Karen Francis Ruth Wickwire
Obituary for Karen Francis Ruth Wickwire
Karen Francis Ruth Wickwire née O’Connor died April 10, 2021 at the age of 73 at Victoria
General Hospital surrounded by her children. She was the daughter of James Michael O’Connor and Christina O’Connor (née Connolly). She was born in Halifax. Karen is survived by her four children: Paul (Maureen), Elizabeth (Andrew), Rebecca, and Sarah. She will be remembered by her grandchildren, Mary (children, Lilah, Austin, Logan, and Violet), Matthew (Ashley), Andrew, Amanda (Ryan, child Lincoln), Christina, and Jared, as well as
Jonah and Simon (father, Liam King). Also surviving are her brothers, Jim O’Connor (Jelka),
David O’Connor (Paulette), and sister Juliana Parsons (Donald) as well as her sisters-in-law,
Athol Francis (David), Donna Jordan (Warren), Dorothy Lavergne, and brother-in-law, Chris Wickwire, and many nieces and nephews. Karen was predeceased by her parents, her husband of 29 years Stanley Edward Wickwire (1998), her sister Janet Bent, and sister-in-law Wendy Neaves.
Karen graduated from St. Patrick’s High and Mt. St. Vincent University. She went on to teach 17 years with the Halifax School Board, taking many years off to raise her four children, retiring from teaching in 2008. Choral singing was a big part of Karen’s life. While living in Québec she belonged to the St. Lambert Choral Society and Choeur Classique de Montréal but spent 34 years with her beloved Chebucto Community Singers in Halifax. Karen was a founding member of Cornerstone Wesleyan Church in Hammonds Plains. Her faith in her Saviour, Jesus Christ, and her family were the most important things in her life. Karen’s special place was the Northwest Arm where she spent her childhood summers at St. Mary’s Boat Club, and she particularly loved the Dingle. Favourite scriptures: 1 Thessalonians
4:16-18, John 14:1-7. Cremation has taken place. Invitation-only service with Rev. Denn Guptill presiding, April 26, 1pm. Livestream at http://cornerstonehfx.ca/wickwire. Online condolences may be shared by visiting https://www.donaldkwalker.ca/
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