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Henderson's Langley Funeral Home

20786 Fraser Highway, Langley, BC

OBITUARY

Kaila Dawn McKay

January 14, 1987October 2, 2019
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Kaila Dawn McKay was born on January 14, 1987 and passed away on October 2, 2019.

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  • Celebration of Life Friday, October 11, 2019

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Kaila Dawn McKay

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Danielle Hunt

October 15, 2019

Kaila. You were my big sister, my role model, and my best friend. Now, you're all those things and my beautiful angel. My heart aches knowing you're no longer here to help guide me in this crazy journey called life. You had so many dreams and aspirations that I can only hope to achieve for you one day in your loving memory.

You taught me the importance of acceptance and second chances. You taught me to be brave, bold and unique. If anything, you always displayed true courage and strength. You were never afraid to admit your wrongs and constantly worked on making you, the best version of yourself that you could.

I'm going to miss that glowing smile that could light up the darkest room. I'll miss your genuine sparkling eyes that always cared so deeply. That laugh. That laugh was something else, you couldn't help but to laugh along and let it warm your heart. I'll miss you're long tight squeeze hugs and your crazy coloured lip stick kisses all over my face. You were the most caring, authentic person and you were so nurturing when it came to peoples emotions. It hurts me so deeply knowing I won't have you here to rant about the little things, celebrate accomplishments or hear your voice saying everything will be alright.

You've touched so many lives with your beautiful one of a kind soul. You could bring the best out of anyone you'd meet. I pray that you can see the endless amount of love being sent to you right now.

Rest easy angel. Not a day goes by that you wont be on my mind. Although you may not be here physically, I'll always be able to feel your love. I love you so much Big sister.

Danielle Vinish

October 15, 2019

Kaila...
when we first met...you wanted to kick my ass cuz I dated Cody after you... haha. I stood up to you and You told me you respected that I did and we became the best of friends! You were my partner in crime, we did the most crazy and random things, things I question why we did it but would never regret any of them. Like that time we went all the way to Burnaby to some guys house and hung out with his deaf little brother all night instead and writing him notes Or when we tried to save the hooker... can’t believe we actually bought her a pack of smokes and wrote our freakin numbers on the pack haha, what idiots haha. I’m sorry I wasn’t there for your hard times, the guilt I feel is like I got hit by a train over and over again, I hope you know I never stopped loving you and thinking about you and our memories are precious to me.. now more then ever. You were one of a kind, you loved your friends with your whole heart even when you were being an asshole. We had some very great times, we had some sad times but you were a true one. You never judged me on my mistakes or my past. You were honest and knew just how to cheers me up...Usually was shots haha. your laugh is forever burnt in to my brain. I still can’t believe you are gone and I will miss you so much. Will miss seeing your rants on Facebook about Averie and her attitude how she’s just like mommy. Ugh I love you kai. Rest easy my love

Thara Mckay

October 15, 2019

Having you as a sister means always having someone a phone call away who will listen with out judgement and always remind me that I am enough! It also means uncontrollable laughs and giggles when we are together! It means there is somebody in this world who knows my deepest and darkest moments, and has survived many of them with me! Having you as a sister means everything to me and I love you!
Kaila....you were not only my sister, but you were my best friend.
Your energy was contagious....your love unconditional. You were always empathetic and so affectionate....almost to the point it annoyed me, which was one of the things we did best to each other. You never left any of us with out saying “I love you”.....id do anything to hear that voice again.
Everything about you was a little extra...from your loud voice and laugh to your many bright lip sticks.....you were truly one of a kind! Loosing you has been the most painful thing I’ve ever gone through, my heart literally feels like it’s in pieces. It’s so unfair that you were taken so soon. I can still hear your voice so clearly and feel your arms wrapped around me little sis. You’d tell me “you’re gonna get through this Thara, and come out stronger”
I need you more then ever right now Kaila, and I can only hope your spirit is there to protect and guide the ones who loved you, especially your sweet girl Averie. You loved her with every inch of your soul and always wanted to be the best mommy you could....that love will love will live forever in her heart.
You lit up every room you walked into and created so many memories of laughter. I think you said and did things just to hear others laugh. That brought you so much joy. I’m not sure I know anybody else who would try to paint their toe nails in the sand, but you did and we couldn’t stop laughing!
You touched so many lives and I hope you know how loved you are. You were truly beautiful and this world will be a lot darker without you in it. Luv you lil sis ❤️

Sheri Tidy

October 14, 2019

Kaila,
There are no words that could ever express how much you mean to me or how much I miss you.
Your spirit, your love, and your laughter will forever live on inside each one of us. Life will never be the same, there will always be a void in our family and in our hearts , but our memories of you will help ease the pain. One day at a time! You were truly an amazing woman and I was blessed to get to be your Auntie . I promise to always be the best Auntie I can be to Averie , and that she will grow up knowing how much you loved her and what an amazing mommy you were.
In your own words Kaila from April 2, 2014..”Reach for stars.... Even if you don’t see them....They’re all around you... Each one of them are angels watching over you....They shine bright just as you do my dearest Averie . “
You will always and forever be our angel Kaila!
All my love, Auntie

Sabrina O'Connor

October 13, 2019

Miss you so much kai xoxo wish I could tell you how much I love you. Went to castle fun park last night with my family and I had so many memories of us when your uncle Bobby and aunt sheri would take us .love you forever my friend xoxo

Kristal Wells

October 11, 2019

I first met Kaila when I started Queen Elizabeth in the last semester of grade 12. By then, everyone had their cliques and groups. Kaila was the only person that welcomed me! She was so sweet and friendly. She let me know if I needed anything she would help me out and she even invited me to hang out at lunch. This will stay with me forever. I saw her a couple times in our adult life however her kindness from highschool will always remind me to be a better person and teach my son that kindness will last in the hearts of people forever. I hope her daughter will read this one day and know that her mom was nice to the "new girl" and knows that her mom was that type of person. The type of person who had a heart so big that even when she had her own group of friends, she didn't mind making another. RIP sweet angel. Thank you for the impact you made on my life and I will never forget about you!

Bob Tidy

October 11, 2019


If you’ve met Kaila and she embraced you it meant that she loves you unconditionally whether you saw her last month or last year or beyond
Kaila had a smile that could light up the darkest of days.
Any function Kaila would usually show up late but the party never truly started until she arrived with that amazing smile and attitude
And maybe a wee bit of drama
When Kaila had Averie it gave her life new meaning
She was an incredible mother and loved Averie with all her heart Averie was her everything

Blake I know you realize how much our family loves you and respects you if there’s ever anything you and Averie need we are here for you my friend
Danielle and Thara I hope the great times and love you shared far beyond sisterhood will help to heal the pain you’re feeling
Sharon and Dawson I love you both so much words cannot express

Kaila you were taken from us far far to early in your life
The sun still comes up each day but it just doesn’t shine quite as bright without you
I love you K

Katie Vincent

October 11, 2019

Our sweet Kaila, I have been struggling to find the words to describe the best memory of our friendship but there are so many. From sleepovers, dance parties to Papa Roach in the hallway between yours and Thara’s room (still can’t listen to Last Resort without thinking of you), sneaking you into my parents house because I was grounded for sneaking out to your house 😂, endless hours of laughing, The “Place” aka Stardust (need I say more LOL), silly fireball nights, and so so so many more.

You had a smile that would light a room, a laugh that could heal any sadness and a presence that could warm your soul. You touched so many people and although it had been years since we had been together in person, we could talk and still feel like kids again.

You will be so truly missed and I will hold our memories so close to my heart. Rest easy beautiful girl ❤️.

Zaynah Awan

October 11, 2019

Kayla,
We met when we were 15&16 to say we hit it off was an understatment, you were such a lovable individual with your warm smile and cute dimples and loud laugh no one can forget. We have had some unforgettable nights I will forever cherish Kayla. I was very fortunate to have run into at ther grocery store about 2 months now, what was a quick hello in the store turned out to be an 1hr long catch up in the parking lot laughing and reminiscing of the good ole days and hugging lots. You were an amazing mother which everyone knows and could see, you are now yours daughter Angel and will still continue to guide her spirit. You will deeply be missed by my many but not forgotton. Rest easy my dear friend
Love: Zaynah

Katie Sutton

October 11, 2019

I met Kaila in high school through mutual friends, she had such a spunky and outgoing personality,
It has been 10 years since I last saw Kaila but her voice ,her laugh & her smile are etched in my memory . In high school she was the type of girl who would help build you up, not bring you down and it appears she kept that beautiful trait .
I’m glad to have had the chance to know such a beautiful soul.
I’m deeply saddened and my thoughts go out to Kailas family and to her little girl.
Can’t forget that smile
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