Karen Linda Houghton, age 80 of Watton Township, passed away Sunday, June 20, 2021 in Thunder Bay.

She was born February 28, 1941 in Emo, Ontario to the late Elmer and Florence MacEachern. She married the love of her life, Brian Houghton, on February 16, 1963. Karen worked for the Lakehead Public School Board for 25 years before her retirement.

Karen is survived by daughter Melanie Lehman and husband David of Marissa, Illinois; son Brad Houghton and wife Liz Borkowski of Fort Frances, Ontario; three grandchildren Abbie and Ashley Lehman, and Jacki-Lyn Houghton; sister Myrna Martin; brother-in-law Bill Selman; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Karen is predeceased by brother-in-law Pete Martin and sister-in-law Anne Selman.

The family appreciates best friends Ron and Barb Hodawansky for their years of friendship.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.

Condolences may be offered at www.harbourviewfuneral.ca