We were saddened to receive word that Kari passed on last weekend. He was a big man with a big heart and was a popular member of our group.
We remember him as a quiet player who usually took up a spot in the back row.
During the lockdown he kept up his music by joining a small Zoom group with Jens, Paul, Trudy, Annie V and Jim Carr.
Karen & Alan
A word from Jens McArthur Olsen
It was sad news for everyone who knew Kari. He was a sincere and warm human being.
I shall miss his friendship and company, his lovely music and his Scandinavian humour. He was so happy to find a person with whom he could share a glass of akvavit and a Finnish herring.
Sorry to hear that yes I remember having quite few discussion with him about baritones and finland
Very sad to hear he passed away great guy good sense of.humor sadly will be sadly missed hope.you and.karen are.well.cant wait to get.back together as.a.group.missing everyone.badly love tony and miriam😷😷😷
So sorry to hear the passing of Kari, sending our deepest sympathy to his family and friends.
Very sad news
My Thoughts are with him
Chris and Merrilyn
Kari was enthusiastic, kind and compassionate. He was very talented with guitar and ukulele and generously shared his skills with our little group. I will miss Kari’s friendship and his gentle sense of humour
How very sad to hear of Kari’s passing. My thoughts are with all his friends and especially his family.
Sad news. Condolences to his family and friends.
Kari was a very kind and good friend over many years. He always encouraged me to play music to the best of my limited ability and I will always be grateful that he introduced me to the ukelele group. I will miss him greatly.
Saddened to hear of Kari’s passing.
He was a charming man and will be missed by all his friends at SPUKES.
My condolences to his family.
So sad to read this. Whilst I didn’t know Kari apart from him sitting behind us at Spukes he always had a friendly word & a lovely smile.
Sympathy to his family
Deepest sympathy to his family and friends
Kari’s smile said it al. Quiet, unasumming, loved his music & his friends at Spukes, he will be sadly missed, from Jan Morris. & Tony, of Korumburra.
Very sad to read this ,my sincere condolences to his family and many friends , l will miss him in the back row RIP
Very sad to read this. I did not have the pleasure of meeting Karl being a fairly new member. Condolences to his family.
Looking forward to the day we can all get back to the Uke group.
Sad news in our sad world
Thinking of family and close friends for our lovely friend.
Sorry to hear this sad news. Sincere Condolences to family & friends.
Sorry to hear that the Rosebud group has lost such a special person and a valued member of Spukes.
So sad to hear of Kari’s passing. Condolences to his family and friends
It was so good to have known Kari over this past year. He was kind and generous and lived life to the fullest with many interests, especially his music. He will be missed by many of us.
Since Covid arrived on our doorstep a small group of friends, including Kari, got together for a weekly zoom session. What fun, laughs and friendship we all shared. l will miss his kindness, cheeky grin and generosity. Our group are playing Kari’s favourite songs at this weeks get together on zoom, we are sure he will be listening and wishing he was with us.
Sorry to hear the sad news – Kari will be very much missed by all his ukulele friends. Love and sympathy to everyone and his family. Iris Cook
Very sad news. Alan & Karen appreciate you letting us know and please pass on our condolences to Kari’s family and friends
Tony and I wish to send our sincere condolences to Kari’s family and friends. We remember him fondly as being part of Spukes.
We feel for all those who loved him especially in the times we are experiencing at the moment.