It is with great sadness that the family of Karen Leigh Gillies announces her passing peacefully at home on Monday April 12th.
Survived by Don, her best friend and beloved husband of 11 years. Proud and loving mother of Christopher (Cheryl) and Lee (Nadine). Devoted grandmother (Nannie) to Ally and Breanna, dear daughter to Marion and Marvin (predeceased).
Lovingly remembered by her sister Tracy and brother Regan, sister-in law Laurie (Dave).
Karen’s courageous battle with cancer did not stop her from enjoying life to it’s fullest in recent years from trips to Portugal, Morocco, Grand Cayman and the USVI with good friends, and to her favourite place, Hawaii where she married her best friend on Ironwood Beach in 2014.
Karen will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her friends and colleagues who have provided unconditional love and support.
Heartfelt thanks to the oncology and palliative care teams at the Credit Valley Hospital.
A private family service will be held at The Simple Alternative Funeral Home on Friday April 16th at 11:00 a.m., but everyone is invited to view the service via live stream starting at 11:30 a.m.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date (to be determined).
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Credit Valley Hospital.
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