In Memory


Karen Anne Cooper of Prince Rupert, BC and raised in Penticton, BC, passed away peacefully at Prince Rupert Regional hospital at the young age of 56 years on June 22, 2014. Karen won the first fight with cancer 20 years ago, but it re-appeared in the last few years and despite a courageous battle, she eventually lost the war. Karen was a gentle soul who had many friends in Prince Rupert and in Penticton. She loved all animals, especially cats, and always had a cheerful disposition, no matter what the circumstances. Karen is lovingly remembered by her mother, Shirley, of Penticton, brothers Grant and Don, sister in law Wendy, niece Jessica Cooper-Dillabough, and nephew, Kurtis Cooper, as well as many cousins. The family would like to express its heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the wonderful care given to Karen by the nursing staff at the Prince Rupert Regional Hospital, as well as to Karen's incredibly supportive Prince Rupert friends, who were so kind to her in her times of need. Many of her friends were co-workers at the Royal Bank, and the employer and staff alike were tremendous.The family gratefully declines flowers, but donations in Karen's name can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of your choice. A celebration of Karen's life will be scheduled at a later date. 


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07/02/14 11:13 PM #1    

Shelley Eberle

Nice that someone has posted this in memory of Karen.  I am trying to find the photo of the grad ceremony lineup that was on the front page of the Herald with Karen in it.  Does anyone know where we could find that?

We were all dressed in our self-made (sewing class) white grad dresses, lined up in the parking lot at the then called "peach bowl", now called convention centre

07/03/14 12:47 AM #2    

Kerry Muller (Schellenberg)

07/03/14 09:30 AM #3    

Doris Kuehn

Karen's Grade Ten yearbook photo at Princess Margaret Junior Secondary in Penticton

Gone too soon.  Rest in Peace Karen.  

07/03/14 01:35 PM #4    

Lori Rodger

So sad to hear of Karen's passing.  I hope her great support group around her comforted her in her final days.  Rest easy Karen.

07/03/14 07:38 PM #5    

Mike Whittaker

Of all the sweetest people I knew growing up , through Maggie, and Pen High,..... Time is short my friends.

07/03/14 11:12 PM #6    

Ray Ferster

Such sad news to hear of Karen's passing
As our days grow short, and our nights grow long
And the sere yellow leaf of old age approaches us
Our trips down memory lane become more bittersweet
With the passing of each friend and school mate

Rest In Peace Karen

07/04/14 09:32 AM #7    

Barb Keen (Bartee)

Karen was one of the first people I met when we moved to the West Bench in 1966!  She was a great friend for a long time.  I'm so sorry for her mom and brothers, she was far too young to go.


07/04/14 11:05 AM #8    

Linda Thompson (Nielson)

So glad that some of us saw Karen a few months ago when she was visiting Penticton....still the same Karen.

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