Karen Loney Obituary, Death – We bid Karen, our shining light of sunshine, farewell with a broken heart. Hugh and Lue Wilson welcomed Karen into the world in Wetaskiwin, Alberta. Karen cherished exploration and travel. She cherished the memories she had of her time in Turkey and all the enjoyable experiences she shared there with her family and friends. With her numerous friends, Karen enjoyed to go on trips, go skiing, go hiking, play golf, share meals, or just hang out on the terrace with a glass of wine and enjoy each other’s company. Karen studied to become a registered nurse at the University of Alberta. She utilized her nursing training after having children to launch a health and wellness company with Carol Perkins at Mobil Oil.
Her back care program helped a lot of individuals in Alberta learn how to take care of their backs. In the final year of her sickness, Karen began remodeling the cabin to make room for her expanding family. She was able to see through the completion of a sizable renovation project that she directed. Karen approached her sickness with the same tenacity, fortitude, and humor she applied to everything else in her life. We would especially like to thank Dr. Ainsley and the team at the Peter Lougheed Hospital research program for educating and empowering Karen about her condition.
Her devoted husband, dancing partner, and pal of 51 years, Bev Loney, survives her. Hugh Loney and his wife Anna, as well as Heather Spackman and her husband Doug, are the children she leaves behind. Josh, Dani, Michael, Rachel, and baby Kyle, whom Karen adored, will miss spending time at the lake with their Gran very much. She also leaves behind Bev’s brothers Barry and Adrian, as well as their families, as well as her sister Bess Marshall, her brother-in-law Ralph, and her two nieces, Karen and Jody. Fred Wilson, a close family friend and confidant who knew her since they were young, will miss her.
On Saturday, November 29, 2008, at 2:00 pm, a memorial service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North). Send sympathy by visiting www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends wish, memorial contributions may be made directly to the Alberta Lung Association, Station South, P.O. Box 4500, Edmonton, AB T6E 6K2, in Karen’s honor. A tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park in Karen Loney’s honor by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North.