It is with a heavy heart I pass along news of the passing of our colleague and dear friend Karen Catherwood. Karen passed on September 5th just after 6:30 pm at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, BC.
Karen had been fighting to recover from a stroke, and multiple complications requiring continual kidney dialysis. Karen's sister Sue was with her as her soul escaped.
Karen was a respected microbiologist always willing to share her knowledge. She was a talented porcelain painter, cook/baker, gardener and floral arranger. Karen loved a good joke or story and for those who worked closely with her, we will always remember her amazing laughter resounding through the building.
I have tried to forward this message along to many of her former colleagues at Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and some of her microbiology contacts for whom I have contact information. Please share with those of your contacts particuarly those who would have know Karen through her work. I will endeavour to provide further details of any service as available.
Date: Monday September 11, 2017
Time: 1 – 4 pm
Place: 6839 Copper Cove Road, West Vancouver (Karen’s Home)
Finger food, tea, coffee, wine
For those planning on attending please RSVP to Susan Catherwood: