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Karen Joy WENN


It is with utmost sadness that we announce the unexpected and sudden passing of Karen on Monday, November 15, 2021. Adored Mum and Mother-in-law of James and Lettie (Mapua), Matthew and Isobel (UK), Sarah and Fergal (Dubai), and the late Alex. Precious and proud Nana of William and Fred (UK) and loved mum to her dear dog Charlie. Simply the best sister and sister-in-law of Chris Wilson, Jude and Bernie Jordan, Janice Porter-Hoare and Stephen Hoare and the late Gary Porter.  Treasured aunty of Hannah and Jeremy, Ryan and April, Jack (UK), Ben (UK) and Will and great-aunty to Arthur and Mason.  Daughter of the late Myra & Bob Porter. Karen was very much loved by all our wider family across the world, her friends – including best friends Jeannie and Paul Steer, and her many colleagues at the NZ Nurses Organisation.

We will never forget someone who gave us so much to remember”

A celebration of Karen’s wonderful life will be held on Wednesday, December 1, at 11.00am.
Please contact the family to confirm your attendance by Friday, November 26 (by email to
Messages to the Wenn family can be sent c/o Chris Wilson, PO Box 4102, Christchurch 8140.