Karin Ruth Klara Friedrich


Karin Ruth Klara

Born September 27, 1951 at Coburg Germany, Karin passed away December 8/03 at Duncan BC.

She is survived by her Daughter Megan and her Husband Des Quinn.

Karin’s early years where spent in Rodach Germany and with her family she immigrated to Quebec in 1956.

Karin showed her keen intellect during grade 8 when she won the Governor General’s prize as the top student in Quebec. She moved with her Family to Eastern Ontario and Graduated from high school with honors and four scholarships. Karin enrolled in the Nursing program at University of Toronto but the untimely death of her Father set free her desire to wander and with the marriage to her Husband, together they wandered the world for the next 15 years, from the Sand Dunes of the Sahara to the jungles of South East Asia, they enjoyed the freedom to see new places and meet new friends. Included in this travel was a multi year trip on their Sailing Yacht Mistress Jane, putting thousands of sea miles under her keel, they traced the path of Homer’s Odyssey thru most of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Karin was a remarkable navigator and was quite capable of handling a 30 ton sailing yacht in most weather . The love of her life, her daughter Megan came along in 1990 and with one more excursion to Kuwait to assist her husband with his job in the reconstruction of Kuwait’s oil wells. Megans education became a priority so another move to Grande Prairie Alberta and the hardships of starting a new company. Karin steered the ship of finance and aided in the successful growth of her company. Karin’s favorite place was always BC, and the desire to provide Megan with the best education sparked the final move to Chemainus BC. Karin actively supported her daughters education at Queen Margaret’s School and still found time to be involved with the Duncan Stingrays swim team while continuing to run the finances of a successful company. Karin independent thinking, wise council and steadfast love will be so sadly missed by her husband, her all consuming love for her Daughter will help guide Megan through the coming years.

A Celebration of her life will be held in Queen Margarets Chapel, 660 Brownsey St., Duncan, BC on Saturday, December 13, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. Cremation.

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