PARMINTER, Constance (nee Reid)

Died January 1, 2011 in Victoria. Born February 21, 1915 in Vancouver, she also lived in Windsor, Ste. Hyacinthe, Halifax, North Vancouver, California, White Rock and Burnaby. She attended Carleton and John Oliver schools in Vancouver and graduated from UBC in 1935. Connie taught for 24 years, from kindergarten to university level, on the Lower Mainland. She took great interest in her pupils and kept in touch with many after graduation. Connie also worked at Riverview Hospital, Woodwards, Eatons and Statistics Canada. After retiring in the 1970s she volunteered at the UBC library and White Rock Museum and Archives. Connie travelled extensively to visit far-flung relatives and friends and to experience other cultures. She was a member of the University Women’s Club of Vancouver and the PEO Sisterhood. Connie was predeceased by son Alan in 1952 and by Alfred, her husband of 46 years, in 1990. Survivors include son John (Sylvia) and sister Kathleen Hutchinson of Victoria, brother Stan (Ellen) of Calgary and many nieces and nephews across Canada. Thanks to Dr. A. Nielsen and everyone at Glengarry Hospital who cared for her with such compassion since 2004. Connie continued her interest in those around her and endeared herself to many caregivers. She always found a four-leaved clover where no one else could. A celebration of her life will be held in the spring. Memorial contributions are welcome at the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon.

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