In Memory of

Tracy

Maki

Obituary for Tracy Maki

With heavy hearts the family announces the peaceful passing of Mary Tracy Maki (nee Trembley) at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre on Wednesday November 8th, 2023 after a courageous and lengthy battle with cancer. Tracy, the oldest of four siblings, was born on September 17, 1953 in Port Arthur, Ontario. She attended school in Thunder Bay before graduating in social work and psychology from Lakehead University. While at university, Tracy met Roy Maki. They married in April 1974 and were together for more than 49 years. Tracy worked in the legal aid field early in her career. Tracy was very supportive of Roy’s career. Together, they spent time living in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Peace River, Alberta, and Puslinch, Ontario, before returning back to Thunder Bay. Tracy was a thoughtful, kind, warm and caring person. She loved her friends, many pets, turtleneck sweaters, French roast coffee, baking, country living and being there for all her family. Tracy enjoyed many winters spent with her parents and daughter Cailin in Jensen Beach, Florida. Daily morning walks on the beach in search of sea glass are among many fond memories. Another happy place was the family camp at Loon Lake where family and friends gathered for many decades. Tracy had a special connection with animals. Her country home was always shared with cats and dogs and filled with joy. During her teens and twenties she graduated in several levels of dance in jazz, tap and ballet. No mention of Tracy should leave out her enjoyment of NFL football. She loved the camaraderie of challenging her brothers in survivor and point spread pools. Tracy’s love of family led her to care for her aging parents and her brother Tim during their time of declining health and illness. Tracy is survived by her husband Roy, daughter Cailin (Erin), brothers David (Susan) and Wade. She is also survived by nephews and cousins. Tracy was predeceased by her parents Justice Barton and Rosalie Trembley, brother Timothy and sister-in-law Colleen Bartlett. Cremation has taken place. As per Tracy’s wishes there will be no funeral service. A Celebration of Life will be held next summer. Her family would like to thank the medical staff at TBRHSC, Dr. Ibrahim, Dr. Bezanson, Dr. Anthes and the oncology floor nurses Myranda, Kirsten, and Karen as well as Paramed homecare nurse Georgette. With Tracy’s love of animals, if friends so desire a donation in her memory to Caring Hearts Cat Rescue and Sanctuary would be appreciated.