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FISHER, Heather Jane

October 6, 1942 – May 6, 2012

Heather Fisher, beloved wife of George of Calgary, mother to son Bill (Sarah) Fisher of Lethbridge and daughter Becky Fisher (Darren) of Calgary, and grandmother to Fynnigan Mullen-Fisher, passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at the age of 69 years.

Heather graduated from Victoria School of Nursing in Halifax, NS and spent many happy years nursing in the Northwest Territories where she met and married George in 1968. They then settled in Calgary in 1975 and Heather became a stay-at-home Mom. She was the “go-to-mom” for most of the block to many youngsters that grew up in the area in the late 70’s. She resumed her nursing career in the 80’s with Upjohn Health Services and then joined Extendicare until she became disabled in 2004.

Heather is survived by sisters, Elizabeth (James) Turner of Edmonton, Susan Canning (Buck) of Sherwood Park, AB; and brother Howard (Sue) Canning of Sherwood Park, AB. She was predeceased by her parents Ernie and Flo Canning.

A Celebration of Heather’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so choose, memorial tributes may be made to Lions Eye Bank c/o Rockyview General Hospital, 7007 14 Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2V 1P9 Telephone: 403-943-3406, or to a charity of your choice.

In living memory of Heather Fisher, 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.

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  1. Mildred Stewart and Family of Helen, Vicky, Doug & Jeff :

    Mum, Mildred, is now in the nursing home here in my home village of Brookfield but wanted me to speak for her as well as us all. We are so very sorry to hear of Heather’s passing. We remember her for her wonderful spirit, always full of fun and laughter. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Sincerely Vicky

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  2. Barb Cahoon :

    I’m sorry to hear about Heather’s passing, but at least now she is having no pain and is at peace. I will always remember her as a good friend and a member of the Calgary 77 Lioness Club. My prayers are with you at this time.

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  3. Sincere condolences, prayers and peace to you all. Heather was my classmate (nursing 63B). I remember her familiar chuckle and a friendly greeting to all. She took the time to visit Diana Boodoosingh the last reunion she attended. I thought that was extra special. We will remember her at our 45th reunion. Rest in peace friend.
    Margibel Jones

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  4. Beth Stanfield :

    So very sorry to learn of Heather’s passing. She had lots of health issues over the years and I always admired her strength, Enjoyed our friendship as nursing students at VG Hospital and the contact we had over the years,
    Sincere sympathy to George, Bill and Becky. She will be missed.
    Beth Stanfield

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  5. Joan Ervin Putnam :

    So sorry to hear of Heather’s passing. I am a nursing classmate (63B) and remember her fondly. Rest in peace Heather.
    Joan (Ervin)Putnam

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  6. the Cottam Family :

    So sorry to hear of Heather’s passing. Remembering the fun times we had when Bill and Richard played hockey. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. She will be missed.

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  7. Lori Brunelle :

    Howard, Sue, and Dave (and family),

    We send our heartfelt condolences to all of you at this time.

    Love, Lori Brunelle and family

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  8. Judy ( Harry) Zamanillo :

    I just heard today of Heather’s passing.I am also a nursing classmate (63B) Many fond memories from those days- especially our ” Blue Band Party”
    May she rest in peace. Condolences to the family

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