Karen Koivisto

Obituary of Karen Ida Koivisto

Karen Ida Koivisto was born May 15th, 1965, and left this world April 19th, 2024, at the age of 58 years.

Karen was born with Down Syndrome, but she was so much more than that. She was a warm-hearted, giant-hug-giving beautiful soul. Karen loved pizza, Chinese food, and all things dessert. She loved dancing and bowling and was in many bowling tournaments for which she won several awards. Karen loved her iPad, where she enjoyed her music and playing her games. She was a big Roughriders fan. She wore the green proudly!

Karen worked at Kin Enterprises in the Starlight Cafe where she prepared Meals on Wheels, also working in other areas right up to being in the Seniors program in later years. She won the Employee of the Month Award in 2014.  Karen loved a good party and being with family and friends.
Karen’s second family were Cathy and George Hoffman and their children. Karen called Cathy ‘Mom’. We are so grateful for the loving home Cathy gave to our Karen for thirty-six years.  Karen had a special relationship with Lynda and Don Monahan and their son Shawn and daughter in law Jill and their children who loved her like their own.

Karen is predeceased by her parents Germaine and Veikko Koivisto.

She is survived by her brother Victor (Kathleen) Koivisto and their children Taylor and his children Derek, Jayde, Myles; Tara and her children Kaylab, Savannah, Devin; brother Glenn (Cathy) Koivisto and their children Kayla (Graeme), Justin (Daratu) and their son Zayd; Dylan, Alyssa; brother Darryl (Patti) Koivisto
and numerous friends and relatives.

Our gratitude to the doctors and nurses of the Victoria Hospital for the amazing care they gave Karen, especially to Dr. Alanna Surkan.  Thank you to the Rose Garden Hospice nurses and staff, who were so caring and compassionate to Karen and her family. Memorial donations can be made to Rose Garden Hospice, www.rosegardenhospice.ca, 500 38th Street West Prince Albert, SK, S6W 0A3, rosegardenhospice@gmail.com, or the Boreal Healthcare Foundation (formerly Victoria Hospital Foundation), https://borealhealthcare.ca/, Box 3000 Stn. Main Prince Albert, SK, S6V 5T4, info@borealhealthcare.ca.

Celebration of Life will commence at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2024, at Kin Enterprises, 457 40th St East Prince Albert, SK. Interment will be held at a later date.

Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit www.beaulacfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home and Crematorium Lorne Adams, Funeral Director, Prince Albert, SK 306-763-3322.

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