It is with deep shock and great sadness that we farewell our dear friend and colleague, Karen Ives.  
Karen passed away suddenly at the age of 68. 

Karen was Council’s longest serving employee and had dedicated more than 50 years of her life in service to the Blue Mountains' community.

She will be farewelled on Tuesday, 28 June at the following:

Service: 11am-12:30pm at St Aidan’s Church of England (2-8 Hat Hill Rd, Blackheath). The service will be livestreamed here
Committal: from 12.30pm-1pm at Blackheath Cemetery (Church of England Section)
Wake: from 12:30pm at Blackheath Community Centre (265 Great Western Highway, Blackheath) for those not wanting to attend the committal.

You can read about Karen's 50 years of service here: A recording breaking 50 years of service to the community 

Karen Ives (pictured centre) celebrating 50 years of service at Blue Mountains City Council, along with former Deputy Mayor Cr Chris Van der Kley and CEO Dr Rosemary Dillon.