ULLERY, Connie Margaret

September 28, 1942 – August 13, 2021

Connie Margaret Ullery was born September 28, 1942 in Port Arthur, Ontario. She was the only child to Art Fenton and Ada Fenton (Beynon). Connie passed away peacefully at Foothills Medical Centre on Friday, August 13, 2021 surrounded by her loving family.

At the age of 3, the family moved west and settled in the Cochrane area, attending school in Calgary. After her school years, she worked for Motor Car Supply and in 1960, she met the man who would change everything. In May 1962, she married the love of her life Jim Ullery, remaining happily married for 59 years. They welcomed 4 children into their life. Throughout their lives, Connie supported all of their kids sporting endeavours with a special passion for rodeo. She became “rodeo mom” to many other young men and women over the years.

Connie is survived by her loving husband, Jim; daughter, Kelly (Rick) Nash; sons, Kenny (Trish Brown), Wayne (Kelly), and Keith (Lori). She is also survived by 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and one in the oven.

A Celebration of Life will take place at the Cochrane Lions Event Centre (Rodeo Grounds – 109 Fifth Ave, Cochrane, AB) on Monday, August 23 at 2:00 p.m.).

To view the livestream of the service, please use the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81079573622

The family would like to thank the staff at the FMC Unit 64 for the care and compassion they provided for Connie and her family.

Donations can be made in memory of Connie to The Lung Association of Alberta/NWT (www.ab.lung.ca) or a charity of choice.

The family is grateful for the condolences and flowers. Messages of condolence may be posted below or to Connie’s Facebook page.

Arrangements entrusted to Bridget Halfyard, Funeral Director

Cochrane Country Funeral Home – cochrane@piersons.ca – Ph: 403-932-1039

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  1. On August 16, 2021 at 8:11 pm DAVE AND PAT BUCKLER Said:

    so sorry to hear about Connie,she was a great wife and supporter to you all ,cherish the memories in tithes will keep her close ,take care

  2. On August 17, 2021 at 8:20 am Carol Spensley Said:

    Deepest sympathy to you Jim and your family. Connie was indeed a wonderful woman and I’m sad to hear of her passing.

  3. On August 17, 2021 at 9:39 am George and Doreen Hindes Said:

    Please know that we are thinking of you at this truly sad time.
    There are no words that can express the sadness of loosing someone so very special.
    Sending love and prayers to all of you.

  4. On August 17, 2021 at 9:48 am George and Doreen Hindes Said:

    Truly sorry to hear of Connie’s passing.
    Sending love and prayers to all the family.

  5. On August 17, 2021 at 9:54 am Leah Allen Said:

    My sincere condolences to the family. Connie will be very missed.

  6. On August 17, 2021 at 10:21 am Joyce Smith Myren Said:

    Our Deepest sympathy Jim and family at this sad time.
    Connie was a beautiful caring lady and touched so many lives.
    Our condolences to all the family and friends.
    The Myren’s

  7. On August 17, 2021 at 11:11 am ROCKY PASHKO Said:

    Deepest sympathy at this time of sadness

  8. On August 17, 2021 at 12:12 pm Logan and Cindy Stanfield Said:

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to the entire family at this very sad time. Thinking of you and saying many prayers that you all can cope with this terrible loss.

  9. On August 17, 2021 at 12:31 pm Shawn and Kim Collins Said:

    Our deepest sympathy to Jim and family, you are in our prayers.

  10. On August 17, 2021 at 1:56 pm Gloria Johnson Said:

    My deepest and caring condolences to you Jim and family. Connie fought so hard and will be remembered by all. A courageous lady.

  11. On August 17, 2021 at 2:30 pm Tom & Bobbi Ross Said:

    Our deepest condolences & big hugs to this entire family. Wishing you strength to get through the grief and sadness of your loss.

  12. On August 17, 2021 at 4:23 pm Debbie & Gerry Voykin Said:

    I am so sorry to hear about Connie – I have great memories of visiting Jim and Connie and the kids with Bob & Renee when we where young – she always made me laugh. She was a strong, courageous women – who knew how to laugh. You will always have her with you all in your hearts and memories. Our hearts and prayers go out to Jim – Kelly – Kenny – Keith and Wayne and all other family and friends at this difficult time – take care of yourselves Debbie (Gibson) and Gerry Voykin

  13. On August 17, 2021 at 5:17 pm Jim and Sharon Said:

    Iam not sure how one would sum up of who Connie was… an amazing woman to say the least! She left a lot of lasting memories for all who were so fortunate to have been in her company. She loved to smile, laugh and sing with her family and everyone else. Was a privilege to know her, with out sincere sympathy to her family. Jim, Sharon Brown and families

  14. On August 17, 2021 at 6:29 pm Tracey Woolsey Said:

    I always enjoyed conversations with Connie over the years. She was a tough woman in every way. She will be missed ❤️

  15. On August 17, 2021 at 6:48 pm Ken Aarsby Said:

    Jim I’m so sorry to hear about Connie. You two had such a great relationship it’s hard to believe she’s gone. My sincere condolences old friend.

  16. On August 17, 2021 at 6:54 pm Betty Baptie & Sandra Humphreys Said:

    Very sorry to hear of Connie’s passing. Deepest sympathy to Jim and Family.

  17. On August 17, 2021 at 8:11 pm Cheryl Grzywacz Said:

    My deepest sympathy to your whole family! Jim it’s so hard to believe Connie’s gone! She was strength, love and had the ability to brighten a room when she walked in. I was so extremely blessed to have you and Connie in my life! Hugs and prayers she now lives in all the hearts she touched here on earth.

  18. On August 17, 2021 at 10:56 pm Nancy Dutchik Said:

    So sorry to hear about Connie’s passing our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.

  19. On August 18, 2021 at 7:17 am Mary Winkel Said:

    My deepest condolences to you and your family.

  20. On August 18, 2021 at 7:53 am Pat and Charlie Crutchfield Said:

    So sorry to hear of Connie’s passing. Our thoughts are with you.

  21. On August 18, 2021 at 2:51 pm carole Hall Said:

    deepest sympathy to the family. Connie enjoyed life.

    allan & carole Hall

  22. On August 18, 2021 at 3:35 pm allan&carole Hall Said:

    Allan & Carole send our deep sympathies to all

  23. On August 18, 2021 at 5:33 pm Dawn Paxton Said:

    I was saddened to hear of Connie’s passing. My condolences to you Jim and your family.

  24. On August 18, 2021 at 8:53 pm Irv & Lynne Said:

    So sorry to hear of Connie’s passing. It breaks ones heart when such a fine and generous lady passes. We will miss her singing at the karaokes and all our golf outings. She was such a strong lady going through what she went through in the last years. Such a strong person. I know that Connie loved her family and was very, very proud of all of you. I also know she will be deeply missed by her family and many, many friends. Take care Jim. Connie will be waiting for you when the time comes.

  25. On August 19, 2021 at 9:11 am Sarah Leete Said:

    Connie. One week older than me. Please accept my condolences. Remember her with her cousin Lil. They participated in a riding event with me. Early 80s.

  26. On August 19, 2021 at 9:44 am Allyssa & Mindy Said:

    We are so very sorry to hear of Connie’s passing. She was an amazing lady with a heart of gold. We loved seeing her at the hair salon, her infectious laugh brightened up our days. Until we meet again Connie, We love you.
    Jim, if you need anything at all please don’t hesitate to reach out. We love you xx

    Mindy & Allyssa
    (Mindy’s Place)

  27. On August 19, 2021 at 11:25 am Corrine Leask Said:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your dear Connie, Mom & Grandma, I send deepest sympathy.
    With my prayers,
    Corrine Leask

  28. On August 19, 2021 at 11:42 am Richards Family Said:

    Lots of great memories from when all our kids were small right up to now. The rodeo trail was such fun and we will remember all the crazy antics, singing around a campfire, laughing together, cards games that went on for hours, etc. Connie was always too fun and made everyone feel at home. She is at peace now and is probably hollering down at us to all stay together, share many stories, have a beer and carry on!! Love from the Richards Family XOXOXO

  29. On August 20, 2021 at 7:37 am Verne and Pietie Friesen Said:

    It is so sad to hear that your mother, grandmother, and long-time partner of Jim has passed away. She was an outstanding person who always made you feel like she missed you when you saw her again. We will watch the tribute to her on Zoom as we still have concerns over covid and large crowds. We hope to see you folks personally real soon to extend our condolences in person.
    Verne and Pietie Friesen

  30. On August 20, 2021 at 8:38 am Jon and Marty losee Said:

    Dear Jim and family. It is with a heavy heart that we send our deepest sympathies. Connie was a special lady and she will be missed. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Love Marty and Jon.

  31. On August 20, 2021 at 9:09 am Sally Yakiwchuk Said:

    So sorry for your loss. Sending much love to you, Kelly, Rick and your family. Connie will forever be with you all. Much love…..Sally Fisher-Yakiwchuk

  32. On August 20, 2021 at 10:43 am Wayne and Arlene Black Said:

    Sending our love and hugs to all on the passing of this beautiful soul. Connie will be missed by all that had the privilege of knowing her. Keep your memories and love for her tucked deep within your heart and she will always be with you. Connie will never be forgotten, her love of life, her sense of humor her kind heart and her love of country music her feisty spirit and courage will always make us smile. We will watch her celebration of life live streamed but our hearts will be there with you. Love always Wayne and Arlene

  33. On August 20, 2021 at 5:45 pm John Brooks Said:

    Jim, Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Know that our thoughts are with you during this sad and difficult time.

    John & Lynda Brooks

  34. On August 22, 2021 at 3:32 pm Russell & Patricia Wiechnik Said:

    Jim & Family,
    Memory is a beautiful place where loved ones are reunited. May you feel a gentle hug each time you remember Connie.

    With our deepest sympathy,
    Russell & Patricia Wiechnik

  35. On August 23, 2021 at 1:37 pm Marni Evans Said:

    I am sorry. Some of my favorite memories from childhood were parties at Jim and Connie’s with music and Connie singing. She will be dearly missed. Sending love to the entire family.

  36. On August 25, 2021 at 8:50 pm Laura, Shelley, Shawna, & Jody Said:

    Jim & Family,
    Very sorry to hear of Connie’s passing.
    She’s fondly remembered.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  37. On September 9, 2021 at 7:32 pm Bob Adlington Said:

    So sorry, Jim, to hear of the loss of Connie. My prayers are with you in your grief.

  38. On September 12, 2021 at 4:57 pm Linda Poynter Said:

    Jim and family. So sorry for your loss. Connie was
    a brave and courageous Lady. An inspiration for all and a true life-partner. May she Rest In Peace and be surrounded by all who have passed before. Stay strong Jim.