Karen Elaine Laflamme

20 March, 196317 April, 2021

It is with profound sadness that the family announces the sudden and unexpected passing of Karen at Soldier Memorial Hospital in Orillia on April 16th, 2021, at the age of 58.

Karen is survived and greatly missed by her loving mother Mary, her proud brother Steven and her dear lifelong friend Maurizio.

Karen will also be greatly missed by her loving friend Anita as well as her many other close friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society or a charity of your choosing.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions a Celebration of Karen’s life will take place at a later date. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1587 Highway#2, Courtice (905-432-8484).


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Karen Elaine Laflamme

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Angelo Bastianon

8 May 2021

My condolences go out to all Karen’s family and friends. I was so saddened when I got the news that little Karen had passed. All my memories of Karen were of fun times filled with laughter. Our Little Karen is now our little Angel. May she watch over all those who grieve, and who were blessed to know her. Rest In Peace. God Bless.

Mark Pollari

8 May 2021

I met Karen in kindergarten. Karen's about 5 years older than me and she would come and babysit the class any time the teacher had to leave. Karen was my first crush. As life would have, Karen and my sister Anita became best friends. Karen became another sister in this life. In young adulthood life had Karen & Maurizio meet. We grew up together. We had many adventures together. In my own transitions in life I had found myself without home. Karen invited me into her home where I spent a winter season getting back on my feet. Me being restless we had many road trips to get out and about. Our friendship was one of ease for me. Even when larger periods of time passed we picked up right where we left off.
Karen is soul family, we will meet again on the other side of the veil or another next life.
Peace & Love

Rick Lance

7 May 2021

I met Karen through Anita Emma Kylie and James-- I got to know her very well and she is a part of our family without question- I always enjoyed her company and remember the days when we had sleepovers at Anita's that she would sleep on one couch and I would sleep on the other- I am going to miss hugging her- lots of love Karen

Heather Saint

7 May 2021

I was deeply saddened to hear of Karen's passing. I will always remember her smile and her kindness. Truly an awful loss.
My deepest condolences to her family and friends ❤

Anita Lance

7 May 2021

Karen was the sister I never had, my best friend and aunt to Kiley and Emma. We were friends for as long as I can remember. She was my "go-to" for everything. She listened to my many rants, stories and ideas. She was always there for me. We were never at a loss for words. We could talk for hours. I think Karen knew me better than I know myself. The girls will miss her a ton. Emma used to call Karen her "BFOF" - best friend old friend. They loved to tease one another.

Over the years we had many trips and adventures, whether on planes to a hot and sunny destination, road trips to Florida or Buffalo for shopping....we certainly had a ton of fun. Karen took part in all our family events - picnics, cottage, shopping or just hanging out at our house. No matter what we did, we had a great time.

My life will never be the same without my best friend and partner in crime. My days are so empty. RIP my little friend. I will miss you each and every day.

Love Anita, Kiley and Emma

Brenda Slade

27 April 2021

We were very saddened to hear of Karen's passing. She was a good neighbor to us and we will miss seeing her riding around on her lawn tractor. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Claude and Brenda