Connie was born on December 16, 1921 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. She was a devoted daughter and sister of the Andeweg family. She passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016 in Kimberley, BC at 94 years of age.
Connie embraced life. She survived WWII and made the journey to Canada solo to start a new life with Donald Arthur Rattray. Connie was a great listener and mentor. She always had a smile and a kind word for everyone she met. Connie possessed a great sense of humour and her
hugs were always accompanied with ‘I love you more’. She always had room at the table for one or more plate. Connie will be sadly missed and always remembered for the beautiful, compassionate lady she was. She was a wonderful aunt and friend to many.
Connie was the beloved mother to Mary Ann Rattray, Donald Rattray and
Genevieve Nielsen, grandmother to Mette, Kirt, Tanner, Tyson and Caelan, great grandmother to Camryn, Kash, Chance, Carolyn and Chase. Connie was predeceased by her loving husband Donald.
At Connie’s request there will be no funeral service. No flowers please.
Donations in honour of Connie can be made to the: Canadian Cancer
Society, #202, 105 – 9th Avenue South, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 2M1 or the:
ALS Society Of BC, 119, 1600 – West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, British
Columbia, V6J 1R3.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
Condolences for the family can be offered at:
Cornelia “Connie” Rattray
1921 – 2016