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ZAZULA – Karen Lyrae (nee Franks)

May 17, 1971 – January 18, 2010

Karen Zazula, beloved wife of Mitchell Zazula of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, January 18, 2010 at the age of 38 years.

Besides her loving husband Mitchell, Karen is survived by their son Joel and daughter-in-law Andreyna; her parents, John and Elizabeth Franks; a sister Darla Franks and Jeff Weibrecht (fiancé); aunts, Joy (Godmother), Stella, and Mary; uncles, Nick, Mike, and Johnny; newly arrived baby Arly (puppy); in-laws, Mike and Connie Zazula, Jerry Zazula, Tammy and Len Stevenson, and Michael and Jennifer Zazula; as well as many other aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

She was a beloved mother, wife, sister, daughter and friend to many people and she will be missed dearly as she touched many people’s hearts and souls.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, January 22, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. A Trust Fund has been set up in Karen’s memory for Joel Zazula and memorial contributions may be made at Woodbine Square Scotiabank, 205, 2525 Woodview Drive S.W., Calgary, AB  T2W 4N4 (403-221-6760), with cheques made payable to Mitchell Zazula.

In living memory of Karen Zazula, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Leita Thomson :

    May you be comforted
    by your beautiful memories
    and know that you are
    deeply cared about always

    For Mitch, Joel, Darla, Auntie Liz, Uncle John

    Love Leita

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  2. Dear,
    Mitch, Joel & Andreyna

    We are deeply saddened by your loss, and are sending you comforting thoughts during this hard time. Karen touched our lives in so many ways, whether it was a wave on her way to work, a “hello” over the fence or a summers night chat on the front porch, Karen was a more than a neighbour, she was a friend whom over the past 14 years has left an imprint in my heart. For that she will never be forgotten.

    Our warmest condolences,

    Elisa, Andrew & Dominick

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  3. Ken & Liz Revoy :

    Mitch, Joel & Andreyna,

    Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about Karen’s passing. Karen brought so much thoughtfulness to our family with her friendship and outgoing caring nature.
    We will never forget her!

    Our warmest heartfelt condolences,

    Ken, Liz & Family

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  4. Mitch, Joel, and Andreyna

    We were more than neighbours, we were friends! Ever since I could practically walk, your family has been a part of my life! When me and Joel were best friends when little till now that we have grown. I’m here for all three of you during your loss to help you in any way possible!

    I send my condolences!

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  5. David & Kendra (Revoy) Hershcovis :

    Mitch, Joel & Andreyan

    I know for certain Karen will never be forgotten, remembering sitting around the fire pit enjoying life stories and one another’s company.
    I can still hear her laugh that unforgettable one of a kind laugh.
    I hope you find comfort in knowing that lives have been enriched by having shared her love. Karen Left an impossible to remove imprint in my heart.

    Our hearts go out to you,

    Love Always,

    Kendra & David

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  6. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Liz and family.

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  7. Murray and Jeannette King :

    We are so sorry and deeply saddened.
    to hear of Karens passing.
    She was such a beautiful young lady.
    We will be thinking of you and you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  8. My thoughts and prayers are with all of Karen’s family through this time and the many days ahead. Please know that your friends are there for support and comfort.

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  9. Doris & Kevin Aasen :

    Aunty Liz, Uncle John, Mitch, Darla, Jeff, Joel, Andreyna

    Our hearts break for all of you at this most difficult time. There really are no words that seem adequate at a time like this. Hold your Treasured Memories close and let them help you through this. Karen is now your Angel – she will always be with you in Spirit.
    Love – Hugs & Prayers,
    Doris & Kevin

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  10. Madeline Hill :

    I am so sorry for the loss that your family is experiencing, may you find comfort in one another during this difficult time.

    Much love,

    Alan, Karen, Madeline & Nolan Hill

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  11. Mitch and Family, Words cannot express…We are so saddened to hear about Karen. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Larry & Karen

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  12. Della Ferguson :

    Liz and family, Please know that you are surrounded by love every step of the way. We are praying for you.

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  13. I am so sorry for your loss. My heart is with all of you. Deepest sympathies.

    Wanda

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  14. Connie Bradley :

    You are in my thoughts Liz….I just wanted you to know that. Lean on each other thru this difficult time. My condolences to each and every one of you that loved Karen.

    Connie

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  15. Mitchy,
    I am so glad we had our evening together with you and Karen at the acerage. The laughs we had as Karen wiped out on the tobogan. How priceless she looked on the electric scooter. And the vicious game of monopoly that took place will forever be held in our hearts. We love you all
    Scott Susan & Taylor

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  16. Andrea Ochitwa :

    It is always difficult to find words that will both express condolences and help ease pain when such a huge loss is experienced.
    To the Franks & Zazula familes…may you all find strength in each other… hold on to the very precious memories and know Karen will forever be in your heart.
    Andrea

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  17. Jennifer Hogan :

    Karen had such an amazing personality and I was very lucky to get to know her. We will all miss her big beautiful smile at work!

    My thoughts are with you all. May you endure this difficult time and come to a place of peace.

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  18. Brian & Rita Crooks :

    Hi Mitch.
    So sorry to read about Karen. I usually don’t scan the obits but did today for some reason. Our best wishes to you and family.

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  19. Chris Stewart,Mary-Jo Bercier :

    Mitch & family.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

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  20. Terry and Gordon Jago, Moose Jaw :

    There are no words to say that will make a difference for you but perhaps knowing that we are thinking of you and praying for you and your family will be of some comfort as you go through this terrible loss.

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  21. Barbara Foster - formerly Moose Jaw :

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family during your sorrow on the loss of your daughter.

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  22. Debbie and Garry Freeman :

    May God comfort your grieving heart. There are no words that will heal the ache in your heart, only time and all your wonderful memories. You are in our thoughts and prayers, our deepest sympathy

    Liz, John, Darla, Joel and Mitch

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  23. Joan and Pat murphy. Moose Jaw :

    Dear Liz, John and Family,
    We are sorry for your loss. We are praying for you all. Take care of each other, may God comfort you at this difficult time. Hugs Pat&Joan

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  24. Kari Silvester- Reid :

    Karen, I haven’t seen you in years but you were sure my best friend in grade school at Lindale. Crazy thing you been on my mind recently then I heard the news. Memories of you at my birthday party every year at our farm – fond memories of good times as young girls. Lost touch due different circumstances, different high school- thanks for the memories and friendship. Too young to be gone so soon:( Thinking of you and your family during this time and praying for you all. I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you.

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  25. Darcy & Linda Zazula :

    Mitch and family,

    We are so saddened to hear of your loss. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

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  26. I am so sorry for your loss. Karen was a wonderful co-worker, she will be missed very much.

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  27. Kevin and Janet Antonishyn :

    You are in our thoughts. We hope that all the good memories will bring you comfort during this difficult time.

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  28. Tanya Parisian (Peebles) and family :

    Our love, thoughts, and prayers for all of the family,
    Karen will be missed by so many people. She was a beautiful woman, inside and out, her smile, her laughter, and her love will forever be remembered by everyone who knew her.

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  29. Dear Liz and family I am so, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.

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  30. Keith & Brenda Garbutt & Family :

    Take comfort in your memories of Karen and know that others care deeply and have all of you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Take care
    Keith and Brenda and Family

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  31. I worked with Karen at the Children’s Hospital.I am saddedned by the news of her death. I will miss her smile, laughter and helping hand. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

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  32. Barb Bellegarde :

    Liz
    I am so sorry to hear of Karen”s passing. I can’t imagine your sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Barb and Glen Bellegarde

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  33. Monika Weibrecht and Al Majauskas :

    Dear Darla and Family,

    We can only imagine the pain you are going through.
    Dear Darla we will be there for you, whenever you need us . Our heartfelt condolences to All of You.

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  34. Wayne, Terri, Corie and Dillon Hanson :

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you all.

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  35. Dear Mitchell and family,
    We send our deepest condolences. We are very sorry for your loss and our thoughts are with you and your family.
    Wayne Leong & family

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  36. Phil and Linda Morman :

    Dear Liz and Darla and family
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss.There are no words that seem adequate but know our thoughts, prayers and love are with you all
    Phil and Linda

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  37. Ted & Alice Seaborn :

    Dear John Liz & family

    We are thinking of you during this very
    difficult time. May you find comfort in the love that surrounds you.

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  38. Kevin and Sherrie Wiebe and family :

    We are so very sorry to hear about the loss of Karen.

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  39. Marlene Wiebe :

    Dear Liz and John:

    My sincere sympathy in your loss. May God bless you.

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  40. leona passmore :

    i am so sorry for your loss.

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  41. Carol Chalanchuk :

    I am very sorry for your loss. I met Karen briefly and we had a nice chat at Jerry’s birthday party. Mitch and family know that I am thinking about you at this very hard time. Take care Carol and Don Chalanchuk

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  42. Tammy and Jason Elliott :

    Sending our love and warmest wishes to all who knew Karen. Her laugh and smile was contagious.When you were around Karen you were always smiling. She was one of the most generous,kind,spirited,loving,happy person that I was fortunate to know.We love you and your memory and spirit will live forever.

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  43. Henry & Monika Regehr :

    Dear Darla, we are so very sorry for the untimely loss of your beloved sister. Please except our condolences for you and your family. Sincerely Henry & Monika Regehr

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  44. Shauna Davidson (kardynal) :

    Mitch, Joel, and family;
    Although it has been many years, I felt the void and loss of Karen. I’m am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you in your time of great loss and wish you all the very best.
    xoxo

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  45. Mitch, We send our deepest condolences.

    Steve and Jill

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  46. Karen was a very special friend of mine, she was like a sister to me and touched my life in so many ways. I feel blessed that I had the opportunity to know such a wonderful person, I will miss her dearly.
    My heart, thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Paula Hatton

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  47. Marilyn Tryon :

    I am very sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. She will be dearly missed at work. She was always a shining light for the patients, families, and staff. My prayers and thoughts are with your family.

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  48. Shelley Bosse :

    Dearest Mitch,

    It is with a heavy heart, I extend to you condolences on your untimely loss. In fact, a loss for so many. I count myself fortunate to have had the chance to know Karen. It’s been too long, but even now, many memories bring a smile to my face. Time and miles have distanced us, but my thoughts and prayers are with you now.

    Shelley Bosse

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  49. We all have special memories of Chatty. The way she could make us laugh and smile. Mitch and Joel, my heart goes out to you at this most difficult time. Karen will be missed dearly by all who got the honor to have known her.

    Wes Bosse

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  50. Edith Yorley Vargas y Familia Delgado :

    Lamentamos profundamente el sensible fallecimiento de Karen Zazula y nos solidarizamos con la pena que embarga a mi hija Andreyna e hijo Joel, así como a Mitch, Darla, padres y demas familiares.

    La gran pérdida de esta madre nos ha traido un gran vacio y por supuesto no solo a Joel y Andreyna sino tambien a la familia Franks y Zazula, pues fue un ser humano hermoso y generoso.

    Le pedimos a Dios que la reciba con los brazos abiertos, le de la paz y el descanso que gente como ella se merece y a toda su familia que la lleven por siempre orgullosamente en el corazón.

    Nuestro sentido pesame. Familia Vargas Delgado.

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  51. Liz, John and family
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Karen. My prayers are with you at this time.
    Sincerely
    Pat Barnett

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  52. Carmel Morton :

    Mitchy I heard the news too late. My heart truly aches for you and Joel. Please call if you can or want to in the coming months as they will not be easy. I am a palliative nurse now and would sure like to talk and help if I can. Bob and I are no longer together, but the girls and I are still in Edmonton but can come down any time. 780-761-1608. anytime day/night. Pain hits at the most awkward time, I can be your nobody to talk to if you need it. Love you always Carmel, Carina, Maren

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  53. Tanya Connolly :

    Many years ago our families made fond life long memories at Buffalo Pound Lake. I often remember Karen, Darla and Liz with a smile. My thoughts are with you all. Take very good care during this difficult time.
    With love Tanya (daughter of Mickey Connolly).

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  54. Deanna (Swanson) Linnen, Regina :

    Liz and family:

    Just heard of your daughter’s passing on the weekend from relatives of Dave’s.
    Please accept our condolences. We have two daughters of the same age and can’t imagine what it would be like to lose either of them.

    I hope you remember me from the days we attended Moose Jaw Tech.

    Deanna

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  55. Darla and Lloyd Spicer :

    Liz, John and Family;
    We are very sorry to learn of your lovely daughter’s passing. May the many happy memories you cherish, sustain you duiring this very difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    With deepest sympathy – Darla and Lloyd

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  56. Eileen Blandford :

    Dear Liz and Family,

    So sorry to hear of your loss. My heart goes out to you.

    Sincere sympathy,

    Eileen Blandford

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  57. Kristine Bell :

    I worked with Karen at RGH NICU. I loved her smile and warm personality. I have been thinking of her a lot lately. Best wishes to her family.

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