Connie Coatsworth

A photo of Connie Coatsworth


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Friday December 6, 2019
1:00 p.m.


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Thursday December 5, 2019
2:00 - 5:00 & 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Connie Joan Coatsworth of Merlin passed away with the family that she loved so dearly by her side on Sunday December 1, 2019.  At the age of 65, Connie has left an indelible imprint on this world, first as a soulmate to her husband Marvin who she loved dearly for over 46 years, then as a mother to four children who she was always thankful for; Terri Coatsworth & Jorn Coutts, Caleb Coatsworth & Milo Horton-Coatsworth, Jonathan & Kimberley Coatsworth and Matthew & Amy Coatsworth and finally as the adored grandmother of Madison Coutts, Ethan Gillier, Elora Gillier, Ty Brown, Elliott Brown, Noah Coatsworth and Lyla Coatsworth.

Connie was one of nine children born to Joan (Bechard) & the late Henry Lucio.  She will be missed by her sisters Cathie Bulley & Gary Huffman and Kellie & Scott Barton, and by her brothers Richard & Pam Lucio, Robert & Monica Lucio, Patrick & Kathy Lucio, Brian Lucio, Jeff & Lisa Lucio and Dana Lucio and their families.

Connie was a kind and loving person who constantly put the needs of others first.  The roads she travelled in life always took her in the direction of caring for people as a caregiver, an advocate and a counsellor.  She was a life-long learner and believed that you were never too old for more education. She first completed her Bachelor’s of Social Work with a young family and then went on to earn her Masters of Social Work at the University of Windsor and certificates of specialty in Addictions and Marriage and family counselling from the University of Guelph. She constantly updated her skills to benefit her clients through workshops and seminars.  She was a long-time member of the Southwestern Regional Centre family before venturing out and starting “Caring Counselling” in Chatham.

Friends and family are invited to gather at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home for visitation on Thursday from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m.  A Celebration of Life will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday December 6, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.  Interment will take place in Pardoville Cemetery.  Friends wishing to remember Connie with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Diabetes Association.

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Marvin and family So sorry we missed this. We spent many days passing one another in the halls of the hospital. We are so very sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences. Ivan Bechard and Family

I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. Connie was an amazing woman. I’ll never forget her kindness and big heart. My thoughts are with the family.

To Terri & Jorn, Milo and families, We are so sorry to hear of Connie's passing. By all accounts she was a wonderfully caring person who will be deeply missed. We are sending you our deepest sympathy during your time of loss. Alysson Storey & Dan Davidson

Dear Terri, Matt & Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom sounded like an incredibly caring woman. Thinking of you during this difficult time and sending hugs.

My condolences for your loss Matt and Terri

Dear Terri and Matt and family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear mother. I have no doubt she was a beautiful human being and will be sorely missed. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. Loretta Maceyovski

I’m so sorry for your loss. I can’t make it tomorrow, but just know that you are all in my thoughts.

Matt, Rick, Darryl and family, I am truly sorry for your loss. I would like to offer you and your family our deepest and most sincere condolences. We are thinking of you during this difficult time. The Peatson Family

Sending condolences to you Terri Jorn and Family on the passing of your Mom. Take comfort in the many happy times you shared with her and all the family gatherings. Carol and Rick Taylor

To the Coatsworth family We will always remember Connie for her laugh and happy spirit. Cherish the wonderful memories and keep them close in your heart forever. Neil, Patti , Sally ,Ben Seney and Families

Please take some small measure of comfort knowing you're in the thoughts and prayers of many. Matt, Terri and your families, on behalf of my girls and I our deepest condolences. Take Care. - Byron

My thoughts and prayers to the family . Memories will leave a smile or tears some days . Connie will be missed.

Cathy,Gary and family, I am so sorry for your loss.

To all the families of Connie, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless.

It was my priviledge to work with Connie for about 15 years. We became friends and occassionally met for lunch over the years since we both left the employ of Southwestern Regional Center. I also had the pleasure of getting to know Marvin and was always impressed with their love and devotion to each other. I will always think fondly of the time I spent with Connie as a co-worker and as a friend.

Connie we will miss you dearly ,our hearts are broken, thank you for all the years working with Kevin Nead my brother, and all the years you worked with him ,our thoughts prayers and condolences are with your families may your memories help heal your pain now and always thank you from he bottom of my heart Sandi, rip Connie

Connie we will miss you dearly ,our hearts are broken, thank you for all the years working with Kevin Nead my brother, and all the years you worked with him ,our thoughts prayers and condolences are with your families may your memories help heal your pain now and always thank you from he bottom of my heart Sandi

Offering my sincere condolences to all the family of Connie, she was a Beautiful Soul, May she now RIP

Our condolences to Caleb and family from Derrick and Janet

Sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you at this time.

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

My sincere condolences to the Coatsworth and Lucio families on the passing of Connie, she IS and always will be an inspiration to me as I take any step in life. Connie helped me privately with many dark issues and I will never forget her and I will continue everyday to thank her... Connie Rest in Peace as I know you will ---with all my heart Sheila

My deepest sympathies go out to Marvin and family. Connie was a kind & friendly person.

Dear Terri and Matt, My deepest and sincere condolences. Take comfort in your families and the wonderful memories you have of your mom.

Matt & Terri & Marvin, Sorry to hear of the loss of Connie. You remain in my thoughts and prayers, cousin Bonnie (Button) Jinks

My condolences to Marvin, and your immediate family. RIP Connie.

Connie was a great lady she will be sadly missed by everyone.

I worked several years with Connie in the Community Services Department.. She was a strong advocate for her clients always pressing for their best. She loved her family deeply. So many times we laughed about our challenges raising our sons. Connie was such a kind caring person who touched and impacted so many lives. My deepest condolences to the family. My prayers are with you in this time of great sorrow and grief.

Very Sorry for your loss !!

I cannot tell you how very sorry I am for your loss. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers today and in the days to come. RIP Connie.

We would like to send out sincere condolence to the family. May all your wonderful memories help you when you need it the most.

So sorry for your loss Brian(Greg). Condolences to you and your family. Mike and Theresa Fleury

I will miss my cousin Connie and our little online chats . She helped me overcome a lot of family issues with her wisdom and knowledge . Rest In Peace dear Connie . Until we meet again . Your loving cousin Judi Bechard

Our sincere condolences to the Coatsworth and Lucio families on the passing of Connie. Rest in peace Connie

My deepest sympathies to everyone in the family ...

Cousin Marvin and family my condolences on the passing of Connie. Sorry I will not be able to attend the services but she will always be remembered.

I worked with Connie at Southwestern Regional Centre Community Services Chatham team.....I remember her as a strong woman who cared deeply about her family and advocated strongly for anyone she could help through a difficult time. My sincere condolences to her family and friends....she will be missed by many including me.....RIP my friend.

My condolences to all who’s lives were touch by this beautiful caring woman! You will be dearly missed by so many Connie! Rest In Peace! ❤️

So saddened to hear of Connie's passing-my thoughts and prayers to the families. Rest in Peace Connie