Boundless Love and Light
Karyn J. ROCHFORD (WALTHERR)
February 3, 1942 – December 15, 2015
“Dear, dear Karyn, Mom, Cousin, Karynski… You are among the few individuals in this world that everyone unanimously finds beautiful. Not only do we find comfort in your radiant smile – Your sparkling soul and your unparalleled ability to love makes you so unique as you see the good in all of us, no matter what. We can exchange with you for hours and still find a million other questions we’d like to hear your views on. You are a breath of life and your caring mind is so lovely and special we can’t help but fall in love with you again and again.”
It is with deep sadness that we announce Karyn’s sudden departure from our world. Bright shining star to her late parents Pepper and Carlie, eternally fantastic Mom to her sons Tyler and Ryan from her first marriage to Michael, magical partner in crime to her grandchildren Gabrielle, Alexandra, Matteo and Romy, loving “sister” to her cousin Linda, and all-encompassing music for the heart of her cherished partner Bobby, she will remain omnipresent and celebrated during the most precious events of our lives as we travel forward.
Born in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Karyn studied business administration at St. Francis Xavier University, but followed her passion to become a wonderfully skilled artist. Primarily an oil painter, her tremendous creativity and curiosity also brought to life one-of-a-kind sculptures, charcoal portraits, ceramics, stained glass pieces and mosaics.
We tangibly feel the healing light she continues to pour on us with every breath we take, with every ray of sunshine that caresses our cheeks. Loving, uplifting thoughts go out to Nancy, Ioana, Krista, Jamie, Sam, Jessica, Holly, Benjamin, Sandi, Monique T, Terry, Karen, Monique J, Michele, José and many, many other exceptional individuals she held dear to her heart.
We will always remember you, our love, our angel.
Service to be held in the near future – Details to be announced in the coming weeks.
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I had the pleasure of meeting Karyn while I was a caregiver to her beloved mother and I agree that she found the positive in everybody and everything. She was very easy to talk to and she was such a positive role model. To all her family and friends, we have lost a beautiful soul. Please know that I am truly sorry for your loss. I know that Karyn is watching out for all of you. Keep all the beautiful memories close to your heart.
Brenda and Ira Huskins
Sympathy to the family. I only had the opportunity to meet her a couple of times, but, she was a charm to meet. God Bless.
Karyn was an exceptional, amazing woman, who has touched many, many hearts in her lifetime. She will never be forgotten! Her kindness will live on in her children and her grandchildren.
We will hold tight to her memory and we will forever see her smile as we walk Summerville Beach.
My sincere condolences to Karyn’s family.
There are no words to express how deeply I am saddened by my lovely cousins sudden passing.She was a beautiful lady inside and out,just like her mom and mine.❤️
I had the pleasure of working for Karyn a few years ago … She was a BEAUTIFUL lady inside and out .I am so sorry for your loss .May your memories of Karyn get you through this difficult time .
I was so sad to hear of Karyn’s sudden passing. She was truly a wonderful person. May she rest in peace.
Clarence Waltherr & Donna Wamboldt
sorry to hear of the passing of karyn. condolences to karyns family.
WAlter and Sherri Miller
To all of Karyn’s family,Our condolences to you all at this difficult time.I have known Karyn since I was young,She was a beautiful person and always so friendly.Her parents were the same.Keep her memories in your hearts,she will never be forgotten.
Darlene and Ross roy
So sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you. She was an extremely beautiful woman. She will be sadly missed but never forgotten. R. I
Unfortunately I only had the great pleasure of knowing Karyn very briefly at Queens Fitness Centre at the junior high here in Liverpool a couple years ago. She was so dedicated to her work out program, a real inspiration to those around her, & she always had the radiant smile for everyone..until we meet again..may God hold you in his arms..God Bless..Sincere condolences to all her family..my thoughts & prayers are with you all !!!
It is with great sadness that I learned of the tragic passing of Karyn. I will always remember her as I last saw her at the 744 Restaurant in Toronto this past fall – so full of radiant joy as she danced on the dance floor. My sincere condolences to Bobby, and her dear family and friends that loved her so. She will live on in the hearts of many forever.
To the family of Karyn Rochford,
Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. You’ve lost someone who was a special part of your family. May you find comfort in each other and in all the compassion that comes to you at this time.
With deepest sympathy,
Sterling Belliveau, MLA
What lovely sentiments in memory of Karyn, not only well written but so true. I only knew Karyn for a brief time but she was always the nicest person, not only to her Mom “Pepper” but to all of us around her. She seemed to have a boundless love for all things. I find myself thinking of her and am very sad to know I will never be the recipient of her warmth again. It is so sad.
My sympathies to her family and friends in your loss. Janet
Robert & Sally Fader
To Karyn’s family::
Have known Karyn forever. I used to get my hair done by her Mum every week when I worked at the bank. She was such a gracious and down-to-earth lady and always had a smile on her face. She is going to be missed. Please accept our condolences at this very difficult time.
Peggy (Wigglesworth) Anderson
My sincere condolences to all of Karyn’s family. Karyn and I grew up together and I spent so much of my childhood with her and all our friends. So saddended to know she is gone but she is with our Lord and in a Heavenly place. Someday I will see her again. May God be with you all in your time of need. God Bless