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Karen Lynn Barrette (nee Artinian)
February 11, 1961 - March 26, 2016
It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the passing of Karen on March 26th, 2016 at the age of 55. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her beloved husband of 27 years, Mike, her proud and loving children, Michael and Sara, and her family. Loved by her late father Chris (2004) and mother Alice Artinian. An older sister to Chris Artinian and Sue and her husband Steve Rutt. A dear daughter-in-law to Paul and Rita Barrette and sister-in-law to Marcel Barrette (Nicole). She will be missed deeply by her many nieces and nephews and close friends. Karen will forever be remembered by her sense of humour, smile, and selfless personality. She recently retired from her job of 29 years at Stantec Consulting. She loved spending time at her cottage with her family and friends. Karen and Mike loved to vacation and take road trips on their Harley-Davidson. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre. The care that she received by their staff was phenomenal and greatly appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at Melady Funeral Home (572 Notre Dame St. Belle River 519-728-1500) on Friday, April 1st 2016 from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Morning prayers will follow at Melady Funeral Home on Saturday, April 2nd 2016 at 10:30 a.m. On line condolences may be left at www.meladyfuneral.ca