From Allison Whately Doucet

I have so many fond memories of my Auntie Karen and though we lived far apart, we were fortunate to have many visits. There was always joy and warmth when she was around. I always felt her love. She was kind and generous and always made us feel special. Whether …

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From Amy Fu

To Karen

Karen Dawes is a kind-hearted and helpful person. I learned a lot from her when Linda studied violin with Mr. Dawes. I kept the recipe which Karen wrote for me from when Linda lived in their home. I adore her very much and I hope she will smile …

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From Kathy St. Martin

I met Karen at the Artway Studio in Vancouver where Karen had been painting for a number of years. She was so welcoming, kind and inclusive to me, a newer member of the group. She was passionate about her paintings and colors; variations of orange on her paintings and variations …

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From Chris Millard

Camille and I send Andy and his family our condolences. We share with many a great sadness at the passing of such a vivacious and warm hearted lady.

Christopher Millard National Arts Centre Orchestra University of Ottawa

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From Jess Whately

My memories begin early with Auntie Karen, their home in Toronto that was always so amazing to me. From the beautiful art on the insisde, to the pool and tree we would climb in the backyard, my memories are filled with happiness and love! Auntie Karen’s hugs, and kind …

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From Chris Whately

Karen was my most amazing and talented sister in law. Our time together was filled with fun and laughter. She always made me, my children and grandchildren feel special. Giving us her love and special surprises of her beautiful artwork, books, dresses her own children and granddaughter had worn….and …

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From Joanna Schellenberg

Her home always smelled delicious. There was always music playing. A warm smile and a motherly hug always greeted me. Karen and Andy’s home was a happy and a comforting space to spend time. Karen was a beautiful person with a great smile and a wonderful laugh. Her love …

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From Suyin Lee

Know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers….. Holding precious memories of the exercise classes and our coffee gatherings. With much love, Doug & Suyin

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From Claire Duschenes-Best

Some of my fondest memories are ones spent cooking, painting, shopping and especially laughing with Karen during the year she and Andy spent in Montreal. Almost ten years later, while visiting them in Vancouver, I enjoyed those same activities with Karen just as much.

I will always remember her laugh …

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