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Born: May 03, 1942

Date of Passing: Sep 07, 2023

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Richard Kenneth Conner, known to his loved ones as Dick, passed away on September 7, 2023, at the age of 81 in Scottsdale, AZ. Born on May 3, 1942, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he was the beloved husband of Sandra Conner.

Dick had a vibrant personality and was quick with a joke. He had a passion for playing golf and spent many years enjoying the sport. His love for travel took him all over the world, with frequent trips to Las Vegas, where he enjoyed playing craps and blackjack. He had a special fondness for his grandchildren and took great joy in celebrating their achievements. Dick was also known for his generous nature, always willing to lend a helping hand.

In his professional life, Dick excelled as a Chartered Accountant. He became the youngest partner at CA Firm Laventhol and Horwath in 1970. Later, he ventured into real estate development, becoming a successful owner and manager of the Birkenshaw apartment building in Calgary, Alberta.

When he wasn't working or travelling, Dick indulged in activities, which included going on world cruises, golfing, and watching all sports. He loved splitting his time living in Calgary and Scottsdale and considered both cities home.

Dick is survived by his loving wife, Sandra Conner, and their children: Kelly Conner Rubin and Mark Rubin [Sarah, Taylor, Jack and Lauren], Todd Conner and Deborah Conner [Blake and Brandon], Robyn Young [Brianna] and Kevin Stevens, and Sherry Conner [Tyler]. He is also survived by his brother Neil Conner. He was preceded in death by his mother Ruth Conner, and brother Morley Conner. He will also be missed by his furry companions, Poncho and Joey.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 10, 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Sinai Cemetery in Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that contributions be made to your favourite charity in Dick's memory.

May his soul rest in peace, and may his memory be a blessing to all who knew him.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 09, 2023

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