SMITH, Karen Joyce

Karen passed away peacefully in Mildura on February 8, 2022 aged 69 years. Loving mother of Darryl, Mathew; and their partners. Karen was an adored grandmother and great grandmother. A much-loved sister, sister-in-law, aunty, niece, cousin and friend to many.

‘She will be sadly missed’

Funeral Notice
Red Cliffs Lawn Cemetery Millewa Road, Red Cliffs Vic 3496View Map

Family and friends are invited to attend Karen’s graveside service at the Red Cliffs Lawn Cemetery, Millewa Road, Red Cliffs on Friday February 18, 2022, commencing at 10am.

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  1. Condolences to Karen’s family. Karen was a dear friend to my mum. Karen and will be greatly missed.

    Tanya Wilmot February 11, 2022
  2. Karen (Kaz), My Dearest friend, I cried endlessly when you died but I promise, I won’t let the tears mar the smiles that you have given me when you were alive . RIP my dear friend, love and miss . Forever in my ❤️ heart. Unitil we meet again.

    Karen Shipcott February 11, 2022
    Sis, you meant the world to me. I love you so much, with all my heart and soul. You will be with me forever. . So lucky to have had you by my side this long. I said I’d be with you to the end and I got to do that. Our little brother Wayne was by my side, so the 3 of us were together as it was meant to be. I will miss our Sunday cuppa’s and our constant phone calls, your sense of humor and loving hugs. Life without my loving Sis will be so hard. You will always be with me. Not all Sister’s are lucky enough to have the bond we shared, it meant so much to both of us.
    Hard 2 weeks of not being able to be with you until the last 2 days. Geoff, Deb and Auntie Pat didn’t get to say goodbye, our the rest of our family and many friends who all loved you so.
    Well Sis, I could go on forever as we both know, but had better leave some room on this site for other people as well. Your loving Sis, Barb xxxooo

    Barb Carter February 12, 2022
  4. My dear friend Karen. So very sorry we didn’t get to say goodbye. You will be greatly missed.
    To Barbara, and all of Karen’s family I extend my deepest sympathy to you.

    Helen Burfitt February 12, 2022
  5. Thinking of all Karen’s family at a very sad time, RIP. Jeannie Keeble and family

    Jeannie keeble & family February 13, 2022
  6. For a while we were in-laws, and you were great fun to be around. Your beautiful smile and happy laughter will always be remembered.
    “resting in Heaven’s Garden”.

    Wendy Muller February 15, 2022
  7. Mum, I miss you so much. You were so much more than a mother-in-law, you were one of my closest, dearest and best friend. You were one of a kind. You were so loving, loyal, kind, and funny. I still laugh at the time we both were stuck in the mud in the vineyard. I am so grateful for the time we shared together, the cuppas and chats that would go on for hours. You always had a smile and a hug for us every time we saw you and so much love. It was an absolute blessing to have known you. You will never be forgotten. I look forward to seeing you again in Heaven when it is my time. I love you so much. Love Gen.

    Genette Cox February 17, 2022
  8. Dear sweet Karen so kind and caring Thankyou for being a friend to me from the bottom of my heart you will
    Be remembered you looked out for my mum and she thought so highly of you as did I just for keeping an eye on mum for me may you rest peacefully Karen and having a cuppa with my beautiful mum
    Love kathy Britt Brooke& Rach xxxx

    Kathy Oconnor February 17, 2022
  9. Karen, Nan to me, was always there for me. In my hardest times, especially in the last year, she has been a safe harbour and someone I will sorely miss. Every time I saw her growing up, she had hugs and kisses and endless love to give to us. Days spent at Nan’s house were always some of my favourites. And alongside the love and care she always had is a strength of character I always admired, always holding fast to her beliefs, but also always willing to listen and learn. I will forever love my Nan. May she rest in peace.

    Erin February 18, 2022
  10. I will so much miss our chats and messages my very much loved cousin and dear friend. Deepest condolences to all your family.
    Lauren Kogge

    Lauren Kogge February 18, 2022
  11. I met you just over a year ago through BORN OF CONVICTS. Generations separated us until then and we met twice. I cherish meeting you and being FRIENDS and COUSINS for this short time. I’ll love you forever Karen

    Jo Watkins March 2, 2022