It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the unexpected death of Karen Elaine Rudiger at her home in Lake Cowichan, B.C. on January 2, 2013.

Karen was born in Prince Albert, Sask. on June 28, 1944 and was the daughter of Katherina (Sten) McTaggart and the late Ivan McTaggart.

Karen was pre deceased by her husband Alfred Rudiger. She is survived by her three daughters: Shelley Sharuga (Dennis) of Medicine Hat, Alta., Jackie Rocha (Carlos) of Victoria, B.C. and Wendy Larson (Daren) of Campbell River, B.C.; two brothers Ernest McTaggart (Lynn) of Red Deer, Alta., and Allan McTaggart (Janice) of Saint John, N.B.; one sister Corrinne McTaggart of Williams Lake, B.C.; four adored grandchildren: Taylor Gibson, Jade Rocha, Alexandra Larson, and Boston Larson and many nieces and nephews.

Karen graduated from Lake Cowichan Secondary School. She was an avid curler and golfer as long as her health permitted and was very involved in her community. Karen’s happiest times were spent camping with Alfred and her family. She spent many happy days in recent years in her motor home camping with family and many friends at Port Renfrew and other areas around the Island. She also loved to travel and experience the sights and cultures of many areas of the world.

Karen was a wonderful mother, oma, sister and friend to all who knew her. She will be

sadly missed by many.

Your condolences will be approved within one business day. You will need a valid Facebook account. Please email us if you have any questions.