Karen Diane Whalen-Squires

December 27, 1969 to July 17, 2020


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Passed away suddenly at home on July 17, 2020, Karen Whalen-Squires. Predeceased by mother Lillian. Leaving to mourn husband Leif; son Cody (Emily); stepson Ryan (Jenna). She will be greatly missed by her fur babies Kato and Keeva.  Also leaving to mourn is father Robert (Sadie); sister Kim (Keith); niece and nephew Payton and Liam; mother in-law Odette; brother in-law Donald (Agnes); sister in-law Sharon (Robert); nieces and nephews Alycia, Matthew, Timothy and Samantha; as well as other extended family and friends. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, visitation will be limited to immediate family. A funeral service will take place on Friday, July 24 from The Carnell Memorial Chapel and will be live streamed for those who cannot attend. The family would like to extend their sincere apologies to anyone who cannot be present with them due to these restrictions. In lieu of flowers donations in Karen’s memory may be made to the SPCA, or another animal charity of your choice.



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Kim I’m sorry for the loss of your sister . I send my condolences to your family in this very sad time.

My condolences to the squires and Whalen families, I was shocked and saddened to learn of Karen’s passing, my prayers are with you all.

Leif and Family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Karen was a lovely lady. My prayers are with you and your family.

My condolences to Robert on the loss of your daughter.
My prayers and thoughts are with the family.

Very saddened for your loss of a beautiful lady, daughter, sister, wife, niece and friend to many. Gone too soon. Gain strength at this time from all those who are around you.
Lillian Percy
Lana & Ross

Kim and family, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. 🙏 ❤️ May god give you the strength during these difficult times

My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. I will sure miss the presence of a truly lovable and kind person. I am honoured and blessed to have known Karen. She was truly a blessing in every life she touched. Remembering her wonderful and gentle soul will forever remain in our hearts. Words may not suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow that I feel in Karen’s passing. Even as I’m shedding tears for your loss, I’m honoured to remember one of the best people I ever met. I will miss her. I will never forget her kindness. May God give her eternal rest and to you her family the strength to bear this great pain/loss. She will never be forgotten. ❤️

Bob and Kim,
The sudden loss of your loving daughter and close sister is truly incomprehensible. Karen will remain
in our hearts and memories forever.
Wishing you, Cody, Leif and extended family strength and peace during this extremely difficult time..Words, no matter how kind, cannot provide the solace needed however May the strength and support you receive amongst those who dear.y loved Karen provide you with needed comfort .Personally I was truly shocked and saddened and will be following the service from Calgary. Our prayers and thoughts will be especially with you tomorrow….Sincerely Lark and Gerald

Very sorry for your loss. I remember Karen when we worked at Zellers , many years ago. Karen was always so sweet and kind.i I’m sure she will be missed dearly. May she Rest In Peace,,, God Bless .

To all the members of Karen ‘s family:
We were shocked and saddened to learn of Karen’s sudden passing. We have many memories of her younger years, especially when she and her Dad.and Mom lived in our neighbourhood. We extend our deepest sympathy to you all at this very sad and difficult time.
Fred and Sandra Rowe

To Lief and family
So sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Karen. May she Rest In Peace

To the Whalen and Squires family! My heart goes out to all of you on the sad and sudden loss of Karen. She is in my prayers!

i am so heartbroken to hear of your passing. you were always as beautiful inside as you were outside. i m so grateful u found the love of ur life. RIP my beautiful friend you will be missed xo sending love and wish ur family strength durung this time

To Leif and family
Deepest condolences on the sudden passing of Karen

Deepest condolences to you and all of Karen’s family. May she Rest In Peace.

Sending sincere condolences to Karen’s family and friends . May she Rest In Peace 🦋

Deepest condolences to all the family. I worked with Karen at PVT. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. RIP.

Bob, Kim, Cody, Leif and Ryan,

I am very sorry to hear about Karen. She was the first cousin I ever knew. She was a wonderful soul who brightened the lives of those around her. She will live on in all of our memories, and I hope we all can perpetuate the love she brought to all of us.

To Leif & Family,

We were so sad to learn of Karen passing.. Karen worked at our Canadian Tire Store in Lower Sackville, NS for many years and was part of the store opening team back in 2003. We were so fortunate to have Karen on our Management Team for many years. Such talent. Such a wonderful, positive personality. Our deepest condolences to family and friends.

So sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. I worked with Karen at Canadian Tire and got to know her well, along with Cody an father Bob. Condolences to you Leif send all Here family.

Leif, Ryan and all the families
So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very sad time.

Leif and Ryan, my sincere condolences to you and your families. Karen will be deeply missed at work. She always had a smile and a kind word. God bless and hold your memories close

Always a Smile…..Such A Kind Hearted Person….We Will Miss Her At PVT……She Was Certainly One Of The Good Ones!!!! Condolences To Leif And All Her Family……Thoughts And Prayers Are With You All……May She Rest In Peace!!

Sorry for your loss Bob and family

Bob, Kim, and Cody
I am sadden to hear of Karen sudden passing..
We have known Karen quite a while and she was
a beautiful and friendly person in side and out.
She had so much to give, and was taken away too young and too soon.
My prayers and condolences go out to you and your families ,at this difficult time.
by John, Carm, Doug, and Chris Hussey

Bob, Kim,
So, so sorry to hear of your loss. No words can express how much your Karen will be missed. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.
Fred & Christine.

So sorry to hear this Kim and family, may you find peace and comfort in this difficult time, it is never easy when we lose a love one

Leif, I am so sorry to hear this news. I only knew Karen for a short time, but I sensed she was indeed a special person. You were blessed to have her in your life, and she, you. May the good memories keep you strong.

Leif and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss.
Sending you all my deepest condolences at this difficult time.

Bob , I was so sorry to hear of Karen’s passing . My sincere condolences to the family . Thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. God Bless .

Bob so very sorry to hear off your daughters passing at such a young age. My thought and prayers are with you at this time. Keep her memories close as you spoke off her so often.
Randy Butt ( Canada Post)

Karen, I cannot express how much I am going to miss you… I can’t explain how lonely it is to work without you., you made us a TEAM!! Not only were you great at your job, you were great person who truly cared! Your positive energy, warm smile and gentle ways will never be replaced!! I’m going to miss hearing you say “ your shockin “ ( I promise I will be a good girl ) when we are carrying on. You have touched so many people around you and we are all devastated.

Leif I want to send you my deepest condolences and strength at this difficult time. I hope you find the comfort in knowing she will always be with you
🦋 🐾

No words total disbelieve ..that this can happen to such a young healthy beautiful soul , Karen for whatever reason god said it was your time . I hope your in that beautiful place called heaven, and you can give streghth to your husband n family
n friends at this time to cope with your loss ,, rest peacefully Karen a truly good friend ..the good die young ❤please say hi to my boy karen hes there with you 💔

Leif and family, so sorry for your loss. Karen was such a beautiful person, always a smile on her face and so friendly with everyone. She will not be forgotten RIP my friend. Thinking of you and the family during this difficult time.

I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter, sister, mother, and wife. Karen and I were really good friends for many years.. I am so saddened by the loss of such a great, kindhearted woman. R.I.P Karen my love. I will treasure the memories I have of you. Forever in my heart. Love you my friend. Fly high with the angels!!

We were so shock and saddened to hear that Karen had passed. Please accept our condolences. We send our prayers to all those Karen loved so much fur babies included. RIP Karen!

Leif and Family,
So sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. Sending my deepest heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Cherish the memories.

So very sorry for your loss a beautiful friend gone far to soon. RIP Karen always in my thoughts.

Cody, , Emily and family,
We’re so very sorry for your loss. I understand first hand how devastating it is. Just know that through your cherished memories she will always be with you.
Cheryl & John (Alanna’s parents)

I’m so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel that will forever be watching over her family.

Leif and family . My deepest condolences to you and your family . Karen was a beautiful person inside and out . Cherish the memories .

I’m sorry for your loss Leif, take good care of your family and yourself.

still in shock my condolences we lost good one

Please accept our deepest condolences. It’s with great sadness that her life has been taken from her way to soon.. Our hearts goes out to Leif and all her family that she loved so much and her two beautiful fur babies. RIP Karen you will be missed forever ,

Leif, I’m so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your beautiful wife. My heart breaks for you. Thoughts and prayers to you and her family during this difficult time 🙏

Such a beautiful lady inside and out, fly high and spread your wings. My condolences to her husband and family🙏🏼

Bob we are so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your beautiful daughter.I hope all the good times that you shared will give you the strength to get through this difficult time. I guess god needed another angel.
Karen RIP
Bill and Donna Tizzard

I knew Karen ever since she was a teenager when my brother got married back in 1984 I think it was. Quite a to hear this news. She looks so much like her Mom, Lily. Sending my love to all the family, including her sister Kim, her Dad Bob, her Aunt Olga, her husband and Cody and children

Leif and family,
Please accept my deepest condolences. When i met Karen she struck me as a woman of substance and strength. It was such a shock today to find out about her untimely death. When she worked with us, I was most impressed by the genuine warmth and care that she radiated not only for you , but to everyone who came in contact with her. We have lost a truly great woman and we share in your pain and sorrow. May all the beautiful memories you have of Karen be a blessing at this time and know that we are thinking about you.

Deepest condolences to all the family she will be missed by all friends and co-workers

RIP Karen. You were taken way too soon. Thoughts and condolences to Leif and all her family and friends.

Thinking of you and your family today and everyday. Love you

rip karen you will be missed !! sending my condolences to the family at this time xo

Deepest condolences to all that knew and loved Karen, this is such sad news to hear of a life that ended much too soon. Karen was a big part of my high school years and beyond – it was so good to see how much she had accomplished over the years and how happy she looked, especially in recent years. The world was a better place with you in it Karen, you will be sadly missed.

To the Squires and Whalen family’s I’m am deeply saddened for your loss. Karen was a wonderful person, I’m glad I had the opportunity to work side by side with her. She will be sorrily missed!

Karen was my manager in the house wears department at, Canadian Tire she also hired me, she was a very nice kind lady showed me alot, Thank you for giving me a chance to know you , May you rest in peace….my sincerious condolences to the family .

I was hoping to tell you this in person instead of online but it seems I can’t.
I’m at a loss as to what to say to you because there’s really nothing that can be said.
If you need someone to talk to, I’m sure you already have plenty of people ready to listen but I’m here too if you need me.
I’m so sorry for your loss.

Oh my dear friend Karen, my heart breaks knowing I will not have the pleasure of coming to work to see your precious face , your kind ways , your laughter or an OMG did you actually say that look! Sharing our pics of the dogs. Ever time I look at Jazmin (macaroni) I think of you . You will always be mamma Karen to her. R.I.P. you beautiful lady . I know you will be out there somewhere saving as many animals as possible .! ❤️❤️🦋🦋

So sorry for your loss…Karen was a very great friend …I met Karen in grade 6 and we hit it off great and we stayed in touch over the years and I will miss her dearly…she touched so many lives through her kindness…she will be missed by all who knew her…
God bless the Squires and Whalen Family.

Leif and family:

So sorry to hear of Karen’s passing, we went to school together at Our Lady of Mercy, we had some good laughs at school, she was such a fun person. Our condolences to you and your family. God Bless!!

My heartfelt condolences to you all .. sending lots of prayers and strength all of your way 💜

So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and love to her family.

My deepest condolences to you all. Karen was such a wonderful person.

I have no words. I am beyond saddened to hear of Karen’s sudden passing. Sending love and prayers to the entire family as you work to find a new sense of normal without such an amazing person.

Sorry for your loss my friend 😢