Karen Fisher, a resident of Dundas Manor in Winchester for the past six years, passed away at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Mon., March 9, 2015. She was 63.
Karen was born in Winchester on Feb. 19, 1952 to her parents, Clifton “Tip” and Anna Merkley. She grew up with her brothers and sister on Grantley Road, Chesterville.
On Sept. 9, 1972, she married Bryan Fisher, and together they had three children: Deanna, Derrick, and Dale. They resided and raised their kids in Osgoode.
Karen will always be remembered for her positive outlook on life. Although she battled Multiple Sclerosis for over 33 years, Karen always had a smile on her face, and was full of laughter. She adored her children, and cherished her grandchildren. Her family was her number one priority. She loved adventure, and was not afraid to try anything. She was a fighter, and always lived life to the fullest. She was an inspiration to many.
Karen is survived by her devoted husband, Bryan; her children, Deanna Massey (James) of Ottawa, Derrick (Laura) of Osgoode, and Dale (Jennifer) of Mountain; her siblings, Robert Merkley (Margaret) of Chesterville, Doug Merkley (Sue) of Winchester, Gordon Merkley of Chesterville, Nancy Carruthers (Carman) of Chesterville, Billy Merkley of Osgoode, and Philip Merkley (Erma) of Chesterville. She was the loving grandmother of Mikal, Kyera, Greyson, Ryann, Garrett, Tobey, and Cooper. She was predeceased by her parents. She is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Chesterville on Fri., March 13 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service was held at Trinity Bible Church in Osgoode on Sat., March 14 at 1 pm with Rev. Melody Trolly officiating. Spring interment of cremated remains will be at Grantley Cemetery in Chesterville.
Donations to the MS Society or the Dundas Manor Activity Fund would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to the wonderful staff at Dundas Manor for their exceptional care. We would also like to thank all our family, friends and community for all their support throughout the years and especially during the last two weeks.
Online condolences may be made at www.marsdenmclaughlin.com