Connie, beloved wife of Cliff Golas, passed away at Chapman House Hospice in Owen Sound, Ontario on Monday, May 21, 2018, two days before her 80th birthday.
Connie enjoyed and loved being in the Canadian fine art and antiques business for over thirty years, where she and Cliff ran their gallery, produced an antiques magazine entitled ‘Georgian Antiques Digest’ for more than twenty years, and also presented over forty winter and summer antiques shows in Thornbury, Ontario.
She was the originator of Thornbury’s ‘Old Fashioned Xmas’, a yearly event which she started in the early 1980s and is still continued each year in Thornbury. She will be joyously remembered by the many friends that she made in this business and in the more than fifty years of living and working in Thornbury.
Connie was also the very proud granddaughter of the professional British/Scottish footballer and WW1 war hero “Jimmy Speirs” who was the captain and overtime goal scorer to win the prestigious British FA Cup in 1911. Connie is pictured here wearing a replica of the jersey that Jimmy Speirs wore during his time with the Bradford City FC “Bantams”. This jersey was a generous gift from our British friend, Andrew Pickles, creator of the website, www.jimmy-speirs.co.uk, dedicated to the memory and achievements of Jimmy Speirs. Her granddad Jimmy died from wounds received on the 20th of August, 1917 at Passchendaele and is buried at Dochy Farm New British Cemetery near Ieper (Ypres), Belgium.
Connie was dearly loved and be in the hearts and minds of many forever.
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