Karen Diane Power
Karen Diane (MacKeen) Power passed away peacefully on January 24, 2024.
Karen’s greatest loves were her family and her home. Karen and Clarence lived in various places in Newfoundland, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia due to Clarence’s work. As a close-knit family, she often missed living near her daughter, Angela. Upon retirement, they moved to the same apartment building as their daughter. This apartment building became a community, and we want to thank all the wonderful friends that our neighbours have become. Thank you for condolence cards, food and love.
She enjoyed reading, doing puzzles and shopping for unique, inexpensive treasures that made her house a home. Karen was an amazing interior decorator. Her home was always beautiful and welcoming. Her smile and presence could light up a room. She was our greatest confidant and cheerleader in life and would do anything for her family. Her kindness, warmth and gentle spirit, with a quiet strength would get her through some of life’s greatest challenges. She was a silent warrior.
Karen was born in Kentville, Nova Scotia and was predeceased by her parents, Ruth and Cyril MacKeen as well as her sister, Barbara MacKeen. She is survived by her husband, Clarence; daughter, Angela (Fred Rogers) as well as her two step-grandchildren, Nicholas Bent and John Rogers. Grandsons came into her life about 10 years ago when Angela and Fred met. John and Nicholas were the light of her life.
While she lived in Kentville, she worked as a secretary for the post office and was involved in Kinettes, even serving as the President. Clarence also belonged to Kinsmen. She loved the Apple Blossom Parade and attended the Princess Tea on several occasions.
Thank you to the Victoria Order of Nurses, Northwood and Palliative Care, Halifax.
Cremation has taken place, and a celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. A private burial will take place in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Kentville. Donations in Karen’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.