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93 comments on “Karen Leek”

  1. On behalf of the Leek and Cahill families, we want to thank each and everyone of you for your comfort and support during this tragic time in each of our lives.
    Love to all
    Wilma,David,Geoff and brother in law Frank and our families

    1. My sincere sympathy to Karen
      And her immediate family and her friends.
      Also to her loved greyhounds. Rest in Peace Karen U didn’t deserve what U went through.
      At Peace with your beloved Mum

  2. Farewell to a beautiful lady and cousin. Karen will so sadly missed. This was a heartfelt tribute to a very much loved lady. RIP Karen. Love Susan & Michael Candlish and all the family in WA

    1. My sincere sympathy to Karen
      And her immediate family and her friends.
      Also to her loved greyhounds. Rest in Peace Karen U didn’t deserve what U went through.
      At Peace with your beloved Mum

  3. Such a beautiful, moving tribute to Karen. My sincere deepest condolences to you Wilma, Frank, Mark, Kelly and all your family.

  4. Such a lovely tribute to a truely wonderful and remarkable person.
    My thoughts and well wishes go out to the Leek family, in particular Geoff, Jodie and Jenna.
    Karen, you and Viola welcomed me on so many of your family occasions including holidaying one weekend at your beautiful Deavon Meadows property.
    You had a heart of gold and a cheeky sence of humor.
    I wish the news wasnt so, and you were still here today.
    You will be missed forever xx

  5. A beautiful tribute to a wonderful lady who was tragically taken from this world.
    Rest In Peace Karen. ❤️❤️
    All of our thoughts and love to Dave and the family xoxo

  6. A beautiful soul lost to this world, I have so many memories of Karen and will forever remember her as a lovely lady and fondly remember chatting to her and her Mum at the races. I like to think of her, Viola and Jude all sitting round a table having a good chinwag. Thoughts go out to the family.

  7. A beautiful service for an amazing lady.
    My condolences to all family members and friends.
    Rest In Peace.

  8. You were taken too soon and will be sadly missed. The greyhound industry won’t be the same without you as you dedicated so much time to the greyhounds. Rest in peace Karen.

  9. Karen you are one of the most honest and caring people I have had the privilege to meet. You were always straight up and called it how you saw it, a tireless worker who achieved more than most people could only hope to in two lifetimes.
    The greyhound industry has lost a most treasured contributor who always gave more than received.
    You will be sadly missed by everyone you helped and befriended over the many years.
    Deepest condolences to your family and close friends. Rest In Peace

  10. Dear Cousin Karen,, goodbye to a beautiful soul, we’ve cried so many tears, and the heart ache is real, R.I.P

  11. I remember seeing Karen at the racetracks years ago when I would be racing against her, and always thought of her as a very kind lady towards people with a special love for her dogs RIP Karen

  12. Karen, no words will ever say how much we respected you and what a wonderful friend you were to us. Our trips away will never be forgotten such great times . Going to miss our chats and sincere condolences go out her family and her wonderful friends.
    Such a wonderful genuine person and I’ll never forget you . Reunited with Viola and Judy . So you’re in good company.
    I’ll miss you .
    Linda and Chris xx

  13. I trained a dog for Karen in Tasmania aptly named “Fun Time”. I enjoyed my chats with Karen May she Rest In Peace

    1. My sincere sympathy to Karen
      And her immediate family and her friends.
      Also to her loved greyhounds. Rest in Peace Karen U didn’t deserve what U went through.
      At Peace with your beloved Mum

  14. A beautiful and treasured cousin, Our last time spent together with you and Voila will be remembered forever.
    You may have left us but will always be in our hearts, our memories and never forgotten.
    Rest In Peace Karen. Reunited with your Mum forever.

  15. Remembering Karen today for the close friendship she shared with my sister Judy Hayley.

    May they both be together again, in fields of gold, with their horses and their dogs. RIP.

  16. I first met Karen about 50 years ago as a friend of Angela Modra. Then when I was 18 we had dogs in the same race at Warragal. I’ve never forgotten, just before the race Karen said: you need to feed that dog, it’s miles too light. Imagine the smile on my face when my dog came first!

    Karen you were an incredible trainer, and all around wonderful lady. Condolences to your family on this enormous loss. Very grateful to have been able to watch your farewell.

  17. A great celebration of the wonderful life of Karen. Who will be sadly missed in the greyhound industry xxx The Hallinan’s

  18. Karen will always be a bright light in my memory. My thoughts are with you down there, look forward to seeing you all in the near future.
    Love Stephen, Sarah and family.

  19. Love and miss you forevermore
    The most kind and beautiful lady I have ever known
    God has more angel wings to spread the the love and one of the best roses in his garden
    Love you always Karen
    Carole. XOXOXOXO

  20. A lovely service for a much loved and respected member of the greyhound industry.

    Rest in Peace Karen

    Condolences to close family and friends

    Kellie and Michael

  21. Such a kind, caring and loving person. You will be sadly missed around the greyhound tracks. RIP Karen. xx

  22. Rebecca Henderson & Julie Giuricin from Geelong Greyhound Racing attended your service and we send our love thoughts and condolences to Karen’s family and friends. She was a lovely woman and will be remembered.

  23. Peace be with you Karen. My memories of your love and support for your brother Russell are always with me. My thoughts are with you Wilma, David and Geoff

    1. Thankyou for your lovely message Rod Parnall. Just curious, were you once a school teacher that lived in Selby?

  24. What a beautiful service for a beautiful person. Thoughts are with you all, and loving memories.
    Love Sandra & Chris Wooster

  25. Karen you are inspiration to women in sport, Rest In Peace, Love Bosko Stamenkovic and Christine Costa❤️

  26. Karen you and your mam were always part of the golden girls at Lang Lang coursing,
    And always where part of Cranbourne racing siting with Peter and Owing , yes you
    Will be mist and has left a vacuum within the greyhound industry, I am so sorry with
    Your passing, Rest In Peace. John Van Echteld oam

  27. A wonderful person and trainer loved everyone and loved by everyone in the Greyhound industry . she spoke to everyone with that same wonderful grin.
    Rest in Peace

  28. The service reminds you of the pioneer role of Karen and her friends
    Angela,Sandra, Linda And Judy played in ensuring Madi, Ash and so many talented ladies have the confidence to participate on equal footing in our sport . It’s a legacy we simply can not do without , thank you Karen

  29. Rest In Peace Karen
    You will be missed forever and always. The beautiful moments you shared with the greyhound world will be miss and we all will always be speaking of a great person that you were. Rest in peace up in heaven!

  30. Goodbye beautiful lady, I am very proud to call you a friend, lived by all and you will be missed by all that had the privilege to know you. RIP Karen.

  31. RIP Karen
    A lovely funeral for am amazing woman.
    To Karen’s family our prayers and thoughts are with you at this hard time.

  32. Our hearts go out to Karens family and friends. May you have wonderful memories.Rest in peace Karen
    much love from
    Mark, Anne, Jake, Jenna, Maya & Ben. Bam says woof woof

  33. RIP Karen , you were one of the first persons I met in the greyhound world , you have always been there for me, especially over the last couple of years. I am proud to call you a friend .

  34. Thinking of you all at this sad time and specially sending love to you Wilma , Frank and family .
    loosing a sister that’s your best friend as well is so hard
    love and hugs from Keith and Lyn Miller and family
    R.I.P. Karen

    1. Karen’s love for the greyhound was a beautiful illustration of the special person she was. Gone too soon. R.I.P.

  35. Dear Karen,
    I am so grateful to have met you. Thank you for sharing the love of greyhounds and teaching me more about racing these beautiful animals. Rest in Peace and you will live on in our memories.
    Love Eva and family.

  36. Dearest Karren.

    So loving, so kind.
    My memories are few but everlasting.
    Rest knowing your love and compassion will live for ever in our hearts.

    Stephen McCarthy.

  37. Vale Karen, taken too early in tragic circumstances. You were a beautiful women and I have very fond memories while visiting at The Golden Gate in Warrandyte, and while I lived in Warrandyte and visiting you in your early days of greyhound racing with Auntie Voila in Taroona Ave, watching your videos and how proud you were of your greyhounds. Rest in peace and reunited with mum.

  38. Karen you were loved and respected and will leave a hole in our hearts . i remember growing up and we would cross paths when i tagged along with my Mum (Judy Hayley) . you always had time and an interest of care with everyone you meet . So tragic but i hope your reunited with my Mum one of your best friends. RIP.

  39. Karen you were someone who taught me about greyhounds and provided the best advice, many trainers and owners listened to your knowledge of experience and success. You will be deeply missed by everyone in the Greyhound industry.

    Rest In Peace

  40. You will be remembered as one of the greats Karen.I still find it hard to believe your gone.Every time we race,your in our thoughts.Rest in peace Karen.

    1. A beautiful service for a beautiful lady
      RIP Karen. You will be sorely missed

  41. RIP Karen sadly missed never forgotten heaven gained another beautiful angel & soul before her time in such tragic circumstances.

    1. Dear Karen,

      My 2019 Christmas holiday in Melbourne will always be cherished.

      I am happy to have met a loving and kind hearted woman like you from across the world. I will always remember you and your Mom. ❤

      May your beautiful soul rest in peace ❤


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