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MAERTZ, Karen Lyn

June 20, 1950 – Halifax, Nova Scotia
September 19, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

Karen Lyn Maertz passed away peacefully with her husband by her side.

She will be sadly missed by her loving husband Terry; beloved children, Shawn (Jennifer) and Daina (Jason); grandchildren, Graedon, Isabella, Cedar, Jet, Paisley, and Van; siblings, Mary Weber, Pat McKenna (Andy), Sandra Priebe (Wes), and Lori Tailleur (Norm); as well as many family members and friends. Karen was predeceased by her brother Barry; her parents Claire and Cyril; her Nana Dorothy Creighton; brother-in-law John; her cousin Dale; and beloved aunts and uncles.

A Celebration of Karen’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, Provincial Office, Sun Life Place, 710, 10123 – 99th Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3H1 Telephone: 1(866) 412-4222.

In living memory of Karen Maertz, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Charmaine Caines :


    Words cannot express how heart broken I am to hear the news of Karen’s passing from Calgary today. Too young to be taken. If I could stretch my arms far enough to give you a great big hug right now I would! I will be flying in on Friday and was unable to change my flight to Thursday to be there with you. I am so sorry for your loss Terry. Let all of your wonderful memories help you in the days/months to come. May God bless and keep you.


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  2. Wendy French (Mackay) :


    My deepest condolences on the loss of your wonderful sister. I know your fond memories of Karen will keep her forever in your heart.

    Stay strong

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  3. Teresa McCleary ( RAU ) :


    My deepest condolences to you and your family in this time of loss. I tried to change my plan on Thursday to attend the service but am not able to. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Karen will always be in your heart. May God be with you all.

    Teresa SHC – RAU

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  4. Karen Bosch - Spencer :

    Deepest sympathy to you and yours during this sorrowful time.
    May the love of family and friends help you through the days ahead.

    With warm regards,

    Karen Bosch

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  5. So very sad for you Terry, Daina & Shawn. I have very fond memories of Karen, and your family…she will be truly missed. Wish I could be there today, Our thoughts and prayers are with you
    Pat Melvin

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