Karen Lorraine McGregor (nee Hummel)

Karen Lorraine McGregor (nee Hummel)

It is with great sadness that the family of Karen McGregor announces her passing on Sunday, September 21, 2014 in Cranbrook.

Karen is survived by her husband Ron of 15 years, son Colton Demchuk, step-sons Mitch McGregor and Devin McGregor, parents Alfred and Evelyn Hummel, brother Alfred Hummel, nephew Alfons, sister Carolyn Hummel (Gord Stensrud), father-in-law Tom (Marcella) McGregor, mother-in-law Jane Keegan, brother-in-law Robert (Kim) McGregor, niece Katie, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Karen fought an extremely lengthy battle with MS and earlier this year was diagnosed with leukemia. Karen was exceptionally strong willed and motivated to live every day to the fullest.

Her favourite quote was:

“Learn from Yesterday

Live for Today

HOPE for Tomorrow”

Karen was very involved with the Cranbrook MS Support Group, and Big Brothers and Big Sisters. She also enjoyed Kootenay Ice hockey games very much.

A memorial service for Karen will be held on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 10:00 am at the Cranbrook Alliance Church (1200 – Kootenay Street North) with a reception to follow at the Fraternal Order Of Eagles Hall (715 – Kootenay Street North). In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in Karen’s memory may do so to the: Easy Kootenay MS Support Group, c/o John Leasak, #401, 2011 – 2nd Street North, Cranbrook, British Columbia, V1C 3L4.

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