Karen Mary Meier was born July 20, 1950 in Ponoka, Alberta. She was the second of 13 children born to Frank and Theresa Meier. She grew up on the family farm northwest of Kirriemuir, Alberta and attended Altario School from Grades 1-12.
On December 12, 1969 Karen married the love of her life, Calvin Lakevold and together they welcomed four children. Darcy (1974), Daryl (1976), Michelle (1980), and Bobby (1978).
Their family soon grew with the addition of a daughter in law and son in law, followed by 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Karen adored her family. She took an active role in the things that her kids participated in such as leading 4-H. As a Grandma, she never missed a ball or hockey game, rodeo, or gymnastics recital.
Gardening and baking were two great passions in her life. She took pride in her large garden and yard and spent many hours planting, weeding, tilling and harvesting. She loved to cook and if you were ever invited to her home, you never left hungry. Her buns and pies were second to none and she enjoyed spoiling those she loved with her treats!
She also loved spending time at the family cabin at Capt. Ayre Lake. She often said that it was her “happy place,” as it was so quiet and peaceful. She could always be found on the front deck, sitting in her chair with her nose in a good book and a coffee close at hand.
Karen passed away peacefully on March 29, 2022 at Provost Health Center after a short and courageous battle with Cancer.
She will be forever missed and lovingly remembered by her loving husband of 52 years, Calvin; children, Darcy (Brenda) Lakevold, Michelle (Travis) Peacock, and Bobby Lakevold; grandchildren, Kellie (Dylyn) Mohr, Kerry (Amy) Lakevold, Klayton, Kody, Evan, Kenzie, Emmett, Kahle; great grandchildren Scarlett, Layton, and Kash; siblings, Lorna Jack, Marge (Jerry) Tripp, Ben Meier, Peggy (Harold) Busby, Bob (Pat Therrien) Meier, Martin (Colleen) Meier, Christine Meier, Linda (Jerry) Jakubec, Gina (Joe) Lukey, Tom (Lois) Meier; siblings in law, Gerald (Joyce) Lakevold, Carol (Les) Ferguson, Shirley (Don) Thompson, Maryanne (Gean) Faber, Janet Lakevold Boake, Yvonne (Gord) Jennings. As well as her numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and relatives. She will also be missed by her special friend of many years Irene Young.
Karen was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Theresa Meier; Brothers; Gary Meier, and Leonard Meier; Father and Mother in law, Osborne and Clara Lakevold; son, Daryl; nephews, Rodrick Ferguson and Joshua Boake; and Brother in laws, Lee Boake and Bill Jack.
A funeral service for Karen will be held on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Central Lutheran Church with Pastor Paul McCormick officiating. Interment will follow at the Skyline Cemetery.
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