LEWKO KarenPosted: December 3rd, 2014
It is with heavy hearts, that we announce the passing of Karen Doreen (nee Erickson) Lewko on Saturday November 29, 2014 at the age of 64 years, after a lengthy illness. Besides her husband and best friend, Darrel, Karen is survived by daughter Candace Lewko, son Todd (Karen) Lewko, grandchildren Thomas and Aiden Lewko, and Chanteal, Brendon, and Adam Palmer; mother-in-law Jeanette Lewko, brother-in-law Allan (Kitty) Lewko, sister-in-law Colette (Larry) Jones, and numerous extended family members. Karen was predeceased by her parents John and Ada (Babs) Virginia Erickson, and sister, Barbara Jeanne. Karen was born and raised near Camrose, Alberta. She married Darrel in 1969 in Lethbridge, where they owned and operated Park-Nielsen Dry Cleaners, for 25 years. Darrel and Karen spent many happy, early years with family and friends on vacations, and in retirement, made the transition to the Castle Mountain area, where Karen spent over 20 years working at Castle Mountain Ski Resort, first starting as the Food and Beverage manager of the T-Bar Pub, and then later was Employee and Guest Services Manager. Like her father, John Erickson (VE6NB), Karen was also a Ham Radio Operator. Her call letters, VE6KDL, were well known throughout the Southern Alberta area. Karen had made a huge impact on the community of Pincher Creek. Her life was to have people happy. A public viewing took place on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Snodgrass Funeral Home (1101 Main Street, Pincher Creek, AB). A "Celebration of Happiness" will be held at 2:00 pm at the Pincher Creek Community Hall on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. Everyone is welcome. The interment will be held at Wilhelmina Lutheran Church, near Camrose, AB. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Karens name to the Canadian Mental Health Association at CMHA@ca or to the Canadian Red Cross in the gift of Food, Warmth, or Comfort, on line at www.redcross.ca/givewhatmatters. Snodgrass Funeral Homes entrusted by the Family with Funeral Arrangements.