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BARNETT, Karen Lynn

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. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Saturday, January 9th at 1:30 pm

Paddle Wheel Park Community Hall

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Northwest Naturopathic Physicians Association, c/o Farnsworth Clinic, 1076 Battle Street, Kamloops BC, V2C 2N3.


Service Information

Service Details

The service for BARNETT, Karen Lynn is scheduled for Saturday, January 9th at 1:30 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Paddle Wheel Park Community Hall

7801 Okanagan Landing Rd Vernon BC


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  • Sheila Foyer says:

    Karen and I were neighbours when I first moved to Kamloops. We became good friends and always stayed in touch over the years. She was a wonderful and caring person. I will miss her. My sincere condolences to all the family.

    • Laureen says:

      I am so so sorry, I know how much your mom meant to you and the meals and talks we had together over a coffee. love all of you.

    • Barry and Beth Worden says:

      we are so saddened to lose such a great lady..kind ..compassionate..funny..caring..great friend..our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours..Barry and Beth..

    • Cliff & Donna Pringle says:

      Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time of loss.

    • David and Connie Stone says:

      Our thoughts and prayers are with you both and your Family at this difficult time.

  • Michele acres says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with your mom for many years at the Kamloops Race Track in the test barn. She was a beautiful Lady and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

  • Bob & Susan Boose says:

    Friends through high school who sadly lost touch

  • Larry & Sandy Farnsworth says:

    Karen hasn’t really left you even though it may seem so. She’s just gone to her heavenly home and is closer to you than you know. Sending our condolences.

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