Constance "Connie" Fetchison

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FETCHISON, Constance "Connie"….
 
Peacefully at Victoria Hospital, London, on Friday, April 24, 2020 Constance Isabel Fetchison (nee Watt) in her 96th year.
 
Beloved mother of Robert Fetchison and his wife Chantale, and Barbara McLatchie (nee Fetchison) and her husband Kenneth. Dear "Nana" of Andre (and Cindy), Nicolas (and Mariah) and Camille Fetchison, and Christopher and Matthew McLatchie, and loving great-grandmother of Mason Johnstone and Liam Fetchison. Also survived by her younger sister Joan Watt. Predeceased by her husband Joseph (1986).
 
Connie had a great love of learning and literature and she enjoyed a rewarding career as a librarian. After graduating from the University of Western Ontario in 1950, she studied library science at the University of Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio, receiving her M.L.S. in 1951. She first worked at the Oshawa Public Library as a Children's Librarian. Thereafter, Connie returned to London to raise her family and to continue her career with the London Public Library. Starting in September 1964, she worked at various locations including the Central Library and several branch libraries (Carson, Argyle, Westown and Landon). She also served as Head of the Mobile Libraries in the early 1970s, and had a key role in the development of library services to shut-ins. Retiring in June 1987 after an almost twenty-three year career at the London Public Library, Connie was able to take time to enjoy her favourite pastimes of travel, theatre and music. But her greatest joy and pride was always her family, and she enjoyed spending more time with her children, grandchildren and eventually great-grandchildren.
 
Cremation has taken place. A private family graveside service will take place at Woodland Cemetery, London. Connie will be sorely missed and will be forever in our hearts. A memorial service will be held to celebrate her life when we are able to gather again. In lieu of flowers, donations in Connie's memory may be made to the London Health Sciences Foundation, 747 Base Line Road East, London, ON N6C 2R6. Arrangements entrusted with A. Millard George Funeral Home, 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com