TURNER, Constance Gwendolyn. (nee Willan) Born July 15, 1914. With great sadness we announce that our dear Connie, Mom and Grandma passed away on April 8, 2011 in Peace Arch Hospice.
Born to Gerald & Eva (nee MacKenzie) at Erskine, AB. She had three siblings – Jean, Eileen & Jackie. The biggest influence of Connie’s life was losing her mother when she was twelve. Happy memories were of the farm, riding Daisy, running free, helping her Dad and of Buffalo Lake and the dance hall her Dad ran. She married her beloved Al in Toronto, 1941 & had a long & happy marriage settling in Edmonton & retiring to White Rock in 1972. Al passed away May ’06 & baby Keith in 1953. Connie’s enthusiasm, optimism, strength & perseverance were incredible. She was very peppy & had a bright mind. She did her word “Jumble” & “Circles” daily. She had a way of making anything fun & made the best of everything. Above all Connie loved life & her precious family, friends, home, books & food! Forever loved & missed by her beloved daughter & grandson, Sharon and Sam. As well, son John & family, sisters-in-law Mary, Hazel & Kay, their families, several cousins on Connie’s side, many good friends & special friends Ann & Gail. A huge number of people helped Connie to live a wonderful quality of life these last years. We thank you all! Recently, special thanks to my dear friend Susan, Dr. John O’Brien, the doctors, nurses & volunteers Mom saw at hospice & all her home support aides at home. ªLove is not changed by death, And nothing is lost, And all in the end is harvest!ª