October 14, 1931 – April 16, 2013

Predeceased by her parents Steve and Teresa Mrus; 3 brothers, Steve, Joe and Johnie and her first husband John McKim (1966).

Survived by her husband David De Clark (41 years); sons Jamie McKim (Debra) and Mike McKim (Jean); and grandchild Taylor McKim (the love of her life). Brother-in-law Bob (Delaine) De Clark; sisters-in-law Lorna (Jack) Judson, Phyllis Friesen and Joan Mrus; plus many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and her extended family at “Bell’s Bay”.

Special thanks to her best friends Ileana and Derek Dorken, Brenda and Don Grenier and the doctors, nurses and staff on the 4th floor at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

Connie was a wonderful wife, mother and friend. Her three greatest joys were her family, especially her only granddaughter Taylor and of course fishing.

As a young girl, Connie followed her dad and three brothers to every lake, creek and river and it was said that she could catch a fish in a mud puddle. She loved the outdoors, going for walks and trips to Reno prior to her first stroke 15 years ago. The 2nd stroke on April 8th took her from us but she will always be with us in our hearts.

Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 11 am at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 1135 – 4th Avenue, Ladysmith BC with celebrant Father Robert Mmegwa, reception at St. Mary’s Church hall.

No flowers by request, donations to the Heart & Stroke Association would be appreciated.

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