Karen Susan Surkos

In Memory of Karen Susan Surkos

January 22, 1966 – July 8, 2020


It is with great sadness that we announce Karen’s sudden passing at Trillium Hospital after a prolonged illness on Wednesday, July 8, 2020; at the age of 54.  Karen is now reunited with her late parents John and Diane Surkos.  Beloved mother to Daniel Keith Mines and Deanna Mary Mines and loving sister to Debora and John (Marcella).  Loving aunt to Chloe Surkos and niece of Donna, Peggy and Linda (Mike) and missing her “rubby-dubs” is her cat Mabel

Karen was born and raised in Mississauga before spending years in Sudbury where she was a full-time mother and operated her own cleaning company.  Eventually returning to Mississauga; she faced many health concerns but fought every battle with a positive and determined outlook.  She loved to play bingo and could often be found blotting her attack and yelling  her favourite saying “Bingo” at her favourite hall which is just a bit quieter now without her.  She also loved food and enjoyed a good meal surrounded by those she loved.  Most important though were her children Deanna and Daniel who meant the world to her.  Her children are each thankful for the resilient mindset she taught them and have no doubt they will be able to persevere through any future life adversity thrown at each of them.  Karen will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by her family and friends.

A memorial service will take place in the Magnolia Chapel of St. John’s Dixie Cemetery (737 Dundas Street East, Mississauga) on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 2:00 pm with visitation commencing at 1:30 pm.  Due to the COVID social gathering mandate, all guests must wear protective face masks and only pre-designated guests should be in attendance.  Family and friends are invited to view the service by Zoom.  Flowers gratefully accepted or Donations to Lupus Ontario would be greatly appreciated in lieu of flowers.




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5 replies
  1. Harry Mines
    Harry Mines says:

    It broke my heart when i heard of your passing. We had many good times together. Safe journey my friend. See u on the other side.

  2. Teressa Vachon (Bignell)
    Teressa Vachon (Bignell) says:

    We have many wonderful memories of Aunt Karen. I had only recently found out where she was again and meant to reach out to her. Unfortunately, I am now too late. Dee and Daniel, I am so very sorry for your loss.

  3. Joan Fraser
    Joan Fraser says:

    To my Dear Karen how I am going to miss you, you brighten my day ever time I saw you, thank you for being a part of life.
    I will never forget you


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