May 18, 1928 – Calgary, Alberta
November 22, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta
It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of Heath Allard on Saturday, November 22, 2014, after a lengthy time in care. She passed away peacefully at age 86.
Heath will be lovingly remembered by Herbert, her husband of 65 years; son Ross (Jennifer Pugh); daughter Julie (Jim) Bray; grandson David (Katrina) Avramenko (great-grandson, Maverick); granddaughter Lisa Avramenko (Josh Muise); and grandson James Avramenko (Jennica Grienke).
Heath was the daughter of Graham and Corinne Paynter. She lived her entire life in Calgary. She attended Christopher Robin, St. Hilda’s School for Girls, Connaught, Haultain, Western Canada High School and Henderson Secretarial Schools. She worked at the Treasury Branch, CIBC, and Bank of Montreal.
She was a devoted daughter, wife, mother and grandmother. She made lifelong friends from school, work and volunteer activities. As a young person she enjoyed C.G.I.T., Sat-Teen, music and dancing. She volunteered as a Big Sister, Hi-C and ORT. Heath loved animals and always had a dog, cat, or both. She volunteered at the Calgary Zoo as a docent for over 20 years. She visited schools and seniors facilities with her great friend Tom Baines. They gave lectures and demonstrated zoo exhibits (the gimmick bag).
A Celebration of Heath’s Life will be held at a later date. Flowers are gratefully declined. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If so desired, donations can be made to the Meow Foundation North Hill Centre, PO Box 65024 RPO North Hill, Calgary, AB T2N 4T6, Telephone: (403) 230-6033 www.meowfoundation.com or Calgary Humane Society, 4455 – 110th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 2T7, Telephone: (403)205-4455, www.calgaryhumane.ca. The Allards would like to thank Kaye Cummings for her lifelong friendship and her many cards and letters. Also we would like to thank Dr. Patton and the nursing and care staff of the Brentwood Care Centre who tended to Heath’s needs.
In living memory of Heath Allard, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences