OBITUARY

Connie Doreen Reif

October 19, 1934March 11, 2018

Connie Doreen Fikowski Reif died peacefully at home on March 11, 2018 in Sarasota, Florida at the age of 83. She had battled Parkinson's disease since 2008. Through her ordeal she never lost her zest for life and her warm, caring attitude for others.

Connie is survived by her husband of 31 years, Jim of Sarasota; sister Shirley of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada, children Michael, Douglas and Bruce of Alberta, Canada; 17 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband Michael Fikowski, daughter Valerie Fikowski, 3 brothers and 4 sisters.

Connie was born on October 19, 1934 in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada.

Taking up golf late in life, Connie was among the leading women golfers at The Meadows, a Sarasota golf community where she was an active member for several decades. She later became active in Parkinson Place in Sarasota where she found a close-knit and caring community focused on making the most of their condition.

Friends and family remember Connie for her hospitality and generous spirit. Always quick with a smile, a kind word or a helping hand, Connie was known as a gracious and charitable neighbor. She loved to cook and entertain in her home.

Services are private. Memorials may be sent to Parkinson Place and Tidewell Hospice, both of Sarasota, Florida.

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