April 18, 1954 – February 13, 2020
Heather passed peacefully away at home on February 13th, 2020 after a year long battle with cancer. Her fight ended the same way it began, with her husband and three sons at her side. Her courage and strength in the last year helped her family and friends prepare for her final days and no one could have faced the disease and treatment more courageously. Her goal was to enjoy this last Christmas with her family, and to see her latest granddaughter (Maddie Heather) enter the world. She achieved both these cherished goals.
Dave and Heather, married for 45 years, together they raised three sons (Blair, Scott and David). All were born in different provinces and she oversaw moving the family six times with a practicality and sense of adventure that made difficult things happen with ease. While raising a family Heather still always found a way to continue to practice as a Nurse. She worked at the major Cancer Treatment Centres in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Winnipeg through a career that spanned 35 years. The ease to which she always found employment and the diversity of the areas she worked in is a testament to the high regard she was held in.
One of her greatest joys was watching her sons marry wonderful women. Blair to Sarah in 2011, Scott to Alex in 2016 and David to Sinead in 2017. Her GREATEST joy was being Nanna to their children. Tessa and Kate in Fredericton with Blair and Sarah and Kaiden, Bennett and Maddie with David and Sinead in Calgary. Heather was able to have two great family visits with them all together in 2019, this left a smile on her face from all the wonderful memories.
Heather is survived by her loving husband Dave, sons Blair, Scott and David, grandchildren, Tessa, Kate, Kaiden, Bennett and Maddie, sister Debbie and husband Ron and her brother Jim, many nieces and nephews, and friends.
Predeceased by her parents Jim and Helen McNaughton.
Heather will join her parents in their family plot at Medway Cemetery near Ilderton Ontario. Ilderton has always been a second home for her and our family.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 7th, 2020 at 11:00 am at Haskett Funeral Home in Lucan, Ontario.
Interment to follow lunch at Medway Cemetery, Middlesex Centre, Ontario.
In lieu of flowers, please donate in Heathers honour to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, https://www.braintumour.ca/ways-to-give/donate-now.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Services.
Condolences for the family can be offered at: www.mcphersonfh.com
McPherson Funeral Services
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