FLETCHER, Brenda Karen
November 19, 1942 – March 22, 2021
Karen Fletcher, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and beloved wife of Gord Fletcher, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 22, 2021 at the age of 78 years.
Born in Regina, SK to a large and growing extended family, Karen grew up with many influences from which emerged an intelligent and determined young woman.
In 1959, Karen married Gord Fletcher in Winnipeg, MB and they recently celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary.
After a relatively short time living in Surrey, BC, Gord and Karen moved to Calgary, AB where they have resided since 1970.
Throughout Karen’s life she enjoyed many professional pursuits culminating in the financial controller position in the family printing business for over 20 years.
Over the years, Karen and Gord travelled the world together, usually on cruise ships, and being friendly and curious, were always keen to meet the many new people they encountered on their journeys.
They also spent much time with their grandchildren as they grew up, taking them skiing, shopping, and on trips to distant places.
All Karen’s grandchildren loved her dearly and have fond memories of a grandmother with a big heart who was never boring to say the least.
Karen is lovingly remembered by her husband, Gord; her two children, Christine and Doug (Suzanne); five grandchildren, Breanne, Deborah (Mike), Brooklynn (Rich), Emily and Aidan; as well as great-grandchild, Riley.
Sadly, Karen faced many health battles this past year. Always a fighter. But in the end… just too exhausted to get up for one more round. We miss her so much.
Christine Fletcher & Family Please accept our condolences on your loss. Roger & Sandy
Dear Gord, Chris, and Doug-Just a little note to tell you how sorry I was to hear of Karen's passing. I had talked to her about a week before and we were very hopeful that her treatments would be successful. It was such a shock to hear that she was gone. My deepest sympathy to you and your extended families. Shirley
Gord, Chris, Doug and families, We are thinking of all of you as you go through this sad time......so many memories to cherish of such a special lady! We will miss her weekly updates on life in her new home and sharing many memories of our past days together on Waneta Crescent! She was more than a neighbor ....she was our friend. We share in your sorrow and your loss.
Our condolences to the Fletcher family. Karen was a beautiful person and a joy to be around. May you find comfort in knowing that she is no longer suffering and in a better place. She will truly be missed. Our love and prayers go out to you all.
Gord, Chris and Doug. John and I want to express our sincere condolences for the passing of your mom and wife Karen. I recall so well her kindness to me as a young girl in Willow Park. She really was lovely. Both of your parents were awesome Chris. She has left a great Legacy in her family for sure. I’ll sure be thinking of you
To Christine Fletcher and her family....We are very sorry for your loss and would like to extend our deepest sympathies all. Lorraine and Terry Bugajski
Karen and Gord have always been so good to us. Proud to be cousins. We've enjoyed their company and hospitality so often. Gord will not forget moving us back in to Calgary twice in the same week. The first place didn't work out. So much fun with them. Love you guys.
Dearest Gord, Doug, Chrissy & family, Know that we hold your hearts close to ours in this time of sorrow. Karen was, and always will be, an incredibly beautiful, strong, loving and compassionate woman. She always had time for a thoughtful chat, to share a hilarious story, to ask how my little family was doing, and hide Easter eggs and treats around the Keystone office that we would be discovering for days on end! With love and sweet memories, Angela, Tim & Evan xo
my thoughts with the family Karen was a dear friend who will be greatly missed many thoughts for Gord a trusted friend strength to you sweetie