Mann, Karen Mary(nee Davis)

It is with great sadness and much love that we say goodbye to our beloved mother, grandmother, wife, daughter, sister and friend. Karen passed away in her Fort Saskatchewan home with her husband and family by her side on January 16, 2021 at the age of 57 years old. She fought a courageous battle against ALS also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Karen will always be remembered as a kind, thoughtful, caring, intelligent, quiet, happy person who was very devoted to her family.

She will be forever remembered by her husband Marcel of 39 years, children Josh (Glenna), Brittany (Chris), and Zachary. Her grandchildren Kennedy, Addison, Cody, and Henry. Her mother, Theresa Davis, siblings Cindy (Glenn), Jody (Matthew), Tim (Linda) and Daryl. Her brother and sister-in-laws Lynn (Don), Annette (Colin), and Teresa (Roger). As well as numerous nieces, nephews, a large clan of cousins and relatives and friends. Karen was predeceased by her Dad, Ray, her sister Debbie, and grandparents Joseph and Mary Kish. Long time friends Marvin and Delores also cherish the memory of her.

Karen was born in Camrose and as a child she enjoyed reading, riding bicycles, basketball, and excelled in school. She lived in Clive, Bashaw, Stettler, and Killam where she met her husband. Karen and Marcel married in Killam on August 15, 1981, and soon after moved to Bruderheim to join Marcel’s family grocery store (Bigway Foods). In 2003, they moved on from the grocery store and Karen went to work part time at the bank (ATB Financial). She also helped Marcel in their new venture at the time, the Spirit of Bruderheim liquor store. In 2008, they moved to Wainwright where she continued on with ATB. In 2017, they moved to Fort Saskatchewan to be closer to their grandchildren and the airport.

Karen enjoyed curling, reading, playing cards and event planning. She could also be found watching sports (hockey and curling with Marcel), watching her children play sports, and spending time with her family. Karen loved to travel, especially to Hawaii and Las Vegas, and spent her last trip with their long time friends, Marvin and Delores in Mazatlan.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to each of the homecare nurses, the support from Dr. Gilbert, the staff at the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital, the Kaye Clinic and the ALS Society for their support. A special thank you to Nelsa, her primary caregiver and friend, who cared for Karen in her home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the ALS Society of Alberta in Karen’s name.  5418 97 Street NW, Edmonton AB T6E 5C1

Serenity Funeral Service – Fort Saskatchewan – 780-998-1422



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Kimberly Morrow (Toth)

I was so shocked to see that Karen had passed away. My heart goes out to you Marcel, and to your family. We lost touch over the years, but was glad we could connect when you were in Bruderheim, although again, that was far too long ago. It doesn’t seem like it should be that long ago since I was one of your bridesmaids. My thoughts are with you all. Love & Hugs, Kim

Darren, Charlene & Ryan Dey

Sincere condolences to Marcel and family. Our hearts go out to you at this difficult time. Karen was a very kind person that will be missed by many.


My deepest sympathy to you and your family. ALS is indeed a horrible disease but please take solace in the fact that Karen is no longer suffering. Focusing on all of the happy memories that all of you have of her will help you get you through this difficult time.
Just a note to let you know that I am thinking of you.

Karla Hennig

Our deepest condolences and prayers go out to all of you during this difficult time.

Linda & Morey Schneider

Marcel & family; our sincere condolences to all of you. Karen was a special person, always smiling & so friendly.
Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.

Linda Maljan

Marcel – my condolences to you and your family. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Rick & Annette Kana

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all during this difficult time

Jim & Deanna Ruether

Our deepest sympathies Marcel and family. You were all a big part of our community in Bruderheim. Karen always had a smile and time for a quick chat. She will be deeply missed.

Belle Dezutter

In this sorrowful time, I would like to extend to you my heartfelt condolences. May our Lord comfort you and your loved ones.

Nevada Mehlenbacher

My Deepest condolences and thinking of you all at this difficult time

Gerald and Sandi Maschmeyer

Marcel and family our deepest sympathy in the loss of your dear wife Karen. She told always had a smile for everyone.


Parker, Logan and myself would like to send our deepest sympathy and condolences to Marcel, Josh, Brittany and Zach
Karen will be greatly missed

Murray & Jeanette Hosack

Marcel & family
Our thoughts & prayers go out to you.
Deepest condolences.

Maggie & Chris Sexton

Marcel & family we send our prayers & condolences to you. Always remember & cherish the good times.
We got to know you both through shopping at the store. We were sad that you left Big Way, that store has never been the same. Missed you guys over the years & Karen’s smiling face.
Take care.

Elaine Macdonald

Heaven definitely won on this one! My deepest sympathies go out to Marcel and the family. She was such a genuinely nice person. She will be missed deeply and the memories we have will forever be cherished.

Krystyn Miller

I am so sad to hear that she has madeher way up to the angels. I’m glad she is no longer suffering in her long battle with ALS. I will always hold my fond memories of her close to my heart! She was my first boss, I worked for her and Marcel at Bigway for a few years. Karen was always happy and positive which made our days light and fun! At the end of her day she would often shop For groceries for dinner that evening. I remember one time she had fish and pierogies that I ran through the till for her. I commented that it was a weird combo, it became a joke And I poked fun at her for it. She really was more of a friend/Mentor than a boss❤️

Although I’ve been out of touch with her and her family for quite a few years I know this is gonna be a long tough road for them without her by their sides. Xoxo

Phil & Carolyne Olechow

Marcel we are sending our prayers condolences to you and your family at this difficult time.

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