Cyril Edward C.L.U. Connerton

Connerton, Cyril Edward C.L.U.

December 30, 1917 — September 4, 2005

Cyril, beloved husband of 63 years to Ivy, father to Dean and Geoff passed away September 4th in the Nanaimo Hospital. Cy was always quick with a joke or story and would entertain by playing piano, organ or singing (often tongue-in cheek) to the delight of all. Cy maintained his stellar sense of humour and wit until his passing. Cy enjoyed golf, music and helping others as compassion was his nature.

Cy was Past President of the Brandon Shriners, a Mason and a Rotarian.

Cy was born in Wallasey, England and served with the Merchant Marine and Royal Navy during World War II. He was on board the Lancastria when she was sunk in the north Atlantic. Cy was one of 140 survivors in what became one of the largest maritime disasters in history with over 4000 lives lost. He married the love of his life Ivy Dean in 1942. Ivy and Cy moved to Brandon, MB in 1947.

Cy built a solid career of over 50 years of life insurance sales as a Chartered Life Underwriter and Branch Manager with Manufacturers Life, earning numerous achievement awards. He was appointed Regional Director for the Life Underwriters Association and the President of the Brandon Life Underwriters Association.

Cy and Ivy enjoyed their travels to England and places tropical over the years. Most of all they enjoyed the socializing with their dear friends from Brandon.

Cy was pre-deceased by his parents William and Florence, step mother Lillian, brothers, Harry and Ernie, in-laws Bill, Ken, Joan, Dora and Shelia. He is survived by wife Ivy and son Dean of Qualicum Beach, BC, son Geoff, daughter-in-law Janet, two grand children Scott and Alexandra of Cochrane AB, sisters-in-law Eileen and Violet, plus nieces and nephews from the Connerton, Locke, Healy and Dean families in BC, Manitoba, USA and England.

There will be no formal funeral service as per Cy’s request.

In lieu of flowers friends may donate to the Shriners Hospitals or to the charity of their choice.

Cy will be sorely missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him.

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