Karen Gail Schell

August 11, 1944 - March 5, 2020

Funeral Details: Arrangements entrusted to Peaceful Transition Barrie

Karen Gail Schell, 75 passed away at the Leacock Care Centre in Orillia, Ontario on the 5th day of March, 2020.


Karen lost the battle of life with Dementia and the ability to walk or breathe properly, her brain couldn't

relay to her body to continue breathing and her lungs collapsed as she passed away peacefully in her



Born August 11, 1944 in (Galt) now Cambridge, ON to Frances and Murray Gilmore.

Karen was married on November 17, 1962 to Norman Schell where they lived together in

Kitchener/Waterloo, then moved to Cambridge and Moorefield and eventually moved in with their

daughter in Barrie, Ontario.


Karen worked at Raytheon of Canada for over 30 years. Karen donated monthly to the SPCA and the

Women's Shelter.


Survivors include her husband Norman Schell, daughter Wendy Rivet & Wendy's common law spouse

Robert Roush, her grandson Jesse Rivet and her sister Jill Haliburton and Jill's husband Gerry Haliburton.

A memorial will be held later this summer in Elmira at the cemetery where Karen's mother Frances

Gilmore rests, a Celebration of Life will follow at one of Elmira's local restaurants. Details to come at a

later date once the cemetery is contacted and plans are finalized.


We'd like to thanks all the awesome RN's and staff with LHIN Simcoe County and the Leacock Care

Centre for all their dedicated help and compassion for our family and for Karen.

Also, thanks to Peaceful Transition for their support through this difficult time.


2 Condolences
  • ST Marys Lions Club
    Posted on: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Reply

    Jill and Family,
    Sincere condolences on the passing of your sister Karen. Hold your wonderful memories close, now and through the next weeks and months to come.
    St Marys Lions Club

  • Michelle Bartlett (Godfrey)
    Posted on: Friday, March 13, 2020 Reply

    To: Normie Schell & Family

    Sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. All the old time memories of Karen, and her family will always be cherished. Normie & family, our prayers and strength are with you all. With deepest sympathy.

    Love Always,

    Theresa&Tom Pickering, Patricia, Colleen, Patrick, Michelle & their Families XOXO!!!

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