Statement from the family of Ottawa crash victim Karen Krzyzewski
“We are very saddened by the loss of Karen. She was a gentle spirit who was caring and compassionate to others. She loved life to the fullest.
Karen was the mother of two young adult children. She is survived by her parents and a brother and two sisters. She will be mourned by family and many friends.
Karen worked happily for 28 years at the Library and Archives Canada. She believed that libraries were an important part of Canadian culture and dedicated her working life to this. As her Pinterest site shows, she had a large number of artistic pursuits and liked to make gifts for others.
Karen’s passing comes at a complete shock to family and friends. The family is asking for privacy at this time. Beyond this statement, the family will not be speaking to the media.
Funeral arrangements are still to be determined. The funeral will be closed to the media.
Finally, the family offers our sympathy to all others that were affected by yesterday’s accident.
We also thank the community for all their love and support at this difficult time.
A picture is available on Pinterest at http://www.pinterest.com/kayzew/
Statement by the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, on the Death of Karen Krzyzewski
OTTAWA, September 19, 2013 – It is with sadness that I learned that Karen Krzyzewski, an employee of Library and Archives Canada (LAC), had passed away as a result of yesterday’s tragic bus accident.
Ms. Krzyzewski worked at LAC for 28 years, most recently in the position of Digital Publications Acquisitions Assistant.
On behalf of the Government of Canada, I would like to offer my condolences to her family, friends and colleagues, as well as everyone else touched by these sad events.
Statement by Hervé Déry, Acting Librarian and Archivist of Canada, on the sudden passing of LAC employee Karen Krzyzewski, in yesterday’s tragic accident in Ottawa
Gatineau, Quebec, September 19, 2013 – It was with great sadness that we at Library and Archives Canada (LAC) learned last night of the sudden and tragic passing of Karen Krzyzewski, one of our employees.
She was one of the victims of the collision between an Ottawa city bus and a Via Rail train near Woodroffe Avenue and Fallowfield Road.
Ms. Krzyzewski was an electronic publications acquisitions assistant, and had worked at LAC for 28 years. She was a dedicated, knowledgeable and experienced employee who will be greatly missed by her friends and colleagues at the institution.
The staff and management of Library and Archives Canada would like to express their sincere condolences to Ms. Krzyzewski’s family and friends, and to the families of the other victims of this tragedy.
Statement by CLA on the death of Library and Archives Canada employee, Karen Krzyzewski
CLA has learned of the passing of Karen Krzyzewski in the tragic bus/train accident in Ottawa yesterday.
From a press release from her family: “Karen worked happily for 28 years at the Library and Archives Canada. She believed that libraries were an important part of Canadian culture and dedicated her working life to this.”
CLA Executive Council and Staff extend our sincerest condolences to Karen’s family, friends, and co-workers at LAC; as well as to the loved ones of the others lost in the crash.