In Memory of Karen George - Our Member, Our Friend

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In Memory of Karen George - Our Member, Our Friend

One year ago today, we lost Karen George to Cancer.  Karen was a member of ActiveRain that always gave of her time, and shared her knowledge and experience with others selflessly.  She contributed so much to this network.  Those that knew her would agree that she was always giving without any expectations of anything in return.  Many of us followed her Blog and posts as she shared wonderful information, stories, life experiences, and humor.  Even in her last days, she never complained or asked for anything.

This post is In honor and dedication of our member, our friend, and a big part of our ActiveRain Family. Karen touched so many lives here including myself.  She was a very caring, sharing, wonderful person who we all miss very much.

If you haven't read Karen's Blog, I recommend you do. Her husband Michael is keeping her Blog up and running, and is now making some contributions of his own. Please take a moment to say hi and share some AR love with him, it has been a very tough year no doubt.

Michael - We are, and will always be here for you my friend.

"Karen will always be loved and remembered by our community and those that benefited so greatly from her contributions and her giving spirit.  Karen's heart, spirit, generosity, and her love and zest for life will live on in our community forever.

Thank you Karen for sharing a piece of your life with us, and for teaching us the meaning of how special life really is. The greatest gift we can ever give to another is our time in which you were the master teacher. Karen George and her family will forever be in our hearts, our thoughts, and our prayers. May we all be grateful today for the one thing that can't be taught, bought, or sold... Precious LIFE!"

Please take just a moment of silence to honor Karen now.  I know she's listening...

Karen George - August 23rd, 2008

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Rainer
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Carol Smith
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Karen was a special lady, for sure.  She is missed by her AR family.  May we all be richer for having had her influence in our lives and the honor of knowledge. 

This is a fitting and touching tribute, Brad.  Thanks for sharing.

Aug 24, 2009 05:40 AM #75
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Mara Hawks
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Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL

I was only introduced to Karen with the beautiful write-up you did for her a year ago, Brad, and I'm so moved by your very touching tribute here, honoring her memory. My heart goes out to Michael, and to the friends she had here on AR. It's obvious that the legacy she left---as a mentor, a forward thinker, a selfless inspiration, a friend--- continues to live on. We have so much to be grateful for, and your tribute to Karen is a beautiful THANK YOU for such GOODNESS in our lives.

Aug 24, 2009 05:53 AM #76
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Joseph D. Federico
Donahue Real Estate Co. - Dedham, MA
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Brad-What a beautiful tribute to such a wonderful person. Karen you are missed!

Aug 24, 2009 06:24 AM #77
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Eunice Waller
Prudential Simpson & Assoc. - Locust Grove, VA
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I can't believe it's been a year! What a nice remembrance of Karen.

Aug 24, 2009 07:16 AM #78
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Gabe Sanders
the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks Brad, while I didn't know Karen, I do remember her passing here on the Rain.  I'm sure we all appreciate her past presence.

Aug 24, 2009 07:55 AM #79
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Darrell Walters
W. Darrell Walters - Newnan, GA

I know Karen made a huge impact on AR. You wrote a very touching tribute and I'm glad Michael has decided to write his reflections here as well. 

Aug 24, 2009 11:14 AM #80
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg IL Real Estate - Northwest Suburbs of Chicago - Schaumburg, IL
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I learned alot from her & will always be grateful.  Thanks for doing the post Brad.

Aug 24, 2009 11:55 AM #81
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George & Arlene Paukert
Road to Wealth, Inc. - West Palm Beach, FL

I wish I had gotten to know her, as I know what she is like to have cancer and I just hope I have as many friends as she did when I go.

Aug 24, 2009 12:02 PM #82
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Tina Merritt
Nest Realty - Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Real Estate

Michael is doing such a great job keeping Karen's blog going and sharing with us.  I'm so glad he has kept it up!

Tina in Virginia

Aug 24, 2009 03:24 PM #83
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Brad, what a wonderful tribute, we may never see or speak with friends we meet along the way here on A/R however sometimes those friendly comments remind us are never alone.

Prayers to Karen's family

Aug 24, 2009 04:48 PM #84
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Kathleen Cook
Farmer's Insurance - Toluca Lake, CA

Though I was not fortunatae enough to know Karen as I am a newbie to AR, I read the blog and I felt like I was right there with her during her ordeal.  She was an excellent writer and such a strong individual!  Thanks for sharing, Brad!

Aug 24, 2009 08:32 PM #85
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Tim and Pam Cash
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Brad, thank you for such a heartfelt tribute to Karen.  I have to go back and check out the latest on her Blog.  May her memory live on through her Family and Friends.  God Bless.

Aug 24, 2009 08:34 PM #86
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Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - Fleming Island, FL
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Brad, this is the essence of Active Rain. It goes beyond the issues of real estate - people here really care about each other. I came onto the scene just before Karen left us, so I do remember her, and it has been great to see Michael writing again.

Sharon

Aug 24, 2009 11:02 PM #87
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Brad-- and everyone who commented:

I just wanted you to know that I sent this post to Karen's mother and father and it made two very sad people a little happier today.

Her parents are grieving so heavily...as I am...and stuff like this warms our broken hearts.

Thank you again.

Aug 25, 2009 03:56 PM #88
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Brad Andersohn
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Michael and Family - it's pretty clear how much you and Karen mean to us all, thanks for taking the time to comment and share this with family.  I'm grateful that little rays of sunshine here and there can brighten your days. 

Warmest regards,

Brad ~ :-)

Aug 25, 2009 05:11 PM #89
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Brad, I wish I knew Karen, I have read both of her blogs and few times over and you can just tell that was such a wonderful person with a great sense of humor.  She was so giving and always willing to help never wanting anything in return.  You can tell that she loved life and her Michael.  I know this from reading her blogs and from talking to people here that knew Karen. I am praying for her family during this difficult time. Thanks so much for this tribute, I am sure it means a lot to Michael and her parents.  Kate

Aug 25, 2009 06:11 PM #90
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Monique Hailer & Todd Combs, PA
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Brad, Thanks for sharing all this wonderful information about Karen. How sad to loose such a wonderul person. My prayers are with her family and friends.

Aug 25, 2009 10:45 PM #91
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Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC - Melbourne, FL
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Brad, I can't believe it has been a year. Time is such a fleeting thing.

Aug 27, 2009 02:28 PM #92
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Elaine Stewart
Remax Consultants - #1 Agent 2013,2012, 2011,2010 - Palm Springs, CA
Palm Springs Real Estate

My condolences to Karen's family and friends. Thanks for remembering her Brad and sharing with us.

Sep 03, 2009 04:12 PM #93
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The Brewer Team - Franklin TN Homes
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Brad - Great job reminding us of how Karen took the time to help anyone who would listen. She was the SEO master as far as I was concerned. We really miss her wisdom.

Sep 08, 2009 09:34 PM #94
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