Karen Joan Davidson

June 13, 2017 9 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

Karen passed away peacefully from this life, on the evening of June 12, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Karen was born in Vancouver, BC, and spent her life living between BC and Alberta. She worked at the Edmonton Journal for over 20 years before moving on to pre-press at BCT in Calgary.

Karen had an avid interest in photography and scrap booking and took great pride in all of her creative outlets. She will be sadly missed by many family and friends who loved her deeply.

Karen was predeceased by her parents, whom she loved dearly, and survived by her siblings Rick, John, Constance, Bill, and David, and numerous nieces and nephews, that she was so proud of.

Funeral Service
Friday June 16, 2017 at 1:30 pm
Trinity Funeral Home Chapel
10530 116 Street, Edmonton.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the place that was such a big part of Karen’s life, Elim Christian Tabernacle, 28 Linkside Court, Spruce Grove, AB, T7X 3C4.

  1. Dear Family, Karen was a very special person who will be missed greatly until we meet again. She was used by the Lord in her life as an incredible source of Godly wisdom and encouragement to all those who knew and loved her. While there is joy that she is with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ we do miss her presence here with us. She often spoke fondly of her family, and it was clear to anyone that knew her that she cared for each of you deeply.
    May our Lord Jesus keep you all safe in His love.

    • Yes she did love her family very much. She loved her church community just as much, if not more.
      She was a special lady with a HUGE heart of gold. She was so talented in whatever she did.

  2. Please forgive me for leaving this in this space but time is of the essence. The actual start time of the funeral is 1:30 p.m.not 2:00. Thanks from Karen’s cousin Marianne

  3. Karen’s service actually begins at 1:30 p.m. Sorry to use this space as a message board.

  4. Karen was a smart, witty, and talented woman. I was deeply saddened to hear of her passing. It was only since the passing of a mutual relative, Elsie Schafer, in 2009, that we had become acquainted as ‘first-cousins-once-removed’.

    She had a very strong faith in God and maintained that in correspondence throughout this difficult period. Rest in peace, Karen.

  5. To Karen’s family and friends. We had the pleasure of meeting Karen when she lived in Calgary. She was an avid photographer and loved the day we went to the zoo. Like us, she had a strong faith in God. So hopefully the following words of a song we sing will give you comfort and hope that only God can give.

    (Job 14:13-15)

    1. Life, like a mist, appears for just a day,
    Then disappears tomorrow.

    All that we are can quickly fade away,

    Replaced with tears and sorrow.

    If a man should die, can he live again?

    Hear the promise God has made:


    He will call; The dead will answer.

    They will live at his command.

    For he will have a longing

    For the work of his own hand.

    So have faith, and do not wonder,

    For our God can make us stand.

    And we will live forever,

    As the work of his own hand.

  6. To Karen’s family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Karen’s struggle with cancer and her passing. We met Karen on several occasions when she came to Winnipeg to visit us long lost cousins. It was so nice to connect with Karen, Raylene, Rick, and Marianne, members of the B.C Schafer family that we knew very little of. We thought Karen was a lovely person and enjoyed her company very much. We are saddened by this loss. Please accept our deepest sympathy.
    Doreen Schafer and Gail Ginter.

  7. Rick and Family, Please accept my sympathy in the loss of your sister Karen. Quite a shock for all of you I’m sure. Rick, you are in my thoughts at this time. I remember our trip to the Exchange District, and Karen with her tripod. I know that Karen was very fond of you, and that you were a good brother to her. Take care, Marilynne in Winnipeg

  8. To Karen’s Family,

    Please accept my condolences on the loss of your sister Karen. I was sorry to hear of her diagnosis with cancer and grieve her passing. Karen will always retain a special place in my heart and memory. She was a woman of character and integrity and I am richer for having known her.

    There is consolation in the knowledge that she is now in the presence of her Saviour — where there “shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain” (Revelation 21:4 KJV). She can now say, in the words of Job, “I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee” (Job 42:5 KJV).

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