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Posted By Haskett Funeral Homes On March 26, 2011 @ 11:19 AM In Obituary,Zurich | 2 Comments

Peacefully, at her residence, Karen Kinsman passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2011. Dear wife of John and daughter of Colleen Ferris. Dear mother of Michelle and husband Blake Robinson, Richard and Lindsay, Jeff and Candis, Andrew and Jess. Loving grandmother of Jillian, Zack, Magen, Devina, Gracie, Alesha, Naomi and James. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Teresa and husband Randy, Jim and wife Jackie, Jon, Monty Plumb. Predeceased by her father Irvin Ferris and sister Deb Plumb.

Visitation at the Hensall Visitation Chapel, 79 King St.Hensall, Ont. on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Donations may be made to the Lung Association in her memory.

Cremation with spring burial in McTaggart’s Cemetery

Condolences for the family of “KINSMAN: Karen”

Condolence from Haskett Funeral Homes on January 14th, 2016 11:23 AM

Condolence From: Julie (Ferris) Johansson
I was saddened to hear the news of cousin Karen. I have only a couple of childhood memories of Karen from the few times we got to meet but I hold them dearly in my heart. I was very young but remember especially sharing the excitement of a solar eclipse with my cousins in the yard at Uncle Irvin and Aunt Colleen in Moose Jaw, Sask. My heartfelt sympathy goes to Karen’s family.
Julie (Ferris) Johansson
Bjurholm, Sweden
Daughter of Elwin and Helen Ferris

Condolence From: Joan, Brock, Lance and Daryl Weiss
Very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers to your family through this very difficult time.
We are all going to miss her smile and spunk.
Karen will be missed by so many people. You should be very proud to know she has touched so many lives.

Condolence From: Brenda,Greg, Krista & Mike Dayman
John, Michelle,Rick,Jeff,Andrew,Colleen & family
Karen truly was 1 in a Million!!! So sorry for your loss of a great wife, Mom, Grandma, sister and friend. Both our girls where lucky to have worked for her and she taught them lots. All of Hensall will sure miss her Smiling face and positive attitude. She saw the good in everyone. May all these messages help bring you comfort in the days to follow. Karen was a gift to all who knew her…Thank you for sharing her. xo

Condolence From: Rob & Elizabeth McGregor
Our deepest sympathy in the passing of Karen. What a shock. We will miss her smiling face and cheerful “hello, sunshine” greeting! Hensall won’t be the same without her in it. Hold the memories of her close to your heart. She was a special woman.

Condolence From: Don & Debbie Rathwell
John & Family-Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in the days ahead-Karen will be missed very much-

Condolence From: Ron & Pam Walper, Andrew & Amy Bedard
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Memories of the laughter we shared will stay with us always. Karen was very special and will be missed.

Condolence From: Rose, Erica & Joel McCurdy, Sarah, Laura, Adam and Tanya Selves
I truly believe that God only takes the best and once again – He took one of the best. Karen touched soooo many lives during her time here. We were blessed to have known her. Michelle, Blake, Jillian, Zachary, John and family our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Karen you truly are a ray of sunshine!!


Condolence From: Ray and Linda McNichol
Our thoughts are with you and yours at this time. Karen has gone far too young. May your many memories carry you through these next few difficult months. Sincerely Ray and Linda McNichol

Condolence From: Hensall Medical Centre: Bonnie Westlake, Joanne Moir and Lynda Wilkey
John and Family
Words cannot express how much we miss Karen. Work at the Medical Centre is not the same without her in the mall. She was a good friend and neighbour, often helping out our patients if we weren’t in the office. She was wonderful to work us in for the $1000 haircut in between patients or during lunch. We had many a visits during our workdays with much laughter and fun. Her zest for life was truly inspiring. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Condolence from Haskett Funeral Homes on January 14th, 2016 11:45 AM

Condolence From: Sarah Stoll
My hearts go out to the entire family! Karen was a very loved woman!! I spent many many hours chilling in the shop ‘gossiping’ with Karen and her clients! I learned many a thing being there! and her and i used to giggle and chat until there was nothing left to chat about! and she loved telling people how she waxed my eye brow and ripped the entire thing off, AND i still came back!! stuff happens.. i shouldnt have been chatting with her while she was doing it i suppose! I will TRUELY miss our bi weekly visits and the love she showed to each and every person!!! Hugs!

Condolence From: Pam Smereka
Dear John and Family I was so shocked when my son Lee Woods called to say Karen had passed away. Needless to say Lee was very upset. He had spent many years with the Kinsman family and loved Karen like a mother. She was so good to Lee and any friend of the boys. Always made them feel right at home. Karen was always a happy person with a smile on her face. My heart goes out to her family, she will be missed dearly.

Condolence From: Lisa DenOtter
Michelle, Blake, Jillian and Zack, and family: Please know how very much you are in our thoughts at this most difficult time…it is so hard to lose your Mom, Grandma…she will be missed dearly, but she will always be with you…lots of hugs sent your way, Luv, Trevor, Lisa and the Boys

Condolence From: Jeff Joynes
Aunt Colleen and family: It is sad to hear about the passing of Karen. Judging by the many kind and thoughtful messages on this page, Karen was a remarkable person. I hope that the heartfelt messages, from her many admirers, give you comfort and strength during this time of loss.

Condolence From: Jen Bonello ( Taylor)
John, Michelle, Richard, Jeff, Andrew and family Thinking of you all…Karen was one of a kind. To say she was a remarkable woman is an understatement. Her very positive attitude towards life was so admirable. Karen’s compassion for others and gentle spirit will never be forgotten. Please take comfort in knowing your mom and wife has left a lasting impression with so many and will be remembered and respected by all that were fortunate enough to have crossed her path in life. Think of your mom when your child asks for a lollipop or when they come home with purple hair as a teenager!! No words can fill a hole that Karen leaves, but every time you think of her, her memory lives. Karen was a little woman with a big heart. Today there is an empty spot in our hearts. May the many wonderful memories you have of Karen give you the strength to get through the difficult days ahead. May the grandchildren remember your mom through all the great memories that you have to discuss with them. A true friend…never to be forgotten…Jen

Condolence From: Kate Monk
We are all shocked and so saddened to hear about Karen. In the more than 20 years she cut my hair, she was always cheerful, greeted me with a smile and “Hey Brat” and sent me on my way with “Thanks, see you later Kate.” She has left a wonderful legacy in her family and her community and Hensall will not be the same without her. We should all be more like Karen. Take good care Kinsmans. We’re all thinking of you. Kate

Condolence From: Ashley Heywood
I heard about Karen’s Passing Saturday night. It was a total shock, my heart sunk. Karen was a warm hearted, kind lady & will be truely missed by all the many people that she has touched over the years. My thoughts & prayers are with the Family.

Condolence From: Glenn and Caroline Peterson
Deepest sympathy to the Kinsman and Ferris family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. She will be greatly missed.

Condolence From: Bev Bell
Our heartfelt sympathies go out to John and the Kinsman family. Karen was a wonderful person who did make a difference in this troubled world. She will be missed greatly. Bev and Bill Bell and family

Condolence From: Deane, Jake, and Kids
To John, Michelle, Rich, Jeff, Andrew and families. I am really lost for words, I am deeply sorry for your loss and words cannot express. I will really miss karen, her big smiles, her humerous personality. She loved everyone of you dearly and talked about you often, she was very proud of each of you and what you have accomplished. She will forever be in our hearts and never forgotten. Sincerly Deanne and Jake Rooseboom

Condolence From: Scott & Dar Bell & Family
Dear Kinsman & Ferris Families: Please accept our most heartfelt thoughts and Prayers at this very difficult time. Although I didn’t know Karen well, she always put a smile on our children’s faces after each infamous’ $1000.00 haircut and the usual so long of ‘see ya later, Brat! Klip & Kurl will surely be missed as an icon in the town of Hensall. To her children & grandchildren…she talked of you often, was very proud and loved you all very much!! Always a smile, a joke..she was truly, one of a kind. She will most certainly be deeply missed by everyone that had the honor to know her. Most Sincerely, Scott,Dar,Mand,Jen,Joey & Dean Bell.

Condolence From: Sandra Turner and family
To the Kinsmen and Ferris family, my deepest sympathy. I just had a wonderful visit and a $1000 haircut last Tuesday. She had a way with everyone, especially the kids, and managed to get her windows washed by them at every visit. Karen was so proud of her own children and grandchildren. Share all your wonderful memories with each other and keep them close to your heart. Hopefully, she will meet up with Bobby and Dave when she gets to there.

Condolence From: Kent, Nina, McKenna and Eden Robson
John, Michelle, Rick, Jeff, Andrew and Families, Our own experience of grief is like an ocean. In the beginning the waves knock you out. You don’t know which way is up or down, your choking and fighting for air, you have salt water in your eyes and it stings and you can’t see well. It feels horrible and it feels relentless. There seems to be no respite, it is all consuming. With time the waves start lessening and although you’re still occasionally knocked over by a big one, most of the time you’re able to stand up and be swayed by the ocean’s movements. The spray still gets in your eyes now and then and it will sting. With a lot more time, the ocean calms down for you, the water gently laps at your feet and you can sit and remember with gladness in your heart the life you shared. Karen was and still is a very special person to so many. Our thoughts are with you through this difficult time. With Deepest Sympathy, Kent, Nina, McKenna and Eden

Condolence From: Sherri Ferguson & Family
To the family of Karen: You may not know us , But we sure know you! Thanks to Karen! What I wouldn’t do for a $1000.00 hair cut right now!! Life won’t be the same because SHE changed it! Our deepest thanks to her family for sharing her with all of us. Sherri Ferguson & family

Condolence From: Lisa Hennessey
thinking of you’s during this difficult time.Thoughts and prayers are with you’s.

Condolence From: Nancy and Jamie Young
We were very sadden/shocked to hear of Karen’s passing. Karen was always smiling and calling you “sunshine”. She will be missed by everyone who knew her. Karen was a “ray of sunshine” for the residents/staff at Queensway. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Kinsman/Ferris family.

Condolence From: Rick & Barb Ingram
Deepest sympathy to the Kinsman and Ferris family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of need.

Condolence From: Pete and Glenda Wuerth
Dear John,Michelle,Rick,Jeff,Andrew and families: Where do you begin to express our sadness in your loss of a dear wife, a wonderful Mother, and an awesome Grandma.We all have very fond memories of Karen. She was like another Mother to Ryan-since he was always over at Andrew’s. She treated him like he was one of her “BRATS”. I always looked forward to picking up Ryan so that Karen and I could have one of our “good old chats”. In the days ahead you will start to remember “all” the good and wonderful times yous had together. Please just know that our thoughts and prayers are with yous at this difficult time. I’m sure she will be smiling down on her family and friends and “no one” can take that away from her. She will be greatly missed by all who know her! With our deepest sympathy, The Wuerth Family

Condolence From: Ray and Judy Mills
Dear John and family; Please accept our deepest sympathy. What a shock to all! Karen was one of a kind! Her outlook on life was inspirational for all who met her and knew her. She was a ray of sunshine each and every day. I will certainly miss popping in to visit with her when I was in Hensall and hearing all the latest news and catching her up on our family’s latest news. We were so blessed to have been touched by her for so many years. I have nothing but the fondest memories of her over the years and the things she said and did and told me about. I know your memories of a wonderful and special wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, aunt and friend will be somewhat of a comfort for you as you grieve. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless. Most Sincerely, Ray and Judy Mills

Condolence From: Rosie, Bill, Kelly, Allison and Katie MacGregor
Our deepest sympathy to the Kinsman and Ferris Family. Karen certainly was a good neighbour, great friend and our family hairdresser for many years.As I know, she was a good Mother, daughter, sister, wife, Grandmother, and aunt. Karen was always cheery, very accomodating (coming to my home to cut my hair at a time of need) fitting me in at the last minute on many occasions..just this past Tuesday I had my hair cut and a wonderful visit…one I will always cherish. At our last visit, she so proudly filled me in on her trip with her family, her grandchildren, her husband and asked me about mine. I will miss her smile, friendly ways, and cheerfullness. Her “That’ll be a $1000.00,” “Do you want purple hair today?” or “help yourself to a sucker”. Rest in peace my friend, and may your family find your strength to get thru this. I know you are the brightest shining star in the sky….I’ll miss you Friend!! Thank You for always making me feel a part of the community. Rosie

Condolence From: janis and peter Bisback
Dear Colleen, John and family. We were stunned to learn on the weekend of your loss. It seems impossible that she is no longer with us. As others have said, she was a bright ray of sunshine and was always smiling.! We are sending prayers your way to help you journey through this passage of time. our deepest condolences and love.

Condolence From: Tracy McIntosh
Karen had a sparkle in her eye and a smile on her face like no other. Both will be truly missed by everyone who knew her. My deepest prayers, thoughts and sympathy go out to the entire family in this time of need.

Condolence From: Nancy Denys and Family
John and family, Kinsman and Ferris Families. Karen’s happy personality and warm smile will be missed by all, she was always joking and making you laugh. She was so proud of her family and special grandchildren. Your memories will keep her with you always.

Condolence From: Jenna Desjardine (Dayman)
John, Michelle, Rick, Jeff, Andrew and Families, I am so sad to have heard that Karen has passed away, i had the pleasure of working with Karen for four years and during the four years she was like a second mother to me and such a great friend. Karen taught me so much that i will never forget. Every time i seen her she had a full update for me on the family and the new additions to the family, she loved bragging about all the beautiful grandchildren she had. She will be deeply missed by everyone in the town of Hensall, it wont be the same without her. My thoughts are with you all. xoxox Jenna Desjardine(Dayman)

Condolence From: Lloyd and June Cooper
Kinsman/Ferris Families Please accept our deepest sympathy in the passing of Karen. She will be missed by everyone, always had a cheerful smile, and had time to visit with you. God Bless you all.

Condolence From: Jim and Marlene Regier and family
Kinsman and Ferris families: Please accept our deepest sympathy in the passing of this very special lady Karen. Karen has touched the hearts of many people old and young. She will be missed by everyone that new her. I have never seen her without a smile and I am sure she is smiling down on you from heaven rite now. Take comfort in all the special memories you have of her Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless. From Jim, Marlene, Marcia, Kelly, Terri, Kristyn and Jenna Regier.

Condolence From: Sherrilynn and Mark Lynn
Big hugs go out to all of the Kinsman family over the loss of a wonderful lady!! I have great memories of Karen taking me to nursery school in Hensall with a car full of great cousins. I can empathize with you all now. We have some awesome angels looking over us. Uncle Bobby will be happy to see her. Our deepest sympathy goes out to all. Sherrilynn and Mark Lynn

Condolence From: Steve, Kelly, Cormick & Larissa Wheeler
Ferris/Kinsman Families: Our deepest sympathy to all. Karen will be remembered fondly. Although Karen was not my children’s Nana, that is what they called her and she loved it. Karen was a wonderful person. Even though we were related through marriage, Karen always welcomed us like family. You will be missed. I know how special you were to your grandchildren. Steve, Kelly (Robinson) Wheeler.

Condolence From: Miranda Knight
My condolences to the entire family. Karen was truly a person of happiness and bright smiles. Even when your exiting the doctors office with the cold of the century. She always had a cheerful “Hi Brat!” greeting that would make anyone smile. Karen will always be missed but never forgotten. Miranda, Jay and Jaden

Condolence From: Evelyn Steckle Vincent
Colleen, John and Karen’s family I am so sad to read of Karen’s passing. She will be missed by so many. Always a smile, always kind. Praying for each of you.

Condolence From: Janet, Rob & Emily Smale
Kinsman & Ferris families; Our thoughts and prayers to you at this difficult time. The fond memories of Saturday morning haircuts, even though we were called “brats”, we were well behaved enough for Karen to reward us with a lollipop!!! Her smile will forever be missed on the main street of Hensall. Thinking of you, Janet, Rob & Emily

Condolence From: Deb and Dave Collins
We will sure miss our $1000 haircuts along with the purple hair colour, as a standard option:) Karen has been so good to our family through the years, and especially lately with Dave and his illness. One day last year when the shop wasn’t open,she drove in from Exeter, and met Dave at the shop, and cut his hair, for no charge. Karen will sure be missed,John and family: please know we are thinking and praying for you to get through these difficult days ahead.

Condolence From: Pat Stewart &Bryan Somerville
To Colleen John and Family’s Our deepest sympathy to you and your familys at this saddened time.I will miss seeing Karen sitting on the steps outside her shop waiting for her next customer and waving at everyone who passed by.She will be missed by many.

Condolence From: Barb McCann-Rau
Our deepest sympathy to you and your families at this most difficult time. Keep Karen’s memories alive and she will with you in spirit forever.

Condolence From: Lindsay Knight & Braden Campbell
To the Kinsman and Ferris Family’s, Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. My favorite memories of Karen are when I was little and used to go with my mom when she would get her hair coloured. I could not wait for the day I was old enough to have mine coloured too. She called everyone “BRAT” or “TROUBLE”, whether you were in for an appointment or just to have a chat she always had a smile on her face! She will be missed by all but, she will be remembered by the memories we all have. May you hearts and souls be filled with peace and comfort !

Condolence From: Michelle and Perry Sereda
Our condolences to Karen’s family. Many years ago, I was privileged to work with Karen together as we started our careers as hairdressers. She was always happy and easy to work with. I was very saddened to hear that someone so young and vibrant had passed. The heavens are lucky indeed, to have another angel in their midst. I am certain that she will be sorely missed by all. Take comfort in your memories and each other. God bless.

Condolence From: Cathie (Sim) Alexander
I am shocked and very saddened to hear of Karen’s passing. She’s has been a friend since grade 4 and I will definitely miss her “sparkle”. My thoughts and prayers are with you John and your family. Sincerely, Cathie (Sim) Alexander

Condolence From: Wayne and Deanna McBride
Dear John and family, Thinking of you at this difficult time. Karen was a friend to everyone. She always said, Hey trouble when she saw me coming. I have a lot of great memories of Karen and her family.

Condolence From: Kelly (Vanstone), Kevin, Kristi, Josh & Sam Butt
To the Ferris & Kinsman families, We felt such a sadness to hear that Karen had passed away. The kids loved getting their hair cut at Karen’s and getting a sucker or two. Calling people brat was her trademark. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Cherish the memories that you have.

Condolence From: jodi Inson
sorry to hear about the loss of Karen..she was an amazing hair dresser..my heart and thoughts prayers go out thew hole family..

Condolence From: Joanne & Peggy Wilkinson
Kinsmen & Ferris Families Our thoughts & prayers go out to you and your family at this difficult time, Any time we heard “Hey Brat” we always knew who it was, and she was always willing to take on the task of making somebody’s bad hair day a good one, she was an awesome lady and will be missed by all who knew her.. She will be missed but never forgotten

Condolence From: Lori Dietrich and Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Such a kind hearted women, Karen could put a smile on anyones face. She could make a bad hair day a good one! She made our visits to The Hensall Medical Centre, much easier. Just hearing ” HEY BRAT ” could cheer anyone up. She will be missed, but never forgotten! Lori and family

Condolence From: Karen & Randy Stanlake
We are in deep shock and very saddened with Karen’s passing. She was so loved in this village by all. I will always miss her “can I die you purple today” or to Randy, “can i shave your head bald” and when you went to pay it was always in thousands. She was kind, had a fabulous sense of humour, and everyone who went to the Hensall Medical clinic for appointments, couldn’t help but stop in to say hello. We will miss her smile so very much! Our heartfelt sympathies to you all.

Condolence From: Marty, Kari, Jesse and Jasper Debruyn
Karen was a wonderful women, always had a smile on her face. My son is only two but already new that when he went to the doctors office if he saw Karen he would surely get a sucker! She always welcomed him into her hair salon with open arms! Our thoughts and Prayers are you with you at this time.

Condolence From: Danny, Karen & Kaitlyn Masse
May we offer our deepest sympathies to the Ferris/Kinsman families at the sudden loss of a very special person, Karen. She will be forever missed by so many people. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.

Condolence From: Mike & Leanne Restemayer
We send our deepest sympathies to the Kinsman & Ferris famililes at this most difficult time. Karen will be forever missed by many people! Sincerely, Mike & Leanne Restemayer

Condolence From: Paul and Sue Robinson
Dear John, Michelle, Rick, Jeff, Andrew and all your families. Also to Colleen and Karen’s sister and brothers. Our heartfelt condolences are extended to you at this sudden and tragic time. You will be in our thoughts and prayers while you go through this difficult period. Karen will be remembered for her ready and wonderful smile and her love for her family and friends. Our love to all Paul and Sue Robinson

Condolence From: Wendy & Dave Heimrich
Dear John & families, Our sincere condolences with the loss of Karen. She always smiled and always was there for everybody. My kids will always remember her in the hair salon saying”There’s the Brats” or “See ya Brats”. She was such a good person and friend. Will always be remembered as that. Going to miss her dearly & was the best hairdresser we ever had. Praying for much strength and endurance in the days and weeks ahead. Remember John, we are here for you if you need anything. She is smiling from above and still your Guardian Angel. Love Wendy, Dave Heimrich and girls.

Condolence From: Linda Fahner
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Your memories of her will help to get you through the difficult days ahead. I will always remember Karen’s bright smile. She always seemed genuinely pleased to see you whenever you stopped by her hair shop. Karen will be missed by many.

Condolence From: Rhonda Lightfoot
Our thoughts and prayers are with your families during this very difficult time. Sincerely, Rhonda

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