George Michel, Karen Elizabeth

George Michel, Karen Elizabeth

April 27th, 2017

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the passing of Karen George Michel of London on Thursday, April 27, 2017 in her 68th year. Predeceased by her husband Lloyd Michel and father Charles George. She will be missed by loving mother F. Elizabeth George, brother Garvey George (Diane) and sister Melanie George Sprague (Paul). She will be sadly missed by numerous nieces, nephews and extended families. Karen graduated as a Registered Nurse from Victoria Hospital class of 1970. She continued her education with Bachelor of Science and Masters in Nursing at University of Western Ontario. She enjoyed a long and meaningful career until her retirement as a Professor at the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing. Throughout her life, Karen was a strong, loyal and giving person who enriched the lives of many as a caring daughter, sister, friend, nurse and educator.  Private family service will be held on Monday, May 1, 2017. In memory of Karen, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Nurses Foundation.

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Mary keaysSo sad to hear about Karen. Karen was "our boss" on 9th floor university hospital. We were very lucky to have her as she was also " our friend" My thoughts and prayers are with the family. RIP dear Karen, you are now with Lloyd again
Lynda BrockKaren was also my boss on 9th floor at UH. She was a friend as well as a boss. She truly understood the problems of running a unit. My sincere condolences to all the family.
Joelle DynesMy dear friends, Melanie and Paul Words cannot properly express my condolences for the loss of Karen. My thoughts are with you and your entire family at this time. Much love
Ruth Mardlin I am so very saddened to learn of Karen's death. I too was one of the lucky nurses to work with Karen on the 9th floor at UH. She taught me so much and made me a better nurse. She was indeed a very special friend to both myself and my husband. Our sincere condolences.
Trish MacGregorDear Mrs. George, Melanie, Garvey and families, Sending gentle thoughts and lots of caring at this sad time. May shared stories and good memories help to bring you comfort in the days and weeks ahead. Thinking of you, Trish, Paul, Sarah, Ian and Sam MacGregor
Liz FowleI was shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Karen's death. Karen was also my nurse manager on the 9th floor at UH. Always there for her staff, so kind and caring. Sincerely expressing heartfelt sympathy.
Mary-Anne AndrusyszynI was so sorry to learn of Karen's passing. Karen contributed so much to the nursing profession and to nursing education at Western. She will be missed by many friends and colleagues in the School of Nursing, as well as many graduates. Our sincerest sympathies and wishes for strength at this difficult time.
Jim JenkinsTo Beth,Garvey, Melanie and your families, my deepest sympathy on your loss of Karen. We have not been in touch for several years but I remember Karen as a very intelligent and caring person and these memories have indeed been supported by the previous messages on this page.
Pat & Ron BrownWe were saddened to hear of Karen's passing. She was a wonderful nurse, teacher & friend. She was a supportive leader & always stood for excellence & high standards in her professional career. She will be missed but always remembered by us. Our heartfelt sympathy to Karen's family. Pat & Ron Brown
Judy OehmHeartfelt sympathy to Karen's Family and Friends. I graduated with Karen from Victoria Hospital in 1970. Karen was a very respected classmate of everyone. She was a born leader and teacher and will be greatly missed by all that knew her. Love and Prayers, Judy Oehm
Ginny (Terry) SchedewitzSo saddened to learn of Karen's passing today. I graduated with Karen from Victoria Hospital in 1970. Karen was so liked by all in our large class and she went on to great heights in her career. Sending my sincere condolences to her family.
Marjolein (Smit) HicksSo sorry to hear of Karen's passing at such a young age. I was also a classmate at Victoria Hospital (70). My condolences to her family and friends. May she Rest In Peace and be fondly remembered.
Susan OatesIt was with sadness that I learned of Karen's passing. Many happy memories as part of 'Class of '70', Victoria Hospital. My thoughts and prayers are with Karen's family.
Linda FarrellKaren was a classmate of mine as part of "Class of "70" Victoria Hospital.She had a life well lived but too short.My condolences to you.
Barbara FergusonKaren and I were classmates at Victoria Hospital, School of Nursing...class of 1970. We also worked together on 9th floor at Universuty Hospital where she was our Nurse Manager. Karen always pursued excellence both as a student and throughout her career....a consumate professional! So deeply saddened to hear of her passing, my condolences to you all. May special memories of Karen help you through this difficult time.
Cheri VigarI too am a Victoria Hospital 1970 classmate of Karen's. I remember Karen as a very intelligent, kind, caring, soft-spoken individual, and am so sorry to hear of her too early passing. I hope warm memories of Karen help everyone through this difficult time.
Judith Moore-HepburnI am deeply sadden to hear of Karen's passing, she was a very special person. Karen was a professor of mine when I was is in the UWO post RN BScN program, and in later years we were teaching colleagues at the Arthur and Family Labatt School of Nursing. Karen was one of the brightest and truly genuine individuals I have had the privilege to know. She made me a better nurse, manager and teacher, due to her role modelling of excellence. I will never forget how important she was in my life, and the countless others she influenced over her career. My thoughts are with Karen's family at this very difficult time, and I hope you take comfort knowing she lived a truly meaningful life!
Darlene ShawI am so saddened by the news of Karen’s death. Our paths crossed a number of times over the years and most recently as Nurse Educators at Western. Karen was smart, articulate and compassionate. She was a true leader both as nurse and nurse educator. One could not help but be drawn to her always logical and always compelling arguments which consistently led to “do the right thing”. Karen spoke proudly and lovingly about her truly supportive family with whom she lived life outside of her professional roles. My sincerest sympathy to each of you. I too will miss your Karen.
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