Posted: November 30th, 2012

CONNIE JEAN AUDENAERT, beloved wife, sister, mother, grandmother, having beaten cancer in 1989, succumbed to the rematch with the nasty disease, at the Palliative Care unit in Nanaimo Regional Hospital on Sunday, November 25, 2012, at the age of 55 years.
Connie was born in Magrath, Alberta, September 17, 1957, the first daughter of Albert & Marjorie Hillmer, of Del Bonita, where Connie grew up on the family farm, along with her 5 brothers, and one sister. Schooling in Del Bonita, Magrath, and Lethbridge, Connie had four children before attending Lethbridge Community College, graduating in May 1991 with a victory over cancer AND a diploma in Recreation Therapy. Connie moved far from family and friends to work in her chosen field in Nanaimo, Qualicum Beach, Duncan & Chemainus, BC, becoming a staunch advocate for seniors in her roles as a rec therapist and activities services manager. Her passion for her work mirrored her passion for life and her motto, worn round her neck for years proclaimed: “Live, Love, Laugh”. Connie did, to the fullest, meeting both challenges and joys with passion, strength and honor, touching many lives, making many friends.
Connie is survived by her loving husband, Robert Thomsen of Nanaimo, daughters Rhonda of Parksville, Lori of Nanaimo, son Robert of Bonnyville, stepsons Robert (Lorna) of Gibsons, Stephen of Lethbridge, 9 grandkids, her brothers Gordon (Shirley), Chris (Noel) and Keith (Tammy), sister Kathy (Larry), and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter Amber Nicole, her parents, Marjorie and Albert, and 3 brothers Rodney, Lloyd, and Bruce.
At Connie’s specific instructions, there will be no funeral service or visitation. Interment will take place in Magrath Cemetery, Friday, November 30, 2012 with only family in attendance.
A Celebration of Connie’s life will be held at the MAGRATH SENIORS CENTER – 32 1 St W, Magrath, AB on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 2:00 P.M.
By request, no flowers PLEASE! Anyone wishing to honor Connie’s memory can donate to Children’s Wish Foundation at
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2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1
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  1. Donna Henry says:

    Kathy,,thinking of you today
    I have lot’s of happy memories babysitting for Connie..Wish she didn’t have to suffer…
    One day at a time my friend,,it will get easier
    Donna Henry

  2. sandra hreno says:

    Condolences to the family; Connie was a wonderful person and friend. It was always a joy to be in her presence. She will be missed by many just as she was loved by many…….

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