sympathy Ray and to your family and the Steiner family at this difficult.

  12. Bob and Joey Curry says:

    Ray, Dale and Marie. Our sincere sympathy on the loss of A special lady. She was a great friend and will be missed by so many. Rest in peace Laura. We have so many memories of fun times. She was such a fun loving, positive lady.

  13. Leonard and Delores Balak says:

    Raymond,Dale and Marie,McQuarrie and Steiner families, sincere sympathy on the loss of Laura. She was a very special lady and will be missed by many.

  14. Terry & Jo-Anne Stitt says:

    Sending our deepest condolences to the all the family members of Laura. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  15. Betty Wenner (Aitken) says:

    Sincere sympathy to Laura’s family from a former Grandview classmate.

  16. Kip and Karen Storey says:

    Raymond, Dale & extended families
    We were shocked & saddened with the news of Laura’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to you all. KIp and Karen

  17. Leona Solomon says:

    Raymond, Dale and families.
    Laura was my big sister, co-worker, confidante, best friend. She always had my back as did i for her. Lotsa memories.
    RIP Laura. Luv u till we meet again.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  18. Gordon& Marilyn Pateman says:

    Our deepest sympathy to you Ray and all your family! Laura was a very special person!

  19. Denise & Derek Sydor says:

    Dear Ray and family,
    Jim,Trudy & family,

    We are saddened to hear of Laura’s passing. What a beautiful person and good curler she was. She was one person who always made us younger curlers feel welcome at the rink upon our return to Dauphin. Her laughter & kindness will not be forgotten.

  20. Dick & Mariann Hiebert says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this sadden time. Our deepest sympathy.

  21. Cindy (shoemaker) Perkins says:

    My condolences to you Ray, along with the families, relatives and friends of Laura. Memories of camping with her and Arlene always make me smile. Take care of each other
    Cindy

  22. Doug & Vicki Blanc says:

    Raymond, Garry and Lynne and family. Doug and I send our sympathy on the passing of Laura. She was a wonderful lady with a fun, life loving spirit. Laura will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Sending much love and prayer.

  23. Bob and Linda Gilroy says:

    Ray, Dale and extended family
    We are so sorry to hear of Laura’s passing. Many happy memories were made visiting in hockey rinks in years gone by. Always had a smile on her face. RIP Laura.

  24. chuck puchailo says:

    Ray and family, my deepest condolences on your loss.

  25. john nykiforuk says:

    Ray,my condolences on the passing of Laura. May God’s grace be sufficient at this time and many memories to keep you strong.

  26. Trevor & Marlene Britton says:

    Raymond
    So unbelievable to think of Texas without Laura. She always said it was her “happy place”. Sorry for your loss Raymond, Dale and Marie. Thinking of you Garry and Lynne and Jim and Trudy.
    Great memories are a wonderful way to keep Laura in our hearts.

  27. Stan &Gloria CARMICHAEL says:

    Ray and family,we are so sorry to hear of Laura,s passing. Our thoughts are with your family.

  28. Jerry and Marda Kristjanson says:

    Ray, our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. There will be a big hole in your lives, in our Magic Valley family, and in our Mavericks ball team. May our treasure trove of good memories be a comfort to all of us!

  29. John & Yvonne Bamlett says:

    Please accept our deepest sympathies. We are so sorry to hear about Laura.
    Thinking of you Ray and your family at this difficult time.

  30. Terry & Brenda Maxwell says:

    Raymond, Dale & Marie and all the Steiner family, our deepest condolences. Laura was a great friend and coworker and will be missed. Struggles are over RIP.

    • Trudy Steiner says:

      Thanks for thinking of us Terry & Breda.

  31. Jean and Norm Anger says:

    Raymond and family. To let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.

  32. Eleanor Zadorozny says:

    My condolences to Laura’s family and friends. I have fond memories of Laura as my baseball coach during my teenage years and then as a teammate in later years. RIP Laura.

  33. Karen and Mervin McKee says:

    Ray and family, sending our deepest condolences on the passing of Laura. She will be greatly missed by so many. Cherish your memories and may they give you comfort in the difficult days ahead.

  34. Ken, Michelle Ushkowski and family says:

    Rayomond and family, We are very sorry to hear of Laura’s passing. She was a great lady that touched every heart that knew her! Our deepest condolences goes out to you.

  35. Jack and Gail Topham says:

    Raymond and all your family – thinking of you all at this sad time.

  36. Mrs. Lois Howard says:

    Raymond and family

    So sad to hear of Laura’s passing. Her cheerful smile and friendlyway will be missed, especially among all residents of Magic valley.

    Lois Howard
    Faye Podolsky

  37. Jim and Laurie Manchur says:

    Ray and family, so sorry to hear of Laura’s passing. Please accept our deepest condolences.

  38. Phil Forbes says:

    My thoughts are with the McQuarrie and Steiner families at this difficult time

  39. Jack and Wilma Robinson says:

    With deepest sympathy.

  40. Ralph & Shaunda Fedrouk says:

    So sorry to hear of Laura’s passing. Our deepest sympathy & prayers to all the families.

  41. Sandra and Gerry Elliott says:

    Raymond, Dale and Marie and all the McQuarries and Steiners…. So sorry for your loss of Laura. Thinking of you all.

  42. Joan Wilson Main says:

    So sorry to hear of Laura’s passing.
    I remember playing basketball with her in Grandview Collegiate.
    Rest peacefully Laura.

  43. Doug and Sharon powell says:

    To Raymond and family and Steiner family: so sorry to hear of Laura’s passing. She wears such a great person and will be missed by all

  44. Ken and Dianne Menard says:

    Ray and family, sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences! Our thoughts and prayers are with you at such a difficult time.

  45. Wayne and Linda Kenward says:

    Ray & family so sorry to hear of Laura’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Always one with a smile.

  46. Barbara Ewanyshyn says:

    Sincere condolences to Laura’s Families.

  47. Angela Sulatyski says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss Ray and family. I remember Laura as always smiling and cheerful. My deepest sympathies for your loss.

  48. Darrel & Dee Dee Armstrong says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time Ray. We will miss Laura and her big smile.

  49. Jim and Geri Sigvaldason says:

    Our sincere sympathy to Ray and Family.

  50. Tony and Heather Safronetz says:

    Raymond, Dale and Marie and all the Steiner and McQuarrie families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. She has gone to a better place and is free from all pain and suffering. PRECIOUS MEMORIES You all have your own memories of her in your heart.

  51. Denise and Jeff Safronetz says:

    We are saddened to hear of Laura’s passing. Each of us can only strive to live life like she did: passionately, full of positive energy, and loving each day. That is how we will remember her.

  52. Joseph & Betty Henderson (Portage la Prairie) says:

    Raymond and family
    So sorry to learn of your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  53. Ron and Valdina Michaluk says:

    Deepest sympathy to the family

  54. mike and sandy dutchak says:

    our sincere condolences to you and your family.

  55. Terri and Bruce Rampton says:

    So sorry about Laura- our deepest sympathies

  56. Corrie & Darwyn Cairnes says:

    Raymond so sad to hear about Laura she was doing so awesome the last time we spoke. Unfortunately as we got older sometimes instead of the weather the topic became our health. She always inspired me to keep going that there is a light and to keep going! I will miss seeing Laura out and about she was one very special lady loved by all! Thinking of you all at this sad and extremely hard time may your memories forever keep you all strong

  57. Bonnie & Leonard Sarkonak says:

    Had the pleasure of working with her and I know she will be missed by many.

  58. Reava Ash-Gauthier says:

    Ray, my heart goes out to you and your family and the Steiner family. Please know that I am thinking of you all at this difficult time. I have nothing but smiles and laughter when I think of Laura. Altho we had not been in contact for many years, she was always near and dear to my heart. She was an incredible friend.

  59. Angel Kowbuz Bassett says:

    Dale, my sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. My thoughts are with you.

  60. Ron and Joan Saunderson says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Ray . Laura was always a ray of sunshine !

  61. Jack and Evelyn Shmon says:

    Sincere condolences to the Steiner and McQuarrie families.

    • Trudy Steiner says:

      Thanks Jack & Evelyn.

  62. Eleanor and Don Snitka and Scott says:

    Dale and Ray sending sincere condolences on your loss. Cherish all of the special memories.

  63. Jeannette and Roger Hardy says:

    To Ray/family/Lynn and Gary…
    So sorry to hear of your loss. (I) Jeannette always greeted each other with a hug. She will be missed in Magic Valley.Sincerely Jeannette and Roger Hardy

  64. Kathy & Ivan Lukey says:

    Ray and family, Steiner and McQuarrie families….Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

  65. Linda Vanderburgh says:

    Deepest sympathy on your sad loss. Laura was a great coworker and such a great friend to Debbie in baseball days!

  66. Dean Lounsbury says:

    Ray and family we are so sorry to hear of Laura’s passing. Our condolences to you and family

  67. brad and pat mclaughlin says:

    our deepest condolences to all Laura’s family, words cannot express the sadness RIP Laura

  68. Ray and Candis Petersen says:

    Ray and family, so sorry to hear about Laura’s passing, she was a very special person. Our hearts and prayers are with you all.

  69. Barb Yaciuk says:

    Raymond, I am sorry to hear of Laura’s passing, Her sunny disposition and big smile will be missed. My condolences to you and your family.

  70. Peter & Judy Mischuk says:

    Extending our deepest sympathy to Raymond
    and all the Steiner family. So sorry for you loss.

  71. Fred & Veronica Kouk says:

    Sorry to hear about Laura Ray

    She was so patient with us in the dug out

  72. Barry & Judy Baldwin says:

    Our deepest condolences to all of Laura’s family. She was such a happy person and will be missed in our Magic Valley Family.

  73. Ray & Linda Mulessa says:

    So very sorry to hear of Laura’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family.

  74. Brian & Mary-Lynn Hrom says:

    Ray/Dale and families,
    So very sorry to hear of Laura’s passing.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this extremely difficult time.
    RIP Laura

  75. Richard and Marge Beyette says:

    Ray,Dale and family -our thoughts and prayers are with you all on the recent passing of Laura . Cherish your memories. RIP Laura

  76. Andy & Linda Labay says:

    Ray, so sorry to hear of Laura’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Treasure the many memories.

  77. Carlou and Terry Wareham says:

    Ray and Laura’s many family members,
    So sorry for the loss of such s positive role model! She was a great coach back in the day and her friendship remained true til today. Her cheerful will always stay with you as time eases your pain of today.

  78. Norm and Dianne Wolstenholme says:

    Dear Ray and families,
    So very, very sorry to learn of Laura’s passing. Such a big hearted, fun loving, positive lady. She will certainly be missed by everyone whose path she crossed.
    Skip and Dianne

  79. Rene and Katherine Alarie says:

    Ray and family our deepest sympathy for your loss.

  80. Alice MKcQueen says:

    Raymond & Dale; My Sympathy to you all
    on the loss of Laura. I’m sure she left many beautiful memories to cherish and give you comfort.

  81. Danny & Carla Stoski says:

    Raymond, Dale and families,
    So sorry to hear about Laura, such a nice lady. Thinking of you all. Hugs.

  82. Karen Leflar (Morran) says:

    My sincere sympathy to you Raymond and all family. Laura had such a love for life and the smile and laughter she shared will never be forgotten.

  83. Gerry & Irma Denisuik says:

    Our sympathy on the passing of your loved one prayers & thoughts r with you Raymond & family

  84. Laurie and Garry Dixon says:

    We are so very sorry for your loss. The world has lost a wonderful person. Laura will be missed by many.

  85. Elsie and Bill Speers says:

    Ray, Dale and family. So very sorry for the loss of your wife and mother. Hugs to you at this very difficult time.

  86. Margaret Ogonowski says:

    Ray & family,
    We are very saddened to hear of Laura’s passing and are sending our sincere sympathies. Laura is fondly remembered from our Dauphin days.
    Margaret and Grant Ogonowski

  87. Barrie and Valerie Maciura says:

    Dear Raymond, Dale,Marie and the Steiner family.We send our most sincere condolences on your great loss.
    Laura was my inspiration with her positively strong attitude at all times.Her memories will be our treasure forever. RIP

    • Trudy Steiner says:

      Thank you for your kind words Val & Barrie. Jim & Trudy

  88. Glenda Furkalo says:

    Ray, Dale & family, Laura’s brothers, sister & sister in-laws sending my sincere condolences on your loss.

    I was shocked to hear of Laura’s passing. Her smile and contagious laugh will always be remembered. I first met Laura many years ago she coached kids baseball and then again later when I worked at Steiner’s. May you all remember the special memories and hold them close during this difficult time.

    • Trudy Steiner says:

      Thanks for your thoughts & kind words Glenda.
      Jim, Trudy, & family

  89. Ed & Shirley Bomak says:

    We were so sorry to hear of Pettzy’s passing. Whether we saw her at the ball diamond, the curling rink or visiting with the Steiner family she was always full of laughter and love of live. Heaven gained another Angel.

  90. Brenda Boyd, Shelby and Emerson Tycholes says:

    Ray, Dale & Marie, McQuarrie’s and Steiner’s – so very sorry for this great loss. Laura was always friendly and welcoming. Hugs

  91. Rick & Bev Zaplitny says:

    Ray & Family, McQuarrie & Steiner family, Rick and I send our deepest condolences on Laura’s passing. Will always remember that beautiful smile of hers & our little chitchats.

  92. Wayne & Debbie Brezden says:

    Ray & family, we were so, so sorry to hear of Laura’s passing. Hugs to everyone – our thoughts and prayers are with you. She will be missed. Rip Laura…..

  93. Lyle & Ruth Somerville says:

    Ray and family, our deepest sympathy. Thoughts and our prayers are with you all.

  94. Todd &a Heather baraniuk says:

    Ray Lynne and Gary
    Sincere condolences to all of you
    Will miss Laura’s big smile and greeting as we passed the trailer and she was out working in the yard such a caring person

  95. eleanor mclean and family says:

    So very sorry to hear of your sad loss! Your mother was so full of love and laughter.

  96. Pam, Brent, Camryn & Ryder Chetyrbuk says:

    Dale & Marie,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Cherish all of the memories.

  97. HELEN BANEWSKI, LARRY EWING says:

    SO SAD TO HEAR ABOUT LAURA’S PASSING. RAY AND FAMILY, OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY.

  98. Bob & Deb Derhak says:

    Raymond, Dale, Marie & Steiner family; our thoughts are with you during this difficult time of grief and loss. Laura was a special lady with a zest for life and laughter, she will be missed.

  99. Bill and Cindy Tucker says:

    Ray and family, our deepest condolences. We were shocked to hear of Laura’s passing. Sending love, strength and prayers to you all during this difficult time.

  100. Garry&Carol Kidd says:

    Dear Ray & Family
    Laura was a beautiful person inside & out.She will be deeply missed.

  101. Wendy Petersen and family says:

    Ray,Dale and Steiner families
    Enjoyed working with Laura and our chats when we ran into each other. Always smiling!
    So sorry to hear of her passing
    Wendy and boys

  102. Suzy Laevens says:

    Dale and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss.
    My condolences.

  103. Issy Winters says:

    Thinking of You Trudy, Jim and Steiner Families, Laura Always had a pleasant smile for everyone, may She RIP! Most sincerely, Issy, Wayne, Arleigh and Gerry.

  104. Carol Todoruk says:

    Ray & family and Steiner family no words can fill the hole of Laura’s passing. Hugs to all

  105. Dan(Mavericks) & Mary Schauer says:

    Dear Raymond and Family,
    We are saddened to hear of your loss. Laura was a great lady and we will all miss her.

  106. Julie love (Mychasiw) says:

    Raymond & family and all the Steiner family
    Please know you are in my thoughts at this difficult time.
    I will always remember Laura as a fun friend to be with.

  107. Julie Love (Mychasiw) says:

    Raymond & family and all the Steiner family
    Please know you are in my thoughts at this difficult time
    I will always remember Laura as a fun friend to be with. Deepest sympathy.

  108. Gary and Diana Pumphrey says:

    We were blessed to have met Laura, while playing softball with Ray in Texas the last two winters. She was always happy and a valued member of the team as the best scorekeeper in the league! Please accept our condolences and know your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  109. Terry & Connie Couvier says:

    Ray & family

    Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  110. John Raschilla aka JR says:

    Thoughts and Prayers to Family and Friends.

  111. Amy Smith says:

    So sorry for your loss Ray (and family). Was such a shock to hear. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  112. Morris&Lena Ewanyshyn says:

    Jim & Trudy,we were sorry to hear about the loss of your precious sister.May Laura rest in peace.

  113. Heni Hewitt says:

    Ray, family, and Steiner clan…I was so sorry to hear of Laura’s passing. Please accept my deepest sympathies.

  114. JOHN AND ROBERTA ROBILLARD says:

    OUR SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU IN THIS TIME OF SORROW.

  115. Robert and Helene Asselin says:

    Our sincere condolences Ray and Dale.
    Laura was a wonderful and kind person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  116. John & Ina Perry Mavericks} says:

    Ray sorry for your loss she will be missed by us all.

  117. Bill and Pat Maksymchuk says:

    Our sincere condolences! Laura may you rest in peace!

  118. Allan and Velma Jonasson says:

    Ray and Family, So sorry to hear of your loss. Laura was a great person and always had a smile for everyone. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  119. Blake and Elaine Story says:

    Our sincere condolences to the McQuarrie and Steiner families

  120. Len & Joy Murray says:

    So sorry to hear of Laura’s passing. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

  121. Pat & Lyle Morran says:

    Our sincere condolences to all Laura’s
    family and friends. She was a lovely
    lady.

  122. Fran & Lionel Moore says:

    We have all lost a wonderful person who was so positive and happy and always with a smile on her face in spite of the many serious medical issues she had to deal with the last few years.
    Our love, thoughts and prayers to you and your family, Raymond.

  123. Sandy Lukey says:

    Ray And Family, So sorry for your loss

  124. Beverley Langner (Cairnes) says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Laura was a wonderful lady.

  125. Gord & Maxine Zamzow says:

    So sorry to hear of Laura’s passing.She was a wonderful lady and I will miss her around the ball diamond.Sincerest condolences to Ray,Garry and families.

  126. Debbie Vanderburgh says:

    Dear Ray: Please accept my condolences. I remember Laura so fondly from our years of playing Fastball together. She was a heck of a player and so much fun. She taught me a lot, on the field and about life. She knew how to party but she was always responsible and thoughtful about it too. I will always remember that she was the first and only adult to tell me that she would bail me out of jail if I ever needed her to! 🙂 I am lucky I never did. But I always felt that I could have asked and she would have done it. I reconnected with Laura on Facebook in recent years and was glad to see her looking so happy. With love, Debbie

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