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In Loving Memory of

Karen Ann Bailey


Obituary of Karen Ann Bailey

Karen passed away Friday, March 18, 2022 at St. Catharines General Hospital surrounded by her loved ones. Dear mother of her daughter Samantha and her partner Sam. Proud grandmother of Sophia and Sage; they were her life’s biggest blessings. Karen will be remembered by her siblings David, Mark, Becky, Lori and her aunt Lynda. She will be dearly missed by the rest of her family and her friends, especially those at Value Village where she worked for many years.

Karen was an avid reader with a broad knowledge of many topics. She will be remembered for her wisdom, generosity and kindness and her love for the Blue Jays. A special thank you to her best friends Karen and Les Smith for being like family to her and for the copious amounts of support they gave her during her life, especially when she first got diagnosed with cancer and it came time for her to navigate through that new chapter of her life.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Essentials Cremation and Burial Services Inc. (905-354-2133). As per Karen’s wishes cremation has taken place. Memorial donations may be made to the Walker Family Cancer Centre. Online condolences may be shared on Karen’s tribute page found at

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Sophia bailey
9 months ago

I miss you dearly grand-ma

Lynda Clayton
1 year ago

Karen was an amazing person. She was kind and caring and very honest. I will miss her very much. I am privileged to be her aunt.

Ghislaine Gagnon Pepin
1 year ago

Sincere condolences dear Samantha, Samuel, Sophia and Sage. We are keeping you in our heart and our prayers. We are making you a big hug.

Rory Stackwood
1 year ago

My condolences to Karen’s family. I worked with Karen for years and I think that she enjoyed giving me a hard time as much as I enjoyed giving her a hard time. She was a kind person with lots of good stories to share. Karen will be missed.

Cynthia Teravich
1 year ago

Sending condolences to Karen’s family ! Karen was a very kind soul to many. May she RIP and the fond memories of her live on.

Linda Allinotte
1 year ago

My sincere condolences Sam, to you and your family. Karen and I were friends for many years. She will not be forgotten. RIP Karen!❤️

Margo Morgan
1 year ago

Sam sorry for your loss. Jim I send our condolences to you and your family.

Sharra Bailey
1 year ago

Samantha … I am so sorry for the loss of your mother … My heart breaks for you , I know we haven’t been in touch in a long time but we are family and I jus want you to know if you need anything at all even to jus talk I’m here for you , family is so important and I’m here and lynden is also here for you if u need anything !! Love you Sam keep ur chin up xo rest in paradise aunt Karen !

Jacinthe Arsenault
1 year ago

My sincere sympathies to Karen family she will always stay in my ❤️Rest in peace my friend love Jacinthe

Shelley Ashbee
1 year ago

My sincere condolences to the family. I am blessed to have grown up with Karen and navigating those tough teen years. Will always hold those memories in a special place in my heart. May the love of family and friends guide you through this difficult time.

Jo-Leen Honsinger
1 year ago

Samantha and family, please except our sincere condolences. Your mother was a very special person. I will remember and cherish the many great times and moments I had with Karen over the years. May she Rest In Peace.
Jo-Leen and Suzie

Les, Karen and Jordan Smith
1 year ago

Karen will be missed by so many. She left her mark on everyone who met her., whether it was a new friend or people she met throughout her day at Value Village. We were friends for so long, it will take us a long time to get used to her not being with us. Rest in peace our dear friend.

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