In memory of

Karen Ardree Jeffrey

February 24, 1959 -  March 18, 2021

Our Beloved Karen is free and is in her father’s arms, greeted by her dogs. Loving mother to Brendan J Huggett, amazing aunt to David, Natalie, Antonina. Dear daughter of Rosemary and David Jeffrey (d.1970), devoted sister to Pamela.

Karen battled hard over the last number of years with various illness, finally finding peace last week at St. Michael’s Hospital, with family.

Karen was 1 of 4 patients to begin Nocturnal Hemodialysis, in April 1994 at Wellesley Hospital. Karen’s knowledge and enthusiasm for this new method of treatment had her invited to speak at many medical and health ministry events, encouraging and introducing this technology. Karen was also a peer support for new patients.

We acknowledge and thank Drs. Andreas Pierratos and Gavil Hercz, and all members of Karen’s care team for their dedicated work over all these years. 30 years of continuous dialysis was only possible because of their efforts.

Along with being an active fundraiser, The Kidney Foundation also invited Karen to speak to raise awareness for kidney care and research. Karen was the recipient of many Distinguished Service and Peer Support awards.

Fabulous and glorious, a lover of fashion. Karen took to water like a true Pisces, a graceful strong swimmer throughout her life. Flowers and gardening brought joy. A gourmet chef with an excellent pallet, a lover of all things Ramsey. Karen was a gentle teacher always willing to share. Karen prayed for her family and friends daily.

Karen’s core was one of kindness, love, acceptance and forgiveness, her spirituality and humour allowed her to live with hope and graced those who knew her. Karen’s spirit is in our hearts always. Donations to Canadian Pemphigus Foundation or St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated.


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Sal Borg (Brother-in-law)

Entered March 23, 2021 from Toronto

Sad day.
Trying to remember and revel in the good times.
So much pain in such a short life.
RIP. Karen Jeffrey.
May her memory be a blessing.
Condolences to Brendan and all the family.

Victoria grassi (Nina's life ling friend)

Entered March 23, 2021

Sending love to you all and thinking of you during this time and always. Xoxo

Dawn & Ted Flowers & Family (Family friend)

Entered March 23, 2021 from Stratford

Our hearts are heavy with your loss of such a beautiful, kind loving soul. Despite all her physical challenges Karen gave so much to so many in such an amazing way.
We will treasure her life grateful to have had her in our lives.
With much love💝

Maria and Bill Lee (Relatives)

Entered March 23, 2021 from Toronto

Our deepest condolescences to Rosemary, Pam and family! Karen is sadly missed. She's always in our hearts!

Maria & Bill Lee

Antonette Eatrela (Friend)

Entered March 23, 2021 from 1499 Trotwood ave Mississauga

Karen inspired us in so many ways.
She was kind, compassionate, and wise.
We shall miss her but she will not be forgotten.


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