Sept. 22, 1953 to April 12, 2015

Karen passed away quickly, quietly and peacefully, on Sunday, April 12, 2015. She is survived by her sons, Gary (Karin) of Campbell River, Brad of the Chilanko Forks, and Greg (Joanne), her most precious grandchildren, Makyla and Logan of Stony Plain, AB, her sisters, Leona, Shirley

and Lilian, and many nephews, her niece, and cousins, and their families.

Karen was predeceased by her son Steven, her parents, Bill & Marg Lavandusky, and several aunts and uncles.

Karen was a very loving and giving person, and despite many challenges during her life, she will be remembered with much love and fondness from her many friends throughout her life, her nursing career, and especially her friends at Kiwanis House.

Karen’s favourite pass times were her crafts and her gardens. She loved to grow sweet peas and hand them to the residents of Kiwanis House as they came by to admire her flower beds. Karen will be greatly missed, but lovingly remember by all who knew her. We, her family, will miss her greatly, but we also take peace of mind knowing that Karen is in loving hands, and no longer suffering from her many ailments.

Those who wish to do so, may make a donation in Karen’s memory to Haven House of Nanaimo, or to a charity of choice.

A Celebration of Life was held on Sunday, April 19, 2015, at the Eagles Hall in Ladysmith.

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