Thank you for visiting Karri-hour. This site is dedicated to our loving son, Karri Oksanen, and our hope to create some good in his memory. Please join us in dedicating one hour a week to something selfless to help make the world a better place. Visit an elderly relative,  help out a neighbour or a stranger, walk a dog from your local animal shelter, or any random act of kindness you can think of. We hope that you will join us in committing your time to help make the world a better place one Karri-hour at a time.

This website will be a place for us to share our stories and gain inspiration for how we can all help. It will take us a little time to put it all together so please leave us your name and email below and we will contact you when we are ready to share our stories and enjoy yours.


Pete, Tracy, & Lexi Oksanen

PS. We will need a few “Karri Hour Stories” to get the site rolling so if you have one, even something you plan to do but haven’t done yet, please visit this page to send it in.

Recent Karri Hour Stories

honoring Karri and spreading some kindness, and a smile…

I decided to drop a very large box of chocolates to a retirement home in Fergus and say Merry Christmas to any residents that might be sitting alone, and give a smile (although not near as big or bright as Karri’s I cannot tell you how happy I felt after spending some time chatting with […]

From an anonymous source

Although I never really tell people my random acts of kindness. I will because I love the Oksanen family and their beautiful son, reminds me every day how blessed I am to have another day on this earth! Karri was a great soul that made anyone he came in contact with smile! So in honour […]

Stuff the Bus!

I am currently working in Panama City, FL and a local radio station is doing a fundraiser to collect money and toys to give to underprivileged children in the local community. It is a program that is benefiting Toys For Tots. A couple employees from the radio station are living on top of a school […]

Biking in the clouds

Some years ago karri,Tracy and I went out on a mountain bike ride to the “tubs”, a popular swimming hole in southern Vermont. As we arrived Tracy’s front tire got caught up in a drain pipe across the road, she fell and cut her leg badly. We somehow made our way back to town and […]