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Karen Anne Russell née Meilleur

April 8, 1949 - March 25, 2017


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It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to Karen Russell who passed away in Ottawa on March 25, 2017 with family by her side. Beloved wife of John, treasured mother of Matthew (Nikki) and Natasha (Ryan), cherished grandmother of Gabriela, Rachael and Jacob. Karen enjoyed a career as a pediatric nurse, she had a love of animals and nature and she was eager to help family and strangers alike; she embodied compassion . She was adored by so many, and touched everyone who had the pleasure of crossing paths with her. Kind, generous and selfless, Karen’s warm smile and joyful laugh filled our hearts. Desperately missed, loved always and never forgotten, rest easy. There will be a service and a celebration of her life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Karen’s memory to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute or Parkinson Canada.

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