From Kathy Martin

Andy & family,

I will never look upon a butterfly again without thinking about Karen. May her beautiful soul fly with butterflies. The Monarch Teachers Network (Toronto) promotes the conservation of Monarch Butterflies and educates children to preserve the Monarch

Kathy Martin

A donation has been made to The Living City …

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From Michael and Daphne van der Sloot and family

When we think of Karen, the first thing that comes to mind is her smile and her laugh. She just had a way of bringing colour to everything, and everyone around her. We also think of how deeply she loved. She loved her family so much, and talked of her …

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From Roberta Clark

From being teenagers playing in the Conservatory Orchestra in Toronto, to reconnecting in Alberta while Andy was busy at Banff, to becoming a piano trio with Tony Clarke, it was always a happy time being with Karen. Such a positive person with sunshine in her soul - I truly miss her …

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From Karina Perkins

I can’t remember a time when I did not know Karen, ( plus Andy, Debra and Tammy). Growing up, my brother Derek and I often referred to their family as our Quartet family…we had a Quartet Christmas, and regular get together’s. I can still remember their house in …

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From Katherine Murdock

I first met Karen when I was 16, when I went to study with the Orford Quartet at the Kelso Music Centre. She was a beautiful, vivacious woman, and generous in every way. As I recall, it was she who brought in a teacher to work with us on relaxation …

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From Lee-Anne Chan

Karen was a joy, an inspiration, a beacon of light and love for all who knew her. Her smile, laughter, and zest for life will stay with us always. She was a special angel who will be missed each moment of each day. She will be held in our hearts …

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From Ruth Perkins

“Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget.”

For 50 years of friendship, I thank you.

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From Tony Clarke

So sad to hear Karen has passed away. For the relatively short time I have known Karen, I have found her to be a most delightful lady. She was always so energetic and active, always having a number of projects on the go. She was a talented musician and artist …

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From Leah Keshet

To Karen:

I knew you through your wonderful daughter, Adriana, whom I had the privilege of supervising as a PhD student at UBC. It was through Adriana’s eyes, memories, and life, that I got to appreciate you and the rest of the Dawes family.

I’ll never forget the …

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From Monica Duschenes

Karen was one of the warmest, liveliest, most sensitive, smartest and fiercely loyal people I have ever known. Although I am heartbroken and in disbelief at her passing, I still sometimes manage a smile when I think of her and all the good times and endless laughs we shared.

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