Karen Mooney

(Winnifred) Karen Mooney (nee Driscoll; 1937-2015)

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Karen Mooney (Driscoll) on December 16, 2015.  She is survived by her loving husband, Gordon; her daughters, Linda (Art), Katherine (Robert); her son, Michael (Rosemary); five grandchildren, six siblings, and many nieces and nephews.  She is predeceased by her son, Patrick; her parents, Michael and Beatrice Driscoll; and two siblings.

Karen was born in Osoyoos, British Columbia on August 24, 1937.  When she was 17 years old she left her home in Rossland and travelled alone by train to Quebec where she joined the Air Force as a clerk typist and met Gordon.  They married, had four children, and settled in Rossland to raise their family.  She worked for 30 years as the receptionist in the dental office in Rossland.  They retired to Kelowna and had many adventures travelling around Canada, the United States, and Mexico.  Karen loved to travel and see new things but also enjoyed a local Sunday drive.

She was an extraordinary woman:  big of heart, adventurous, determined, and kind.  Her energy, enthusiasm, and happiness were contagious.  She had a true gift of friendship and enjoyed many wonderful friends throughout her life.  She believed strongly that volunteerism contributed to the quality of society, was involved in many organizations that helped others, and always gave selflessly of her time.  She will be greatly missed with loving memories.

There will be a service at Sacred Heart Parish in Rossland and a memorial at Holiday Park in spring 2016.

We would like to thank all the staff at The Hospice House for their kind and compassionate care in looking after Karen so well.  If you wish, please send donations to The Hospice House at 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna BC V1Y 2Z6

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