STEVELY - Karen Lily (nee Leech) - Aug. 18, 1947, Jan. 15, 2021. On Friday, January 15, 2021, nearly 5 years after her beloved husband Terry passed, Karen passed away after her own brief battle with cancer. Mom to Trent and Derek, mother-in-law to Lana and Rennae, grandma of Corwin and Brooklyn and sister to Paul (Ian). Karen was an RN for over 40 years and worked around the province, wherever Terry's RCMP career took the family. Predeceased by her parents Ernie and Eva Leech and born to them in Glenavon, Karen valued and cherished incredible friendships she made throughout her life. Words can not express what these life-long friends and close neighbours meant to mom and our family. Thank you to the nurses and care-givers at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre who gave her care and comfort during her final hours. Fitting it was in a place and with people she knew so well.
A celebration of her life was held on Wednesday, January 20th 2021 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Deborah Smith of Westview United Church officiating. Music played was 'Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness' and 'In the Quiet Curve of Evening'. Son Trent read scripture and also gave the eulogy on behalf of he and his brother. Should Covid restrictions permit, the family looks forward to seeing friends and neighbors at the interment which will occur later this year in Regina. Memorials to the Regina Humane Society or the Saskatchewan branch of the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.