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Born: Jul 15, 1952

Date of Passing: Oct 18, 2022

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1952 - 2022

With sadness we announce the passing of Karen Janzen on October 18, 2022 at her home in Winnipeg, MB. Karen was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer in December 2021. She handled her cancer journey with strength and dignity, always giving thanks for the wonderful life she lived!
Karen was born in Neepawa, MB on July 15, 1952, the fourth child of Lloyd and Gertrude (Trudy) Briese.
Karen will be lovingly remembered by her husband David; her sons, Ryan (Sara) and Kory; her grandson Jack and step-grandson Lincoln. Also treasuring her memory are her sister Wanda Long; her aunt Lillian Sangster; nieces and nephews, Karla (Len), Kallan (Kendell), Travis (Jennifer), Kari (Brian) and their families, as well as many cousins and friends.
She was predeceased by her parents, Lloyd and Gertrude Briese; infant brother Wayne; brother Stuart; brother-in-law Brian Long and mother-in-law Metta Janzen.
Celebration of Life service will be held at Oasis Church, 940 Elmhurst Road, Winnipeg on Thursday, November 3 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at a later date. Live streaming of service available at
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9, specifically designated to glioblastoma research.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 29, 2022

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Deepest sympathies to Karen family and friends!! Always had a great time with her attending CJCS conventions. She fought a great battle and was upbeat and positive that last time we chatted via Zoom! She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Myrna Christensen - Posted by: MYRNA CHRISTENSEN (CROWN JEWELS OF CANADA SOCIETY FRIEND) on: Nov 04, 2022

  • Our warmest thoughts are with David, Ryan, and Corey. We were honored to be friends of Karen and her family for many years. Karen was a wonderful, sincere and very special lady. Her heart was bigger than life itself. We will miss her very much. - Posted by: Elaine & Michael Pinchbeck (Friends) on: Oct 30, 2022

  • So sorry to hear of Karen's passing. Sincere sympathy to all her family from the Davidson family. - Posted by: Allan and Linda Davidson (Friends) on: Oct 29, 2022

  • So sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. Sending sincere condolences & prayers to Dave & family. - Posted by: Sheena & Bill Graham (Co-worker) on: Oct 29, 2022

  • Our sincere condolences David, Ryan and Kory, we were so sorry to read of Karen's passing. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with all of you, getting to know you and watching the boys grow up. Karen could always be counted on to brighten our day and put a smile on our face. She will be truly missed. - Posted by: Jim and Susan Shannon (Friend) on: Oct 29, 2022

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