Constance Valerie “Connie” Hamerston

Constance Valerie "Connie" Hamerston

In Loving Memory of

Constance Valerie “Connie”


1937 – 2012

It is with profound sadness that we announce the loss of our ever so precious mother/grandmother Connie

Hamerston on March 30, 2012 after a 32-year battle with cancer. She lived each and every one of her 74 years of life with great grace and passion.

Connie was born in Watrous ,Saskatchewan on December 1, 1937. She and her family had a large farm that she truly loved to work on with her father, Ernest Childs. Her mother, Cassie, was a huge inspiration when it came to Connie’s love of cooking, sewing and nurturing. It was in Watrous where she met the love of her life, our father, Bruce Hamerston.

Connie and Bruce were married in Vernon BC on February 8, 1958. They made their home in Penticton where they had all three of their children. From there they moved to Kamloops for a brief time and finally settled in Clearwater in 1967 where Bruce was employed at the correctional facility. Connie later was employed with school district 73 for about 25 years. Connie and Bruce were both avid curlers, enjoyed our beautiful wilderness in the form of camping and made countless trips to the falls.

Connie and Bruce’s most precious gifts came in the form of grandchildren. As treasured grandparents there were many camping & fishing trips, golf schools, sewing, cooking, gardening lessons and endless days at the beach.

Connie leaves behind her sons Rick & Shelley (Dawn), and Rod & Lynda, daughter Brenda & Colin and, most precious, her grandchildren Courtenay & Mathieu, David, Curtis & Leah, Breanna & Trevor, Amanda & Tyson, Lee and Steffanie and her beautiful great grandchild, baby Rose. She also leaves behind her many brothers and sisters, Walter & Ruth, George & Heather, Sandy & Laverne, Karen & Glen, and Nora & Marcel, as well as numerous wonderful nieces and nephews. Connie was predeceased by her husband, Bruce in 1989, her father Ernie, mother Cassie and brothers Ronnie and Bobbie.

Special thanks to Sandra Paine of Home Sweet Home for your profound care and love during her last few months; you were truly a Godsend for all of us.

Following cremation, a Memorial Service for Connie Hamerston took place at the Community Baptist Church, Clearwater, BC, on Wednesday, April 4, 2012. Mr. Lloyd Strickland, Minister, officiated. Friends gathered afterwards in the Banquet Room at the Wells Gray Inn for refreshments and to share memories of Connie. The family will meet at the Riverview Cemetery at a later date for a private interment service. Arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, Clearwater, BC, 250-674-3030. Condolences may be sent, and the Memorial Service for Connie may be viewed, at

Connie will now and forever be in the arms of the love of her life, our father Bruce Hamerston.

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