From Philip Whately

My name is Philip. I am the third child in our family of five children. My sister Karen was the oldest of the five. I have spent a lot of time during this past more than two weeks, crying and trying to get a scan of the painting Karen did …

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From Collene Sand

Andy, Debra and Tammy, I cannot express adequately how sad and sorry I am for learning of Karen’s struggle with cancer and its ultimate victory. So lovely, so effervescent, so caring, so giving, so talented….too young.

Although miles and time separated us we kept contact and always with …

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From Karen Hjort

Remembering Karen

Karen was very special to me and I will miss her very much. It´s such an understatement, of course. While sorrowing her death, my thoughts are also with you, her family, knowing how much she loved you and how much you will miss her. Being parents, Karen …

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From Paul Price

From Paul Grice

Grief is the price we pay for love. Queen Elizabeth II

The song is ended, but the melody lingers on … Irving Berlin

Thanks for the memories … Bob Hope

I will listen to Mozart String Quartet No.17 in B flat, K. 458 “Hunt” during the memorial concert …

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From Sheila Brogren

A heart-rending day for us when we read the news of beautiful Karen’s passing… and a way too young…

It’s also sad that we do not acknowledge often enough, all the achievements of our friends while they are still with us. This gracious, warm and vivacious woman gave …

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From The Froese Family

We wanted to let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Karen was always a ray of sunshine and brought so much joy to those around her. What a wonderful woman she was! I had the pleasure of seeing her loving up her grandchildren as she picked …

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From The Stephen Family in Leduc

Hi Andy, Debra, Tammy and all,

We are so sad about Karen’s passing. She was a wonderful aunt and she will be missed by all of us. We will come to Vancouver for the tribute on the 18th and will give you hugs then.

Love from the Leduc Stephen …

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From Fran and Joe Macerollo

Hi Andy,

Fran and I just received an email from Ila – shocking news; we could never imagine this sad news so soon in Karen’s life. We enjoyed visiting you both at your home last year. Her positive disposition just radiated. We enjoyed immensely the conversation on the back porch …

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From Jim Whately

My ‘big’ sister with her ‘baby’ brother at my home in Thunder Bay for my daughter’s wedding in July 2015.

Our time together was always too short…

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From Kathryn Walker

I came to know Karen when her husband Andy joined the board of the Saint James Music Academy several years ago. I just loved Karen’s energy and warmth that I experienced at the academy, at her home when she hosted gatherings and in the times we spoke. I had …

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