Karen Varey

Karen Ethel Varey (McComb)

Sunday, September 26th, 1948 - Tuesday, July 7th, 2020
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Varey, Karen Ethel (nee McComb)
We are all terribly saddened with the passing of Karen. She died suddenly in hospital on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at the age of 71 after surviving a very complex surgery, but later suffered a very serious complication. She is gone from this world but will always be in our hearts. Karen survived the loss of her husband Douglas Varey in 2005, they were married 23 years, and she also lost her second partner of 10 years, Michael Robinson in 2017. Daughter of the late Jessie Naomi, Elizabeth Todd and Albert Thebiert. Surviving siblings Kevin, Nelson, Michael, Ronnie, Robert; and the late Gordon, and only sister Krisann, who passed away February 2020. Loving mother of Carol (Dave) and Cheryl. Grandmother of Ashley, Amanda (Neil) David, Nicole, Joshua. Great-grandmother of Liam, Jayden, Knoah, Logan, Nevaeh, Ethan and Emma.
Karen loved her family, and her dog Bella dearly and was also loved very much. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends, and be remembered as the lady who loved to talk and make people laugh. She was a little woman with a big heart, and there wasn't a day that went by that she didn't ask about her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and loved seeing photos and videos of her family to keep in touch. We only wish we had more time to spend together, and we will all truly miss her witty and positive attitude.
Rest in peace mom, grandma, great-grandma, friend to many. We will always love you!!

Funeral Service will be held at Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre, 21 First St., Orangeville on Friday, July 17, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. (Face masks or face coverings must be worn at all times in the funeral home - visitor numbers are limited)
A tree will be planted in memory of Karen in the Dods & McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. The annual dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at
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    Friday, July 17th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, July 17th, 2020 11:00am
    Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre
    21 First St


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Private Condolence

Loretta Massa

Posted at 12:53pm
Those we love are never really gone, the Live in your Hearts forever!
Your memories will never be gone...
Our condolence to the McComb Family!
Loretta & Fred Massa
Auntie Doris daughter.

Carol Posted at 08:44pm

Thank you for your condolences Loretta and family! I really miss talking to my mom but doing my best to accept this loss. Carol

David Adams

Posted at 12:40am
Grama, I will always remember your western sandwiches and watching liar liar with you every time I was at your place. You taught me art and playing with pipe cleaners was a staple to being at your place when i was really young. You always wanted to help me in everything I did especially when nobody else would. Im extremely happy and content with every memory we have together, but I will always wish we spent more time together. You were an amazing grama and i think it was something natural for you, because you constantly surprised me. I will never forget the diabolical "boy who cried pony" lesson i learned when you bought me a pony for christmas; then preceded to also buy me what i really wanted, a gameboy, I will never forget your growly voice and your toughness. I love you gram, and hope you are with the people you love. Rest in Peace Grama. (AKA

Ashley Adams

Posted at 06:23pm
Gramma you were an amazing woman, you cared so much about your family and always showed so much love and appreciation, you never casted judgement and you always wanted to give, I truly believe that even if you didn’t have you wanted to give. You loved with all your heart, you showed me that even through tough times people need laughter, and positivity. I’ll never forget the conversations we had, the laughs we shared and all the time we got to spend together. Living far didn’t allow us to spend as much time as we both wanted but we always kept in contact and Every summer I spent here in ontario we always made memories, I remember you helped out with Liam and Jayden(your great grandsons) took them quite often through the summers even though it was early get ups, you enjoyed your shows which probably kept you up late, but even though you might have been tired you got up and welcomed them every morning with a smile and breakfast. I’m so grateful for the memories they both have with you. I remember Last summer you insisted on taking knoah, Nevaeh and myself to red lobster, well actually I drove so technically I took you 😉, but you insisted we go there, you loved that place, I think your great grandson knoah will be the next red lobster lover, he loved it there to. I remember taking the kids swimming at your apartment, shopping together which was always fun and even attending family gatherings and events, which won’t be the same without you. Gram you went into this battle fiercely and throughout this tough journey you had so much courage. You were such a special person to me, you were inspirational, there needs to be more kindness in this world, sadly it feels like there’s a little less now. I love you gram, hope you rest peacefully, and you know how much you were loved.

Amanda Patten

Posted at 10:36am
My dearest grandma, I still cannot believe you are gone… I am so grateful for all of the good times we shared together, from Christmas dinner’s, dance recitals, my wedding, the birth of my children, celebrating birthday's, you were always there for me to celebrate these special moments in my life that I will always hold onto and remember. You were always so loving, caring and thoughtful. Whenever we talked, you always asked how my family was doing and always said you loved my family so much. You truly had the biggest heart and you were the type of women who would give the shirt off your back to help another person. You loved to talk and could make anyone smile. Thank you for being the best grandma and great grandma to my children. I only wish we had more time together… I miss you already and I will love you always. Your granddaughter Amanda (Neil, Logan, Ethan and Emma) xoxo Rest in Peace Grandma

Elmer Mccomb

Posted at 05:22pm
My sister was very dear to me you take took care of me when I was a young boy she was like a mother to me she is also very kind and loving to my son Michael Junior I will miss her so much and I just so sad but I will never forget her she will always be in my heart as long as my heart beats

MARILYN CARTER Posted at 09:13am


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