Obituary of Connie Lewin
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LEWIN, CONSTANCE “CONNIE” TERESA
March 21, 1961 - June 3, 2022
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of a much loved member
of our family, Connie Lewin. Connie is the beloved daughter of Joseph and Annette (deceased)
Lewin, sister of Jo-Anne (Peter) Honeyborne, Cindy (Jim) Pitt, Cathy (Guy - deceased) and
Chris Lewin (April White). She is the aunt of Patrick (Rebecca) Heaney, Geoffrey Heaney
(godson), William Lewin, Cameron (Kaitlyn) Honeyborne and Lianne Honeyborne. She is also
the great-aunt of Emily & Oliver Heaney and Lillian Honeyborne.
Connie was also a member of another family: her friends and colleagues at the John M.
Kelly Library at the University of St. Michael’s College, U of T. This September would have
marked her 38 years of work and service there. In her work life, Connie employed exacting
standards and was very conscientious in her work. Connie’s time spent at the library was very
important to her, and being surrounded by books and computers fed her love of reading,
researching and writing. Connie was one who embraced evolving technologies and used them
to stay current and effective in her work and to indulge her passions at home.
Connie developed many passions in her life. In terms of media, she loved all things
British, including novels, murder mysteries, tv series and movies. She loved nature, whether it
was going for walks in green spaces, growing her own plants and herbs or displaying her
sensitivity towards all creatures, especially vulnerable ones. Travel was another passion of
her’s. She visited many different places here, in the States and in Europe.
Connie had a creative side as well. She enjoyed writing, listening to classical music and
trained vocalists, attending theatre with family and friends, watching movies with friends,
displaying and arranging flowers with flair and visiting art museums. Most of all, she was well
known for her skills in cooking and baking - she was best known for her butter tarts and
People close to Connie knew her to be an independent spirit. She was an individual
who knew her own mind and wasn’t afraid to speak it. She valued honesty and a sense of
civility; above all, she valued respect for others and kindness in her relationships and in her
everyday interactions. A very private person, Connie enjoyed quiet, one-on-one interactions
with family and friends. At these times, she would offer her opinions on various subjects and
display her great wit and sense of humour. Not a fan of large gatherings, she would
nevertheless attend important functions because of her sense of loyalty to her family, friends
Connie lived life on her own terms and would not have had it any other way. Gone too
soon, she will be greatly missed by her family and friends.A private service will take place for her immediate family only. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Wildlife Federation would be appreciated by Connie's family.