Connie enjoyed teaching Kindergarten classes and assisting families new to Canada in learning English. She and Jac lived in Steinbach, Man., most of their married life. Connie shared her artistic talents through music, gardening, knitting, sewing and cake decorating. She made family celebrations special, including favourite foods and individualized birthday cakes. She was proud of her grandchildren and took special interest in each one’s activities. A friend to many, she made sure a card or call arrived at just the right time. Connie played piano and organ at Steinbach MB Church. For years, she was unable to attend church services, but her favourite radio programs kept her close to God. She was a strong prayer warrior for her family and friends.