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Karen Elizabeth Paxford

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Karen Elizabeth Paxford


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Passed away on 29 January 2021, aged 56 years.

Thank you for all your kind donations in memory of Karen for the Duchess of Kent Hospice

Page closed on 23 March 2021

Funeral Service
Date & Time:Friday 26 Feb 2021 11:30 AM
Service:Reading Crematorium - South Chapel
Live Webcast Details:
Order of Service:
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Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice

Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice

Sue Ryder supports people through the most difficult times of their lives. Whether that's a terminal illness, the loss of a loved one or a neurological condition - we're there when it matters. Our doctors, nurses and carers give people the compassion and expert care they need to help them live the best life they possibly can.


  • £100.00 Jon Dunn online donation
    Lots of Love, Jon, Ceri, Lydia, Lorna & Tessa
  • £25.00 Zoe Attewell online donation
    Rest in peace Karen. I will miss you x
  • £20.00 (+ £4.75) Marcus Paxford online donation
    Donation from Marisa She writes to me. Karen made me laugh so much one night after work, I will never forget her. Thank you Marisa
  • £30.00 (+ £7.12) Anonymous online donation
  • £20.00 (+ £4.75) Nadine and Mark Bickerstaffe online donation
  • £20.00 Mike and Gill Horton online donation
    At last rest in Peace
  • £20.00 (+ £4.75) Sam Digweed online donation
  • £33.33 (+ £7.92) Anonymous online donation
  • £20.00 (+ £4.75) Ewa Farmer online donation
    Rest in peace Karen. Such a sad loss. Love to all the family. X
  • £100.00 (+ £23.75) Richard & Carolyn Broers online donation
    Thank you Duchess of Kent Hospice for the care given to my cousin. Karen will be greatly missed.
  • £20.00 (+ £4.75) Anonymous online donation
  • £100.00 (+ £23.75) Judith Hamilton and family online donation
  • £20.00 (+ £4.75) Roz Gray online donation
    Such happy memories of working with Karen at Sainsbury's. Thinking of you all at this sad time
  • £20.00 Matt & Nicola Stroud online donation
    Rest in peace Karen. Love and strength to the family x
  • £100.00 (+ £23.75) Joan & Ben Broers online donation
    May God bless you, Karen
  • £20.00 Jeanette Absolom online donation
    I have lovely memories working with Karen, lots of laughs, especially on self scan! RIP Karen and thank you for all the lovely paintings that Marcus is showing us, they are beautiful. Love to all your family. xx
  • Drew, Jo, Austyn and Jude Jackson online donation
    With all our love to Marcus, George, Jessica, Henry, Charlotte, William, Val, John, Jane and the rest of her family and friends. She was a beautiful soul whose smile warmed all who saw it. She will be sorely missed. Xxx
  • KAREN ELIZABETH PAXFORD online donation
    Heartfelt thanks to all the staff at Duchess of Kent Hospice for the kindness and respect shown to my sister Karen, and for being by her side when COVID restrictions meant that we couldn't be there. You were all so kind to me when I was able to visit her when she reached end of life, for which I am grateful Thank you.
  • £10.00 (+ £2.38) Colette online donation
    Spent many shifts working with Karen and they were always full of laugher, how I will always remember her. Sleep well KP xx
  • £25.00 (+ £5.94) Kathryn Routledge & family online donation
    In loving memory and with grateful thanks for caring for Karen and her family. We will all miss her dearly and she will always be remembered fondly.
  • £10.00 (+ £2.38) Shirley Genery online donation
    Worked with Karen on the evening shift at Sava,lots of memories RIP......
  • £10.00 (+ £2.38) Lynne online donation
    RIP Karen We used to have many chats and laughs at work . You will be missed by so many xxx
  • £25.00 (+ £5.94) SIMON H online donation
  • £20.00 (+ £4.75) Von online donation
    Fun memories of working together at Sainsburys
  • £20.00 (+ £4.75) Paul Noades online donation
    In memory of my running mate.
  • £20.00 Auntie Judy online donation
    Karen will be sadly missed, thank you DOK for the wonderful care you gave her xx
  • £10.00 Anonymous online donation
  • £50.00 (+ £11.88) Rosemary & Chris Ardy online donation
    With fond family memories.. Karen will be missed by us all xx
  • £10.00 (+ £2.38) Vanessa Friend online donation
    I went to secondary school and college with Karen, but has only been back in touch in the last couple of years and met up when she ran the Brighton Marathon - I was only doing the 10k. Such a very sad loss and my heart goes out to all her family Xxx
  • £30.00 Phyl Richardson online donation
    In fond memory of Karen and for the care given by the Hospice
  • £10.00 (+ £2.38) Chris Furze online donation
    Used to work with Karen at Sava, always happy. Will miss her xx
  • £10.00 (+ £2.38) Kirsty Moulsley online donation
    I ran with you a few times and recognised you instantly.. took me a while to know where from of course.. but it was Sava! I was so sorry to hear the news. My condolences and love to all.
  • £10.00 (+ £2.38) Anonymous online donation
  • £50.00 (+ £11.88) Caroline, Mark, Tom, Lewis, Jack & Jacob online donation
    In loving memory of my wonderful cousin, Karen, who will be sadly missed by everyone who was lucky enough to know her xx
  • £50.00 (+ £11.88) Geoff & Mary Dunn online donation
    with fond memories
  • £10.00 (+ £2.38) Lisa Patel online donation
    Karen, I only knew you for a short time at our sons football but I knew you were a lovely lady who was so proud of her family. My sister nursed you at DOK and said how lovely you and your family were. Sleep peacefully xx
  • £30.00 (+ £7.12) Liz Hall online donation
    In memory of my first best friend who reached out and invited me to tea 'when we were very young'... and has been there, wherever 'there' was ever since. X
  • £10.00 (+ £2.38) Diane peasley online donation
    I'll always remember Karen for her amazing running .Her determination to do what she had to do . I'll always think of her when pounding the pavements.
  • £40.00 (+ £9.50) Clare Connor online donation
  • £10.00 (+ £2.38) louise Dix online donation
    Remembering Karen and her running, and her kind words of encouragement to me. Love to all her family x
  • £50.00 (+ £11.88) Jennie, Steve, Jack & Sam Harlowe online donation
    At peace now, lovely Karen. Sending love to all the family xx
  • K online donation
  • £10.00 Lucy Timms online donation
    Beautiful strong mother to an amazing family xx
  • £25.00 (+ £5.94) Paula Rodacan online donation
  • £10.00 (+ £2.38) Carole Cowdery online donation
    Karen was one amazing lady , so talented & fun to be around . R.I.P Karen x
  • £50.00 (+ £11.88) Sarah Moffat online donation
    Fond memories of our time spent at Holy Trinity Middle School - even at such a young age so talented. Rest in peace dear Karen xx
  • £10.00 (+ £2.38) Kevin stewart online donation
    Lovely woman and family i had the pleasure to know. Thank you to the hospice for looking after Karen and in turn the family at this awful time. Thoughts are with you all
  • £50.00 (+ £11.88) Amanda & Kevin online donation
    Thank you Dutches of Kent for all you done for my sister in law Karen, Karen you are the brightest talented Star and will be deeply missed, lots of love always and forever xxxxxxxx
  • £20.00 (+ £4.75) Andrea Rowland online donation
    Karen you were talented,caring,an amazing friend and hilarious and shall be missed deeply I hope they treat you well high in the sky you deserve the very best x x❤️
  • Kelsey chandler online donation
    Lots of love to everyone. Rest in love
  • £100.00 (+ £23.75) Clare, Paul, Dawn & Robert online donation
    Thank you to all the staff at the DOK for the care given to Karen. She will forever be in our hearts.
  • £20.00 (+ £4.75) Tracy & Richard online donation
    Sent with all are love for a very special friend and memories xxx
  • £1,200.00 (+ £285.00) Marcus, George, Jessica, Henry, Charlotte and William online donation
    Thank you duchess of Kent for caring for Karen. We all appreciate everything you did for Karen Xxx
  • £10.00 charlotte paxford online donation
    my mum was a very lovely lady, the most amazing woman anyone could ever meet. she will be missed forever
  • £100.00 (+ £23.75) Jacqueline Broers online donation
    Thank you for all the care you gave Karen. She will be deeply missed xx
  • £10.00 (+ £2.38) Phil Harper online donation
    So many amazing memories, used to love our chats and laughs especially in the evenings. working together. Much love to you and all those who love you!
  • Michaela online donation
  • £10.00 (+ £2.38) Liz online donation
    We only met a few times while we were running, but I loved our brief chats. So sad rest in peace Karen x
  • £1,000.00 (+ £237.50) Val and John Challiss online donation
    Thank you to The Duchess of Kent Hospice, Reading for the wonderful care given to our daughter Karen
  • £10.00 Carole North online donation
  • £20.00 Mark Dunne online donation
  • £100.00 (+ £23.75) Val John online donation
  • Williams football team online donation
    Donated on behalf of Reading city u15 thank you all. Xx
  • £10.00 Katrina Hudson online donation
    Karen, I will always remember your cheerfulness. Rest in peace lovely lady.
  • £10.00 (+ £2.38) Joanne Digweed online donation
    Will miss seeing you around Karen. Fly high lovely lady, thinking of all your family xxx
  • £10.00 (+ £2.38) Louise Watson online donation
    You will be much missed Karen.