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Born: Mar 20, 1994

Date of Passing: Jul 16, 2020

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It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our daughter and sister, Kristen Dawn Kernested, on July 16, 2020, at the Health Sciences Centre.
Kristen will be deeply missed and forever remembered by her parents, Grant and Karen; and her brother, Ryan. She will also be missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Kristen was predeceased by her grandmother, Elsie Kernested; and her beloved dog, Toby.
Kristen was born in Winnipeg on March 20, 1994, and attended Stanley Knowles School and Tec Voc High School. After graduating from high school, she completed the Health Care Aide Program at Robertson College. Since 2014 she had worked as a home care attendant for the WRHA. She was passionate about providing care for seniors, and she carried out her job with great pride.
Kristen was a very kind, caring, thoughtful and fun-loving person, who enjoyed her times with her friends and family. She loved knitting and crocheting, and made many beautiful blankets she gave away as gifts. She also loved going to the family cottage.
Cremation has taken place, and a private gathering will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kristen's memory to the Canadian Mental Health Association.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 25, 2020

Condolences & Memories (21 entries)

  • Grant and Karen. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful daughter, Kristen Dawn. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. - Posted by: Sherri (Robertson) Dowler (Friend) on: Aug 08, 2020

  • To Karen and family. My deepest condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God help you find courage in this difficult time. - Posted by: Rita Gauthier (Sweets) (Co- Worker at MVB ) on: Aug 01, 2020

  • Dear Grant, Karen and Ryan – I was very saddened to read of Kristen’s passing. We saw every summer how much she grew from a child into a beautiful and extremely kind young woman. I will always remember Kristen’s smile, her lovely red hair, and her bubbly personality. She enjoyed spending time at the cottage, and we loved to hear Kristen having fun with her family and her friends. May the wonderful memories of Kristen help you at this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. - Posted by: Beverley Collins (Friend and former cottage neighbor ) on: Jul 31, 2020

  • Grant, Karen and Ryan we are truly sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to you. Robert and Lorraine - Posted by: Robert Crierie (Co-worker and friend) on: Jul 30, 2020

  • Dear Grant, Karen and Ryan; Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. I can’t begin to tell you how very sad I am to hear this tragic news. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Love, Dave - Posted by: David Wilken (Co-worker and friend) on: Jul 29, 2020

  • It's so sad that you are gone. I always remember your smile every time I see you. May you rest in peace forever😥 - Posted by: Modelyn (Co-worker) on: Jul 28, 2020

  • I am truly sorry to hear the loss of Kristen. I give her family my prayers and condolences. To me she was a beautiful young woman who was caring and respectful to her clients and coworkers. I will remember her kind spirit always. Rest in peace 💜Kristen, among the Angels now. 🙏 - Posted by: Bobbie (coworker ) on: Jul 28, 2020

  • Karen, Grant and Ryan.. My heart aches at the thought of your loss... though I have not met your family or Kristen I cannot let this go by without sending you strength and prayers as you all go through this difficult time.. may she be at peace.. Love and ((Hugs)) to you - Posted by: Cookie (Kusmack) MacLeod (Cousin) on: Jul 28, 2020

  • Grant, Karen and Ryan. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. - Posted by: Jay and Kelly Kent (Friends) on: Jul 27, 2020

  • I'll miss you Kristen.. - Posted by: Anon (Friend) on: Jul 27, 2020

  • I will forever miss your laughter, when you would share the memories of our family stories and times at the lake, where you would love to be. My heart is there for my family, and we will all miss you so much, you were taken from us way to early. Love you so much, and now you rest with all the others that we will never forget. - Posted by: Shelley Rear (Auntie) on: Jul 27, 2020

  • To my beautiful cousin, I miss you so much hearing your infectious laugh whenever us cousins were together. I will remember all those fun sleepovers, music video making in my basements, random halfmoon trips and so many more memories. So sorry for your loss Aunty K, Uncle G, and Ryan. Always here for you. Love you! - Posted by: Kylie Sais (Cousin ) on: Jul 27, 2020

  • I am so saddened to hear of Kristen's passing. She was always pleasant to work with and willing to go above and beyond to help her clients. I hope she is at peace. She will be greatly missed. - Posted by: Meredith (Coworker) on: Jul 27, 2020

  • I am so sorry for your loss, My thoughts are with you. Robert Vancouver - Posted by: robert (friend of grant) on: Jul 26, 2020

  • My heart goes out to you. I didn't have the privilege of meeting or knowing your daughter. Please accept my deepest condolences. May she RIP - Posted by: Laverne Teasdale Adolphe (Co-worker) on: Jul 26, 2020

  • Kernested family. I was so very shocked and deeply saddened by this news. My heart goes out to you all. I spent a lot of time with Kristen when she work at the Kiwanis and she was always remember by the clients she saw as the sweet little red haired girl. She touched the lives of many with the care she provided and as well touched my life with her friendship. I was fortunate enough to spend time with her at the lake outside of work where she was truely in her element. Just know all of my memories with her will be fondly remembered, she was truely one of a kind. May you find peace and comfort in all who loved her. - Posted by: Shannon (Friend/coworker) on: Jul 26, 2020

  • Grant and Karen - our condolences and thoughts are with you and your family. - Posted by: Chris Bartlett and Dave Hlady (friends) on: Jul 25, 2020

  • We are very sorry for the loss of your lovely daughter Kristen. Thinking of you and sending you all our love... Larry and Laurie - Posted by: Larry Smith & Laurie Rankin (Friends) on: Jul 25, 2020

  • So very sorry to hear of your tragic loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time - Posted by: Jeanette Verplaetse (Aunt) on: Jul 25, 2020

  • I will always remember your beautiful smile and laugh. I will miss your late night texts asking me what I am doing, and exchanging pictures of our crocheting projects. Now you are in heaven crocheting with your Grandma Rear and Great Grandma Verplaetse. Rest peacefully my beautiful niece. You will be missed by everyone. ❤️❤️❤️ - Posted by: Bev Sais (Auntie) on: Jul 25, 2020

  • Grant, Karen and Ryan......We were saddened to hear of Kristen’s passing. Kristen was a lovely and talented young woman with a beautiful smile and will be greatly missed. We are sending heaps of love your way. Jim & Jean ❤️ - Posted by: Jim & Jean Hartle (Family friends) on: Jul 25, 2020

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