It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Karen Lynn Barnett on December 19, 2015 at the age of 63 years after a courageous battle with cancer. Her fighting spirit, strength, and optimism was a blessing to all of us throughout her ordeal.  

Karen is survived by her father Gerald Farnsworth; sons Colin (Crystal) Carswell, Matthew (Cassie) Carswell and daughter Becky (Kirby) Potter; Grandchildren Kaiden Carswell and Hannah Carswell; Siblings Cam (Marie) Farnsworth, Tim (Debra) Farnsworth, Todd (Janet) Farnsworth and Tana Farnsworth; as well as the Barnett Families and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and wonderful friends. She was predeceased by her mother Penny, and husband Wayne. 

Karen was born and raised in Kamloops BC, and her husband Wayne brought her to Vernon BC where they made friends that she cared for as deeply as her family. She will forever be remembered for her beautiful smile, huge heart and most of all for her unending love of her family and friends. Her passion for horses and cooking, and her kindness and generosity will be deeply missed by all who were privileged to have had her in their lives.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday,

January 9th at 1:30 pm at the Paddle Wheel Park Community Hall in Vernon, BC.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made the Northwest Naturopathic Physicians Association, c/o Farnsworth Clinic, 1076 Battle Street, Kamloops BC, V2C 2N3. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.

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