With heavy hearts we share the news that Karen Anne Carnahan, daughter of Raymond and Delores Kuiack of Pembroke passed away unexpectedly on the afternoon of Thursday, January 24, 2019 in Blind River during a courageous battle against cancer at the age of 64. Karen will be deeply missed by many friends and family in Blind River, the entire Ottawa Valley, Prince Edward County and beyond. Left to mourn is her beloved husband Wayne, her daughters Lisa Scheltema (Terence) and Crystal Middaugh (Colin), along with her much adored Grandchildren Cameron, Caelynn, Chase, Adelyne and Rihanna. In addition, she is also survived by her younger siblings Marybeth, Kevin, Raydean, Rhonda and their families. She was part of a very large and loving family that included many cousins, aunts, uncles and she will be forever missed by all.
Karen was most happy spending time with, and talking about, family, putting on a holiday feast and reading enormous amounts of books. She will also be missed by the many squirrels, chipmunks and occasional bear that she kept well fed. Hands down, she made the best butter tarts. She enjoyed the outdoors, time at the trailer and preparing for the next family holiday or special occasion. She was very proud of her hometown, Blind River where she lived for almost 40 years. She was an active member of the community, including more than 10 years volunteering as an administrator with the Blind River Beavers of the NOJHL. She was the only female to be awarded the Executive of the Year (2003-2004) of the league.
There will not be a funeral at this time, but a celebration of Karen’s life and burial ceremony will take place in the Spring.