Karen Kuchta

A photo of Karen Kuchta


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Monday June 27, 2022
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Karen Isabelle Kuchta of Erieau, loved daughter of the late Colin (2005) & Olive (2004) (Kersey) McMurphy passed away on June 23, 2022 at the Chatham-Kent Hospice.  Karen will be missed by her children Christine Kuchta of Chatham and Eric Kuchta (Tara), by their father Bob Kuchta, her grandchildren Logan and Lydia Kuchta and her chosen grandchildren Coral and Alaska.  She is survived by her siblings June Babister, Leonard (Debbie) McMurphy and Wayne (Gail) McMurphy and her nieces and nephews Shawn Preece, Breann (Ryan) Hall, Amie (Craig) Morrison, Sara (Matt) McMurphy, Kristen (Jeremy) Wilson, Christopher McMurphy, Annie (Zak) Taylor, Jillian (Scott) Mc Murphy, Lee (Kelsey) McMurphy and her great nieces and nephews Mason and Everly Hall, Lennon and Jones Morrison, Eliot, Noal and Violet Wilson, Beau, Lincoln and Cohen Taylor, and Gus and Molly Jo McMurphy. Predeceased by brothers Dougald (2006) and Archie (2015).

The joy in Karen’s life was being a caregiver.  She studied to become a Registered Nurse and spent many years working at Southwestern Regional Centre.  In her retirement she became a foster parent who maintained long lasting and meaningful relationships with her charges.  She also became a safe haven for her rescue dog Freeman.  More than anything though, her happiness in life came from being a Mom and Grandma.

In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  A time to gather as friends and family will take place at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Monday June 27th from 11:00 – 1:00.  Karen’s urn will be interred with her parents in Oil Springs.

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Eric & Chris, So sad to hear of your mothers passing. I knew Karen most of my life. She was such a close and good friend of my mother - Jane. She was so good to so many people, she will never be forgotten and always fondly thought of. Roderick Butler & Family

We were so sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. She was a wonderful loving person. We will miss our visits at church. Our condolences & prayers are with her family.

Indeed Karen was a gifted care giver and angel on this earth. She will truly be missed by all who were fortunate to be part of her life. Dianne Flook Erieau friend and admirer

Eric, Tara, Chris and family I am so heartbroken to hear of Karen passing she has always been in my thoughts we always had a good laugh when I would come for our weekly visit, I am missing her so much. My sincere condolences To you and all her family

Deepest condolences to Bob, Eric, Tara and Family, and Christine. Everyone is in our thoughts. I’ll always be thankful for the Kuchta’s and their kindness growing up in Erieau. Rest In Peace.

Eric, Tara and Family, We’re so very to hear of the loss of your mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. ❤️

My most sincere condolences to the family...I crossed paths with Karen many times over the years and it was always a pleasure to have our little chats...R.I.P. Karen

To Karen's family. So sorry to hear of your loss. Karen fought the fight with courage. I will miss seeing her walking the boulevard with Freeman.

Eric and Chris, I am so sorry for your loss, my heart goes out to you and your families. I have so many fond memories of Karen from my childhood❤️

Sorry for your loss Eric

Eric and family, we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

I had the privilege to know Karen through the SRC, she was a wonderful nurse for our clients and a great friend to all the staff. I would see her walking her dog and young babies she fostered, allows had time to stop and catch up-my thoughts and prayers to all the families and friends. Rest in Peace Karen, another Angel in Heaven, watch over us all-

I am so very sorry for your loss. Karen you will be missed. Rest in peace.

So sorry for your loss. Rest in Peace Karen.

We are so sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. She will be greatly missed by all her family and Freeman. She was always read to stop and have a chat while walking Freeman. We will all miss her in the village. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Eli and Dave.

We are so sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. She will be greatly missed by all her family and Freeman. She was always read to stop and have a chat while walking Freeman. We will all miss her in the village. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Eli and Dave.

Chris, Eric and family~ I am so very sorry to hear about your Mom. I will miss seeing her everyday walking the dog. God's peace.

Chris & Eric, I'm so very sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed bumping into your mom in Erieau and catching up. You are all in my thoughts♡

My condolence to you Christine and Eric and your families. Karen fought a long battle may she rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Chris and Eric and family, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. May God be with you during this difficult time. Sending you all my love and prayers.

Such a beautiful person. Worked with Karen at SRC. RIP Karen. My condolences to her family

Eric and Tara ... Logan and Lidia Very sorry for the loss of your Mom and Logan and Lidia your grandma She was a very special lady ... I was her photographer for her foster children ... it was always a joy getting to know Karen she loved being a foster mom ... Will keep you in our prayers Marg and Paul

So sorry for your loss Eric and family

I worked with Karen for 8 years. She was one of the best nurses I have ever worked with. She kept in touch when I had my children and when I got sick. She was just terrific. Such an incredible loss

Karen instantly accepted, cared for and loved the Desjardins girls (Wynter also) and soon felt the love of my grandsons Keenyn and Karter . We all adored her. She will be truly missed, but we carry many loving memories , and happy happy visits . Hugs and warm thoughts to the Kutchta family 💗 Joy Desjardins and family

Eric, Christine & families so sorry for the loss of your mom & grandma. She was such a special person. Our sincere condolences Sue & Dave Robert

I am so sorry to hear of Karen passing. She was a beautiful person. She will be missed by all .

I will miss Karen's smile and talking to her while she was walking in the Eau. Such a wonderful giving person. It was such a privilege to know her. I'm so fortunate to have had a wonderful visit with her recently. She was such a fighter and she can now rest.

Dear Christine, Eric and families Please accept my sincere condolances on the passing of your Mother Grandmother. I worked with Karen at SRC and also The Heritage Childrens Centre and CAS. She truly was a kind and caring person she will be missed. Helen Cunningham Ouellette

Eric and family, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom and grandma! Sincere condolences.

Eric and family, I know there are no words that can ease your pain. I’m sorry to hear about your mom. She was a great friend and cheerleader for mom. She will forever hold a special place in my heart. May your happy memories give you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Thinking of you.

We are so very sorry to learn of Karen's passing. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile and her big and giving heart. Please know that we will be keeping the family in our prayers. MaryLin and David Howard

Our sincere condolences for the loss of your mother, grandmother and sister. We met Karen when we lived in Erieau. She always stopped to chat and her smile lit up any room.

Karen words can’t express how I’m going to miss you.Our trips to Winter Wheat,Port Bruce and our weekly ☕️.Hi to Janie for me.Safely home 💕vic🌷