It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved Karen. After fighting a courageous battle with cancer, Karen passed away peacefully surrounded by family on 9th April 2021.
Karen was born in Eugene, Oregon to Robert and Barbara Odeh. At the early age of two, the family moved to Victoria, BC where she grew up and met her future husband, Perry; they married and had two beautiful children, Sherilyn and Michael. In June 2000 they moved to Langley where she lived until the end.
Karen loved her faith, family, friends, and baking; she was happiest in the kitchen trying out new dishes. She also shared Perry's love of travel, especially cruising, and the adventure that came with it.
Karen brought so much joy to so many people, always loving and smiling and ready to listen. She will be missed.
Karen is survived by her husband Perry and children Sherilyn and Michael, as well as her sister Lynne (Darcy, Kelsey, Mitch), her brother James, and Perry's siblings whom she felt always treated her as family.
Thanks to Dr. Prabhjot Gill, Dr. Asif Shaikh, as well as the nurses and care team at Abbotsford Cancer Center, also Dr. Aaron Cass and the incredible nurses at the Fraser Health Palliative Nursing Service. View Tribute Book.
December 2nd, 2022
So many fond memories of Karen when we were younger. We met at Landsdowne junior high in grade 9 and we became best friends and locker partners at Mt. Doug high school. I was new to Canada and she was one of my first friends. We would often hang out at Hillside Mall and I remember she came with me to get my ears pierced on ‘light up night.’ We both took our first jobs at the Mall - she worked at the cookie store, baking gourmet cookies, of course, and boy, were they good! She used to laugh and say that I was working hard and she was hardly working. We also enjoyed hanging out at McDonalds, local beaches, and shopping. We went horse back riding a few times and we may have even skipped school once or twice. We loved the Pina Colada Song, listening to The Cars, going to Dancers disco and dancing in our high heeled stiletto shoes, especially to the Boogie Oogie Oogie song.
May you Rest In Peace, Karen. You will be greatly missed. Thank you for being a such a good friend. ❤️
December 2nd, 2022
I will always remember Karen’s wonderful smile and infectious laughter. As part of a leadership group with me at CLA, Karen always came filled with faith and anticipation. As her Pastor I had the honour of doing her water baptism which she often reminded me of. She was a wonderful friend whom I will miss. Karen was a blessing to me and all who knew her. Until we meet again sweet friend. ❤️
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