I knew Karen in Boulder many moons ago, but very recently her name would pop up on my Facebook -- it's a good distance between New Mexico and Newfoundland. It was always a delight to see our senses of humour align and to see her cheery comment. So it was that a friendship that had been long dormant came to life. Karen always had a wonderful joie de vivre and way of lighting up a room. May she similarly grace the next world.