McINTOSH – Constance Marie, 74, of Caledonia and Toronto, ON. It is with a heavy heart that I bring news of the passing of my beloved wife, Connie. Connie left us peacefully in my grateful arms and surrounded by her family on August 7, 2016 in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool, NS after a battle with cancer. Connie had a heart so big and a soul so sweet as to make the heavens ache.
Connie was born in Maitland Bridge, NS in 1942, a daughter of the late Isabel (Ford) Lohnes. She grew up with all the rural beauty this province has to offer. After high school, she entered nursing training at the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax and graduated as an R.N. in August 1963. A born nurse, Con spent the better part of her life tending to the sick and elderly. We met, fell in love and were married in 1964 while I was based at RCAF Greenwood. A nurse and a flyboy, apple pie and cheese. We leapt off the matrimonial (as Con put it) and entered upon a wondrous 52 year adventure together. Con gave meaning to my existence and now it all seems like a blink of an eye.
Along with husband Bill, Connie is survived by her sister Sandra Carver and her husband Robbie, her brother Paul Lohnes and his wife Edie, her sister in law Peggy Kelly and sister in law Janet Stoddart and her husband Bill and brother in law David McIntosh and his wife Jean as well as many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool, NS. A celebration of Connie’s life will take place Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. in Maitland Bridge Community Hall with a reception to follow. A private family committal will take place at a later time. No flowers by request, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. To share memories and condolences, please visit www.chandlersfuneral.com.
“My heart breaks to say farewell to you, bebe, you were the light of my life. I’ll look for the extra twinkle in the night sky and know it’s your kiss goodbye.”
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Marilyn (McGinty) Cobb
My thoughts go out to you at this very sad time in your life. I can only hope that you will find peace, knowing that she is no longer suffering from this dreadful illness. As I told Sandra, I am ever so grateful that I got to see her last month. We had many good times together in Halifax & I will always remember your wedding day – all those many years ago. Be strong, Bill and please know that I will be thinking of you.
My condolences to Sandra, Rob, Paul & family as well.
Elizabeth & Don Webster
To Connie’s family, we extend sincere sympathy and condolences. Those who knew her as a sweet and charming young person will share the sorrow of her loss. She will have left wonderful memories for those who loved her. Our thoughts will be with all of you.
Leora Boutilier Cavanagh
So So Sorry Sandra and Paul for the loss of your sister Connie. She was a lovely person and I had the pleasure to work with Connie up at Kedge. My thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. Leora
Lawson Frail, Bernice Cole
Our condolences to all of Connie’s family, we know she will be missed.
To the family of Constance McIntosh, I would like to convey a sincere expression of sympathy in your time of great sorrow. It is so clear from her obituary that she was greatly loved. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
With Sincerest Condolences,
Sterling Belliveau, MLA
Beth Fleming Stanfield
My sympathy to all of Connie’s family.
We were classmates; neighbours in VG Nurses Residence….since we both started with “F”
But most of all friends.
So sorry for your loss and for the loss of another 63B
She will be missed
Stephen, Kim, John and Maddie Steynor
Connie always had a smile and lively conversation – a wonderful, thoughtful neighbour. We miss her in our community and will remember her fondly. Our thoughts are with you and your family, Bill.
To Sandra, Robbie & family,
My sincere condolences in the passing of your loved one. My thoughts and prayers go out to you during your time of sorrow.
Cam & Donna (Minard) Hartling
Sandra, Paul & Families,
We are very sorry for your loss. May your wonderful memories of Connie help you through this difficult time. Deepest condolences.
Carol (Swift) Faulkenham
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of Connie’s family.
Connie was a classmate of mine and she will be sorely missed. I hope you can find some peace in knowing she is no longer suffering . I lost my husband in June 26, 2016 after 49 yrs. of marriage and am so grateful for all the great memories. I hope that your special memories will help you at this time and in the future.
PATSY, arthur Conrad
To Sandra and Paul,so sorry to hear of Connies passing. I know she will be missed dearly
Sending Much Love… I was one of Connies nursemates from the eighth floor. We may not have corresponded but we are all bonded and I know feel the loss. Your words for Connie touched me and I am glad she had you in her life.
Richard, Joan and Muriel Canning
Bill, Sandra, Rob and family, Paul Edie and family
Richard, myself and Muriel are deeply sorry to hear of Connie’s passing. As you grieve know that we are thinking of you. We wish you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Lynn Martin and family
Sandra, Paul and families. May God bless you at this very sad time. I share your pain and pray for healing for all of you. Connie was such a sweetheart. Loved to see her when she visited your mom. She made great conversation.
Judy (Harry) Zamanillo
So sorry to hear of Connie’s recent death. We were Nursing Classmates of the VG Class of 63B & spent 3 years together on the 8th Floor in Nursing Residence. Condolences to her family
I met Connie when we were both nurses at the Soldiers Memorial Hospital in Middleton, Nova Scotia in the mid 60’s. She was such fun to be with, Connie had a pet rabbit that loved to nibble on uncooked spaghetti; I have never forgotten that amusing fact. I am so sorry to hear of her passing.
On behalf of all of us at Franklin Horner Community Centre, the staff, the card players and the woodworkers, our sincere condolences. I am so sorry. You were a couple who were obviously devoted to each other.
Wayne and Sylvia Bailey
It is with great sorrow that we send our most sincere and heartfelt condolences to you Bill, and to Connie’s family. We will forever cherish your and Connie’s 50 plus years of friendship. Connie was such a wonderful, sweet lady; always so cheerful, always with a smile. We will miss her.
Our love and thoughts are with you, Bill.
Del & Mary Weare
To Bill, Sandra, Paul and Families; So sorry to hear of Connie’s passing. When l was young and went to school on the bus l got to know Connie very well and liked her. The last time l saw her was the day her grandfather died. She was very up set because he had never gotten to see her in her new nurses uniform. She will get to see her precious grandfather again as guaranteed in the scripture at John 5:28,29. It has brought comfort to a great many people knowing their loved ones will receive a resurrection. Also please hang onto all your many memories and share them with each other. Mary and l send all our best wishes and hope you soon get healing for this great wound. With love Del
Jim & Mary Steele
What a truly beautiful tribute to Connie!
Our condolences to Bill & family and to Sandra & Paul & their families.
If there is a positive note, it is that Sandra could be in charge of her care in her final weeks and that Bill could be with her as well.
Our thoughts & prayers continue to be with you as Bill recovers from surgery.
Jim & Mary
Marilyn (Ford) Rawding
To Connie’s Family;
Please accept my sincere condolences. My memory of Connie as a fellow nurse at Soldier’s Memorial Hospital are of her happy, cheerful professional demeanor and also of the horrific accident she survived while in the Annapolis Valley. She has been a survivor and all who know her truly admire that about her.
Marilyn (Ford) Rawding
Bill and Jenny Vanderveen
To Bill ,Sandra ,Rob and extended fan.
Bill and I are so very sorry to find out that Connie has died we only knew her those brief times at
SPI . With you Bill Sandra and Rob ,we had some very good times. And Connie was a very lovely and wonderful lady lady ,.
She will be missed by many who got to know her these past winters .
By reading the obituary we got to know her even better thank you for that .
Please exept our sincere condolences ,may you find peace in knowing she is in a better place.
Bill and Jenny Vanderveen
Kenny and Rosie Riedel
Please accept our condolences. We did not know her for very long but she was a very nice person. She was kind to all, and we’ll always remember her as a great chef, loved her cooking, and Connies also. We will never forget her.
Kenny and Rosie Riedel
Donna (Conrad) Miklos
Sandra, I am so very sorry to hear this news. May you feel the comfort and peace of our Lord, as well as family and friends.
To the family of Constance MacIntosh, I would like to extend my sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during these difficult days.
With sincerest sympathy,
Sterling Belliveau, MLA
Sir William and family,
Connie was a one of kind gem of a gal. I will forever treasure the years I was honoured to know her and Bill and their combined sweetness will forever leave us all in a better place. I know you will be so missed Connie and I do promise to be of the many who remain here to support your the man who loves you more than life. God speed beautiful and precious Connie.