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Karen was born in Midland Ontario and moved to Toronto to attend St Michael’s School of Nursing. She retired after 40 years of nursing in 2005. She has been happily married for 49 years to Gerry and is blessed with a daughter and two sons and doubly blessed with four grandsons and four granddaughters. At a CWL membership drive in September 1972, Gerry said “you need to join with those nice ladies, I will put the children to bed”. And so began a career with the Catholic Women’s League of Canada. She served as spiritual development chair at the parish and regional levels. She has co-chaired at many parish bazaars. Karen served as parish president at St. Andrew’s in 2000 -2002 and as Humber Valley Regional Chair in 2003-2005. Fr. Mark Van Batten asked Karen in 2006 to be the president at Transfiguration of Our Lord. She served for nine years and currently is the past president. She assists at Transfiguration as a lector, RCIA and Altar Society. She recently accepted to help at the national level for the 2022 mentoring project. Karen wishes to pass on the joys and encouragement to like-minded women about life as a Catholic Women’s League member.