Karen Ann Parlee (nee Neal)

21/07/1979 - 05/04/2022


Obituary For Karen Ann Parlee (nee Neal)

July 21, 1979 – April 5, 2022

It is with broken hearts we announce the sudden passing of Karen Ann Parlee, on April 5, 2022, in Edmonton, AB.

Karen Ann was a beautiful, caring person who loved her children dearly. She loved music and was always singing wherever she went. Karen Ann had a kind, generous soul. She often treated everyone as if they were her own family.

Karen Ann is survived by her mom, Pat Neal, sister Kelly McLeod (nee Neal), brother Jeff Smyth, and by Darcy Parlee, and children Cody, Lane, Kathleen, Ethan, Elizabeth, and Liam Parlee.

She is predeceased by her dad, Reg Neal in 1992.

Memorial Service will be held on April 22, 2022 at the Coco Hall in Wanham. Viewing will be from 1pm to 2pm, Service will be at at 2pm, and refreshments will follow.

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780 830 7742


22 Apr


01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

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22 Apr


02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

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  • 05/02/2022

    Karen was one of my dearest friends. I will keep a candle lit until we meet again my lovely. Big Hugs to her family and loved ones.

  • 04/22/2022

    Lucas and Auntie pretty face had an instant friendship. They were shared so many interests and personality was hard to believe they didn't share a bloodline. Karen, you are the only person Lucas has ever given a nickname...that says everything all on its on its as to where you will remain within his heart... Today he could bot sit through your good bye ceremony but he seems to have found a sense of peace; with Julia at his side; when he said his good bye while lay sleeping before them. He told me he misses your smile ...the way you smile when he calls you by your name "pretty face". He then he asked to make a wish in a well today...a wish for you and for him of course... I'm not sure if you are able to fulfill this wish but I feel you may understand his request and giggle. Your next life is to be a purple polka dot t-rex flower...a one of a kind cuz there is only one pretty face. I explained your feelings on flowers...but he was insistence and said you always smell like flowers to him so a flower you will be. I am greatful he had an opportunity to have you in his life.You had a way with him that was calming yet full of excitement. The two of you did your best to drive Steve and I Nuts and as frustrating as it could be ..thank you for being you. You will be missed Pretty Face. I know you will always remain in my little boys heart. please continue to watch over him... not that I need ask because I know you always will. Rest easy dear sister in-law, it's time to fly free. xoxoxo Kimberley

  • 04/22/2022

    Karen, you were always so warm and caring to everyone. Even to your little sister and to all of her friends throughout all of our teenage years. You were often a part of our adventures - in muddy explorations or Goonie movie marathons. I always enjoyed listening to your stories growing up and again on the occasional visits as adults. You had so many stories to tell about your children, whom you clearly loved so much. I remember being pregnant for the first time and listening carefully at a Christmas party to all of your stories of childbirth. You sounded so calm and positive about it all. You are so missed. Let us all carry a piece of your warmth in us together moving forward. Thinking of your children, Darcy, Pat, Kelly and all of your family and close friends at this time ❤️.

  • 04/22/2022

    Life is so short. Karen left us too soon. She will always be in our hearts and will never be forgotten. We love you Karen. Now and Forever ❤️❤️❤️

  • 04/22/2022

    I worked with Karen at the co.op. Such a lovely woman, quick to laugh. Only a few weeks ago I walked into the bakery and she was caught! A tab of icing from the slab cake left on the board... swiped and licked! She looked just like a kid caught with her hand in the cookie jar. Maria and I laughed as she went bright red, then laughed too. In the weeks since she's been gone I've been struck by how she had such an affinity for our younger staff members as they've talked about her. She really cared and was interested in their lives. Every company has leaders or supervisors, but Karen was an "unofficial" support and friend to them. She often talked about her own kids and would want you all to know how much she cared about you. You have an angel watching over you all now. May her memory be a blessing and comfort be found in her love of you.

  • 04/20/2022

    Dearest, Pat, Kelly & Jeff, Darcy, Cody, Lane, Kathleen, Ethan, Elizabeth, Liam, and anyone else grieving the loss of Karen. You are all in our thoughts and prayers everyday. We wish you comfort and peace through this difficult time. Hold on to those memories, and lean on eachother through the pain of loss. Karen was a wonderful and kind person, and we will miss her dearly. Love, Trevor and Tara Lazoruk

  • 04/20/2022

    For the years we were together until the end you showed me love, happiness, hope, honor, and many more. You walk into a dark room and right away it would brighten. Love you Karen ann parlee. Love Steve

  • 04/19/2022

    So sorry for your loss. If was far too soon.

  • 04/19/2022

    Pat and family; Can't imagine what you must be feeling! Hugs and prayers to all of you.

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