PETEPIECE, Constance - It is with deep sadness that we announce the unexpected but peaceful passing of Constance (Connie) Diane Petepiece (nee Ruckle) on October 25, 2019 in London Ontario.
Connie was born August 15, 1941 in Tillsonburg to Victor and Doris Ruckle of Brownsville. Connie was a devoted mother above all else. She adored her children Tracy (Patrick) and Scott. The lights of her life were her grandchildren, Luke, Emily and Jackson. There was no shortage of hugs, back rubs, card games, laughter and March Break trips to Florida. Connie was a ray of sunshine wherever she went. Friendships meant the world to Connie, and she could make a new one just standing in line, or riding up an elevator. She very much cherished her church family as well. Connie touched countless lives of the many students in her career as an elementary school teacher. She will be sorely missed by her children and grandchildren, and by her sisters Vicki (John) and Wendy; as well as her much loved nieces Martha, Victoria, and Sarah (Mark).
Friends will be received at Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond, London Ontario on Tuesday October 29 from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. Funeral will be held at Siloam United Church, 1240 Fanshawe Park Rd. E., London Ontario at 11:30 AM on Wednesday October 30. Reception to follow. Donations to Princess Margaret Hospital would be appreciated.
October 28, 2019, 7:09 am
Dear Scott , Tracy and family, this is indeed sad and shocking. I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful mother. I have many memories of her at our home and hers at dinner parties and family gatherings. Connies wit and humour were exquisite. Her compassion for all and her dedication to her family and her love of teaching were but a few of my memories. I think of her often as I reach for a wonderful Caesar salad recipe she gave us years ago. That tells of yet another wonderful aspect of Connie, her warm entertaining and chef like cooking skills. We will miss her dearly!
Jessie & Vince Cinq-Mars
October 28, 2019, 10:16 am
Dear Scott and Tracy. Just heard of the passing of your Mother. We will always remember the many laughs and conversations we had with Connie at the hockey arenas etc. No one can feel the sorrow that you and your family are enduring. May all the Happy Memories of your dear mother help warm your heart.
Our thoughts and sympathy are with both of you and your family.
October 28, 2019, 11:25 am
It has been said that those who put sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. Connie spread sunshine wherever she went.
She was a wonderful mother, teacher, friend and confidante to so many who counted on her everyday. Her influence was boundless. She had so many talents, which she didn’t mind mentioning from time to time with that twinkle in her eye. We had many wonderful times together.
She will be missed by all, but in particular her family. Connie was that ‘constant’ in their lives who could always be counted upon. Her memory and teachings will never fade.
Condolences to Scott and Tracy and sisters Wendy and Vicki, nieces and grandchildren.
Kent & Family
Rachel Pauley & Dan Litowitz
October 29, 2019, 9:39 pm
We are so saddened to learn of the passing of your mother, Connie. We know what a devoted son you were and what a joy Jackson must have been to her. We are thinking of you and your entire family and are sending you lots of love and warm wishes from NYC. Please accept our condolences.
With our deepest sympathy,
Rachel & Dan
November 2, 2019, 8:32 am
I had the privilege of boarding at Connies house for many years when I worked in London. She was such a blessing to myself and my family.
I am saddened to hear of her passing.
Her kindness, love, support and smile will not be forgotten.
My deepest sympathy to Scott, Tracy, Pat and family as you grieve the loss of such an amazing woman.
November 10, 2019, 2:51 pm
Just learned a few days ago about the passing of your mom. I did not hear about it soon enough to be there for the funeral. So sorry for your loss of a very special person. We went to school together in Brownsville many years ago. I know your memories will comfort you for years to come.
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