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Karen Elaine Nykiforuk

Posted By Castlegar Funeral Chapel On March 5, 2019 @ 11:07 am In Obituaries | 5 Comments

February 11, 1949 – February 28, 2019

It’s with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Karen Elaine Nykiforuk of Bonnington, BC.

Karen is survived by her loving husband John Nykiforuk, children: Jeff Nykiforuk and Christine Schmidt (Aaron Schmidt) and grandsons: Jared and Tyler Nykiforuk and Xander Schmidt

Karen’s extended family include, sister in law Jenny Bain, Nichole Huhn (Otto), Janet Lacey (Lloyd), Judy Shewchuk (Dave), brother in law: Mike Yakymyshyn, Elmer Nykiforuk (Joan), brothers: Dave Spivak (Wendy), Fred Spivak (Orysia), Nick Spivak (Jan), and Roger Spivak (Gail).

Karen spent 16 years working for ICBC’s Public Affairs and Road Safety in Nelson and Trail before retiring in 2007 to enjoy having coffee on the sundeck with her soul mate, gardening, hanging out with her grandkids and trying new cooking recipes. Karen was known for her big heart, warm laugh and yummy baking and always went the extra mile to show her family how much she cared. Karen has filled our lives with a lifetime of treasured memoires and will be forever loved and appreciated.

The family would like to express their appreciation for the professionalism of Beasley Fire Hall’s First Responders, BC Ambulance and Medical Staff at Kootenay Lake hospital and Kelowna Hospital.

There will be a public viewing available from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Thompson Funeral Service, 613 Ward St. Cremation to follow with a Celebration of life scheduled at a later date.

Expression of sympathy donations may be made to the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence by visiting the family’s online register at www.thompsonfs.ca [1].

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Condolence from Anne Macalister on March 7th, 2019 6:33 pm

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Karen’s passing. She was a kind and loving lady and she will be missed by everyone. Gone too early. Condolences to John and all the family.

Condolence from Bill and Irene Furey on March 8th, 2019 11:25 am

Agree what a shock. We just heard a few minutes ago. We are in Mexico and this is the third time trying to get this message to go. Karen was a very special person. We had many fun times together at ICBC and outside the office. Karen will be dearly missed by all. What a special person. Our prayers are with you John and family. John keep your head up as you work through this knowing that many people are with you. Get in touch when you can. Bill and Irene Furey

Condolence from Marsha and Glen Carew on March 8th, 2019 5:41 pm

To John and family, Glen and I are stunned to hear of Karen’s passing. I have many happy memories about working with Karen and socializing with John and Karen at various work-related events. It was our good fortune to know Karen. We are so sorry that you, John and the family, will have to carry on without the able, generous, and loving company and guidance of Karen. May her loving spirit live on through the legacy of her children and grandchildren.

Please advise us once you have decided on a date for a celebration of life.
With deepest sympathy,
Marsha and Glen Carew

Condolence from Bob and Pat Johnson on March 16th, 2019 8:30 am

We are very shocked to hear of Karen’s passing. Our sincere condolences go out to the family at this time. We will remember the garage sales and coffee times with every one in Nakusp and the stories around the camp fires. Please advise us once you have decided on a date for the celebration of life.

Condolence from Heather Loiselle on April 16th, 2019 7:34 am

Dear John, Jeff, Chrissy and families, Randy and I are so very sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. She was genuine, thoughtful, caring, and funny too. One of the great people we have had the pleasure of knowing. We miss our times together in Dawson Creek and remember fondly our visit a couple of years ago. Our deepest condolences. Randy & Heather Loiselle & Family

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