Requiescat in pace, Karen Ida Beatty

Karen Beatty, obitKAREN IDA BEATTY Fighting with all she had, Karen died on March 12, 2014 at the Concordia Hospital. She is survived by her best friend and husband, Wayne, sister Marlene (Dieter) Klein, her favourite nieces Kaitlin (fiancé Wyatt), Adrienne, and her favourite nephew Curt Fraser (Rhonda) and their three sons, Casey, Jesse and Luke of St. Louis. She was predeceased by her parents Gus and Ida Wagner, and her in-laws Gilmour and Thelma Beatty, Barry and Paul Beatty. Karen was born in Winnipeg and attended East Kildonan schools. She trained at Success Business College and then worked for CP Rail for 35 years. She enjoyed spending time at the cottage in Matlock. She travelled extensively and always had a wonderful group of close-knit friends. She was a member of St. John’s Cathedral, serving ten years as envelope secretary, and two years as secretary to vestry. Karen was diagnosed with cancer on October 11, 2013 and after many tests to find the source, had her first and only chemo on February 3, 2014, which was far too late. Cremation has taken place, and burial will follow at a later date.

A Requiem Eucharist will be held in St. John’s Anglican Cathedral, 135 Anderson Ave. on Saturday, March 15 at 1:00 p.m. The Very Rev. Paul N. Johnson will preach and officiate; The Rev. Brian Ford will preside at the Eucharist. A light lunch will be served immediately following the worship service, downstairs in the John West Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wayne and Karen Beatty Fund (for the Cemetery Fund at St. John’s Cathedral) at The Winnipeg Foundation 1350, One Lombard Place, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0X3. 204-586-8044
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