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Born: Jun 28, 1999

Date of Passing: Dec 26, 2022

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June 28, 1999 - December 26, 2022

Tragically on December 26, 2022 this world lost a beautiful extraordinary soul. Connor was an incredibly intelligent and talented young man with a mind like no other. He was a kind and sensitive person who had a very promising future. He was a talented musician who played the piano, trumpet, oboe, ukulele and many more. He could pick up an instrument he had never played and within a couple of hours be playing a tune on it. He loved the outdoors, cycling, hiking, skiing, watersports, equestrian eventing. He loved growing up in the country, surrounded by nature and his pets.

Beloved Son, Brother, Nephew and Friend, he will always be remembered and loved.

Our hearts are broken, but we will never forget him. Survived by his mother Patricia Napier, his father Bruce Kowaluk, and his sisters, Julia and Hilary.
Cremation will take place, and a memorial service will be planned for the summer of 2023.

Memories and condolences may be shared by visiting Connor's memorial page at

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 31, 2022

Condolences & Memories (19 entries)

  • Bruce, Pat, Julia and Hilary, I was so sad to hear the terrible news of Connor's passing. Please know that I am sending my thoughts and prayers to your family. Lori Clemente Dziewit - Posted by: Lori Dziewit (co-worker) on: Feb 25, 2023

  • Please accept my condolences - Posted by: Haroks Splett (uncle) on: Jan 23, 2023

  • I will always remember Connor as the kind, pleasant and talented student that I was fortunate to have in my classroom. He was a beautiful little boy who always smiled and had so much to share with others. Sending much love to the family. - Posted by: Corah Enns (Teacher) on: Jan 09, 2023

  • My heartfelt sympathies to all of you, my brother Bruce, Pat, Julia, and Hilary. I missed connecting with Connor over the past few years but I do remember him as curious and bright, always friendly, and a boy who loved to chat! His loss is devastating and it will take time to process and heal. We are all with you in thought and prayer. Love Cheryl, Richard, Xavier & Vivi - Posted by: Cheryl Mootoo (nee Kowaluk) (Aunt) on: Jan 03, 2023

  • Very sorry to hear about Connor. He was a creative soul full of Music. Thinking of you and extending our deepest sympathy to your family at this time. - Posted by: Norene, Wayne, Bailey and Carley (Friend) on: Jan 03, 2023

  • I'm so sorry for the loss of your son. May the memories you hold close to your heart of Connor live on forever. Please know many are thinking of you and your family at this unthinkable and heartbreaking time and are sending strength and prayers to all of you 🙏 Kim - Posted by: Kim (co worker) on: Jan 03, 2023

  • On behalf of my family, I wanted to express our deepest condolences to all of you in your time of loss. Conner was so full of potential and gone too soon. I know there are no amount of words can express the pain that you are all going through. My heart aches for your loss. Know that I am here for you if you need anything. We love you all. - Posted by: Fay Splett (Cousins (to Pat, Conner, Julia and Hilary)) on: Jan 03, 2023

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. I will forever remember Connor. A very bright young man who enjoyed reading and would often offer suggestions on what books to order. Thinking of you all during this hard time. - Posted by: Mme. Lodge (Librarian) on: Jan 02, 2023

  • Pat and family, Our deepest condolences. Connor was a lucky boy to have been raised in the midst of love, horses, dogs and cats. May the love and prayers of those close to you help carry you through this unbearable sadness. - Posted by: Annette Fleming (Colleague) on: Jan 02, 2023

  • We offer our sincere condolences for your loss. The loss of a child is heartbreaking. Connor had so much potential in anything he set his mind to. We send our prayers to the family. - Posted by: Brigitte Tycholis (Teacher (Ecole Dugald School)) on: Jan 02, 2023

  • I am sorry to hear of your loss. I remember Connor meeting Sam when they were school and at Oak Bank United Church. Sam remembered him being so nice the last time he spoke with him. I am so very sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Mary Kirkwood (Friend of family) on: Jan 01, 2023

  • We are very sorry to hear of Connor’s death. Please accept our deepest sympathies at this most difficult time. - Posted by: Jack and Wendy Irrland (Friend) on: Jan 01, 2023

  • So very sorry to hear of the loss of your son. He sounded like an exceptional person. In time bits of sunshine will start peaking through the very dark cloud you are in right now and those will be the wonderful memories of Connor, the love will gradually overtake the grief. With my sympathies to all of your family, Lynette Kowalke - Posted by: Lynette Kowalke (Worked with Bruce ) on: Jan 01, 2023

  • Bruce and family, my heart aches for you all at this tremendous and unbelievable loss. I am so very sorry that such a wonderful, talented and gifted young man’s life ended entirely too early. Take comfort that you knew how awesome he was , that you shared and had impact in his amazing journey. My deepest sympathy to you all. - Elana - Posted by: Elana (Co worker with Bruce) on: Jan 01, 2023

  • I am so very very sorry to hear about Connor’s death.I can’t imagine your pain .I hope your memories of him will surround your heart and help you through this horrible time.My thoughts and prayers are with you. Suzy - Posted by: Suzy Ward(Kowaluk) (Friend ) on: Jan 01, 2023

  • My thoughts are with you all. Bruce, girls, I pray that peace finds your hearts and warms that ache. - Posted by: Cory (Friend ) on: Dec 31, 2022

  • So very sorry for your loss Bruce Thinking of you 🙏Bernice Lucko - Posted by: Bernice Lucko (Friend and previous co worker) on: Dec 31, 2022

  • So sorry to hear this unexpected and tragic news. Thoughts and prayers are with the family - Posted by: Kristin L (Former coworker ) on: Dec 31, 2022

  • I’m so terribly sorry to hear this. Please take care and know that we’re thinking of you. - Posted by: Lauren S (Former co worker) on: Dec 31, 2022

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