Karen Woodlock died in hospital after a sudden battle with infection on January 22, 2022. She was surrounded by family, including her husband Scott, daughters Giselle and Jessica, brother Tom, and son-in-law Alan. She will be dearly missed.

Karen was born in Toronto in 1965 to Lorna and James Delaney and adopted at the age of two by Rita and Lawrence Cameron. She grew up in Alexandria, Ontario. At the age of 15, she entered the care of her foster mother Beverly, with whom she maintained a close relationship. She was a devout Christian, and her faith was a source of comfort and support for her throughout her life.

Karen lived most of her life in Toronto. She loved the east end and spent the happiest years of her life there with her husband Scott Woodlock. She navigated life’s challenges with a formidable spirit. To those who knew her, she was funny, friendly, smart, creative, kind, generous and loving. She loved people and animals and made friends everywhere she went. Her favorite activities were chatting over coffee or snuggling with a pet. She also loved going to the movies and the mall, dining out, and watching television, a hobby shared by both of her daughters.

Karen's favourite musician, Alice Cooper, famously said, “I think you should always be striving to write your best song.” Karen certainly did just that. She never quit on her goals, never settled, and valued her independence. In her last years, she spent time crafting, singing, socializing, watching her favourite television shows, and keeping up with the news and social issues.

She leaves behind her husband Scott, her two daughters Giselle and Jessica, her brothers Tom and Carey, son-in-law Alan, as well as cousins and close friends, including Laura, Isolde, and Reinhart.

Her family and friends are comforted by the knowledge that she is now at peace in heaven, with God and her beloved family and friends and pets who passed on before her. May her unforgettable spirit be a comfort to us all, as we celebrate her life and send her off into the next.

Honouring Karen's style, we ask that people dress casually and comfortably for the visitation and service. For the well-being of guests with allergies, we request that all attendees be scent-free. Please do not wear scented body products, perfumes or colognes.  Please also be aware that masks are required to enter the funeral home, and must be worn for the duration of your visit.

In lieu of flowers, we are asking family and friends to make a donation in memory of Karen Woodlock to the Disability Justice Network of Ontario,, an advocacy organization working to improve the lives of disabled people in Ontario (email [email protected] for details), or to Sistering,, a multi-service agency for homeless and marginally housed, at-risk women in Toronto

For those unable to attend because of distance, numbers and covid precautions, a Zoom link will also be posted and circulated. Please feel free to call the funeral home at 416-603-1444 if you would like some assistance with either the in-person or virtual services.

Due to the current pandemic restrictions and direction from our regulator, the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, effective January 5, 2022 all guests attending funerals and visitations must pre schedule their attendance in order to prevent line ups or exceed current capacity limits. We encourage those that are unable to attend in person to express their sympathy by posting a message of condolence to our website, donating to a charity in memory or by sending flowers to the funeral home.'

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February 01, 2022
Carey Cameron
I was truly saddened to hear of Karen’s sudden passing. Losing someone we love is never easy but we can take comfort in knowing that she will live on in the memories those whose lives she touched.