Harpell, Karen Heather

Karen Harpell passed away with her daughter and grandson by her side at Chapman House Hospice in Owen Sound on Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 at the age of 66.

Born on March 21, 1954 in Burk’s Falls, she was a daughter of the late Ronald and Evelyn (nee Frederick) Jarick.

Karen loved Rock n’ Roll and it could never be turned up loud enough. She loved to dance and truly enjoyed life. She could talk forever about anything and everything.  Her infectious smile and laugh will be remembered forever by all of those who knew and loved her.  She is now at peace.

Karen will be lovingly remembered and missed by her daughter and best friend Sarah Harpell and son-in-law Steve McGowan. She was the proud ‘Granny’ of Ryan Capeluck.

Karen was the dear sister of Lynda Hepinstall and her husband Glen, and aunt of Tara Hepinstall (Neil), Ted Hepinstall and great aunt of Jaya, Monique, and Ali. She cherished the time she spent with her many aunts, cousins and extended family and friends.  She will be missed terribly by  ‘Sweet Lola’, her poodle who was also a caregiver and nurse when she needed it most.  Karen was predeceased by her brother John Jarick and her husband William Twitchin.

Cremation has taken place and there will be a celebration of Karen’s life in the near future when family and friends can safely gather to celebrate her life the way she would want it to be celebrated.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Chapman House Hospice or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E, Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.   www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca


Karen’s life will be celebrated in the near future when family and friends can safely gather to celebrate her life the way she would want it to be celebrated.

Donations: Chapman House Hospice or Canadian Cancer Society.
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Karrie Williams
    Thursday, September 24, 2020

    That message perfectly describes the amazing Karen I knew.
    She had a larger than life personality and we are honoured to have had her come into our lives.
    Sarah we are always here for you and love you all so very much.
    Rest in paradise Karen xox

    Karrie, Rich and Chase Williams x

  2. Kay Clitheroe
    Friday, September 25, 2020

    Dearest Sarah & family & lovely Lola

    Your Mom was a fearless brave warrior. I admired her courage.
    Although she would of been completely justified, she never once complained about the pain, anxiety, anguish & illness she faced during her long battle.

    Your Mom adored you Sarah. You both shared many awesome experiences while travelling and going to concerts. All made possible by her wonderful daughter.

    I will surely miss the annual tradition of “Karen & Lola’s summer vacation “ with me, as will the other girls that came to visit Karen and arranged outings and activities for us during her stay.

    There will be a star that shines brighter than all the rest Sarah. You are a bright light. You are responsible for the bright light that was your Mom. The brightness of her star will shine down on you always. You will always be guided & watched over by the brightest star.
    You will always know that the brightest star is Mom.

    Bless you Sarah
    You are in my thoughts & prayers.


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