Born August 20th, 1945, in St. John, NB to Hans and Adeline Olsen. Passed peacefully in Victoria, BC after a brief struggle with cancer. She will be deeply missed by daughter Ariana, grandchildren Kaj, Sylvia, Liam and Tyler, sister Nancy, brother Hans, as well as numerous friends and honorary family members. The Family would like to thank the staff of Beacon Community Services and Victoria Hospice. A very special thank you to Karen's friends and neighbors at Kiwanis Manor for their outpouring of love, comfort and support during the last few weeks of her life. You were truly all her angels. As per Karen's wishes, no services will be held. Donations can be made, in her memory, to Victoria Hospice. Let your love flow outward through the universe, To its height, its depth, its broad extent, And limitless love, without hatred or emnity, Then as you stand or walk, Sit or lie down, As long as you are awake, Strive for this with a one-pointed mind; Your life will bring heaven to earth. - Buddhist prayer from Sutta Nipata.