We Remember

ANDERSON, Constance May “Connie”

April 20, 1928 — January 16, 2024

Connie Anderson of Kelowna, BC passed away peacefully on January 16, 2024, at The Vineyards Residence, her home for the past six months.

Born April 20, 1928, in Toronto, Ontario to George and Daisy White, Connie was raised in Toronto, where she attended Lawrence Park Collegiate and Northern Secondary School. She lived most of her adult life in the Toronto area before moving to Lake Country, BC in 2002 and to Sandalwood Retirement Resort in Kelowna in 2012.

Connie loved to spend time with family and friends. She was a caring wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who loved tap dancing, singing, quilting and playing bridge. She very much enjoyed live theatre, concerts, and the ballet. Connie was a truly caring person. She spent many volunteer years with the Kinette Club in Ontario, and with the Ladies Auxiliary at St. Andrews Anglican Church in Toronto and St. Francis Lake Country Anglican Church.

Connie is survived by daughters Kathy Lye (Jim) of Toronto, Janet Anderson of Kelowna, Nancy Anderson of Burnaby and Susan Anderson (Jason McKay) of Calgary; sisters Joan MacDougall and Peggy Harvey; grandchildren Heather Lye (Will Nguyen), Joey Lye (Baillie Versfeld), Jessica Skinner (Ryan Grice), Jaime Skinner (Joel Goertz), Amy Boudreau (Graham Trimble), Jack MacLeod (Ayrielle Lemieux), and Dylan Joyce (Alessandra Percival); great-grandson Jax Dembroski, great-granddaughter Sam Nguyen; and many caring nieces and nephews.

Connie was predeceased by Elton Anderson, her loving husband of 67 years; daughter Karen Anderson; son-in-law Malcom Skinner; and brothers Jack White and Russell White.

Connie’s family wishes to extend sincere thanks to the caregivers at The Vineyards Residence, the staff at Sandalwood Retirement Resort, and Dean David Tiessen.

If desired, donations in Connie’s name may be made to: Kelowna Actor’s Studio Academy Foundation Fund or The Cathedral of St. Michael and All Angels, 608 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna V1Y 5X1.

A Memorial Service to honour Connie will be held on her 96th birthday, SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2024, at 1:00 PM (PDT), at SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. A reception will follow in the Springfield Family Centre. If you are unable to attend in person, please join the family online by Livestream at the time of the service (see below), a recording will be made available to view shortly thereafter. Connie will be laid to rest in Oyama Cemetery at a later date.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2024, at 1:00 PM

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for ANDERSON, Constance May “Connie” is scheduled for SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2024, at 1:00 PM. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna BC


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  • Deborah McGovern says:

    My sincere condolences in the loss of Connie. Connie and my Mom (Fran Parker) were the best of friends and neighbours at Sandalwood for many years. Our family became very fond of Connie during that time. I spent many hours quilting with Connie and Mom in the multi purpose room. Connie will be missed and I was so fortunate to have known such a wonderful friend.
    Deborah McGovern

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