MILNE, Karen Rowden . Karen passed away in comfort on June 12, 2014 after suffering 18 months with cancer. She is mourned by her partner of 44 years, Graham Milne. Born in Halifax, and growing up in Whitehorse and Kamloops she graduated UBC in 1968. Karen was an artist with Canada Council Bursaries in 1970 and 1971 leading to an exhibition of her wearable sculpture at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1971. She was awarded Canadian and US patents in 1973 and 1974 for a garment design and method of dressing. From 1974 to 2004 she and Graham operated Graham Milne Photolab making fine prints for enthusiastic photographers. In 2002 Karen was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal for her relentless work in protecting the environmental values of North Vancouver. In 2014 she was given the Living City Award from the City of North Vancouver. She created mosquitocreek.org and urbanstreams.org. If you knew Karen, please remember her well. Hollyburn Funeral Home 604-922-1221 www.hollyburnfunerals.com
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Published in The Vancouver Courier from June 20 to June 27, 2014