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July 1, 1969 – March 4, 2023

Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Markham Stouffville Hospital at the age of 53.

Laura fought Muscular Dystrophy for years with bravery and dignity. She was a dedicated volunteer including as a Candy Striper, Daily Bread and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Beloved mother of Courtney (Danial); Sister of Robert (Cindy) and their children William and Samantha; Daughter of Maureen.

Predeceased by father Joseph, grandparents John & Margaret Pettigrew and Edward & Doris McDermott. Laura is survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Laura made friends easily and was loved by all.

The family thanks Dr. Heitzner for her years of exceptional care and Laura’s steadfast friend Tara. Thank you also to the doctors and nurses at Southlake Regional Hospital and Markham Stouffville Hospital as well as the PSWs at Armitage Gardens, agencies CBI and RNS in Newmarket.

Visitation will be Saturday March 11 at 11am, @ Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home. Service to follow at 1pm. Interment will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Laura’s name to the Muscular Dystrophy website at

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