OBITUARY

Karen Edith Gendron

February 3, 1955July 4, 2019

Karen Edith Gendron was born on February 3, 1955 in Edmonton, Alberta and passed away on July 4, 2019 in Chilliwack, British Columbia.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 13, 2019

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Karen Edith Gendron

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Mel and Dorothy Ratch

July 17, 2019

To Phil and family, our most heartfelt condolences. We are so grateful for having had a visit with Karen in June. She’ll be so missed by family and friends.
Love and prayers
Mel and Dorothy

Natalie McDonald

July 14, 2019

I am at a loss for words! My heartfelt condolences to her family!
Karen was the most kind-hearted person I have ever had the pleasure to know.
She made my transition back to work the easiest knowing she was caring for my son. Nicholas loved her so much...as we all did!! ❤️You will be missed dearly!

Lisa Peterson ( Galland)

July 13, 2019

I met Karen when I was looking for someone to take care of my children while I had to go back to work teaching. I was so worried about leaving my children, but then I met Karen and those worries just faded away. There was never a day when my girls didn’t want to go to Karen’s. Karen was not only incredibly kind, caring and full of life and laughter but she was wise. The first time I met Dwight and Melanie they were rushing down the stairs but each one of them was polite and excused themselves and said goodbye to me…someone they didn’t even know. I mentioned this to Karen, and she said,” You know you have raised your kids well when they are polite to other people when you’re not around.” I have used this wisdom as a corner stone to my parenting. It really is what we pass down to our children that matters, it is how we teach them to respect and care for others. Karen was this kind of person in everything she did. Karen is a part of my daughters, the memories they have of her, the life lessons they learned from her. I pray that her family will rally together to support one another and know that there are many, many prayers being said for each of you. My daughters Jennifer and Jessica will miss Karen a great deal.
So sorry for your loss, Phil, Melanie and Dwight

Lisa Peterson

Marie-Claude Gilbert

July 13, 2019

It’s with disbelief and pain that we have learned that Karen left for heaven. Her death was sudden and unexpected, which it's even harder to accept. I have no word to describe how painful this must be for her loved ones. Phil, Melanie, Dwight, Jack, Reid and Jared, family and friends, all my condolences in these difficult times.

First, I would like to say that I will never be able to give her all the credit that she deserves or to share how precious she is to us in 2000 words or less... I can only share here a little bit of the huge positive impact she has made in our family life.

Karen made a humongous difference in our lives and we specially appreciate how she changed our family for the best. My family and I had the privilege to know Karen for almost 7 years. She started as a family helper/nanny when our son was 3 months old and quickly became a friend and a grandmother. We already miss her dearly every day! We will continue to cherish all the memories we have created all these years, for example when she was planning surprises and special activities for our son or when she came with us to Montréal and Mexico, just to name a few. We are so grateful for the special relationship she had with our son and us. We feel so lucky to have had the amazing opportunity to meet such a caring and kind person. We will never forget you, Karen. Our lives will never be the same now that you are an angel but we promise to do our best to continue your legacy. It is so hard to say goodbye to such a wonderful soul.

Attached is one of my favorite pictures of Karen and our son. It was taken at Club Med Ixtapa, Mexico when he was around 18 months.

With lots of love,
The Lafrance family xox

John & wanda Van der hoeven

July 12, 2019

We go back a long time with the Gendron family, around about 47 years or so. We are grateful to have known Karon with her wonderful personality and great sense of humour. We will miss her dearly however she will always be with us. Our condolences to the family, Phil , Melanie and Dwight and family.
Feel bad we won’t be able to make it tomorrow for the celebration but will be there in spirit . Wanda ,John and family

Rachel Bayes

July 12, 2019

Uncle Phil, Dwight & Melanie,
Words fail me at this time as I try to express my condolences. I can’t even begin to imagine how this loss feels for all of you. I send you all so much love and light during this difficult time. Great Auntie Karen was an incredibly kind and loving person. She was always welcoming and quick to make us feel at home. I loved seeing her! I remember many trips from my childhood to visit you guys on the coast with mom and dad and my brothers! It was always the highlight of our year! I’m sad that so many years have passed since I last saw her. Heaven has gained an incredible angel. She will be missed!

Chris Hiebert

July 11, 2019

Dear Mr. Phil,
On behalf of Lucas, Bennett & the rest of our family, I want to offer our condolences. You are in our thoughts & we wish you well.

Lynda Trommel

July 11, 2019

Dear Phil, Melanie. Dwight and family,
Karen was someone so very special! She had a love of life that was contagious. Her love for children was immense. She spoke little of her belief in the Lord but she lived it! We know she is now in heaven having a wonderful time and we pray this will give the family some comfort as they grieve. May God comfort you all.

Lou & Lynda Trommel

Danielle Ekman

July 10, 2019

Karen was one of my best friends for 47 years. I loved her dearly. There’s no one like her! Always happy, very compassionate, and very sincere. She was like a sister to me. I will miss her for the rest of my life. The last time I saw her, she and Melanie came over to celebrate my aunts 94th birthday. I hugged her goodbye never knowing it would be the last time I saw her. Until we meet again, love you Karen.

David Allister

July 7, 2019

So sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Karen. She was such a wonderful person to our daughter Audrey who is away in Austria at the moment. She will be devastated.
Karen was such a caring person, always smiling and so polite.
All of us will miss her, especially Audrey.
Our sincere condolences to the family.

FROM THE FAMILY