Veronica “Ronnie” Joan Connor
Oct 11th 1922 – April 13th 2013
Ronnie passed away peacefully at the palliative care facility in Nanaimo in her 91st year. Predeceased by her husband, Jack; brother, John; and sister, Sheila. She is survived by her sister, Mary. Dearly beloved by her son, Paul (Gillian) Connor , grandson, Ben (Cydney), and granddaughter, Jacquie (Patrick) Hole .
Whether in Bomber Command in the WAAF or in post-war Palestine where she met her husband Jack, or later as a secretary/bookkeeper, Ronnie always had class and fashionable poise, balancing hard work with fun and laughter.
Ronnie and Jack retired to Qualicum from England in 1988 and enjoyed their family, golf, bridge and friends until Jack was cruelly affected by a stroke. Ronnie then became a leader in the Stroke Recovery Club until Jack’s death in 2005. Unfortunately she too suffered a stroke in the same year and regardless of her struggles she remained at home at the Gardens and took great comfort in her family, friends and caregivers.
The family would like to thank the staff at Halliday House, the Gardens, and particularly Mary, Joan, Angela, Terry and Dorene for their love and support.
A Funeral Mass will be held at the Catholic Church of the Ascension, 887 Wembley Road, Parksville on Friday April 26th at 1:00 pm. Reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Ronnie’s memory to the local stroke recovery club.
To send a condolence to the family please visit www.yatesfuneral.ca
YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM
(250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.