Karen  Fresque

Obituary of Karen Elizabeth Fresque

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Karen Fresque (nee Jones) on June 10, 2024 after a long struggle with breast cancer.  Beloved wife and best friend of Eric, loving and proud mother of Jennifer (Yvon) and Jeff.  Cherished sister of Pam Mitchell (Ken), Kathy Peters (Earl) and Maureen Jones.  Predeceased by her parents James and June JonesKaren was an accomplished educator, equestrian and musician.  A graduate of Ottawa University faculties of Music and Education, she taught Grade 1 with the Ottawa Catholic School Board at St. Rita’s and was widely known for hatching ducklings in her class for many years.  An incredibly strong person, Karen was known for her sense of humour, infectious smile and was always ready to help others, including her multitude of Facebook friends.

A lifelong and passionate horse person, she lived for all things equestrian including riding and pampering her horses, assisting in the organization of horse shows, and visiting the Royal Winter Fair.

A sincere thanks to the Ottawa Hospital Oncology team specifically Drs Rushton and Abdelaal for your kindness and compassion over the last several years.  Thanks also to the nursing staff at the Irving Greenberg Family Cancer Centre.  You folks are just the best!  Donations in Karen’s memory can be made to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation.

Cremation has taken place.  A Celebration of Life for Karen is set for Monday June 17, 2024, from 1pm to 4pm at Highland Park cemetery, 2037 McGee Side Rd, Carp, ON.  Words of Remembrance at 2:30 pm.  Those who wish to attend virtually may do so via this LINK

Sleep well my Love.


Celebration of Life

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday, June 17, 2024
Highland Park Cemetery
2037 McGee Side Rd
Carp, Ontario, Canada
Words of Remembrance at 2:30
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