July 2nd 1959
– January 1st 2013
It is with saddened hearts to announce the passing of Connie Skorberg after her short battle with cancer. After traveling around the province as a young woman, Connie decided to move to the Kootenays in 1994 to raise her two daughters Sarah and Meagan. She attended Selkirk College and eventually completed her Bachelor of Social Work degree through the University of Victoria.
Connie enjoyed everything that had to do with the outdoors. In fact it was her mission in the summer of 2011 to go swimming in every lake in the Kootenay’s. Whether it was cooling down in the water, warming up by the bonfire or everything in between such as fishing, camping, beach combing and simply taking in the fresh air, going to the lake at any time of the year was one of her favourite pastimes. For the last 20 years Connie was determined to find an arrow head along the beaches of Syringa and finally this Thanksgiving it happened for her.
Connie adored her family and valued every moment with her daughters. She loved to spend time with family and friends along with her two kitties and looked for any reason to be together to share laughter, love and celebrate life itself. She will sadly missed by the people she worked with and supported at Freedom Quest, her many friends, her two older brothers Harold (Christine) and Willy, nephews Phil, Jake and Tony, nieces Sammy and Gracie and of course her two incredible daughters Sarah and Meagan. Connie was predeceased by her mother, June Skorberg, her father Gunnar Skorberg, and sister Grace (Rick) Twano.
Please join in the celebration of Connie’s life on Saturday, January 12th at 1:00 pm at the Castlegar and District Community Complex Recreation Centre. In lieu of cards and flowers, donations can be made to the Families Program at Freedom Quest and the Harvest Food Bank.