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RIENDEAU, Karen Louise (nee Bell)

October 12, 1953 – September 5, 2011

Karen Riendeau beloved wife for thirty-five years of Andrew Riendeau of Calgary, formerly of Rainbow Lake AB, passed away on Monday, September 5, 2011 at the age of 57 years.

Karen was born in Calgary. She met Andy in Moose Jaw, SK and they were married July 3, 1976. They resided in the Coleville, SK area for eighteen years before moving to Rainbow Lake, AB where they have resided for twelve years. Karen will be remembered for her love of her family and was a nurturing wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend who will be dearly missed.

Karen is survived by her loving husband Andrew, her daughter Shawna Riendeau and son-in-law Kenny Moore, two sons Garrett Riendeau and Cody Riendeau, three grandchildren Taylor, Zane and Kailey, one sister Gayle Annesley, one brother Trent Bell, nieces and nephews Sarah-Jo, Mitchell, Troy and Cassandra.

She was predeceased by her parents Lucille and John Bell, a sister Sherri Bell, a sister-in-law Shauna Bell and a nephew Johnathon Annesley.

A private family Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2011 in Coleville, SK. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of Canada, 3100, 246 Stewart Green S.W., Calgary AB T3H 3C8 Telephone: (1-888) 884-2232 or directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #204, 2323 – 32nd Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3 Telephone: (403) 266-0620, ext. 112, www.diabetes.ca.

In living memory of Karen Riendeau, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie Funeral Home, 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE. Telephone: (403) 948-1100.

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  1. Hank & Pam Pakish :

    We are so shocked and sorry about Karen’s passing. We will miss her so much, but we will treasure our many memories as not only cousins, but as friends. We are thinking of all of her family at this time and we share your loss and pain.

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  2. As a long-time friend and colleague of Gayle’s I wish to offer my sincere condolences to all of the family. Gayle cherished both of her sisters and it is inconceivable that they are both now gone within such a short time-frame. My heart goes out to each of you and I hope each of you find your path through this tradgedy.

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  3. Starla Griffiths :

    Gayle and family…I am so sorry for your loss. May it comfort you to know that others are thinking of you at this sad time.

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  4. John & Kathy Smith :

    Andy & family, please know how very sorry we are to hear of Karen’s tragic accident. She was a special lady – full of fun, warmth & gentleness. Treasure your memories & take one day at a time. We will be thinking of all of you & keeping you in our prayers.

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  5. Warren, Brenda Clemence & Family :

    Words can not express how we feel; Karen was such a blessing to all those who knew her, she will be missed by all. Her family was everything to her; she loved you all so much. Our hearts and prayers are with all of you.

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  6. Corryn Clemence-Morrissey :

    My most sincere condolences to the family. Karen was like a second mom to me and I was devastated to hear of her passing. Wishing I could be with the family at this time, but you are all in my heart and in my prayers. Karen will be missed by many, but will be watching over you all. Love to you all.

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  7. Ed & Donna Brotzel & Families :

    We are so sorry to hear about Karen, she will be sadly missed by all those that knew her. Andy you and your Family are in our thoughts and Prayers

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  8. Alan & Pat Burt :

    Andy and family; We were saddened to hear of Karen’s untimely passing. Our condolences to you and your family. Although you have been gone from Coleville for some time now we remember good times spent with Karen through school and the rink. May time ease your sorrow. Pat and Alan Burt

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  9. Dale and Terri Clemence :

    We are saddened and shocked to hear of Karens passing. We will miss her laugh and her smile. We are thinking of all the family at this time and our hearts and prayers go out to all of you.

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  10. Lorne & Sandy Mathison :

    Andy & Family,
    Time cannot steal the treasures that you all carry in your hearts of a wonderful wife, mom, grandma, sister & friend. Karen had a zest for life. Karen thank-you for your friendship you were such and awesome co-worker and friend we had many laughs together, God has the best. To your family, take care we know the journey will not be easy. Our Deepest Sympathy.

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  11. Rich and Bettylou Schultz :

    So sorry to hear of Karens passing. May you all find comfort in the wonderful memories she has left with you. She will always be there in your hearts. God’s blessing to all.

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  12. Andy and family,
    My sincere sympathy to you all on Karen’s sudden passing. May she rest in peace and the rest of you find peace in knowing she will be watching over you. A nice truly nice lady.

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  13. Sonia Kotelko & Doug Broad :

    Andy and family: We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during you time of sorrow.

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  14. Don and Carol Dillabaugh :

    Deepest sympathy to all of Karen’s family. When love becomes a memory the memory becomes a treasure…..take comfort in all your wonderful memories.

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  15. Warren and Kathy Vancuren :

    So shocked and saddened to hear of your loss. Our deepest sympathy to all at this time of sorrow. God Bless!

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  16. Shawna, I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s death. Please know that my prayers are with you and your family in this very difficult time. Take heart – the sun will come out again.

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  17. Bev and Eric Heiser and family :

    Andy and family: So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

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  18. Andy & Family:
    Please accept our Deepest Sympathies. So sorry to hear about the loss of your wife and mom.

    Aunt Simone Lafond (Sturgeon Falls, Ontario)

    Cousin Suzanne Lafond (Timmins, Ontario)

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  19. Dale and Colleen Gilbert :

    We were shocked and saddened to hear of your tragic loss…you must all be hurting so badly.
    Karen was a true friend when we both lived in Coleville…she got me through the lonely times when I we first moved there. I think of her often.
    May our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, bring you all comfort in the coming days.

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