Constance "Connie" Sarah (Eldridge) KOESTER

Born: Sat., Jan. 31, 1931
Died: Sat., Jul. 29, 2017

Vigil of Prayer

7:30 PM Thu., Aug. 03, 2017
Location: Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church

Memorial Mass

10:30 AM Fri., Aug. 04, 2017
Location: Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church

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Mrs. Constance “Connie” Sarah Koester née Eldridge beloved wife of Ted of Eston, died peacefully at Eston Integrated Healthcare Facility surrounded by her family on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at the age of 86.

Connie leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband “Ted” Theodore; her children Sharon (Lynn) Nash and family Brad (Jocelyn) Nash, Landyn and Keegan, Rickie Nash, Everett and Declan, Dwayne (Candace) Nash, Carrington, Mitchell (Amber Haug) Nash and daughter Aaliyah Haug, Brittany (Brad) Nessel, Xander and Paxton; Carole (Blyth) Stevenson and family Abby (Nathan) Bennett, Eddie and Frankie, Kelly (Derrick) Knight, Emerson, William and Maggie, Casey (Derek) Christiaens, Stevie, Hannah and Boston; Nancy (Brent) Oliphant and daughter Sheena Oliphant; Adell Gurski and family Laura (James) Kerr and Kyle (Chelsea Oliphant) Gurski; Aaron (Vera) Koester and family Clinton Hartman, Keith (Janelle Weisgerber) Hartman and Alden Koester; Jill (Barry) Stevenson and family Mandy (Max Field) Koester, Louie and Joe, Sam Stevenson,  Caleb Stevenson and Noah Stevenson; June (Ben) Pederson and family Davin (Tarren) Pederson, Aden and Kenna, Dylan Pederson and Kaylie Pederson; Paula (Tony) Livella and family Gabriel Livella and Sophia Livella; Mary (Scott) Cochlan and family Kade Cochlan and Jordyn Cochlan; Lori (Jason) Lappa and family Jade Lappa and Sage Lappa. She is also survived by her sister Florence Cross and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by three sons David, Hal and Lawrence; a grandson Gavin Oliphant; her dad Harold Eldridge; mother Delia Mirasty; step-father Andrew Anderson; and two brothers Gordon Eldridge and Glen Eldridge.

Her journey began January 31, 1931 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Connie grew up at Dore Lake and came to Eston in 1952 to help her cousins, Jack and Pat Shea, look after their two little boys. And she never left. She married Ted, her life partner, in 1955 and they quickly began to build a family legacy that started with 13 children and now spans to 80, including 27 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Connie loved nurturing all things living from her family to her garden and loved unconditionally. She was always welcoming and had an amazing ability to provide what was needed in that moment in time. She had a wonderful sense of humor and a quick wit second to none. Connie enjoyed her early morning coffee in her chair by the window watching the birds and preparing for the day ahead.

Vigil of Prayer was held on Thursday, August 3, at 7:30 p.m. and Memorial Mass was celebrated on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 10:30 a.m., both at Eston Sacred Heart Parish with Reverend Father Denis Phaneuf celebrant. The Rite of Committal to follow at Eston Cemetery. Donations in memory of Connie may be made to the Eston Riverside Regional Park, P.O. Box 883, Eston, Sask. S0L 1A0.

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Fr. Ralph Kleiter
   Posted Wed August 02, 2017
Hello Ted & family:

Please accept my prayers and condolences on the death of Connie. I have many fine memories of the Koesters from my years (1972-77) in Eston. I will remember your intentions at Mass.



Robert & Jackie Bertram
   Posted Thu August 03, 2017
Dear Ted

We were very saddened to hear about your loss. Please accept our sincerest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Robert & Jackie

Dan and Darlene Rybka
   Posted Fri August 04, 2017
To Ted and all the family: We were saddened to hear that Connie passed away. Your family was an integral part of our bakery (1972-1988). We know she will be missed. Take care. God bless all of you. Dan & Darlene Rybka in Kelowna,B.C.

Jim and Gerri Piper
   Posted Fri August 18, 2017
Dear Ted. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this saddened time of Connie's passing. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew Connie. She was a great lady. She is in a better place now. Jim and Gerri

Pat (Burge) and Howard Pearce
   Posted Sun August 20, 2017
Dear Ted & Family,
I was thinking of you and your family when Connie passed away. I know you will all miss her dearly. She was a great wife, mother and grandmother. When I used to babysit out at your farm, I used to wonder how Connie could keep track of all the kids! It was a big job, I am sure! You must have many happy memories to remember Connie. Take care and God Bless You All!

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