After a long, courageous struggle with kidney failure, Karen passed peacefully at LHSC-University Hospital, London on Thursday, February 7, 2019, at the age of 54. Loving mother of Sarah and Josh Knip, Jason Neevel and Mandy Purcell, and Lisa and Brett Oud all originally of Exeter. Adored Nana of Caleb, Keagan, Avery, Hudson, and Nora. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Brenda and Dave Erb of Dashwood, Pauline and Ed Monden of Brodhagen, Irene and Morris Van De Walle of St. Marys, Mona and Graham Hennigar of Nova Scotia, Brian and Jen Brand of St. Marys, and Julia and Darrin Reid of Nova Scotia. Predeceased by her parents Simon Brand and Rennie Wynja.
Visitation will be held at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, EXETER on Sunday evening from 6-8 PM. The memorial service will be held at the Exeter Christian Reformed Church, 330 Huron Street West, Exeter on Monday, February 11th at 11 AM with Pastor Kevin teBrake officiating. Cremation with private family interment Exeter Cemetery.
For those who wish, donations to London Health Sciences Foundation- Dialysis Unit.