It is with great sadness, that we announce the sudden passing of our dear, loyal friend Connie (Constance) Elizabeth Turner, on Thursday March 30, 2023 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital surrounded by her lifelong friends.
Born on February 23, 1953 Connie was the daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth (Taylor) Turner. Connie spent her childhood years in Neil's Harbour/New Haven, Victoria County and later attended Baddeck High School where she obtained her grade twelve diploma.
After graduating, Connie attended Saint Mary's University. After moving back to Neil’s Harbour after her years in Halifax, Connie was employed by Coop Atlantic for many years. In the early 1990’s, Connie moved to Industrial Cape Breton where she was employed by Cleanserv and Paul Davis Restoration until her retirement in 2016. Not long after her retirement, Connie left behind the city life and moved back to her beloved seaside community.
To know Connie, was to love her. She was a woman who lived her life to the fullest and would often remind those around her that “We’re here for a good time, not a long time”. Connie spent her days helping and caring for her dear friends. Whether it was delivering mail or groceries to her neighbors, driving her friends to appointments or bingo games, she was most content when she was in the company of her dear friends. There was nothing she enjoyed more than to sit back, relax and chit chat with those who meant the most to her. Her smile, her contagious laugh, her smart and witty remarks and the many stories of her escapades over the years, will never be forgotten.
Connie was predeceased by her parents, sister Debby and brother Roy as well as numerous aunts and uncles. Left to mourn are her dear friends, Bunny, Enid, Roger, Rychie, Lorraine, Mary Belle, Ann, Donna and Graham, Terry and Janine, and Heather and Albert.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date at St. Andrews Parish, Neil’s Harbour. To celebrate our dear friend, we ask that you please extend a helping hand to someone in your community just as Connie did for so many on a daily basis.
“With a good drink in my hand, just listening to the band, I'm home once again in Neil’s Harbour”.