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PARRY – Karen Deane (nee McPhee)

September 7, 1955 – June 1, 2011

Karen Parry, beloved wife of Ron Parry of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at the age of 55 years.

Karen was born in North Bay, ON and raised in Sudbury. As a teen, Karen was a competitive swimmer and carried her passion for sports into adulthood. Her main passions have been curling and golf for the past thirty years. Karen enjoyed travelling and discovering new places and new friends.

Karen is survived by her loving husband Ron; four children, Krista Stewart (Nigel Oakes), Samuel Parry, Natallie (Nick) Lecce, and Robert (Melissa) Stewart; five grandchildren, Ashley Platts, Preston Stewart, Delilah Oakes, Matteo Lecce, and Dakota Oakes; her mother Maeva McPhee; two brothers and four sisters as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father Robert McPhee and an infant brother.

A Celebration of Karen’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Karen Parry, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. I am so sorry for the loss of your wonderful Karen. I learned so much from her in the few short years I knew her. Wonderful lady with a huge heart. I have such a vivid image of Karen coming down the ice with a big smile on her face and then sitting in the hack telling us what she was going to do with her the shot. And she usually make it!
    Take Care,
    Tari Moore

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  2. Robbie and Steve :

    We are so happy to have spent some quality time with Karen in her final days. Ron, you are a rock. Nat, Krista and Rob, time will heal.
    Thinking of you, Robbie and Steve

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  3. Charmaine Sicotte :

    Dearest Ron and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Karen was a wonderful lady, and it was a pleasure and honour to know her. Your courage over the years, and your commitment to living life throughout this battle is an inspiration. I will miss her laughter and smile and will remember her with a happy heart., My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Charmaine

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  4. Judy Thain (CRA) :

    My sincere sympathy to all the family. Karen was a bundle of energy and had an outlook for life that few display. She was a pleasure to work with and always had a smile on her face.

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  5. Joyce Sharp (CRA) :

    I worked with Karen for a few years and always enjoyed her smile, her positive outlook, her strength and her ability to brighten any room. Karen often spoke of her family, her love and admiration so evident. My sincere sympathy for your loss. She was a wonderful woman.

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  6. Dixie (& Joe) Obrocki :

    Dear Ron,
    I am so sorry for your loss. May the love & support from your family and friends help you through this difficult time.
    I will always remember the years I was fortunate enough to curl with Karen in the Garrison Ladies league and the fun we had bonspieling over the years.
    My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  7. Kandace Teruya-Timm :

    There are no words to describe how sorry I am for your loss. May there be comfort in knowing that someone so special will never be forgotten.
    Peace, Prayers and Blessings.

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  8. Rafela Grossi :

    Dear Natallie
    We send our sincere condolences at the loss of your mother, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
    Rafela, Leo and Family

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  9. Colleen Johnson (CRA) :

    Karen & I worked together at CRA several years ago. She sat next to me and I always looked forward to her stories about her family life. With great enthusiasm, she would re-enact the latest humourous incident that had happened the night before–usually concerning Ashley. We had our differences at one time but made peace and soon, we were enjoying those humourous stories once again. I miss her energy and positive attitude. May you, her beloved family, always keep her spirit with you. My sincere condolences to you.

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  10. Dave Tyrrell :

    Ron and Family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We consider ourselves lucky to have known Karen.

    Dave and Lily

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  11. Janice Allison :

    I was very saddened to hear of Karen’s passing. I am sorry that I can’t be there today but please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of the Parry and McPhee families at this time.

    Love to all,

    Janice

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  12. Sean Jackman :

    Dear Ron & Family
    Words will never express the sadness I feel for you and the loss of Karen. Although I never got a chance to meet her personally, I was fortunate to speak with her on occasion on the phone. From the stories shared, I know she was a warm and wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, friend and person. She will be sadly missed but truly never forgotten. From my family to yours – we wish you all the best and our sincerest condolences.

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  13. Sharon Gall :

    To Natallie and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. If there is anything that we can do, please let us know. Sharon & Lionel

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  14. Barb Szulczewski :

    To Ron and Family

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sadness. Karen was a wonderful, warm, thoughtful, caring individual. She was a fighter and every time I spoke with her she remained positive and strong. May she rest in peace. My sincerest condolences.

    Barb S

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  15. Susan garrett :

    Ron and family
    Working at CRA was always enjoyable when Karen was around! She had a great attitude and joie de vivre. I was so sorry to hear of her passing. Please accept my condolences.

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