It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Karen on Thursday, April 27, 2023 at the age of 75, born March 27, 1948 leaving behind a legacy of kindness, positivity, and love.
Karen’s professional career spanned several decades, and she was a highly successful database administrator. After her retirement, Karen finally had the chance to pursue her true passion – camping. She spent many happy years exploring the great outdoors with her loyal companion, Eva, by her side. She was a lover of nature and all things outdoors. She had a keen eye for birdwatching and enjoyed sharing her knowledge with others. Karen was a skilled camp cook and loved nothing more than cooking a delicious meal over the campfire to share with her friends and family. Karen also enjoyed community involvement in her retirement, she was very active in the Optimist Club of Ontario and was the Governor of the Midwest Ontario District of Optimist International from 2013 – 2014.
Karen will be deeply missed by her brother, Ross, and her niece, Susan Rowan (Peter) as well as her great-nephew, Jacob. Fondly remembered by many friends and members of the Optimist Club. Predeceased by her parents Norman and Audrey (Foulds) Scott. Her infectious laughter, kind heart, and adventurous spirit touched the lives of everyone she met, and her memory will live on forever in the hearts of those who loved her.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, LUCAN on Thursday, May 4th from 5-7 PM, all who knew her are welcome to attend. Registration for visitation is appreciated. Please click “Register Now” below to register.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Karen’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Childcan, or your local animal shelter, charities that were close to Karen’s heart.
I first met Karen at a dog show many years ago. She was the kindest and most thoughtful friend one could ever have. Thank you for being such a dear friend…always there to share a laugh and to give a hug when it was needed. You will be missed.
Paul and Noreen Burns
So sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. Remember her and Eva from Birch Pine Park. It was such a treat to have her and Eva visit us in New Brunswick.
Paul and Noreen Burns
Will always remember Karen from Birch Pine Park. It was a treat to have her and Eva visit us in New Brunswick. She will be missed.
Sending my condolences to the family. We will miss Karen and Eva’s presence at the park. Things change in a moment. Thankful for the memories of conversations and just seeing Karen and Eva walking the park and enjoying their surroundings
So sorry to hear of Karen’s passing my condolence to hear family.
So sorry to hear about the passing of Karen. Condolences to her family.
Karen’s theme for her year as Governor MWO District Optimist International was “Together for the Kids”.
I was proud to be a part of her team that year serving as a Lt. Gov.
Karen put a lot of effort into her time as the leader for our District. She wanted the members to have fun, be involved, and work “together for the kids” so that the youth in our communities could have the opportunity to grow and be the best they could be.
Karen had true Optimist spirit!
I worked closely with Karen at LHSC and she was very devoted to her work. She completed her work with caution and diligence so that the computer systems remained operational at all times. It was a pleasure to work with Karen. She was always happy to share stories about her dogs and horse. More recently, I would often run into Karen at a local diner as we both waited for our pick-up orders. She would lovingly reminisce about her trips out east. My sincere condolences to her family! She will be missed.
Governor Elect Rick Gillespie
My condolences to the family of Karen. She made her mark on the Optimist Clubs in the MidWestern Ontario District during her tenure as Governor. Her work enabled clubs across the region to work together to enrich the lives of youth, the community and our members.
Nadene & Phil Bedell
Sincere condolences to Karen’s family and friend, Eva. Karen was a joy to visit with when she would often come by to check on her beloved Pan when he was boarded here.
So sad to hear of Karen’s passing. She was a wonderful neighbour for many years.
So sorry, Ross, on sudden loss of Karen. Our thoughts are with you, Susan, Peter, & Jacob.
Love, Hanford & Phyllis Brace
So sorry to hear of Karen’s sudden passing My sympathies to her family and friends. She’ll be remembered as a kind caring friend.
To Karen’s family and friends, I worked with Karen at LHSC for many years. Karen was a lovely person. I always enjoyed our chats and laughter. May all the wonderful memories you created with Karen help you during this difficult time. Rest in peace Karen, you will be missed.
What a wonderful person you were Karen, heaven has definitely gained a new angel. R.I.P.
sincere condolences to the family ❤️
George & Marion Andrews
Karen and Eva will be truely missed at Birch Pine. Condolences to the family.
Ross and Susan so sorry to hear of the loss of your Sister and Sue’s sister-in- law. May the Lord comfort you during this time
So sorry to hear this news. I worked with Karen for several years at LHSC and she was very instrumental in the successes of the early days of our electronic patient record journey. She had a passion for doing her best work, and an even greater passion for the people she served in her work. I loved following her adventures on Facebook after she retired and learned of her passion for camping, the Optimists and family.
Rest in peace Karen, and condolences to the family.
To Karen’s family,
I worked periodically with Karen at LHSC.
Although we didn’t work closely together, we would pass each other in the halls and in the cafeteria. She always had a smile.
I’m very sorry for your loss.
So very sorry to hear about Karen. I worked with Karen for many years during her time as a database administrator at LHSC; she was passionate about her work and clearly got great joy out of doing her job well. She always had a smile on her face, whether she was talking about work or her horses and dogs. My condolences to the whole family.
I have known Karen for a number of years through the Optimist organization and know Karen to be a person who is passionate about encouraging and empowering the youth, about the need for organizations like Childcan and Karen put her passion into action whenever the opportunity presented itself. She showed love and respect for her four legged friends, with a special place in her heart for Eva. Karen is missed. I wish to offer my condolences to all of Karen’s family and friends.
We are sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. Ralph and I had so many fun visits with her in Ontario and the U.S. Met her at OTRA many years ago and joined up to trail ride in New York State at Otter Creek trail system where we had great adventures. She will be missed by us and so many others. Condolence to her family!
Ross & Family–I can’t express how gutted, shocked & saddened I am with Karens sudden death–We’ve been close friends for many years since we joined the Ontario Trail Riders Assoc. in 1984–we become volunnteers together for any OTRA Trail Rides, Camps & many events OTRA undertook-when we had no horses, we continued our adventures, –she was the best person ever, so kind & compassinnate to all who knew her–RIP my good friend-you will be so missed
Leslie Gloor Duncan
I didn’t know Karen well but we met at a few Optimist events. She was warm, kind and very positive. She will absolutely be missed. Deepest condolences to her friends and family.
We are so sorry for your loss. Karen touched so many people with her kindness, compassion for animals, and commitment to community. She will be remembered sincerely. To Ross Susan and Peter, we send our deepest condolences. Love Deb and Ted
Paul & Carol Lee Rowan
Ross, Susan ,Jacob ,
So sorry for your loss, such a shock for all. Our sincere condolences and may she RIP
Dear Karen and eva were a 😄 delight to meet! Loved her knowledge of wealth and humor shared at birch pines Park! Condolences for the big loss!!!!
May you know God’s peace and comfort in this time of sorrow. I met Karen through the optimist district of Midwestern Ontario. I loved her positive outlook on everything she participated in. Always had an optimistic view and shared her positivity with everyone she met!
Julie Bedford (Colfax)
My condolences to Karen’s family. I enjoyed my time with her as we worked together as members of the Lucan Optimists. She will be missed.
I was shocked to hear of Karen no longer being with us. We had breakfast together just in February, and I was going to send her a note so we an get together again. I got to know Karen through the Optimist but we were friends after. She has been to my house, I was at her house met Ava her precious dog. She always was so kind, so friendly and such a good person to have around. She was just telling me how excited she is that the camp ground might be opening in mid April, loved the outdoors, Karen also loved to visit her family in New Brunswick and enjoyed family times. I will miss you Karen, love you forever.
Marg and Don Otterbein
Sorry for your loss. Karen and Eva were neighbors at the campground. We always enjoyed her company and our chats about many things, especially her trips down east. She will be missed.
Sincere condolences. Karen was such a nice person and will be greatly missed. I loved talking to her about her camping at her brothers place in NB and her love for Eva. Her dedication to the Optimist Club here in Lucan as well as Carling Heights was amazing. I know I can speak for the Lucan Optimist club members and say, You will be greatly missed Karen.
Our condolences to Karen’s family. Not knowing her name Eva and Owner (Karen) would meet my son ( Londober Flyer deliver) each week she was home from camping or holidays with family. We are shocked, she will be missed for sure! Peace surround you all!
Colleen Durston and Buckie
Sending my sympathies to the family. Eva and friends of Karen.
I am deeply sadden by the loss of Karen. She was a good family friend and was always fond of talking to her and my pups always loved playing with Eva. My Family and I will miss her very much.
My deepest sympathy to all of Karen’s family and friends. She was a great co-worker at LHSC many years ago. Sincerely, Rita Rupar
Dear Ross, Susan, Peter and Jacob
We have known Karen for about 15 years. We met her through Optimists and bonded through camping. She became part of our extended family. We have been to many Optimist conventions. We had so much fun. We will miss her so much. She loved attending Optimist functions and also volunteering.
Maidy and Bob Keir
So sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. She was such a proud volunteer and good friend to many. She will be missed.