It is my sad duty to inform readers of this blog that the author, Karen Crossley (pawprint), passed away on 28 July 2020 at her home. Posted by her brother Gord Crossley.
Obituary for Karen Louise Crossley
A talented and proliﬁc writer, she had recently retired, due to increasing
health issues, from her position of Communications Oﬃcer at Canada
Revenue Agency, where she was employed since 2002.
Karen was a lifelong learner, achieving her BA in English and History from the University of Winnipeg, a Creative Communications diploma in Journalism from Red River Community College, and her master's degree in English Literature from the University of Manitoba, beginning studies toward a PhD shortly thereafter.
She loved both drama and travel from an early age; interests that she pursued for her own enjoyment, and professionally, as a freelance journalist and features writer for The Winnipeg Sun, and a freelance writer for numerous arts and entertainment programs and publications.
She had an abiding passion for horses, in the ﬂesh, in literature and as collectible models and ﬁgurines. She volunteered with the Manitoba Riding for the Disabled Association; was an avid fan of equestrian events, competitions, and novels; wrote her master's thesis on the children's literature classic, Black Beauty; was well regarded in the horse collecting world, known throughout Canada and the US; and most recently, created a blog, Dust Ponies, for fellow aﬁcionados of Breyer Club model horses and other related collectibles.
Karen was pre-deceased by her father, Robert Crossley, in 2009, and is mourned by her mother, June, brother, Gordon, and sister, Kim, as well as aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.
In lieu of ﬂowers, memorial donations may be made to the Manitoba Riding for the Disabled Association, or the Winnipeg Humane Society.