With heavy hearts we announce that our beautiful Karen Elizabeth Nelson passed away suddenly on December 26th, 2015 at 47 years of age in Calgary, Alberta. She is survived by her loving parents Edwin and Judy Nelson of Vernon, and her siblings Janet (Anthony) Prekaski of Kamloops and Lawrence (Sandra) Nelson of Vernon. She also leaves behind several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, cousins and friends.

Born November 30th, 1968, she grew up in Vernon where she attended Elementary School and later graduated from High School. She had moved to Calgary 15 years ago where she enjoyed a career in the retail industry.

Karen was a very loving and caring person who touched everyone she met. She had a remarkable big heart, a smile that would light a room and a laugh that was contagious.

She loved camping, fishing, reading and spending time with loved ones. She was a born again Christian and now is safe in the arms of Jesus. She will be forever loved, missed and never forgotten.

A Celebration of Life will be held later this summer in Vernon.

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