Karn – Joyce (Dowler) of St. Thomas passed away on Saturday March 15, 2013 at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Jack Karn (2006) and loving mother of John and his wife Henrietta Karn of R.R.3 St. Thomas, Barb and her husband Walt Molinaro of R.R. 5 St. Thomas and David and his wife Linda Karn of R.R. 1 Sparta. Much loved grandmother of Ryan, Kyle and Tyler Karn, Darrin, Luke and Mitchell Molinaro and Leanna and Miranda Karn. Predeceased by brother Bob Dowler (2010). Loved sister-in-law of Priscilla Dowler (Vic Hindley) of Union. Dear sister-in-law of Eva Graham (Red), Eunice Norman, Corlee Brown, Yvonne Karn and brother-in-law of Bob Karn (Barb). Joyce was born in St. Thomas on December 17th, 1930, the daughter of the late George and Winnifred (Harrison) Dowler. She owned and operated Dowler-Karn Ltd., with her late husband Jack and her family. Joyce enjoyed life but cherished her grandchildren, the family cottage on Lake Temiskaming and their private collection of petroleum memorabilia.
The family will receive friends at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Joyce’s life will be held at First United Church (corner of St. George and Curtis Sts.) on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Remembrances may be made to the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation or the Ivy Eye Clinic, London.