KAREN LYNNE KUZNIAKPosted: January 27th, 2014
January 14, 1945 ~ January 22, 2014
Karen Lynne Kuzniak, beloved wife, of Peter James Kuzniak passed away peacefully at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at the age of 69 years. Karen was born in Coronach, SK. and was raised on a farm while attending Coronach School. Sharing a life together for the past 20 years, Karen married Peter on April 17, 2008, in Las Vegas. Karen was a devote member of the HIllcrest Church. She worked managing various hotels over the course of more than 20 years. Some of Karens fondest memories were the many friends and patrons she met through those years. She was a strong willed woman, fiesty at times and very hard working as she excelled at everything she did. Karen enjoyed watching curling, baseball games, playing BINGO, travelling and especially time visiting with her family. Her most memorable occasion was the birth of her great- granddaughter, Peyten in 2009. Left to cherish Karens memory are her husband, Peter Kuzniak; beloved mother of, Terri (Bret) grandmother of Chelsey, Travis; great-granddaughter Peyten Ann; Troy (Karen) Kessler and their children, Paige, Dax; Lance Trihub; step daughter, Tammy Kuzniak (Rick Stephenson) and her children, Kristi, Nicole, Ryan; siblings, Helen Wagner, Bryan (Marlene) Duncan, Linda Volk, Cheryl Baniulis, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Karen was predeceased by her parents, John & Anne Duncan (1988), John Jack Alfred Duncan (2008); mother-in-law, Teenie Kuzniak (1996); brothers-in-law, Darryl Baniulis (2003), Alvin Wagner (2006) and Edward Kuzniak (1998). The celebration of Karens life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Mark Bolender officiating and a luncheon following immediately thereafter in the Cook Southland Reception Center. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made in Karens name directly to the Palliative Care Unit, Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, 666 – 5 Street S.E., Medicine Hat, AB. T1A 4H6. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting www.cooksouthland.com) Honoured to serve the family is Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455.