Natalie D. MacLaurin passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at the age of 56. Natalie was the beloved wife of Jay MacLaurin (Collingwood) with whom she devotedly shared over 35 years of friendship and marriage. She was the proud mother of Megan MacLaurin and her partner Ilia Tretiakov (Toronto). Natalie will be deeply missed by her parents Rudolph and Trudy Niessink (Collingwood). She was predeceased by her beloved son, Colin Sean MacLaurin, and her devoted grandparents, Oma and Opa Keck. Natalie’s caring, courageous, optimistic, pet-loving spirit will be missed by her brother-in-law Jeffrey MacLaurin (Port Elgin) and her extended family, especially Jim and Joanne Swan (London). Special thanks to Natalie’s caregivers at Princess Margaret and Mount Sinai Hospitals. A celebration honouring Natalie’s life, charisma and loving soul will be held at a future date to be determined.  The arrangements entrusted to Cardinal Funeral Home, Toronto. In Natalie’s name, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Kids Help Phone would be appreciated by the family. Please share love and memories of friendship, laughter and joy at




April 14, 2020
Evergreen Crematorium

Private Cremation


December 09, 2020
Sarah (Hand) Bandey
Jay I must apologize for this late message, but I only just found out about Natalie’s passing. I was in RTA with Natalie, and she was a lovely, vivacious person. I am truly sorry for your loss. I hope you and your family are staying safe during this trying time. I also hope fond memories sustain you.
May 13, 2020
Janet Wood
I just wanted to say how sorry I was to hear about your loss Jay. The world is so small sometimes. Gord Kinahans daughter lives in northern Alberta now in the same town I live and she just told me about what happened. Just wanted to send a note to say how sorry I was and that across miles and across many many years I want to send my condolences
April 25, 2020
Anita Kunz
I'm so terribly sorry for your very sad loss. I hadn't seen Natalie for years but we reconnected a while ago. I remember her as a beautiful little girl. And it was so great to see her again. She was far too young. Sending love to all of you. xoAnita
April 21, 2020
Sandra Vanderbrug and Jim Petkoglou
Jay and Megan, Jim and I wanted to extend our deepest condolences for the passing of Natalie. We are both overwhelmed to hear about this terrible loss and words cannot describe how sad we are feeling right now. Please feel like you can reach out to us when you are ready. Sincerely, Sandy & Jim
April 19, 2020
Bill and Luanne Kerr
Jay, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you mourn the loss of your wife Natalie. May your many years of wonderful memories help you through this sad and difficult time.
April 17, 2020
Sheilagh Scott
I am so sorry to hear of Your loss. I have so many fond memories of playing Barbies and other games with Natalie in your sheltered front patio. My thoughts are with you all.
April 16, 2020
Frances Hamfelt
My condolences to Natalie's family. I'm so saddened to hear of her passing. I knew Natalie in High School, at George S. Henry....we were Theatre buddies. I remember her fondly and the fun times we had. She was a funny, fashionable and creative person. Fly high were blessed. RIP Frances H.
April 15, 2020
Caitlin Cooke
Megan and Jay, I cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. When I think back on my childhood, I often think of how warm, welcoming and giving Natalie always was. She had this way of making everyone feel so loved and welcomed in her home - I am so beyond grateful for that. I will never forget how much fun she was and how creative she was with us as kids, always creating fun activities and amazing birthday parties for Meggy. I wish you both nothing but love, support, breath and space for healing in this time. I wish I could be there with you physically, but know I am sending you love and light every time I think about you and Natalie. She was just so wonderful. Hugs and kisses. xo Caitlin C.
April 15, 2020
Dennis and Patty Knox
Jay and Megan We are very sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your families at this difficult time! Patty and Dennis
April 15, 2020
Lisanne Thomas
Jay and Megan- we haven’t met but I send you big hugs. I worked with Natalie at TD in Marketing and what I remember most about Natalie Is her beaming smile, her confident and heat-filled laugh, her kindness and warmth. She was sunshine. OK, I also remember her fondness for bright coloured outfits too; she always dressed beautifully with flair. She will be missed; you know that more than anyone. To honour her memory, I will be wearing bright colors all the rest of this week and spreading sunshine and the biggest smile I can muster to carry her spirit through me. Sending you heaps of love; you are in my thoughts and heart. Natalie, thank you for sharing your light.
April 14, 2020
Trish Emmons
Dear Jay and Megan, I worked with Natalie at TD, and remember her as having a personality larger than life and as a very caring person. She will be missed by many people, and my sincerest condolences to you both.
April 14, 2020
Katherine Gunyon
Dear Jay and Megan, Natalie has always brought a positive sprit and energy with her. She was a champion of her family and always had so much love to offer. She was a true blessing. I send my most sincere condolences. Katherine
April 14, 2020
Anne & Elaine
Dear Jay and Megan and family, we are so saddened by Natalie's passing. She was a warm and kind and beautiful spirit, much loved by her 'TD family'. We feel privileged to have known Natalie, and will cherish our memories of her. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Love, Anne & Elaine
April 14, 2020
Jay and Megan, may you find comfort in these words. There’s a very special garden Where the trees of memory grow Nurtured by the kindness And concern that good friends show. The roots are cherished memories, of good times in the past. The branches tender promises that souls endure and last. It’s a place of peace and beauty Where bright new hopes can start It’s memory’s lovely garden that soothes the hurting heart -Author unknown My sincerest condolences, Goldy
April 14, 2020
Lynn Wilkins
Dear Jay, Megan and Rudy and Trudy. Natalie’s passing has left huge void in this world but she will leave behind her love to comfort you and wonderful memories that will always remain and be cherished. Natalie was the spark to ignite laughter into our TD workplace and we all loved her aura - the stories and of course her beauty and kindness. I feel so privileged to have known Natalie, and I send my deepest condolences for your loss.
April 14, 2020
Leah Conners
Dear Jay, Megan and family. My deepest condolences to all of you during this difficult time. May Natalie rest in peace and be reunited with Sean. My heart goes out to all of you and you're in my thoughts and prayers, always. Leah
April 14, 2020
Joanne Bull
Dear Jay, Megan and family. I am so very sorry to hear this news about beautiful Natalie who had such an amazing spirit. I remember fondly the play dates with our boys in Thornhill when we were neighbours and then re-connecting again when I came back to Toronto to TD. She had a huge impact on those of us who knew her and in spite of her great sadness, showed such strength and positivity. I hope you take comfort in knowing that she was so loved by so many, and that she is now in her beloved Sean's arms.
April 13, 2020
Deirdre, Josh and Declan
Oh Jay we are beyond heartbroken for you and Megan - the joy of Nat’s life. She left us all too soon. There is so very much I will miss about Natalie - her smile, THE best laugh, fashionista extraordinaire and her deep deep love for you - her beloved and the gem of her eye - - Megan who’s success and incredible career trajectory has been amazing to hear. We look forward to brighter days ahead - and we would love to share them with you our dear Jay. You know we will be in touch and although we can’t be there physically to support you as you say your final good nights, we are there in spirit with all the love we can send. Much love to you all. Xoxox D, Josh and of course Dex.
April 13, 2020
Brian and Shirley Anne Wall
Jay and Megan, I send my deepest condolences on learning of Natalie passing. You both are in our thoughts Jay and any way we provide support please reach out . Regards Gator
April 13, 2020
Krista Henderson
Jay and Meagan, my deepest condolences on Natalie’s passing. Natalie and I worked together in TD Marketing. She was always full of life and energy and spoke with so much love, about her family and everything you did together. Natalie left this earth, way too soon. I hope that with time, your tears will be replaced with smiles, as you remember the love you shared. I pray she is now at peace, with her son.
April 13, 2020
Alison Marshall
Jay and Megan, my heartfelt condolences on the loss of Natalie. Words seem so inadequate at a time like this but I am hoping the wonderful, loving memories of Natalie brings you some comfort during this time of incredible sorrow. Natalie always spoke of what a great husband you were Jay and how lucky she was to have you met you. You were a keeper of a husband and best friend. Megan, you were her pride and joy. Your Mom was so very proud of all you had accomplished and loved you to the ends of the earth. Natalie is now reunited with her son, who she missed so much and loved so dearly. The coming days will be very hard for both of you and time is slow but does help soften the painful void you both have now that Natalie has passed on. I feel very lucky to have known Natalie, she was such a force, generous and kind to those around her. My deepest condolences, Alison (a former TD colleague)
April 13, 2020
Lina Richardson
My condolences go to your family during this time. Natalie and I worked together at TD in Corporate Marketing for many years and I am saddened by her passing. I will fondly remember her bubbly personality and impeccable sense of style. May she rest in peace and finally be reunited with Sean.
April 13, 2020
Maggie vinelli
Megan and Jay, I met Natalie at TD in 2001, after she left Burger King. She and I instantly connected and remained in touch and she brought so much class and sunshine to our world there. My dad died at the age of 57 from non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It’s a terrible disease and takes the healthy ones too young. I wish her peace and I wish you strength to carry on. Blessings. Maggie Kominek Vinelli.