KONKIN, Nelly (Hansen)

March 19, 1928 – Dec.3, 2015

Nelly was born in Denmark March 19, 1928, the youngest of 17 children. An independent and adventurous young woman, Nelly left Denmark at the age of 20, travelling by ocean liner to Ellis Island then on to Canada. Continuing westward, she spent some time in Osoyoos working as a waitress. A handsome and charismatic fellow named Alex frequented that restaurant and she inevitably accepted his offer of “a better job”. They were married on Christmas Eve, 1951 then moved to Kemano, B.C. where Alex worked as an electrician. Later they moved to White Rock, then South Surrey and built our family home. Nelly kept an amazing home and garden as well as working alongside Alex in their electrical business. Mayne Island was their oasis in retirement. Nelly was pre-deceased by her dear Alex in 1999. She leaves son David (Linda), daughters Linda (Bill), Leslie, son Dana, grandchildren Leanna, Michael, Ainsley, Kathryn, Paul, Izel, and great-grandchildren Michaela, Hope and Rhodes, Samuel and Sarah.

“Go now Mom to Mayne Island and be with Alex. He’s waiting for you there.” Our most heartfelt appreciation to the wonderful staff at Dr. Al Hogg Pavilion, 1st Floor. An event to celebrate Nelly’s life will be in the new year.

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