Clarke, Constance “Connie” Elizabeth of St. Thomas, passed away on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014, at the L.H.S.C., in her 66th year. Dearly loved wife and best friend of 43 years of W. Joseph Clarke and cherished mother of Tom and his wife Michelle Clarke of St. Thomas and loved sister of Jackie Curtis of St. Thomas, Linda Bicknell and her husband Peter of Kincardine and the late Carolyn Thomson. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Connie was born in St. Thomas on January 17, 1949, the daughter of the late Thomas and Marion (Freeman) Hill. She graduated from A.V.S.S. and attended Fanshawe College. She was a former member of Boderick Baptist Church and Edward Street Baptist Church. She belonged to the Mission Circle of Broderick Baptist Church and then the Junior Women’s Institute where she was a Past President. They would run weekly bingos at Valleyview Nursing Home. She had also been active with the Elgin Theatre Group.
Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Visitation Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.