Mayes, Connie Joyce

April 30 1919 – March 26 2012

Connie passed away unexpectedly in N.R.G.H. She was raised in Winnipeg Manitoba, residing in Nanaimo for the last 52 years. At our Sunday school picnics growing up, no one could bang a nail in a log faster than Connie & she always got the blue ribbon for the best apple pies!! Our house was always full of love and laughter and kids and everyone were always welcome at the Sunday dinners. She never judged anyone and everyone who knew her loved her. She loved her flower gardens and her birds & each one had a special name including “Rogie” the squirrel. Connie was especially proud of her 7 children that she raised single handedly.

Leaving behind are her beloved children, sons: Gord, Barry (Louise), Tom; daughters: Diane (Barry), Lorraine (Larry), Joann & Shirley & a multitude of adoring grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the S.P.C.A. A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Carr & staff at N.R.G.H.

God looked around his garden, and he found an empty place, and then he looked down upon earth, and saw your tired face. He put his arms around you, and lifted you to rest. God’s garden must be beautiful, he always takes the best. He knew that you were suffering, he knew that you were in pain, he knew that you would never get well on this earth again. He saw the road was getting rough and the hills were hard to climb, so he closed your weary eyelids and whispered “Peace Be Thine.” It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn’t go alone, for part of us went with you, the day God called you home.

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