Connie Louise Burgess

April 2, 1955 - June 18, 2021
July 11, 2021 10 Condolences Print Obituary

It is with the greatest of sorrow that we say goodbye to our beloved mother, Connie Louise Burgess.

She passed away on June 18, 2021 in Edmonton, Alberta, at the age of 66.

She leaves to mourn her loss, her beloved children Jennifer Thorburn and Duncan Thorburn, both of Edmonton.

Connie was raised in Edson and lived in Calgary, Fox Creek and Edmonton. It was in Calgary where she started her family. She had a wonderful sense of humour, and had many interests, including reading, gardening, berry picking, music, writing, and pets. The one thing she enjoyed more than anything in life, other than her children, was going to Beaumaris Lake in Castle Downs, to feed the ducks.

She also leaves to mourn, seven brothers and sisters and their families, as well as numerous friends where she worked at the University of Alberta for many years.

Connie will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Rest In Peace Connie. You have earned your wings and are now soaring with the angels.

As requested, there will be no service.

  1. I am at a loss and heartbroken at my sister Connie’s passing. I will remember her as a quiet gentle soul, a lover of nature and a special love for her children. Our condolences, Jen and Duncan. Just know that she is and will always be there beside you. She has no more pain or sorrow and is at peace. 💖 You will be sadly missed.

  2. My Deepest condolences to all the family.I went to school with Connie ,I remember her well .Back in school ,Connie did have a sense of humour.She was very quite and was a vert kind person .Rest in Peace Connie .

  3. Rest in Peace, Cousin Connie
    (best recalled as one very cute vibrant smile
    from those scant moments of childhood shared).

    IN PASSING, by Lisel Mueller (1924-2020)

    How swiftly the strained honey
    of afternoon light
    flows into darkness
    and the closed bud shrugs off
    its special mystery
    in order to break into blossom:
    as if what exists, exists
    so that it can be lost
    and become precious.

    My sincere condolences to her children and family …
    so saddened by your loss.

  4. Going to miss you mom.
    I learned so much from you. You taught me all about nature as a child. All the different plants and animal’s. I have so many fond memories of our little walks, berry picking along the way.
    You had a wicked sense of humor, always joking and making up funny little songs for everything.
    I remember sitting with you late at night playing Adventures of Link while having a few drinks and Link would be falling off cliffs.
    Going to see the ducks was always fun and it was so sad when your health started to decline and could no longer go
    I will miss just visiting you at your apartment and chatting

    Love you mom

  5. Connie and I were close in age and we had many adventures together during our visits to Edson. I remember her as
    Kind, fun loving and patient.
    Sending love to the entire Burgess family and to Jennifer and Duncan. Take care.

    • Rest in Peace Cousin ❤️

  6. Lynda, Anne and the Burgress families.
    My Condolences to her children,and the families. I knew Connie, from Edson, as we all went to all grew up ,and went to school together. May your sister, Mom , R.I.P.

    Yvonne Hodson

  7. Rest In Peace Auntie Connie. We are sending so much love and light out for you. To Jenny and Duncan and to my mom, my aunts and uncles and cousins… to everyone touched by the sadness of your loss, may you all find peace in this time of grief. May her love and memories be what you remember the most, and may God take extra special care of her ❤️ Condolences from The Boxma Family

  8. My condolences to Connie’s brothers and sisters. I hadn’t seen her for many years but I do remember walking to school together. Connie was a gentle soul. May she Rest In Peace

  9. Extending deep and heartfelt sympathy to the family. 💐

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