Burger, Karen

December 23, 1957 ~ May 27, 2024

BURGER, Karen Fern – Our hearts are broken with the unexpected passing of Karen Fern Burger (nee White), of Petrolia, on May 27, 2024 at Bluewater Health – C.E.E. Site, Petrolia at the age of 66. She was predeceased by her husband Jake Burger (2020) and her parents Norm (1995) and Marg (2001). Karen is survived by her twin sister Sharen (David) Willson of Tillsonburg and Maureen (late Bob) Yaskovic of Mooretown. Karen was blessed to be a special aunt to Michelle (Bill) Silveira, Renee (Morgan) Jackson, great-aunt to Michelle’s children Hunter, Dante, Lucian, Asher and Renee’s children Emma and Elliot. She was a special aunt to several nieces and nephews in our blended family. Karen is survived by her brothers Bill (Janice) White, Bob White and their families. Karen enjoyed the last few years living alongside her cherished pets, Buddy and Jelly, at Valentina Estates with some of the best neighbours anyone could ask for, thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.

Cremation has taken place.  A private family graveside will be held at Hillsdale Cemetery.

Family and friends are invited for an open house celebration of life at Maureen’s house, 3676 Mandaumin Road, on Friday, June 14, 2024 at 2:00pm.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the charity of your choice.

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  1. Sharen, Maureen and families I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister Karen , we grew up together all through public school lots of memories, lots of Birthday parties . She will be missed!! Keep your memories close she will always be with you!!

  2. Sharon and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Karen was always a kind soul and ready to share some laughter. Thinking of all she shone her light onto

  3. Karen was a wonderful neighbour for 17 years – we shared many thoughts & stories – also enjoyed spending time on her porch with her & Buddy. Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this time


  5. My deepest condolences to all of Karen’s family. I worked part time for many years at Penningtons. She was such a good person and friendships were made. She will be missed by all who knew her.

  6. I am heartbroken to hear this sad news. She was such a amazing soul. I had the privilege and many great memories of working side by side with her at Pennington and made great friendship. My Deepest Condolences to her entire family. You all are in my thoughts and prayers ❤️

  7. My sincere condolences for your family’s loss. Karen was my first assistant manager at Penningtons. I soon learned that retiring from my former career gave me few retail skills. Her knowledge, patience and sense of humour were so helpful.
    Bonnie Hegarty.

  8. We are so sorry to hear about Karen. I grew up with the White Family, Ignatiefna and West St. Our condolences to her family. Memories are forever.
    Dave & Pauline Mitchell

  9. So very sorry for your loss
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all
    Lonnie and Janice Cope

  10. My condolences to the family. I too reside on Valentina Street and often passed Karen as she enjoyed sitting outside. Always a friendly smile and a wave and occasionally we had a nice conversation. She will be missed by close neighbors who had developed friendships with her. A sad time for many close to her.

  11. Maureen and family, we are so sorry to hear of Karen’s passing, please accept our condolences, we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Mary Anne and John McCharles

  12. Sharen, Maureen and families. I was so saddened to see this. I have some of my best life memories with Karen back in the glory days of the Squires hockey team. We went to many games together, home and away games. Always an adventure. Please know that you are in my prayers and my condolences to you all.
    Janet (Dillon) Hardy

  13. Sorry to hear of your loss. Karen was a great neighbor always ready to visit .May God be with you at this time.

    Kathy & Keith Elliott