Karen Pescott beloved wife of James Pescott of Calgary, passed away on Tuesday December 2, 2008 at the age of 61 years.
Karen was born on June 9, 1947 in Flin Flon, MB. Within the space of sixty-one years Karen did so much; mother, teacher, daughter, wife, engineering assistant, and friend, in places that included Surrey, Victoria, Prince George, St. Albert, Guelph, London, Waterloo and Calgary. Karen lived for her family and she loved baking in her kitchen. In Karen’s quiet moments she read mystery novels and delighted in the works of Jane Austin and W. O. Mitchell. In 2001 Karen learned she had colon cancer. She battled this for seven years with a positive and cheerful outlook, looking forward to the tomorrows. As she realized the cancer was winning she found these words by W.O. Mitchell in “Who Has Seen the Wind” that brought her perspective and much comfort.
“Out there beyond the horizon, there’s more much more”.
Besides James her loving husband, Karen is survived by her son, James Ashley Pescott of Edmonton, daughter Jodi Lyn Pescott and partner Robert Foster of Calgary; as well as her Mother and Father, Alvina and William Edgar.
A Celebration of Karen’s life will be Celebrated at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Friday, January 30, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Foothills Country Hospice Society, P.O. Box 274, Okotoks, AB T1S 1A5 (www.countryhospice.org), or to the Karen Pescott Foundation Fund by cheque or on-line at The Calgary Foundation, Suite 700, 999 – 8 Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2R 1J5 (www.thecalgaryfoundation.org).
In living memory of Karen Lynn Pescott, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences