Karen Dawn Middleton lost her battle with illness on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at the young age of 62
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years. Karen grew up in Calgary, Alberta, where she met her future husband, Chuck Middleton. Karen and Chuck then moved to Vulcan, Alberta; where they raised their four children, and where Karen worked as an EMT. In 1994, Karen and Chuck moved their family to Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, where Karen lived for the next twenty - three years of her life. Karen worked there as an EMT, and then switched careers to drive for Crowsnest Taxi; where she got to know the heart and soul of the people in the community. Here she met her longtime boyfriend, Lyle. Karen developed many friendships during her time in Crowsnest Pass. In 2017, Karen made a difficult decision to relocate to Red Deer, Alberta, where she could be closer to her family. Karen lived the last two years of her life in Red Deer to the fullest and spent time with her children and grandchildren. Karen was always very strong, independent, caring, loving, and giving. She will remain in our hearts and in our thoughts forever: remembering all the wonderful memories! Karen will be lovingly remembered by her sister, Dallas Poffenroth; her four children, Jason (Andrea) Middleton, Shawn (Andrea) Middleton, Derek (Laura) Middleton and Megan (Scott) Sutherland; and her grandchildren, Caitlin, Christopher, Lily, Hunter, Charli, Ryker, Kyraya, Trayson, and Draydon. Karen was predeceased by her father, Samuel Poffenroth; her mother, Belle Poffenroth and her longtime boyfriend, Lyle Ancelet. A Celebration of Karen’s Life will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019, and will be in the Red Deer Area. Location to be determined and will be shared via social media and phone calls prior to the date. Arrangements in care of Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040 or 1.800.481.7421.