September 24, 1979 – Calgary, Alberta
March 11, 2015 – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Jen Karren beloved wife of Trevor of Calgary, passed away in Cabos San Lucas, Mexico on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at the age of 35 years.
Jen was born on September 24, 1979 in Calgary, Alberta. Jen was a very loving person who wanted to live life to the fullest. The day she married her husband Trevor was the best day of her life. Together they conquered the world through their travels, and building their life in their home here in Calgary. She loved nature and all of earth’s wondrous animals. From a young age, she participated in many athletic pursuits including carrying the torch for her elementary school during the 1988 Olympics. Some of her favorite activities were hiking in the back country of the Rockies, biking, camping, gardening and she was just getting back into skiing. She was always so generous in donating her time and efforts to many great causes including The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer and was planning on taking on the MS Ride for Multiple Sclerosis in June of this year. Jen never backed down to a challenge and had a great work ethic. Jen made a huge impact in this world and on everyone she met in her journey. She will never be forgotten.
Besides her loving husband Trevor, Jennifer is survived by her mother and father Judy and Al Taylor of Calgary; her twin siblings and their families, Lisa and Daniel Duport of Calgary; Laura, Chris, Grace and Matthew Otte of Calgary. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.
A Graveside Service will be held prior to Jen’s Celebration of Life at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens (Lower Springbank Road and 17th Avenue S.W.) on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. A Celebration of Jen’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank Society, 5000 – 11 Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 2Y5, Telephone: (403) 253-2059, www.calgaryfoodbank.com.
In living memory of Jen Karren, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences