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Henderson's Langley Funeral Home

20786 Fraser Highway, Langley, BC

OBITUARY

Connie Mae Brown

July 15, 1962November 30, 2019

Born in Shawville, Quebec on July 15, 1962, second daughter to Janet and George Brown and passed peacefully November 30, 2019 in Surrey, BC at the age of 57.

The family moved permanently to Whitehorse, Yukon in 1981. Determined to follow her passion for ice hockey she played with men’s teams there and was instrumental in getting the ladies program started. Perseverance, drive and true grit brought many successes as a player. She also gave back through coaching and officiating at youth levels. Her skills earned her an invitation to tryout for Canada's first ever women’s national ice hockey team in 1990. She moved to BC, shortly after she continued to thrive as a player and coach. She proudly represented the Yukon and at many Western & National Championships in both capacities.

Motorcycling also brought great joy and she formed many close bonds with fellow riders . She equally enjoyed day trips as well as the 2 week trips on her Harley Davidson Dynaglide.

She listened to all kinds of music but ELVIS was the ultimate choice since she was young. Connie always had a project on the go, whether it be with mechanics, wood working or home improvements. With her energy and imagination, all was possible. Connie attended Kwantlen University College specializing in Architectural/Mechanical drafting. She spent 20 years in the field becoming the department head. 2013 saw a career change to pursue a job as a Correctional Officer at Whitehorse Correctional Centre. She loved the work and took great pride in being on the honour guard.

As a conciensous employee she gathered lifelong friends along the way. She will be remembered for not only her work ethics and professionalism, but her compassion for others and ability to make people laugh. Connie was fiercely devoted to family and friends and with her spark, enthusiasm and infectious laugh. She will be sadly missed. She left a lasting impression everywhere she went and impacted all in a significant way. She was one of a kind, the best kind.

Connie is survived by her spouse Christine, mother Janet, sisters; Bonnie Neumann (Rick), and Jenny Hachey (Dean) as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family.

As there are many wonderful memories to recall and stories to tell, Celebration's of her Life will be held in the New Year, both in Surrey, BC as well as Whitehorse, Yukon.

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Debbie Beaudoin

December 9, 2019

My condolences go to the family. I had the pleasure of having Coach Connie as my Hockey Coach as a teenager; Im now 40. She left lasting impressions, provided wisdom and will always be remembered. I will always remember the coaching staff of Connie, Al and Christine. Great person, great coach. Im sorry for eveyones loss.

Laurie Schamber

December 8, 2019

Connie and I love the Seahawks game and watches a few over ether last couple of years together.
She was an opinionated, mouth piece that would always cheer for the underdog and make sure that rights were wronged.
She was an amazing coworker and did an amazing job working with the inmates.
A spark and spunk for like. Though I only new here for a few years, she was my friend and I loved her.
I will miss her.
Xo Laurie

Sheila Crawford

December 8, 2019

Our deepest sympathies to all the family. I sure had lots of fun times with Connie when she lived in Cambells Bay. We played broomball and hockey together the best player in the Pontiac with a great sense of humor. RIP Connie.

Penny Sanftenberg

December 8, 2019

Family gatherings at Grandmas are such great memories. Thinking of Aunt Janet and family. Sending so much love and prayers.

Sharon Crawford

December 8, 2019

In Grade 6 we were archrivals - Grade 7 became best friends. It has been a long time my friend. Until we meet again, rest peacefully. For sure, we will meet again. God speed!

John Berryman

December 8, 2019

I worked with Connie at the Correction Centre and really enjoyed her company. In the fall of 2017 I was recovering from a bad accident and in a lot of pain. On one of the first times I could get out of the house I was in front of a store downtown. Connie drove by and saw me. She turned her jeep around to come back to see me, parked her jeep, got out and gave me a big hug. Most people would have just waved and drove by.

Dorothy Hearty

December 8, 2019

So sorry to hear of Connie's passing. I extend my sympathy to her family. There was always fun and laughter when she was around. I have many great memories of Connie when she lived in Campbell's Bay.

Murray Letts

December 8, 2019

So sorry to hear this news. Connie was one of my all time fav Campbell’s Bay peeps. Smiles and laughter filled our streets with her boundless amounts of energy. The world needs more Connie.

Karen Hume

December 8, 2019

The world has lost a fantastic person. Our memories will always be with us even though you are not.
“May the wind blow in your face, the road have many twists and turns and the sun always shine down on you.”
“Hey Bud” I am going to miss you!!!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY