Connie Richardson

Obituary of Connie Richardson

November 29, 1938 – Kitchener, Ontario

June 6, 2024 – Calgary, Alberta


Connie (Sutter) Richardson, formerly James, took her final journey at the Peter Lougheed Centre in Calgary, AB, after a short but valiant battle with cancer. She passed in the presence of loved ones on Thursday, June 6, 2024, at the age of 85 years.


Born in Kitchener, ON, Connie was the daughter of Howard and Marjorie (Franklin) Sutter. She was married to Cecil James (deceased 2015) in 1956, and together they had five daughters, Christol, Cheryl, Cynthia, Carol, and Corinne. After she and Cecil divorced, Connie became the “soul” companion of almost forty years to Stanley Jordan (deceased 2016), and stepmother to Karen and Craig. Connie moved to Calgary in 2016, where she met and married Daryl Richardson on October 12, 2019, having nearly five wonderful years together. She was warmly welcomed and loved by Daryl’s sons, David, Ken, Neil, and daughter, Margo.


Shortly after Connie came to Calgary, she became an active member of the Good Companions 50 Plus Club in Calgary. She was an energetic volunteer at the front desk. She held a position on the club’s board and made many friends within the group, until her health began to fail only a few months ago.


Connie loved her crafts: knitting, crocheting, making Christmas ornaments, and much more. She was a supreme recycler, making sturdy crocheted bags for years from plastic shopping bags and proudly giving and selling them to family and friends.


Throughout her life, she enjoyed travelling, including camping when her girls were young, to taking many trips and cruises with Stan over the years. She was so happy that she and Daryl had been able to travel to Ontario last fall to visit family, some of whom she had not seen in years.


Besides her loving husband Daryl Richardson, Connie is survived by her daughters, Christol (Glenn), Cheryl (Roland), Cindy (Brian), Carol (Don), and Corinne (Todd). She was proud to leave a legacy of eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her stepdaughters and stepsons, Karen (Jo), Craig (Alison), David (Ana), Ken (Julia), Neil (Elizabeth), and Margo; as well as by one sister-in-law, Betty Sutter (Wayne, deceased 2002).


Connie will be most remembered for her optimism, and her pride and love of family. Her presence will be forever missed. A Celebration of Connie’s Life will be held at a future date at the Good Companions 50 Plus Club.


The family would like to thank the medical team at the Peter Lougheed Centre for the care and compassion shown to Connie and her family during her difficult final weeks.


Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed with Connie’s family here.


In living memory of Connie Richardson, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Heritage, 1708 – 16th Avenue NW, Calgary, AB, T2M 0L7, Telephone: 403-299-0100.

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