Constance Louise Bibyk

 

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Constance Louise Bibyk

After living a courageous, adventurous life on her own terms, Constance Louise (Fox) Bibyk, passed away peacefully in Edmonds, WA on April 28th, 2021. She was a best friend to her husband of 26 years Andrew Michael Bibyk. She will be lovingly remembered by him, her brother Will Fox, sister Libby Fox Howard; her in-laws, her nieces, nephews, and friends.

Connie was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on August 23rd, 1956. She was preceded in death by her mother, Frances Fox from Chicago, Illinois and her father, Robert Fox from Boston, Massachusetts. As a child, she and her family toured every state except Alaska and Hawaii visiting relatives, beaches, national parks, and other places of interest.

She graduated from Del Norte High School (Class of 1974) in Albuquerque and received her Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing from the University of New Mexico in 1985. Excited to explore more of the country, Connie moved to Seattle, Washington where she worked as a cardiac nurse at the UW Medical Center. From there she moved to Laurel, Florida to work as a home care nurse. Following that she lived and worked for awhile as an ICU/telemetry nurse in Salt Lake City, Utah. Then in 1995 Connie returned to Seattle where she met her husband Andrew. Their lives continued with love and joyful contentment in marriage.

Connie was highly intelligent, self-reliant, an excellent cook, thoughtful gardner, creative artist, an avid and eclectic reader with an insatiable interest in the world around her. She especially enjoyed her many pets, research, puzzles, nutrition, and the ocean beaches of Washington state. She worked for many years helping others as a nurse or as a volunteer. As a nurse she was nurturing, caring and dedicated in her role. Her witty sense of humor brought joy to her patients, friends, and family. Connie enjoyed travel and visited countries in Europe and Asia. She was a best friend, companion, and supporter of those in need. We will cherish her memory and her thoughtful, loving soul for years to come.

2 Responses to “Constance Louise Bibyk”

  • George Bibyk says:

    We are heart-broken, as we mourn the loss our sister-in-law Connie. Connie, was very hospitable when we came out to visit. We stayed at her house and enjoyed her company and good conversation. She always smiled and made us feel welcomed! we will miss you dearly!

  • Elizabeth Fox Howard says:

    Connie newly born lying in my Mother’s arms is my earliest memory. I remember her tiny, sweet face with large, curious eyes. Will and I were excited to have a little sister. And I was delighted to have a living doll to mother, but Connie soon became my first girlfriend instead. We played with baby dolls, barbie dolls, made paper dolls and clothing out of comic strips and drew and cut out our own. We formed tiny clay people and provided them with pets, homes, and furniture. We happily played outside no matter the weather with the other kids in our neighborhood, until our parents called us in for meals or bedtime. We sang songs, and made each other laugh until we cried, and our parents yelled about all the gales of laughter coming from our room after bedtime. Will had his Pigeons and Genny Hens. Connie and I had rabbits, hamsters, ducks, chickens, and rats. As pre-teens we began making donuts, lollipops, and cookies while Mom was gone. Our health-conscious mother tried to allow only an occasional treat on special occasions. I was always surprised that Mom didn’t notice how quickly the sugar and flour containers emptied. Our co-conspiracy, developed into a love of cooking for both of us–and perhaps knowingly Mom just looked the other way.
    > Samuel Johnson said, “Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect,” and curiosity drove Connie. Like Ulysses she endeavored to “drink life to the lees.” Her curiosity took her in and safely out of the experimental decades of the 70s and 80s. Wherever she ventured, Connie always knew the best places to eat, drink, and explore, and the rest of us were happy that she took us along on her adventures. When she met and married her husband Andrew, we were delighted that she had found a good man, an equal with whom she could safely share intimate love, and her passion for life and travel. Connie said it was a marriage made in heaven and they lived out their vows of “in sickness and in health,” “for richer or for poorer,” “for better or for worse,” “and to love and cherish until death do we part.” My heart grieves with Andrew’s, my brother Will’s, and our families’ and friends’. I am sorrowful for all of us. We share a profound loss. I take solace in imagining my sister again in the arms of Mom and Dad in heaven, where all the things that divide us here on earth are gone and only love remains.

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