Kocus (née Lizmore) , Karen

Kocus (née Lizmore) , Karen

May 15th, 2019

Peacefully with family by her side, at St. Joseph’s Hospice, on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in her 74th year. Beloved wife of the late Hendryk Edmund Kocus. Loving mother of Bradley (Dana) and Kara. Adored Grama of Logan and Sawyer. Dear sister of Bonnie Burlock (late Frank) and Bud (Donna) Lizmore. Remembered by sisters-in-law Anita Baxter and Sonia (late Robert) Goodine. Predeceased by parents Helen and Lou Lizmore, and parents-in-law Frank and Irene Kocus. At the request of Karen, cremation has taken place. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Karen are asked to consider St. Joseph’s Hospice, London. 

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Joanne Warren My deepest sympathies to your Family. I was a colleague of Karen's in the NICU at St Joe's for many years. She was witty, wise & an unbelievably kind & generous person. She was a competent nurse & a beautiful soul. She will be greatly missed.
Pram PatelWorked with her for a long time in NICU. Was a great kind friend .
Sue gatesTrained with Karen in Sarnia often travelled to and from London with her as my home town London. She was so joyful and fun to be around.Glad she was able to attend our 50th reunion last September again she brought much laughter. Didn’t realize she had been ill but now in a more restful place. Take care of one another cherish your memories. Sue(Clark)Ga tes
Lana PolkinghorneKaren was a classmate of mine from Sarnia General Hospital. Class of 68. Although we lost track over the years she had attended several class luncheons over the past few years and our 50th Reunion last year. She was a friendly, full of personality kinda gal. Have many memories from residence life all those years ago. So sorry for your loss. She will be missed.
Joan McNivenI had worked with Karen at St Joseph’s Hospital both on Mother/Baby and in NICU. She was always very quiet but very kind. And I loved her unique sense of humour. Sorry to hear about your loss. May you treasure many fond memories.
Sandy & Denny AlsopSo shocked to hear about Karen. We had no idea she was going through this difficult journey. We can only imagine your depth of grief but we truly believe she is with loved ones and adding her “spark” to those around her. Our cousin circle is broken but she will always be there in spirit. As Karen would say - “Hugs”
Eleanor YatesMy heartfelt condolences to your family. I was a Nursing Classmate of Karen’s in Sarnia (Class ’68). Quick on the uptake, her bubbly personality combined with her tender-heartedness. I will treasure the memory of the sound of her infectious laughter. She will be missed.
ELLEN MILLSKaren was a classmate of mine in the SGH Class of '68. So great to visit with Karen at our 50th Nurses Reunion. Karen was always happy and encouraging. We share many memories from our life in residence, where we all became like family. To Karen's family, I extend my deepest condolences. Remember and cherish your times together. She will surely be missed in our group.
Julie McBride-WilsonSorry for the loss of your mother. I have many happy memories of time spent at your house in the early 80's. Your mom was always welcoming.
Marie RooksKaren and I shared many drives between London and Sarnia during our years at SGH as students also, to the occasional luncheon get togethers.Most recently to the reunion with our classmates. I feel sure the car was “bobbing “along the highway with all the laughter and giggles coming from within. Karen gave joy to me and many others. I feel happy that she was in my life. I will miss her. To all the family, I send my deepest sympathy.
Lynne FowlerAm sending my sincere condolences to Karen’s family. I was a classmate @ SGH , class of ‘68. I remember her flying with me to Ark for a military ball & standing up with me @ my wedding. Truly a wonderful, joyful, caring & dear friend who will be missed. So fortunate to have visited with her @ our 50th nsg class reunion.
Marcia HoganMy sincerest condolences to Karen’s family. I also was a classmate of Karen’s at Sarnia General Hospital. So happy she came to our 50’th reunion last September. She was a gentle soul with a great sense of humour.....so fortunate to have known her!
Pat DeanMy best friend,Karen and I shared over 30 years of great memories, full of travel and laughter. She will be missed and never forgotten. My deepest condolences to Kara and Brad and family.
Rose HillKaren was an amazing lady. She had a beautiful smile and a beautiful soul. She lit up the room whenever she was around. I will always remember Karen for how she always made me laugh, her kindness, her gentleness, her caring soul. She will be greatly missed but I will always have her close to my heart. Karen I can honestly say you were one of a kind and you will be greatly missed by everyone you touched. My deepest sympathy to Brad and Kara and all of her loving family ❤️
Diana CherwatyI am so sorry to learn that Karen was ill and has left this earthly life. She was a good friend , an amazing co-worker with such patience and compassion who will be truly missed. I loved her sense of humour and we always had so many giggles when we were together. There was an aura of joy and calm when Karen was in your presence but always that ready smile. I will truly miss her but I know that she is at peace now and I hope that Kara and Brad and his family will cherish all the great memories, both big and small . Karen was a wonderful person.
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