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Shana Keay


Shana Keay

Shana Marie Keay, June 4, 1991 – October 27, 2023. 

Shana left her friends and family to join her grandparents, Gordon Lannon, Hilus and Bernice Keay, uncle, Jerome Lannon, on October 27, 2023, after her courageous and hard-fought battle with cancer. She was a beautiful, kind soul who spent her short life helping others, looking out for others, and always putting everyone else first. 

Shana leaves behind her parents, Clinton and Lisa Keay; her sisters, Mairi (Ben) Wilson, Regan Keay (Kyle Lanzinger) and her niece Maren, who was the sunshine in her life; her fiancé, Brandon Lemieux, his daughter Parker, whom she loved dearly; and her grandmother, Marie Lannon. She will also be remembered by her aunts and uncles: Brenda Fitzpatrick (Bill), Gordon (Marg) Lannon, Cyril Lannon, Diane Lannon (late Jerome), Barry (Jo-anne) Lannon, Ed (Mary) Lannon, Barbara Lannon, Gary Keay, Rosemary (Hughie) MacDougall, Sean (Joann) Keay, Jimmy (Lindsay) Keay; as well as numerous cousins who were very special to her.  

At a very young age Shana knew she wanted to be a Pharmacist and worked at the Sobeys Aberdeen Pharmacy as a technician from Grade IX.  Her first battle with cancer when she was still a teenager did not stop her determination to be a Pharmacist, but rather strengthened her resolve. Shana received her Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy in May 2015 from Dalhousie University and joined Lawton’s on July 15th that same year. Shana was promoted to Pharmacy Manager Long Term Care with Lawton’s in July 2018 and loved working side by side with her colleagues whose friendship she treasured.

Shana loved hockey and was a devoted Toronto Maple Leafs fan; no matter what their standing, Shana was there for them!  A dream of hers was to attend a playoff game in person and she accomplished this while completing treatments on May 12, 2023. It was an amazing game that went into overtime and an experience she treasured. The other passion in Shana’s short life were her dogs, Toby, Tango and Odin, who will miss Shana as she loved them dearly.  

Visitation will take place on Wednesday, November 1, at R.H. Porter Funeral Home, 55 Almont Ave., New Glasgow between the hours of 5 – 8 pm, with a Celebration of Life and reception on Thursday, November 2 at Summer Street Industries, 72 Park Street New Glasgow, from 11am – 1pm.  

If you wish to acknowledge Shana’s life with a donation, she would have been pleased to have your kindness shared with the North Nova SPCA (Donate online) the Pictou County Food Bank (Donate online) or a charity of your choice. 

Service Date
Thursday, November 2, 2023
Service Time
Service Location
Summer Street Industries

Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Visitation Time
Visitation Location
R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow

Requested Charity
North Nova SPCA; Pictou County Food Bank; Charity of choice