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Born: Aug 19, 1921

Date of Passing: Oct 04, 2010

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CONSTANCE ELIZABETH BARRITT August 19, 1921 - October 4, 2010 It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Constance (Connie) Barritt (nee Langford) at the Riverview Health Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, on October 4, 2010. Connie was the beloved wife of William (Bill) Barritt, who predeceased her on June 16, 2005. Connie and Bill enjoyed over 62 years of married life. Connie was the daughter and elder child of Alex and Blanche Langford, who predeceased her in 1961 and 1968 respectively, and the sister of Richard Thomas Langford, who predeceased her in 2009. Connie's strong presence and loving support will be profoundly missed by her daughter Patricia Barritt-Cleary of Winnipeg, and daughter Carol and son-in-law Paul Barritt-Flatt of Kirkland, Washington, USA. She leaves to mourn her four much-loved and very special grandchildren: Quintin Barritt-Cleary and Christian Barritt-Cleary of Winnipeg, Megan Barritt-Flatt of Calgary, and David Barritt-Flatt (Claire Walling) of Washington, DC. Connie is also survived by her two nephews Bruce (Lee) Langford of Medicine Hat, AB, and Paul Langford of Vancouver. Connie was born at home in Winnipeg in 1921. She attended Lord Roberts School and St. Mary's Academy, graduating from the Commercial Program in the 1930s. She was the niece of Sister Mary Elizabeth of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, with whom she studied piano, and she achieved a Grade Nine standing through the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. After her studies Connie worked for two and a half years at the Trust and Guarantee Company in Winnipeg. She enjoyed her job and acquired a high level of competency in office skills and administration. Throughout many years, she expertly typed academic papers and theses for Carol, Patti, and Bill. It was Connie who managed the office in support of Bill's International Consulting firm in the 1970s and 1980s. Connie and Bill approached life as a team: raising their family, designing and building their wonderful home, and raising and enjoying their beloved German Shepherd dogs. Their life together included adventure of many sorts, especially their time spent in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Connie was a superb cook and she knit exquisite baby clothes for many little ones over the years. She was an excellent model for her children and grandchildren, encouraging them in their own pursuits. Connie was a person of high moral standards. She had a great respect for all people, and was loved by all who knew her. She was a lady, in the true meaning of the word. She counted among her friends people of all ages: young children would come to her door, asking if Connie could come out to play ; teenagers and young adults would often drop over to visit her; and in her later years she still corresponded with friends she had had since childhood. She was loyal to her friends to the end. One of Connie's greatest qualities was her ability and willingness to listen to others. Connie's family would like to thank all of the dedicated Home Care Workers who cared for her in such a kind and loving manner over the past five years. Most particularly, we would like to thank Nancy Clark-Landry, who coordinated Connie's care, and Lillian, Esther, Pablo and Yvonne. We are most grateful for the excellent care our Mother received on 3E at the Riverview Health Centre Palliative Care Unit. Our special thanks to Tony, Barb and Tannis for their compassion and understanding during this most difficult time. Patti's colleagues on the W.R.H.A. Home Care Team in Charleswood played an integral role in supporting Patti as she cared for her mother over the last five years, and for this we are immensely grateful. Particular thanks are due to Zah, Rowena, Caroline, and Shann, our NRC, who provided understanding and support beyond any expectation. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, October 8, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in Thomson In the Park Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Blvd., Winnipeg. Interment will follow at Thomson In the Park Cemetery. THOMSON IN THE PARK 925-1120 Condolences may be sent to

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 07, 2010

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Patti, Sincere conolences from Lisa, Carla and me to you and your family on the losss of your mother. From the obituary, it seems that she was indeed "quite the lady" as you often said. I admire you for being able to work and take care of her for so long, but I shouldn't be surprised after seeing you in action for two and a half years. Unfortunately I won't be able to attend the memorial since the girls and I are leaving tomorrow for North Bay Isabel's memorial. However, I will be thinking of you. Lloyd Burnham - Posted by: Lloyd Burnham (Acquaintance) on: Oct 07, 2010

  • Connie was just a wonderful lady to be around, no matter what the reason. Conversation with her was very entertaining, always enlightening and never, ever dull. She always had a story to tell and even the children would sit and listen to her with awe.She will be very missed and frequently thought of with tears in our eyes. Her nieces and nephew, Miklyn, Koryn and Kyle, think of her with great fondness and are sorry they will not be able to attend. Our condolences to all the family, but as we all know, she led a good and full life... - Posted by: Roberta Rondeau(Langford) (Family) on: Oct 07, 2010

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