Karen Oldfield

August 23, 1942 - April 17, 2022

Funeral Details: April 22, 2022 at Barrie Union Cemetery

It is with heavy hearts that the family announces Karen Oldfield’s passing on April 17, 2022 in Barrie at the age of 79 years. Daughter of the late Cyrus and late Helena Arvilla (nee Long) Shortt. Dear sister of departed Nonny and Vonnie. Beloved wife of Robert Oldfield. Loving mother of Greg (Shawna) and Jeff (Sheryle) Oldfield. Cherished grandmother of Carly and Tyrus Oldfield.

In her working days, Karen was a skilled bookkeeper for the family’s printing company, and designed two of their homes

In her free time, Karen enjoyed painting beautiful landscapes, playing cards around the cottage table, skiing, her kids and grandkids hockey, sewing, and relaxing at Bluewater Beach. Karen was extremely loving, caring, and to anyone who knew her, a great laugh. She loved her pets tremendously, and her family with her whole heart.

Karen will be missed sadly by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Karen will be laid to rest at Barrie Union Cemetery Friday April 22nd 2002.


6 Condolences
  • Don/Liz Arnold
    Posted on: Friday, April 22, 2022 Reply

    Don and I have very fond memories of the times we spent together. We send our sincere condolences.

  • Bob Harper
    Posted on: Friday, April 22, 2022 Reply

    I remember Karen especially up at Shirley and Frank’s cottage at T Lake. She was always cheerful, fun and very gracious.

  • Ken Harper
    Posted on: Friday, April 22, 2022 Reply

    Bob, Greg & Jeff,
    Please accept our condolences on Karen’s passing. She was always a friendly face and fun to be around. Lots of Tea Lake memories.
    Ken & Jenny Harper

  • Wayne Tascona
    Posted on: Friday, April 22, 2022 Reply

    Dear Bob and Family

    I am so sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. She will be sadly missed by everyone who knew her. My deepest condolences to the entire family.

  • Jane (Eplett) DeCola
    Posted on: Saturday, April 23, 2022 Reply

    My deepest sympathy Greg and Shawna. You are in my thoughts. 🙆‍♀️

  • Ken Szijarto
    Posted on: Friday, May 13, 2022 Reply

    Karen was one of the “Cool Moms.” Fun, caring, and welcoming to all of her kid’s friends. Greg, sorry for your loss. I cherish the time spent with your Mom.

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