Peacefully in her sleep, Connie passed away at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria. Predeceased by her father Tag (Floyd) Schacher.  Connie will be deeply missed and forever loved by her husband John, the love of her life; three sons: Greg, Joe (Rowena) and Brent; grandson Tag; her mother Marg and siblings Don (Ellen), Jim (Sheri) and Patti (Bruce); several nieces and nephews; and stepchildren Lisa (Kent) and Jared (Kate and grandson Jack). Connie was a very genuine person with a kind, loving and generous heart. She will always be remembered for her gentle and kind nature, positive attitude—no matter what cards life dealt her. You could not ask for a better wife, mother, stepmother, daughter, nona/grandma, sister, aunt and friend. Connie was born in Kimberley, BC where she leaves behind lifelong friends.  Connie loved having coffee with friends, shopping, gardening, knitting, reading a good book and preparing meals for extended family and friends.  Our sincere appreciation for their kind and compassionate treatment to Dr. Koh, Dr. Geller and the staff at the BC Cancer Agency and to the doctors and nurses at Oncology and Palliative Care wards of the Patient Care Centre, Royal Jubilee Hospital.  Flowers gratefully declined.   If friends so desire, donations can be made in Connie’s name to the BC Cancer Foundation https://bccancerfoundation.com/ways-donate

In keeping with considerations of the pandemic, there will be a private family service only.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mccallgardens.com

  • Mel Miller

    John,

    It appears we have both lived full and rewarding lives since we last crossed paths. I am truly sorry to hear of your loss, but I am glad to hear that the two of you had a very full and loving life together.

    Mary-Jeanne and I want you to know that you are in our thoughts and I trust you and your family have the love and support of all your relatives and close friends during this sad time.

    Please take care old friend,

    Mel and Mary-Jeanne Miller

  • Robbie

    Robbie M

    I am the Security Guard at St. Ann’s Academy: I just heard the news regarding Connie’s passing and would like to send my Condolences to all the family. I am glad that I had a chance to meet her, she will be missed.

    Robbie

  • Jim and Elizabeth Hoey

    John we are so very sorry to hear of Connie’s passing. She truly was a beautiful lady who will be forever and profoundly missed.

  • Bonnie Wai

    I was very sad to hear of Connie’s passing. We worked together on and off for many years. She was a valued colleague and friend – a genuinely nice and kind person. My sincere condolences to Connie’s family who she spoke of often and clearly cherished.

  • Tom Niemann and Colene Wood

    Our hearts are with you John. During this difficult time, we hope you take time to grieve and that you feel the support of your family and friends.
    Our sincere condolences and best wishes,

  • Laurie Brucker

    Connie was a wonderful, caring and generous colleague. She spoke of her family and love of gardening often. She was always willing to lend an ear or provide advice. My condolences to the family.

  • Joan Taylor

    So sorry that Connie has passed. I just want you to know she was a great friend and we had a lot of good times together when our children were little. We did keep in touch over the years and I will always remember our long talks on all kinds of issues. Greg, Joe, and Brent keep her close and you will always cherish the memories. To John please accept my sincere condolences. Thinking of you all.

  • Jacqui Stewart

    Dear John and family,
    My sincerest condolences. The words used to describe Connie are entirely accurate. It was a pleasure to work with her and learn from her too both on the job or knitting over the lunch hour. Sincerely, Jacqui Stewart

  • Lindsay and Al

    Joe and Brent,

    We are so sorry to hear about your Mom and are sending lots of love your way. May the great memories you have of her help you through your grief. Take care of each other guys.

    Love from Linds and Al Rice

  • Catherine Rickey

    John

    My deepest condolences to you and your family.

    Catherine Rickey

  • Netty and Andy

    We were fortunate to know Connie. Her kindness and love for gardening was contagious. She will be greatly missed.
    Our deepest condolences to the family.

    Netty and Andy

  • Barb Binczyk

    To John and Connie’s family, my heartfelt condolences. The words you use to describe Connie are spot on. Connie was a much respected colleague and she was gentle and kind and always a pleasure to talk to. And she rolled with the punches. Most importantly, the love Connie had for her family always shone through. I am very sad for you all.

  • Rahel Umpherson

    To Connie’s family: I was very sorry to hear of Connie’s passing. We worked in the same provincial government Ministry for many years. Connie was good at her job, always willing to provide advice or assistance, and always really pleasant to work with. Please accept my condolences.

  • Susan Gallpen

    John,
    David and I really enjoyed your company over the past few years.
    I went to high school with Connie and always admired her easy way, humour and sharp mind.
    We had some lovely walks over the past months.
    I know you and her sons will miss her terribly. Stay strong.
    Susan and David

  • Maria Stinson

    I went to high school with Connie. She was extremely bright and very kind . I always enjoyed Connie’s company so much! My condolences to all of Connie’s family.

  • Deb Hull

    Dear John and family,

    I worked with Connie for years — she was one of the nicest and smartest people I ever worked with. It was always a good day for me when she was in the office.

    I know how much she loved her family, she spoke of you all with love often. I am thinking of you all.

    My deepest sympathy,

    Deb Hull

  • Tom Turnbull

    Dear John, We are so sad to hear about Connie’s passing. May she Rest in Peace with God’s family. Take care my friend.
    TLC Tom, Lynne, Connor

  • Susan Unwin Rusch

    My sincerest condolences to John and Connie’s family. Connie was a treasured childhood friend of mine. Even though we were separated by geography for many years, we could talk like we still lived on the same street. One recent telephone call even lasted five hours while we caught up on family news and life after retirement.
    I will miss her very much, and will cherish my memories of our time together.

    Susan Unwin Rusch

  • Bill Parker

    My sincere condolences to Connie’s family. I worked with Connie for many years at the Ministry of Advanced Education and she was always a wonderfully positive, capable and supportive colleague and a good friend

  • Dawn Hogarth

    John,
    I am so very sorry for your loss.

  • Debbie Russell & Gerry Holmes

    Our deepest condolences.

  • Marjorie Poole

    Dear John and family,
    Sorry to hear of Connie’s passing. Thinking of you.

  • Mike and Darlene Radwanski

    Our sincere condolences.

  • Chelsea

    During the short time I knew Connie, it was easy to notice and to share in the appreciation of life’s details.
    Through her subtle and endearing sense of humour, and through her just-as-affecting deeper insights … she inspires.
    My deepest condolences to Connie’s family- my hope for each one of you is to find comfort and joy in Connie’s lasting impressions. You are an undeniably special group of people.
    My thoughts will continue to be with you.
    Thank you, Connie, for your company.

  • Michael Poole

    John, you are in our thoughts. This past while has not been easy for you and yours. We wish you strength and courage.

  • Jim & Marlene Harper

    John & Family
    We were not aware of this cancer, what a loss, when we think of Connie we rememberof her lovely smile & bright personality.
    We know her family was very important to her, our prayers are with you.
    Jim & Marlene

  • Elva Keiver

    Our sincere and deepest condolences to Connie’s family. She was a lovely person and we had lots of good times and laughs in Sorority in Kimberley and when she came for visits. She will be missed.
    Dennis and Elva Keiver

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