Karen was an incredible person who helped so many people. She had a heart of gold. Back in 1994 to 1997 we worked closely together to help communities all over Manitoba get connected to the internet. In the years since she has done amazing things. She has served as Chair of the Winnipeg Library Foundation and helped with raising money for the expansion of the Millenium Library. She helped many people to get new opportunities through the Selkirk and District Learning Centre and through her activities at the University of Winnipeg and the Herzing College. She was an entrepreneur who helped many people move forward and start successful businesses. Karen was very concerned about her community. In she was the Manitoba Liberal Party candidate in Sekirk constituency. When the COVID pandemic came, Karen was really helpful in an effort to get computers for kids in need so that they could learn at home. Even recently when I was working to understand lead pollution and lead effects on people in Manitoba I turned to Karen with a question about recycling batteries and computers as she had a lot of experience in this area as well . We have all lost a source of inspiration.