It is with great sadness that the family of Karen Doreen Colp, 76 of Lunenburg and formerly of Bayport announces her passing on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at the Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg.
Born in Halifax, Karen was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Doreen (Higdon) Wentzell.
While residing in Halifax, Karen worked as a receptionist at First Baptist Church for 10 years and she was a faithful member of Resurrection Lutheran. Following retirement in 1994, Karen and Edward retired to reside in Bayport where they operated a Christmas Tree Business on the family property. Her friends and family knew she was happiest spending time outdoors with Edward and her chainsaw.
Karen was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, First South, where over the years she served on the church council.
Karen was an avid bowler and was a loyal member of The Lady Bugs Bowling Team for many years. She loved to do all types of needlework, producing many beautiful quilts over the years. Most of all, Karen loved spending time with her family, especially her two granddaughters who were the light of her life. Her friends and family remember Karen’s wonderful sense of humour and her tenacity and determination to take on all of life’s challenges.
She is survived by her daughter, Lindie (Ken) Colp-Rutley, Upper Tantallon, her beloved grand-daughters, Michaela and Stella; brother, Gilbert, Mahone Bay, sister-in-law Linda Wentzell, Lunenburg, and sister-in-law, Mary Wentzell, Back Centre.
Besides her parents, Karen was predeceased by her husband, Edward, and a brother, Robert.
Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy. # 3, Lunenburg. A memorial service to celebrate Karen’s life will be held on Tuesday, August 30 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, First South. Rev. Rick Pryce, officiating. Interment will be in the Bayport Cemetery.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions at the church, if you wish to attend please call the funeral home at 902-634-3942. Masks will be required.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Grace Lutheran Church or to the Bayport Cemetery.