Karen Janet Wipond

21-Apr-1961 - 22-Jun-2020

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Posted by Margaret Broadfoot | 24-Jun-2020

Karen was one of my phys. ed students at Crestwood. I remember a beautiful smile and a sense of fair play. My thoughts are with all who loved her.

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Posted by Stacey WIlkerson | 24-Jun-2020

Karen was (and in my heart still is) such a good friend, which is why she had so many of them. She was generous, caring, and funny and I can't count how many belly laughs we shared over the cubicle wall over the years. Her family was so important to her- she often spoke of her brothers, nieces and nephew and looked forward to visits and hikes with them. Karen was known for her deep commitment to conservation and always tried to leave the earth a better place- including through her love of shopping in consignment stores. She tried to teach me how to shop that way, but I never had the same knack for it. She could walk into any thrift store and come out looking like she should be in a magazine. There are so many things I could say, but in short, Karen was a beautiful person inside and out. I'm grateful I knew her and called her a friend for so many years. Much love to Nick and the rest of the family.

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Posted by Charlene Pauwels | 24-Jun-2020

I am so deeply sorry for your loss Nick. May your memories of Karen be in your heart forever.

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Posted by Tammy Liddicoat | 24-Jun-2020

I worked with Karen at BC Parks. She was an amazing person and her spirit was inspirational. Her contribution to parks and to all protected lands was profound...she was a person who changed the world for the better.

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Posted by Mark Twerdun | 24-Jun-2020

Always remember her charismatic smile....

Remember moments from the time we were kids sharing Christmas day...

Karen's awkwardness and disdain being in front of a camera as a teen soon transformed, ironically, since her love for capturing moments in images became her passion...

The black n white photos she captured in Oakville on the peer in a deep dreamy fog held such intrigue and astonishment...

We always seem to "wish" for things when we lose someone - I wish ......

A few weeks ago we shared a few simple texts and the grace, strength, courage and love she shared, even then, is beyond expression or my comprehension.

Sending hugs, strength, and love to my family and Karen's family and friends...

Love Mark
Jill, Jessica and Riley

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