Karen Janet Wipond

21-Apr-1961 - 22-Jun-2020

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Posted by Gary Glinz | 25-Jun-2020

I will always remember, with fond memories our hike into Top of The World Park. It was a beautiful day and her cheerfulness and love of BC Parks radiated through the Rocky Mountains.
My heartfelt condolences to all that knew and loved her.


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Posted by Terry Ahern | 25-Jun-2020

Nick, Rob, Kevin, you have my deepest sympathies and respect for your loss. My heart is broken and aches for you…and for all of us who knew Karen and loved her.

I write this remembrance with a heavy heart, however all my memories of time spent with Karen at work or at play are light and bright recollections. Karen was a dear friend of mine for many years. I always admired her passion at work. She really knew her onions – which is a phrase I learned from her - and true about her expertise. She fought with integrity and depth of knowledge to protect the reputation of land management. She spoke truth to power.

And she was fun. She, Yvonne and I formed a close trio – the Triangle. We shared many birthday celebrations and many visits over a drink and appies that fuelled long deep talks to unpack and share our joys, dreams and sorrows in life.

Karen was the most accomplished host (with help from Nick) and her Christmas parties were my favorite celebration of any season. Her invitations were creative and enticing. Who could resist the desire to attend when her salutation read “Hey all you favourite silky truffles and nut clusters:”, or something equally quirky and inviting.

She was a delight. She was an artist. She had style. She was caring. I will miss her, forever.

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Posted by Steve Gordon | 25-Jun-2020

I worked directly with Karen on the Conservation Lands program. She was incredibly passionate about this program and her dedication and sustained effort was truly inspiring. She leaves a tangible legacy and her memory will live on in the special places she helped protect.

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Posted by Raymond Demarchi | 25-Jun-2020

I remember Karen as a very happy and pleasant person who made everyone around her feel good. I enjoyed working with her.
My wife Carol Hartwig and I send our love to Karen’s family and friends.

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Posted by Lesley Walker | 25-Jun-2020

I met Karen through my brother Nick. Karen and Nick had lots of amazing trips and adventures together. I am so happy to have met her and was always amazed by her beautiful photography. Thank you for making my brother so happy. The two of them had a wonderful life together and Nick will have lots of wonderful memories. Karen will be missed very much by all but will live on through her photographs and in our hearts. Condolences to Nick and all of Karen’s family. Gone to soon. Rest In Peace dear sweet Karen. Love Lesley and Ed Walker.

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Posted by Derek and Avril Cottam | 24-Jun-2020

We knew and loved Karen as a daughter and are very sad at her passing at a young age.
Karen and Nick were made for each other, she inspired Nick to enjoy with her the love for travel and the outdoor life.
Her photography was beautiful and at times haunting.
We will miss her so much.

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Posted by Diana Demarchi | 24-Jun-2020

I didn't know Karen well but I know she was lovely and vibrant, and gone way too soon. This world could use more fierce women like her. My thoughts and well wishes go out to her dear friends and family.

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Posted by Jeffrey Shatford | 24-Jun-2020

Karen we will miss you immensely, you brought so much elegance and passion to every gathering. You were even so stylish playing ultimate. You held nothing back in caring for and celebrating this beautiful land we call home. Thank-you for that. Heartfelt condolences to Nick and the rest of Karen’s family and friends.

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Posted by Dorothy Hewison | 24-Jun-2020

Karen Wipond was a lovely, compassionate, and creative person. I was happy to have known her. She created beauty with her life, both in her photographs, her interpersonal relationships, and her work.

My sympathy to her friends, family, and partner, Nick. She will be missed.

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Posted by Walter & Helen Twerdun | 24-Jun-2020

May you rest in peace!! May GOD PUT HIS ARMS AROUND YOU & BLESS YOU!!

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