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MacNeil, Karen Lynn

Posted By Obits On December 11, 2009 @ 11:28 am In Obituaries | 69 Comments

MacNeil,

MacNEIL – Karen Lynn, 61, of Liverpool, passed away peacefully at home on December 9th, 2009 surrounded by family and close friends.

                 Born in Liverpool, she was a d daughter of the late Bertram J. and Pearl M. (Dexter) MacNeil.

                 Karen worked at Bowater Mersey Paper Company for 30 years in various positions most notably, Secretary to the President. After leaving Bowater she had various other employment opportunities before taking the “plunge” into , what would seem to be “her calling”, a seniors’ boarding home. She truly loved each and every person who made her home theirs. She so enjoyed providing a loving and caring home-like experience for each of her residents. In her spare time she loved tending to her beautiful gardens. She was a member of Arbutus Chapter # 30 Order of the Eastern Star and was past member of the Queens County Garden Club.

She is survived and sadly missed by her only daughter Michele (Darrell) Richards. Grandchildren: Jessica and Justin. Her Brothers: Bertram Jr. “Bert” of Thompson, MN. William “Billy” (Anne) of Conquerall Mills. Nieces Erin, Amber and Melanie. Nephews Tyler and Tyson.

She was predeceased by her brother David.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool, where visitation will be held from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. and a memorial service at 2:00 p.m., Sunday December 13th. A private family burial will follow in Zion United Cemetery, Payzant Street. Family flowers only, donations may be made to Queens General Hospital Foundation or to The Lodge That Gives. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com



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Condolence from Marsha Crawford on December 11th, 2009 11:36 am

Dear Michelle and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Your mother was a very special and caring person. She was also very brave with her illness and always tried to keep a positive attitude. It was so obvious that she cared deeply for the wellbeing of the people she was looking after when she would pick up prescriptions for them at the store. I will miss her. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Sincerely,
Marsha Crawford

Condolence from doug and sylvia zwicker on December 11th, 2009 12:16 pm

We are sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Condolence from brian and kim mansfield on December 11th, 2009 12:18 pm

prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Gordon and Anne Peverill on December 11th, 2009 12:49 pm

Michelle….We were so very saddened to hear of your Mum’s death. Our deepest sympathies to the family. She will be missed.

Condolence from Donna & Dave Wamboldt on December 11th, 2009 1:04 pm

Dear Michelle & Family,
So sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Karen certainly will be missed by all. She never walk past us with a smile and hello.

Condolence from Robert and Sally Fader on December 11th, 2009 1:14 pm

Michelle and family:

So sorry to hear of your Mum’s passing. She was a wonderful person and will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Condolence from Paul, Mary Lou and Brandon Smith on December 11th, 2009 1:14 pm

Dear Michelle (Darren), Burt, Bill (Anne) and Family,

We were saddenned to learn of Karen’s passing.

Our deepest sympathy, and condolences to you.

May the Blessings Be

Condolence from Walter&Sherri Miller on December 11th, 2009 1:30 pm

Michelle and family:
We are so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing.She was such a caring person and loved her new passion ,Looking after people.She was great at what she did ,as I know from working with some of her clients,they truly loved her.Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time.
Walter & Sherri

Condolence from Sylvia and George Norman on December 11th, 2009 1:35 pm

We remember Karen as a good neighbour when we lived on main Street . Karen will be missed by all who knew her. Sincere condolences. Sylvia and George Norman

Condolence from Peggy Hatt on December 11th, 2009 1:46 pm

I am so sorry to hear of Karen’s passing , she fought a brave battle .I grew up in the same neighborhood with Karen and went to school with her …She was always smiling and we had a lot of fun in the classroom .Her family is in my prayers …She will be missed by many ..

Condolence from Deb and Chuck Sponagle-Taylor on December 11th, 2009 1:57 pm

Michele and Karen’s family and friend’s ,
karen was just that a kind gentle soul and it saddens our hearts to think of her gone but as you will see in time you will find her with you in so many ways.
Karen took such great care of our Dad, Mort and we were forever gratful.
God Bless you all and keep you strong at this sad time. We will rejoice in her life.

Condolence from Bud & Judy Huey on December 11th, 2009 2:46 pm

So sorry to hear of Karen”s passing. Our prayers & thoughts are with you all.

Condolence from Duane and Elsie Olsen on December 11th, 2009 3:31 pm

Michele, Darrell, Jesicca and Justin
Sorry to hear about your mom, wish we were closer,please know our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Condolence from Christine and Lowell Baker on December 11th, 2009 3:53 pm

We are so very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Our thoughts are with you all. God Bless.

Condolence from Sandra Turpin on December 11th, 2009 4:00 pm

Dear Michelle and Family:

I was deeply saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. God Bless.

Condolence from Mary MacRae on December 11th, 2009 4:47 pm

Michelle and Family:

I was so saddened to hear of your Loss, in the weeks and months to come, may you take comfort in all your wonderful memories of her, during her time with us!

Condolence from Janet Mattatall on December 11th, 2009 5:03 pm

To Michelle, Bert, Billy and all family members:
I know of the pain and feeling of loss that you are going through at this difficult time in your lives. Karen was a very caring person and she will be missed by all who knew her. If you need me, I am just a phone call away. Take care of yourselves and God Bless you all. Janet

Condolence from Michelle Colp and Family on December 11th, 2009 5:07 pm

Dear Michelle and Family:

So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Nothing can really ever prepare you for this day but remember that you have many friends and family to help you through this difficult time. Our thoughts are with you all.

Condolence from Perry Potter on December 11th, 2009 5:19 pm

So sorry to hear of Karen’s passing .She was a very sweet lady and will be missed by all those who knew her..

Condolence from Jean DesRosiers and Fordney “Bud” Volkmer on December 11th, 2009 6:12 pm

We extend to you our deepest condolences on the loss of Karen. Our prayers are with you. May the blessing of Heaven be upon Karen and you.

Condolence from kendra on December 11th, 2009 7:08 pm

So sorry to hear of Karen’s passing .She was a very sweet lady and will be missed by all those who knew her..

Condolence from Craig Stuart & Maria Labour on December 11th, 2009 7:16 pm

Michele & Family….Sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Thinking of you and sending our deepest sympathy. Take care.

Condolence from Jessie,Richard&Pat Conrad on December 11th, 2009 7:41 pm

We were very sorry to hear of Karen’s passing.God bless you all in this most difficult time.Thank you all for the wonderful care that Jessie recieved under Karen’s care,Jessie is very saddened and expressed many times of the love and respect she had for your mom Michelle,she loves you all.Please feel free to contact us at any time if there is anything we can do for you. Blessings.

Condolence from Brenda and Bob Lohnes and Marjorie Conrad on December 11th, 2009 7:41 pm

Michele and Family and Debbie
We were saddened to hear of Karen’s passing but relieved that her battle is over and now she is in a better place where there is no more pain or suffering. She took such good care of Mom when she lived with her and I am sure will always be in a special place in Mom’s heart. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you at this time and may it comfort you to know that she made such a difference in so many people’s lives with her caring way. She will never be forgotten.

Condolence from Tim & Gloria-Stonehaven Lodge on December 11th, 2009 8:09 pm

Dear Michelle,
So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. We talked several times during the past 4 years and you could tell she was very passionate about the work she was doing. God Bless.

Condolence from Lloyd and Barbara Naugler on December 11th, 2009 8:41 pm

Michelle and family, We were so very sorry to hear of your Mom”s passing and although she put up a good fight the time came for her to rest in God”s eternal care.I have fond memories of our school days together and will always think fondly of her.God bless you all at this most difficult time.

Condolence from bev and chris Amirault on December 11th, 2009 9:11 pm

so sorry to hear about your mom passing away Michele, I know it will be hard to go through but always remember the memories of your mom that is something you will have to hold on to forever . Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Condolence from john bain on December 11th, 2009 9:55 pm

so saddened to hear of karens passing. she will be missed by many ,but, will always remain in our hearts

Condolence from Hughina “Hughie” Grant on December 12th, 2009 3:53 am

To all who loved Karen,

My sincerest condolences on the loss of this lovely lady.

Always,

Hughie

Condolence from Maryann Roy on December 12th, 2009 7:19 am

Dear Michele and family. So sorry about your mom.,Even though she and your dad had divorced many years ago ,we still considered her our sister in law,and we loved her dearly.

Condolence from Allan & Beth LaRocque on December 12th, 2009 7:24 am

Michelle & Family..we were saddened on hearing of Karen’s passing.She was brave and courageous in fighting her illness and to the end she was dedicated towards my mom and fellow ladies in her care.Rest in peace Karen..Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family.

Condolence from Vicki Roach on December 12th, 2009 7:55 am

Michele, Darryl and family… I was saddened to hear of Karen’s passing. I’m so glad I got to spend a bit of time with her when she and Mom were roommates in the hospital. Mom really enjoyed her company. Karen’s spirit and courage shone. She never gave up and that should be an inspiration to all of us.

Condolence from Stephanie Miller on December 12th, 2009 8:21 am

Michelle,

So sad to hear of your Mom’s passing.
Such a wonderful, wonderful woman.
Sending a great big hug your way.

Stephanie

Condolence from Dot & Fred Lohnes on December 12th, 2009 8:47 am

Michelle and family, So sorry to hear of your Moms passing Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Pamel(Bolivar)Mansfield on December 12th, 2009 9:49 am

Dear Michele
So sorry to hear of your mom`s passing. I have great memories of having your family as neighbors growing up. Your mom was always so friendly and gracious with the most fabulous smile.

I seen her awhile ago getting her hair done at Heather`s. She was trying out a new hairstyle and it looked absolutely beautiful on her. We laughed and remenised.

I didn`t hear that she was sick until two days ago…my thought and prayers are with you in your time of need…..she for sure will be the next angel.

xoxo

Condolence from Bruce and Edith [Hyde] Saunders on December 12th, 2009 11:16 am

Bruce and Edith share your sorrow.Karen was a lovely person,who
enjoyed helping others,and had plans to expand her ”boarding home”.
Although we cannot be with you at this time,you all will be in our
thoughts and prayers.
Deepest Sympathy.
Bruce and Edith.

Condolence from Kirk & Donna Whynot on December 12th, 2009 1:45 pm

Sorry to hear about your mom.

Condolence from Jim & Beulah Mitton on December 12th, 2009 1:50 pm

Our deepest Sympathy to all the family.
sincerely Jim & Beulah

Condolence from Nancy & Vernon Oickle on December 12th, 2009 2:24 pm

Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time …..

Condolence from christina & jamie munro on December 12th, 2009 3:02 pm

Dear Michele and family
So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing…
our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time

Condolence from Tracy Samuels on December 12th, 2009 3:15 pm

Michele, Darrell and family:
I was so very saddened to hear about your Moms passing. She was part of my life when Kevin and I were just dating and when we were just married. I will always remember eating smoked oysters Christmas Eve with her at her apartment….We reconnected again with me doing Home Support. Your Mom was a very special lady with so much love and compassion. She certainly will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. If there is anything we can do please call. (((hugs)))
Tracy, Kevin, Braden and Bryce Samuels

Condolence from marlene steph gaudet on December 12th, 2009 3:55 pm

So sorry michele to hear of your mom passing,,everytime i seen her,she always had a smile,,she will be miss by many

Condolence from Lana Grezaud on December 12th, 2009 4:02 pm

Michele..so sorry for your loss……thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time….

Condolence from Zona Hatt on December 12th, 2009 7:33 pm

I am so sorry to hear about Karen. She was a strong lady who fought a hard battle,but whenever I saw her she always had a smile and a positive attitude. My deepest sympathy to all who loved her.Memories live on forever so she’ll always be close by.God be with you all.
Sincerely
Zona Hatt

Condolence from Shirley & Paul Shot on December 13th, 2009 6:10 am

Michele and family: During this sad and difficult time in your lives please know we are thinking of you all. Karen was a special lady with a big smile and a huge heart. xoxox

Condolence from Heather & Kelley on December 13th, 2009 7:35 am

Dear Michelle, Darrell, Jessica & Justin
We both wanted you to know that we are thinking of you all today as you celebrate Karen’s life. She will be missed so much by so many. Keep smiling dear even at this most difficult time and know that she is in a very beautiful place as she, your grandparents, David and Charlie all watch over you all.
Our love to you all…..

Condolence from clyde trimper on December 13th, 2009 9:47 am

michele and family sorry of the loss of your mon thoughts and prayers are with you

Condolence from The children of Tina Burrows, Glace Bay on December 13th, 2009 11:15 am

Dear Michele and family, Bert , Billy and their families,
We offer our condolences to you all. We will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
We have fond memories of our visits to Bud and Pearl where we would meet you sometimes.
You also have good memories which will keep their love for us alive.
May God bless you and bring peace to your hearts at this difficult time.
Sisters Martha Eileen and Agnes Burrows, Tina and Pudge Mosher and family, Murray, Kay, Carol, Cheryl amd Martha.

Condolence from Valerie Grezaud on December 13th, 2009 11:18 am

Dear Michelle & Family
I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. I will always remember her & the good times we had over the years !!!! My thoughts & Prayers are with you all at this sad time !!!!
Sincerely
Valerie Grezaud

Condolence from Jane Hansen (formerly Sprague & Colp) on December 13th, 2009 11:33 am

To Karen’s Family: I knew Karen as we grew up and later worked with her at Bowater. She was always a soft and gentle person and that really began to shine through when she opened her home to care for others. She made a difference in people’s lives and I’m sure God has a place n Heaven for her. May she rest in peace.

Jane Hansen

Condolence from Barbara Brooks on December 13th, 2009 12:10 pm

Dear Michelle and Family: I was sorry to hear about Karen’s passing. She will be greatly missed in our town. Love to all Barb.Brooks, Liverpool

Condolence from Lindsay Whynot on December 13th, 2009 1:18 pm

Dear Michelle And Family:
My Thoughts and prayers are with you guys at this very hard time…No one can ever prepare for this day, it’s the hardest of them all, i cant even imagine. My Thoughs and prayers are with you <3 Take care xo

Condolence from Peggy Kelley on December 13th, 2009 4:10 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow.

Condolence from Catherine MacEachern and Rhonda Perry on December 14th, 2009 5:27 am

Dear Michelle:

You are in a prayers at this difficult time. Your Mom will be sadly missed.

Cathy and Rhonda

Condolence from Gerald Keddy, MP on December 14th, 2009 5:53 am

Dear Michele and family,

I am sorry to hear of your loss and extend my deepest condolences. Your mother, Karen, will be deeply missed by her friends and family. May you find comfort and support in the days that lie ahead.

Sincerest Regards,

Gerald Keddy, MP
South Shore-St. Margaret’s

Condolence from Tammi (Henderson) Hayne on December 14th, 2009 6:23 am

I have fond memories of spending time in Labelle at the family cottage with Karen and the entire MacNeil clan each summer as our families were great friends. The video tribute was beautiful to watch and brought back lots of great memories with Karen and her parents, Bud & Peal who were like grandparents to me. Karen will be sadly missed by her family but trust that she is having a wonderful reunion catching up with her Mom & Dad and is now in a happy place, free of pain.

Condolence from Tina Davies on December 14th, 2009 6:47 am

Michele & Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Tina

Condolence from Lauren Tutty on December 14th, 2009 8:16 am

Michele and family…So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Condolence from Teresa Webb on December 14th, 2009 10:39 am

Dear Michelle,

We were so very sorry to hear about your mom. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,
Teresa Webb, Warren Dobson, Sally Tanner, Kim Panczyk, Peggy Tremblett, Holly Grant and Alicia Cross
Learning Centre, South Queens Junior High School

Condolence from lorne and barb redmond on December 15th, 2009 4:57 am

michelle and family our condolances at this time we are thinking of you

Condolence from Eleanor Roberts on December 15th, 2009 5:41 am

I worked with your mom at Superstore and always found her to be caring, compassionate and full of life. That is how she wound want to be remembered. Take comfort that others share your pain and loss.

Eleanor and family

Condolence from Anne Marie (Comeau) Schroeder on December 15th, 2009 6:14 pm

Dear Michelle and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. We grew up in the same neighborhood and I have fond memories from those days of all your family as well as the years working together with your Mom at Bowaters. My sincere sympathy to you, Bert, Billy and your families. Remembering you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Anne

Condolence from Blanche Comeau Hughes on December 15th, 2009 7:16 pm

Michele, Bert, Billy and families –

At this time, just wanted to let you know that I’m thinking of you and wish you all comfort in those special memories you’ll always have of Karen – all the great times together and photos to treasure. My best memories of Karen were first as neighbours, working at Bowaters; then when she lived in the apartment at my parents’ home – where her door was always open for us to drop by for a visit, which we did and enjoyed very much. It takes a special person and I know Karen was well suited for senior care and would’ve certainly given her all in their care.

Condolence from Gerri Fraelic on December 17th, 2009 1:24 pm

Michelle & Family
Sorry for the loss of your mother. Karen will be missed by many people. Our thoughts are with you.

Condolence from Mark & Rose Wright on December 19th, 2009 11:59 am

Sorry to hear of the passing of your mother, Michelle. Our prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time. God bless!

Condolence from Doug and Linda Lucier. on December 19th, 2009 10:02 pm

So sorry to hear this news . She was too young and this was too soon. Our heartfelt condollances. Loved Karen

Condolence from Vernon & Joyce Hawkes on December 24th, 2009 12:29 pm

We would like to express our sincere condolences to
Karen’s family.
Thinking of you

Condolence from Linda Belo on December 27th, 2009 8:00 am

Dear Michelle;

My condolences are late in coming for whch I apologize but more than anything I am so sorry to know of your loss. Your mother and I had a history of school and work mates as well as being friends. I am afraid I did not know Karen was ill or I would have visited her when I was home. Please know how much I am saddened by her death and know that I share your grief …….

Condolence from Mervin and Bernadette Hartlen on January 3rd, 2010 3:59 pm

Please except our deepest sympathy. Your Mother will be greatly missed her love and courage during her time of illness was a light for us all.

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