LRGH bench dedicated to Lyndel Simpson McKay

A dedication ceremony was held at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia on Wednesday morning for a bench engraved with the name of Lyndel Simpson McKay, a medical technologist at the hospital for 25 years who died unexpectedly two years ago at the age of 54. Family, friends and co-workers attended the ceremony, at which speakers praised McKay's devotion to her work and the patients she dealt with on a daily basis. McKay, who was a member of the Laconia Christian Fellowship Church, was praised for her faith and the love she displayed for others. Friends recalled that she played the French horn with the New Horizon Band and enjoyed scrapbooking, tubing, working with stained glass and needle work. Playing a musical tribute was one of her co-workers, Christine Cox, who was assisted by Sandy Tobine. (Roger Amsden photo for the Laconia Daily Sun)