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VARTY, Karen Beth

March 28, 1951 – Edmonton, Alberta
July 10, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Karen Beth Varty passed away on July 10, 2018 at the age of 67 years at The Salvation Army Agape Hospice.

Karen was born in 1951 to Murray and Beth Varty, Karen was the second of five children. She will be lovingly remembered for her quirky personality and love of quilting. Her days were filled with the love of her family and friends.

Karen is survived by her children; Kelly, Christie and Cameron (Elizabeth); her five grandchildren Brett, Tia-Lynn, Brea, Kailen and Quinn; as well as her siblings.

Karen was predeceased by her parents, Murray and Beth.

Memorial Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Cochrane, 369 Railway Street, Cochrane, AB), on Friday, July 20, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the funeral home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family would like to thank the staff at The Salvation Army Agape Hospice for the exceptional care Karen received in her final stage of life. As well, the family would like to express their appreciation to the first responders in Cochrane, AB for their assistance over the past few years. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Agapé Hospice, 1302 – 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8 Telephone: (403) 282-6588.

In living memory of Karen Varty, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE, AB, T4C 2E2, Telephone: 403-932-4740.

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  1. Stacey Carruthers :

    Christie so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Big hugs!

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  2. Dale & Geri Nemeth... Jess & Mary Keats :

    Christie, Cameron & Elizabeth our thoughts are with you… She will be missed terribly.

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  3. Susan & Duncan Stewart :

    Kelly, Christie and Cameron,

    We are so sorry for the loss of your Mom…

    Sadly missed along life’s way,
    quietly remembered every day.
    No longer in our life to share,
    but in our hearts, you’re always there.

    Susan and Duncan Stewart
    Cochrane, AB

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  4. I am sorry sorry to hear of your loss. I know her passing will leave a big hole in your life. Big hugs

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  5. Our families condolences. Karen will be very missed.

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  6. Gail Pitman-Mosley :

    I am very sorry for your loss. And, so glad that she was able to spend the last few months at a Hospice as they would have been very good to her. She will leave a void in your life, Christie. Our greatest sympathies to all of you in the passing of your Mom and Sister.

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  7. Norman Bush :

    Was a pleasure to meet this fine lady, she is in the arms of angels now.

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  8. Dear Christie, thinking of you & your family at this difficult time. I know you all will find comfort in the good memories and the fact that your Mum is in a much better place. Rest in Paradise Dear Karen.

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  9. Michael Dobrensky :

    Christie, Kelly ,Cameron, l just found out of your Mom’s passing. I am so sorry , even though l had not seen Karen for awhile, she was always so interesting and nice to everyone ! She will be missed, l am so glad l got to know her, God bless you all, remember the good times,there were so many. Mike (Bush ) Dobrensky

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  10. Arnie & Cathie Slager :

    We were sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Our sincere condolences. Rest In Peace Karen

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  11. Carlos Cruz :

    Our sincere condolences to you and your family Christie. Take care.

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  12. Margaret Rhijnsburger :

    Christy and Cameron,
    A ray of sunshine, your Mom was to me, is now a bright star in the night sky. The quilt she made for me years ago, still goes on my bed every spring until fall time. The dish clothes she knit and gave me are just starting to fall apart but are still used in my kitchen. Every Christmas, I still make the gingerbread cookies from the recipe she gave and I call them Adam’s Gingerbread by Baba Karen. To Adam and Erin, your Mom was Baba Karen. We were kindred spirits and few would understand the bond we had. When our family moved away from Calgary, we slowly lost contact and we each moved on but I still thought of your Mom and she will always have a very special place in my heart. Sending you both hugs and love. Maggie, Adam, and Erin.

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