In Celebration of

Emerson Stoyka Kay

September 22, 2001 -  February 3, 2019

Passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at the age of seventeen.

With deep sadness, the entire family announces the sudden and devastating loss of our beautiful girl Emerson, who was always the life of the party, the goof for the camera, and the old soul and deep heart of the family unit. Beloved daughter of Kristen and David, she will leave an indelible mark on her best friends and siblings, older brother Kieran, and younger sister Sage. She will be missed each and every day by her extended family on both sides: Grandma Lynda (Quentin), Grandpa “Kay” (predeceased by Inga), Uncle Andy (Susan), Auntie Julie, Aunt Karen (Harold), Uncle Larren, Uncle Peter (Leasa), and Deb (predeceased by Uncle Rob). Cousins, great aunts and uncles and the rest of the extended family will cherish the memories they made with her.

From her community, Emerson will be missed by fellow counsellors and cabinmates from her beloved Camp Wabanaki, hockey teammates, classmates, and “Skate Unit” colleagues.

Emerson was outgoing, loving, opinionated, determined and hard-working. When we think of her, we will be reminded of all the fun times we shared and the long list of things she loved: camp, outtrip, hockey, the cottage, adventures with family in BC, the littlest campers, coaching kids, Australia, country music, capturing her world through videography, her favourite foods (sushi and popcorn - sometimes together), black mascara, golden tans, and the ever growing sweatshirt collection she was insanely proud of.

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 8, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street West, Toronto. Service will be held on Saturday, February 9, at 1:00 PM at Kingsway-Lambton United Church, 85 The Kingsway. Reception to follow.
Be aware that there is NO PARKING at the church, so please carpool or consider public transit.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Camp Wabanaki, the place Emerson loved the most:


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Rossana Morante’s (Nonna to a schoolmate)

Entered February 7, 2019

Our hearts ache for you and your family.
Emerson will keep shining her light on everyone.

Sarah Facey (Camp Wabanaki Director)

Entered February 7, 2019 from Camp Wabanaki

Words may never be able to describe the footprint Emerson will leave on our Camp Wabanaki community.
Her constant smile, her silly and goofy demeanor, her tight-knit friendships but also her inclusive and approachable attitude, is something our staff team will miss dearly. If there is one thing I know for sure, it's that Emerson LOVED camp. She loved sailing, she loved swimming, she loved outtrip. Her passion for camp radiated off of her. As her leadership skills grew, it was obvious to so many of us her special talent to connect with our youngest campers. She had a special way of showing care, patience, and consideration. And they adored her.
The really special moments of camp last summer is when Emerson's brother Kieran arrived as a volunteer, and her sister arrived for her last year as a camper. That's when Emerson truly came alive, when her favourite people were all together in her favourite place.
Emerson's camp journey ended too soon - she had more trips, more laughs, more friendships, more adventures in store. But I am so grateful for the camp memories all of the Wab community have with Emerson, and I know they will cherish them forever.
Oshkababa - Emerson's memory is here to stay.

Judy Switzer & Andy Kardos (Friend of the family)

Entered February 7, 2019 from Toronto

Please accept our sincerest condolences as our hearts and thoughts are with your entire family as you grieve the unimaginable loss of Emerson. It is comforting to know your family is together lovingly supporting each other and we are here for you in any way possible in the days and months to come.

Aaliyah Medeiros (Friend)

Entered February 7, 2019 from Mississauga

I was very fortunate to have met emerson she was a sweet soul i love you emerson Rest In Peace💗

Nancy & Peter Heinemann (Friends of the family.)

Entered February 7, 2019 from Etobicoke

We are so sorry we cannot be there at the funeral to extend our sincere condolences. Peter and I could not believe that someone so full of life has passed so young.
We will be sharing in your sadness and prayers and our hearts and thoughts will be with you and the family.


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