Karen Lynn Van Doorn-Thompson

2 June , 19623 May , 2019

With sadness and heavy hearts, we announce that Karen Lynn Van Doorn-Thompson passed away on Friday, May 3, 2019 at the age of 56.

Karen was an avid cat lover and a fan of watching science fiction, especially Star Trek and Doctor Who. She was a talented graphic artist and loved doing arts and crafts. She will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by her husband Harry Thompson, mother Marian Van Doorn (nee Allison), brother Mark Van Doorn, mother-in-law Mildred Thompson, sisters-in-law Alice Stahlbaum (Larry), Gayle Botelho (John),and brother-in-law Ivan Thompson. Beloved aunt to nine nieces and nephews and their families. Sadly missed by her many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Karen was predeceased by her father Kenneth Van Doorn, father-in-law Herman Thompson, and her maternal and paternal grandparents. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 7th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Barthel Funeral Home (566 Queenston Rd, Cambridge), followed by a funeral service at 8:00 pm. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to St. Mary’s Hospital Cardiology, the Toronto General Hospital Cardiology, or the Sick Kids Foundation.

“Beam me up, Scotty”


  • Visitation Tuesday, 7 May , 2019
  • Visitation Tuesday, 7 May , 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, 7 May , 2019


Karen Lynn Van Doorn-Thompson

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Lisa Dando (Senyk)

7 May 2019

Karen and I were primary school friends and neighbours. Although we lost touch over the years, I have fond memories of sharing lots of wonderful play dates with Karen and her family. My thoughts and prayers are with Karen's friends and family at this sad time.

Ruby Millar

6 May 2019

My condolences to Karen's family and friends. She was a lovely, kind person and I will remember her always with a smile.

Russell Allison

6 May 2019

didn't get the chance to meet her, but have heard nothing but great things from all the family sorry for your loss, rest in piece cousin

Wayne Sulliman

5 May 2019

Condolences to the VanDoorn family on the passing of Karen.Jean has spoken about her many times so we feel as if we knew her.RIP. Karen.

Lynda Richmond

5 May 2019

To Marion and to all who knew and loved Karen:
Grief is the last act of love we can give to those we love.
Where there is deep grief, there is also great love.
Cherish your memories and find solace in those who
Want to help you through your grief.