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Karena Franks
June 22, 1941 - September 20, 2018
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<div itemprop="description">It is with sadness that the family of Karena announce her passing on Thursday, September 20, 2018 in Ottawa. Loving mother of Hilary James and Nigel Akanu (Pia), predeceased by her son Vincent. Proud grandmother of Cameron Franks. Predeceased by parents Aarne and Maarta Hyvarinen. Survived by siblings Seppo and Matti Hyvarinen.<br><br>Karena worked her way from a secretarial role to management in the federal government, earning her degree part time. Speaking six languages, Karena lived and worked in multiple countries and continents in her lifetime, though her happiest accomplishment was raising her three children.<br><br>Her family wishes to thank the care of Dr. Elizabeth Scott, MD, the Irving Greenberg Family Cancer Centre as well as the Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice for their kindness and compassion.<br><br>A visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 3rd from 10 a.m. until the time of a Memorial Service at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 400 Sparks Street, Ottawa. Interment to take place at Pinecrest Cemetery. <br><br>Memorial donations can be made to Hospice Ottawa.<br></div>