July 14, 1945 – June 15, 2012
It is with great sadness we announce the loss of our dear mother, Heather. She passed away at Chinook Hospice after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 66 years.
Heather lived each day of her life to the fullest. She always had a huge smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye. She never took anything for granted and was able to fulfill many of her hearts desires just by believing they were possible. Heather was admired for her independence and free-spirit and was able to travel extensively over the past few years, most notably a trip down the Oregon coast in her camper van with only the company of her little dog Molly. Her proudest accomplishment was cycling in The Ride to Conquer Cancer in 2010.
Heather will be dearly missed by her beloved daughters Karen Fosado and Sandy (Jeff) Forbes; her grandchildren, Sofia and Olivia Fosado, Evan and Emily Forbes, Brittany and Kayleigh Gagne, Alison Cooper, Rhys, Brydan and Alicia Chamberlain; as well as her step-children, Kim (John) Cooper, Kelleen (Stephen) Gagne, and Robert (Candis) Chamberlain; and her brothers and sister, Joe (Judy) Hanson, Tim (Ele) Hanson, Glen (Sandra) Hanson and Peggy (Daryl) Wittrock. Heather was predeceased by her husband, John Chamberlain and her mother and father, Jean and Paul Hanson.
A Celebration of Heather’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Please forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Heather Hanson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences