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BURROWES, Heather Jane (nee Parry)

1951 – Orillia, ON
2014 – Calgary, AB

It is with regret that we announce the death of Heather Burrowes at home on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at the age of 62 years after a lengthy illness.

Heather was born August 13, 1951 in Orillia, Ontario. From an early childhood she demonstrated the spirit and determination for which she would be admired the rest of her life. In 1960, her family moved to Cobourg, Ontario. Her passion for art took her Humber College where she graduated in Interior Design. She promptly headed west for Calgary where she found work in interior design, ultimately employed for many years at Walls Alive and Metro Wallcoverings. Heather loved the outdoors especially hiking and skiing in the mountains around Calgary. In her spare time she volunteered at church and was particularly proud of having been a volunteer for the 1988 Winter Olympics.

Heather is survived by her beloved husband, Andrew; daughter, Anna; her brother, Bob Parry and his wife Anne of Burlington, ON; her nephew, David Parry; her many in-laws, nieces and nephews of the Burrowes family, as well as her many good friends. Heather was predeceased by her parents, Helen and Jack Parry.

A Celebration of Heather’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.) on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alberta Caregivers Association, www.albertacaregiversassociation.org or the charity of your choice. The family wishes to thank Lina Montemayor who has been Heather’s caregiver providing her with exemplary care and comfort over the past several years. Special thanks go out to friends and family for their support over the past seven years.

In living memory of Heather Burrowes, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Carol Currelly-Burnham & Dave Burnham and family :

    Our Prayers and Heartfelt Sympathy are extended to Andrew, Anna, Bob, Anne and family on the passing of my friend Heather. We were very close childhood friends at St. Andrew’s and at Cobourg DCI East, dating back to 1960. We fortunately had an opportunity to reconnect when Heather visited her parents in Cobourg and she stayed with me while she nursed her failing dad. I will always remember the fun times that Heather and I shared – painting our lips black in Sunday School with “black balls” candy – getting into skulduggery at our Explorer and CGIT meetings and our flopped science experiments. I am forever blessed by having Heather in my life and will remember her with a smile. Carol

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  2. Lynn and Maqbool Darr :

    The Darr Family, Lynn, Maqbool, Tariq and Sameena are thinking of you, Anna, and your Dad at this very sad time.
    Know that our hearts are with you both.

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  3. Shannon(Cairns)Jackman :

    Very deepest sympathies for the loss of Heather. I thought of her as a special and because of the connection to our family right from her birth the same day as my sister Mary Lou. Our mothers were such close friends and hopefully they will be welcoming Heather to a better place.
    I know that Mary Lou valued her steadfast friendship and that she has appreciated getting to know Anna and Andrew, her fine family.
    Heather had many accomplishments ,her family being her finest.
    I will remember her always.

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  4. Laurie Schneider :

    Andy,
    So sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved wife. Memories are special, keep them close to your heart.

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  5. It was my pleasure to have been able to get to know Heather at the University Fitness Program. She was an inspiration to many participants in the class. There are still a few of her old classmates at the Uni and we all send our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.

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