Heather Mary Newberry

Heather Mary Newberry

We are deeply saddened to announce Heather’s sudden passing on November 6, 2017 while at her home in Vancouver, BC.

Heather is survived by her partner Rob, sister Joanne and brother-in-law Lorne of Vancouver, BC; brother David, sister-in-law Connie and niece Callie of Spruce Grove, AB; and niece Rebecca of Melbourne, Australia.

She is preceded in death by her mother Marjorie (1987) and father Herb (2017).

Heather was born in Newmarket, ON, moving with her family to Vancouver Island in 1967. She graduated from BCIT in 1987 with a Marketing diploma specializing in Tourism Management.

Most recently she worked with Adecco Canada at the Vancouver performances of Cirque de Soleil’s Kurios. Helping people in need made her happy and she dedicated many hours to volunteer work with Diabetes Canada and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Heather faced her long-term health challenges with strength and grace. She cared about healthy living and enjoyed walking the Stanley Park seawall to reflect and dream.

She will be remembered for her warm heart, courage and beautiful smile.

As per Heather’s wishes, her life will be celebrated in a private family gathering.

Donations in Heather’s memory to Epilepsy Canada or the Brain Canada Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

Chemainus Valley Courier

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