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Celebration of Life - Karen Catherwood

08 Sep 2017 9:58 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

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.

Lance Hill

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:

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