Karen Chasczewski

16 July , 19449 May , 2019
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CHASCZEWSKI, Karen (nee Copithorne) Of Oshawa, in her 75th year, Passed peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on May 9th, 2019 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, surrounded by her loving family. Cherished wife of husband Alex of 53 years. Loving mother to daughters, Leanne (Russell Madge) and Alison (Antonio Carvalho), sister Jo-Ann (Ken) and brother Kevin (Carolyn). Loving Grandma to her fur babies Abby, Dickie, Tye, Joey and Rusty. Karen is predeceased by father Richard, mother Norma and brother Brian. A Celebration of Life will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Thursday, May 16th from 5 – 8 p.m. Memorial donations would be greatly accepted for the Lakeridge Health Foundation – Cancer Care or Auxiliary.


  • Celebration of Life Thursday, 16 May , 2019


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Michelle Roberts

21 May 2019

Our condolences to you Alison on the loss of your dear mom.

"Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while but their hearts forever"

May she rest in peace.

Michelle, Sean & Rachel Roberts

Marjorie Leszczyszyn

16 May 2019

Walt and I thoroughly enjoyed Karen and Al's visits with us in Indiana on their trips
back home from Florida..Got caught up on the Copithorne news.Please accept our
Sincere condolences at this time. P and W.

sincere condolences to the family

Lawrence & Gwen COMBER

13 May 2019

We will miss this sweet lady.
Her smile, her laughter and always welcoming ways.
Always wondering where i got my energy to be working on my gardens for hours. She was a very special neighbour for over 6 years and i will miss you Karen, so very much.😥

Amanda Ingram

13 May 2019

It spent many days at Karen's house as a young girl as a close friend of Leanne. Tried my first pierogies in her kitchen. As an adult we met again at Duplate and worked there for many years together. A lovely woman and a real straight shooter. I have many fond memories of Karen and her family. Lots of love to Al and the girls xxxx

Caroline Copithorne

13 May 2019

Aunt Karen was such a loving and generous individual. When the Copithorne's and I were leaving on a trip, she graciously accepted to dog-sit Cooper. He fell in love with her and even snuggled up with her each night. My husband and I absolutely loved Karen and her giving heart. She was the "cool" aunt, who always had a funny/witty remark. We will miss her very much.

Lots of love,

Caroline, David and Cooper Copithorne xoxo

Ken Bradley

13 May 2019

I had the utmost regard and respect for
my sister-in-law Karen especially this past
year. She was dealt a rotten hand yet she
held her cards closely to her chest and
quietly hoped for a trump or a wildcard
to improve her fate.
This was not to be.
She bravely played that hand with strength,
perseverance and dignity until she knew it
was time to fold and bow out gracefully.
A game; well played.
A life; well lived.
Rest In Peace Karen and God bless.

Lisa Chase

12 May 2019

Aunt Karen always used to tell me she looked after me when I was a baby. And then I had the chance to look after her babies: Alison and Leanne when they were little. What I remember most about aunt Karen is her bold, enthusiastic, bubbly personality. She was always wearing a smile and had time for a hug. It has been a long time since we had seen each other, but my memories of her were always fond ones. My heart is with you all, and I often reminisce about past experiences with my Ontario family and relatives. Sending my love and condolences from beautiful British Columbia . Lisa Chase

Trudy Blanchard

12 May 2019

I’ll remember all the wonderful meals we had together with you guys David and Susan and Alex
And the time we spent together in Florida drinking Apple,pie you made and watching u enjoy your puppy Abby in the backyard as you threw the ball till i thought she would collapse from running
Wish we had more time together my friend but we never know do we
Remembering you always

Debi Hillier

12 May 2019

To a great,great friend. We had so many funny and some good times that I don’t think she would like me say, BUT THEY WERE GREAT. Will miss you. Say hi to my mom will yeah.
Farewell from all the Hillier’s.

Courtney Chase

12 May 2019

Her kind heart and her love of the shopping channel. Most of all her wonderful laugh and her generous nature. She was absolutely a beautiful person who was always smiling. She will be sadly missed. Sending love from Ireland. RIP Aunt Karen. Xoxox