Karen Louise Lay passed away suddenly in her home in Penticton on November 19, 2015. Born on June 4, 1962, she was predeceased by her parents Robert and Rose Lay and her siblings Mervin, Judy and Cyndie. Karen is survived by her siblings Neil, Russell, Sharon and Terry and her children April (Jeff) Matser, Veronica (Michael) McGhee and Robert Brown. She is also survived by her grandchildren Kaleb, Jasper and Cormac and nieces and nephews. Karen was a loyal friend who will be missed by Terry L’Heureux and Wayne Machan, among many other friends. She loved to laugh, spend time outdoors, play softball and spend time with friends and family. Karen was a charismatic, intelligent and powerful woman who inspired many people with her strength and courage.
“I take my love, take it down. I climb a mountain and turn around. And if you see my reflection
in the snow-covered hills….”
Karen’s Service will take place in her beloved community of Naramata, BC in the spring. In lieu
of flowers, please donate to the Penticton and
Area Women’s Centre.