Morrison, Constance “Connie” Marie Anne

MORRISON, CONSTANCE WMarch 29, 1925 – July 31, 2016
at the age of 91 years

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Saturday, August 13th, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. with Father George LaGrange OMI officiating. Luncheon to follow.  Interment to follow at a later date.

Mom passed away peacefully in the early hours of July 31, 2016, at the age of 91 years. On the eve of her passing she was surrounded by her children and grandchildren who spent the time reflecting on Mom’s life; many laughs and tears were shed over the hours. She was the matriarch of our small, but loving and close-knit family. Small in stature, her presence was always larger than life.
Connie was born in St. Boniface, Manitoba to Lilianne and Joseph Martin, the youngest of four children. She excelled in sports and academics, being awarded medals in skeet shooting, curling and speed skating. She was also an avid skier, often travelling by train to Quebec and Alberta to chase the fresh powder. Sports were always a source of enjoyment in her life. Upon moving to Sorrento from Calgary in 1972 she joined the Shuswap Lake Estates Ladies Golf League of which she remained a long-time member until she moved to Salmon Arm in 2003. Mom was a true competitor; it didn’t matter if it was golf, bridge, skiing or curling. Also, Mom was very passionate about her Church. No matter where she lived she was always an active member of the Catholic Women’s League as well as the Church choir.
Besides her family, Mom’s other passion was travelling. She and her many friends planned trips all over the world, and every year the family always looked forward to hearing where the next adventure would take them.
Mom is survived by her daughter Nadine, her son Wayne (Jackie) and grandchildren Leigh (Brad), Christopher and Amy (Justin). She was predeceased by her husband Ron,  her parents, her brothers Pat and Paul, her sister Blanche and son-in-law Henry.
We would like to thank all the staff of Hillside Village Cottage 5 for their endless care and compassion. Mom’s last few days were made easier with their understanding and support. We would also like to thank our family and friends for being there for Mom. She could always count on a visit to brighten her day.
In lieu of flowers Mom has requested that a donation be made in her name to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation, Box 265 Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N3.

5 Comments

  1. So sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Connie, but I am grateful for all the memories she gave me. I remember the silver Christmas tree in the family home in Calgary and how excited she got when the hockey game was on! Then when she picked up and moved to the lake, there were cherries to pick and storms to watch on the lake. She was the first one who came running when I fell between the boat and the pier to make sure I was okay:)

    When I grew up, she welcomed Tom, and there we were on the golf course together. We were always welcome. I still hear her laugh:). Thinking of you all at this time

  2. I am so sorry of your Moms passing! She was a very special person! Much Love to all the family….!

  3. We were so sorry to hear of your Moms passing. She was always a fun person to be around, had lots of stories to tell of her many travels. We also enjoyed visiting at her home on the lake. Take care Dale/Peggy Wilds

  4. We are saddened to hear of the passing of Connie, she will be missed by many. Our heartfelt thoughts go out to Wayne, Jackie, Nadine, Chris, Amy, Leigh,& Brad.

  5. Sending sincere condolences to Connie’s family and friends. We got to know her when our dad, Bill Macfie, moved into Hillside Village. She was kind, funny, very competive (especially curling and bowling), interesting (we enjoyed many long conversations with her), and a gracious lady. Her family was so obviously her heart; just the mention of her beloved children and grandchildren perked her up and she would beam her radiant smile. Connie was a favourite of the residents and staff of Cottage 5, and like them, we miss her. Regards, The Macfie (Marion, Margaret, Janet & Kathleen)

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