Obituaries

Connie Lynn McGovern

23/02/1961 - 29/01/2024

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Obituary For Connie Lynn McGovern

It is with profound sorrow and heartbreak that we announce the passing of Connie McGovern on January. 29th, 2024 in Grande Prairie Alberta at the age of 62.

Connie will be forever remembered by her loving husband Gary McGovern, daughter Lexi Rix, son in law Grant, granddaughters Deja, Reve, and Romi Rix, mother Laurette Christensen, sisters Laurel Christensen, and Colette Marcotte, mother-in-law Florence McGovern, brothers in law Mark Marcotte, Dwain McGovern, Bob McGovern, sister-in-law Val McGovern, along with all her beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.

Connie joins her father Orville Christensen, father-in-law Andy McGovern and her beautiful daughter Jaysea who has been an angel patiently waiting 10 years to be reunited with her loving mother.

Connie has countless friends that will be greatly impacted by her passing. Her generosity, compassion, honesty, and guidance has been instrumental in the many lives that she touched throughout her journey. Connie’s close friends truly were like family to her and were always a cornerstone of her life. “To have good friends you have to be a good friend.”

Connie’s giving spirit has helped shape the community that she grew up in and lived in her entire life. She was passionate about doing her part and always supported the community that supported her.

Gary and Connie met in 1975 at the ages of 16 & 15, it truly was love at first sight. A beautiful life was built together with a foundation of love, respect, and hard work. They shared these pillars with their daughters, instilling those same values into their beloved granddaughters whom Connie doted on and loved more than anything. Forty-nine years together is a truly amazing accomplishment that underscores their devotion and passion for each other and their family.

Connie cherished her relationships and would go above and beyond to reach out, stay in touch, and was always available for a quick chat or a lengthy conversation. Connie loved to socialize and have fun at all her favorite events, never missing an opportunity to get on the dance floor with Gary where they would two step the night away. Music was always a huge part of their lives dancing together right till the end.

Connie passed due to complications during her short fight with brain cancer; she passed peacefully surrounded by her closest family. A beautiful, strong, passionate, honest, kind, glamourous woman she set the gold standard for how to live a life the right way.

Grandmother, Mother, Daughter, Sister, Auntie, Wife and Friend. Connie was everything to all of us and will truly be missed.

In our hearts forever, your presence will always be felt. Thank you, Connie, for everything you provided and the enrichment you brought to all of our lives.

Please join us for a Dress Your Best in Connie’s Honor, “She wouldn’t have it any other way.” Her Celebration of Life will take place at the Bowes Centre Friday February 9th at 4pm. A live stream of Connie’s celebration will also be available for those unable to attend in person.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Connie’s honor can be made payable by cheque to Special Olympics Grande Prairie or via e-transfer to: payment.sogp@gmail.com. Password: Connie

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780 830 7742 bcfh.ca

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  • 23/02/2024

    We are so very sorry to hear of Connie's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Prayers be with each and all of you. Jamie & Christine Myles

  • 10/02/2024

    To Garry and Lexi. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Our deepest condolences to your family. Ryan family

  • 09/02/2024

    Sending my deepest Condolences to Gary and families for such a huge loss of a very Beautiful,caring woman She will be missed dearly 🙏💗🫂

  • 09/02/2024

    I am sorry for the loss of Connie, I am in shock that she has passed 💔💔😢 I was privileged to have a great conversation with her at the casino in Grande Prairie in October, I am assuming that it was before her diagnosis . I give condolences to all family and friends ❤️

  • 09/02/2024

    It's with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to Connie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Gary, and your family as you grieve for Connie. We always enjoyed our visits at Kal Lake and when we'd run into Connie in GP, she was always ready for a visit! Sending big hugs! Marilyn & Floyd Bozarth

  • 09/02/2024

    Our sincere condolences to you and your family Gary. Connie had an infectious smile that made everyone feel welcome. We are truly sorry to hear of your loss. May her memories carry you through. Craig and Jackie Moore

  • 07/02/2024

    This summer, when we were visiting Connie and I had a great laugh. Watching the guys watching some shenanigans at the public dock.. It was funny to watch them. Kind of stretch their bodies so they could see but it was even funnier when the dogs started imitating them..

  • 07/02/2024

    So sorry to hear that Connie has passed away. Sending our condolences to you Gary & Lexi & family & all of your family. Dave & I enjoyed the many visits we had with you & Connie & family over the years. Sending love & hugs your way. Dave & Dodie Cuthbert.

  • 07/02/2024

    Dearst Garry, Lexi, Colette and family, I was deeply saddened to hear about Connie's passing, Although it's been years since I decided to take a different path your impact on me remains profound and indelible. Please know that she and all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find solace in the cherished memories you shared, and may the love surrounding you bring comfort during this time of sorrow. To God we belong and to God we shall return. My deepest sympathy Majd

  • 06/02/2024

    Sincere condolences Gary and Lexi. Loved ones too often leave us before we think they should but they remain with us forever. There isn't a moment in a day that, that someone will come to mind. An angel to watch over you and yours always. Thelma Miles

  • 06/02/2024

    Gary and family...I am so sorry for your loss...from what I remember of Connie in the early Expert Mobile days she was an amazing person and extremely friendly...I am sure she will be missed very much . Mike Miles and family

  • 06/02/2024

    Garry, Lexi and Family we are so sorry for you loss! Thinking of you all at this very sad time. Hugs Judy & Dennis

  • 05/02/2024

    We are so sorry to hear this sad news and send our heartfelt condolences to Gary and family.

  • 05/02/2024

    I am so sorry to hear about Connie's passing. She was such a lovely and wonderful person, I send my deepest condolences to you Gary and Colette. I am so sorry for this profound loss and I hope you can find peace. Sincerely and with love, Emily Coney

  • 05/02/2024

    Gary, Lexi and family, Heartfelt condolences to you, I was saddened and shocked to hear of her passing. She was always up for a chat! The fun we had when she would stop by Costco Optical and try on frames. A fashionista in her own right. She will be missed. Rhonda Dion

  • 05/02/2024

    Gary so sorry to hear of Connie's passing. I recall the days when she worked at the AGT mobile shop office. She was so helpful with ensuring my vehicle phone installations were looked after & always good natured. A wonderful person gone much too young. Take care my friend. Barry Adams

  • 05/02/2024

    Sorry to hear of your loved ones passing Gary & family ! Lots of hugs Lana Wagner

  • 05/02/2024

    Connie, the majestic lady as she was, she was always humble and gracious. She also kept Gary inline. I say that with a smile as they were always together and having fun. Heaven gained courageous lady. She will be missed by the community she loved so dearly along with her family and friends. Rest in Peace Connie.

  • 04/02/2024

    We are so sorry to hear of Connie's passing Gary and family. We really enjoyed laughing with Connie at Liz's garage sales and then most recently at Liz's mom's 90 birthday party. Connie was such a wonderful woman with a kind heart. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Love from the Bonner Family

  • 03/02/2024

    We are so sorry to hear of Connie's passing. Deepest condolences to you and your family ❤️ Carl, Tammy & family

  • 03/02/2024

    Gary, Lexi and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. Sending our love ❤️

  • 03/02/2024

    Gary and family, so sorry for your loss. Connie was a beautiful soul and was an amazing lady with such warm and wonderful heart! May God give you strength and peace in this difficult time❤️

  • 03/02/2024

    My condolences Gary, to you and your family. Connie was great lady. Pat Coogan

  • 03/02/2024

  • 03/02/2024

    You Were There When tears fell from my eyes, You were there to brush them away. When I was lost in confusion, You were there to say everything would be ok. When I stood before you falling apart, You were there to lend your heart. When I felt like no one could understand, You were there to take my hand. When no one else was left to care, You were there. ........Emily Robinson Connie, We've had so real heart to heart talks over the years. You always helped me make sense when there wasn't any to be found. Always coming from a place of heart and soul and never afraid to share it. You gave me strength more than once in my life and I'll be forever grateful for that. Remembering your final words to me, "be happy, life is short", I promise you, I'll do just that. I love you my friend, forever. Kat

  • 03/02/2024

    Dear Gary and Lexi and Family, we are sending our Deepest Condolences, ❤️🙏our Hearts hurt very Much, We are so very sorry and shocked to here of her passing. Connie was such an incredible Woman, We are very Blessed to Have Met her,we will always remember her Deep Love for her Family, she was Beautiful, kind, loving, so very sweet. She will Always be in our hearts Sending you all so much love and Big Hugs Love Mitch, Susie and Nikolas 🙏

  • 03/02/2024

    I'm so very sorry to hear of Connie's passing. Gary my sincere condolences to you and your family. Prayers be with each and all of you. God Bless

  • 03/02/2024

    Gary & family sorry for your loss of Connie. She is now an angle watching over you. Leslie (Latham) Berg

  • 03/02/2024

    Gary, Lexi & Grant and girls We are so very sorry to hear that your Wife, mom and Grandma has passed. Connie was a very kind, fun and loving woman. Greg and I both share great memories of the times we spent together both here and at Mara. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Much love Greg and Susan Quapp

  • 03/02/2024

    We are so sorry for your loss. Connie always had a smile and a friendly word whenever we saw her. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

  • 03/02/2024

    Connie was an Angel on earth and God called her home to complete her job as an Angel in Heaven. You will be missed by many and Norm and I loved you like family because you were always near. Fly free my beautiful friend. 💕

  • 02/02/2024

    My sincerest sympathies Gary - I will always remember working with Connie back in our AGT Mobile days. She was a beautiful, fun-loving incredibly smart spark in the office. I remember how passionate she was about her daughters, and how in love with you she was. I'm sure through her life that never changed, obviously it just grew even stronger. And then to be blessed and rewarded with granddaughters! She made a beautiful mark in this life and I will never forget her. 💐💞

  • 02/02/2024

    Sincere condolences to all who loved this beautiful woman!!! Hugs n prayers!!!

  • 02/02/2024

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Connie. She was an exceptional person to know who always kept all of the family connected. She will be missed by us all. My heart & thoughts & prayers are with Garry & Lexi & all of the family. May all of your precious memories of her help you through this most difficult time. She will always be within your heart. Love from Aunty Lila McGovern ❤️

  • 02/02/2024

    Sending love and hugs to Gary and family on this profound loss.

  • 02/02/2024

    I am so saddened to hear of her passing. I will always remember the great times we had organizing the PARDS Fund Rides. Sending heartfelt condolences.. Jill Jardie

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