On the evening of May 10, 2024, Karen Elizabeth Baioa, age 70, passed away peacefully at Collingwood General and Marine Hospital.

She is now at peace with her parents, Frank and Norma Beadle.  Born June 11, 1953, Karen lived in Etobicoke, Woodbridge, Brampton and finally retiring in Wasaga Beach in 2017.  Her first job was a cashier at Zellers, she then worked for Plymouth Chrysler both in reception and in the Warranty Department.  She then worked at Ontario Chrysler for years before starting at Birchbank Public School, the first of many with the Peel School Board, finally retiring from Great Lakes Public School.

Karen is survived by her spouse Marco, and her two children and their spouses: Tammy and Keith Michaud, Rick and Charmaine Briceland.  She was also blessed with six grandchildren: Ryan, Madison, Abbey, Mackenzie, Jaxson and Frankie.  Karen leaves behind two sisters and their spouses; Linda and Duane Rawlins and Donna and Tony Diciccio, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Karen had an amazing sense of humour; she was loving, caring and a total mama bear.  She lived her life for her grandchildren.  Anyone who met her was so lucky to have known her.  She will be missed dearly by all.

Special thanks to nurse Connie McClellan, Dr. Fraser and all other nurses at CGMH Medical Care Unit for their loving care and humanity towards Karen.

A Celebration of Karen’s Life will take place on Saturday, June 22, 2024, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Wasaga Country Life Resort: Main Hall (75 Theme Park Dr, Wasaga Beach, ON)

In lieu of flowers, we have asked that donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Collingwood General and Marine Hospital would be greatly appreciated.


7 Condolences
  • David & Marjory Cartner
    Posted on: Sunday, May 12, 2024 Reply

    Marco and Family, Marjory and I would like to give are codolances on the loss of the most incredible kind, loving women that we have ever met during our time on earth. Karen made you feel better when we were down with her sense of humour. Karen will be missed by all !

    We meet Karen and Marko camping, as friends it turned out to be six years of a fantastic relationship.

    Rest in piece Karen, we will always be thinking of you.

  • Kathy Wilbur
    Posted on: Monday, May 13, 2024 Reply

    I am so sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. She is at peace now. Sending thoughts and prayers to the family.

  • Joy and Maurice Michaud
    Posted on: Monday, May 13, 2024 Reply

    Our deepest condolence to all who was part of her family. Karen was a special lady with a beautiful smile.
    She was strong, kind and was full of laughter. Karen love her children and especially her Grandchildren, when she talked about them you could see all the love she had for them. Karen you will be missed but never forgotten.
    I know your above still protecting and keep your loved ones safe. It was great being Grand parents together with
    You and Marco. We love you both.

  • Cindy and Dan
    Posted on: Monday, May 13, 2024 Reply

    Still in shock. Such a loss for all of us. We will miss you tremendously my friend (my sista). Forever in our hearts. XOXO

  • Cristal Laberee-Mazzuca
    Posted on: Tuesday, May 14, 2024 Reply

    Dear Tammy & Family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. This must be an especially difficult time. Sending great big hugs your way.

  • Julia Bell
    Posted on: Friday, May 17, 2024 Reply

    I am truly saddened to hear this news. I worked with Karen and Marco at Great Lakes for years, and I have very fond memories of them both. I would often go into the office for a quick visit – especially when the days were particularly tough. Karen and I would share a laugh ( and a complaint or two), and I would leave with a lighter heart and better able to cope with the rest of the day.

    This is a great loss.

    Eternal Be Her Memory

  • Sue Kennedy and Jon Braaksma
    Posted on: Saturday, May 18, 2024 Reply

    Dear Marco, Rick, Tammy, Family and Friends,

    Our heart felt condolences on the loss of our beautiful Karen! We loved Karen immensely for over 50 years! Karen loved life and her family and friends and will forever hold a special place in our hearts ♥️ Rest gently Karen ♥️God bless you and your Family and Friends as we all mourn your grand loss in our world. Love to you Marco, Rick, Tammy and much loved Grands.

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