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HEAL – Tyler Thomas

July 10, 1986 – June 5, 2010

It is with great sadness that we let family and friends know of the unexpected passing of Tyler Thomas Heal. Born July 10, 1986 in Red Deer, Alberta, he spent his early years there and later moved to Airdrie where he resided until his passing. Tyler’s biggest joys in life were spending time with family and friends, participating in sports and candy…yes, candy. He enjoyed many sports such as hockey, golf, badminton, biking, boarding and lacrosse. Although following a serious car accident he was unable to participate in many of these activities, he worked very hard over the last two years to regain his skills. He was beginning to enjoy golfing once again and was looking forward to playing in an upcoming tournament. His continual smile and wonderful sense of humour will be missed by all that knew him. He is survived by his parents, Dennise (Milo) Long and Howard (Linda) Heal; his older brothers Ryan and Joel Heal and his sister Makena Klaning; his grandmother, Wilma Heal as well as many aunts and uncles: Rose (Myles) Monea, George (King) Heal, James (Sheila) Heal, John (Merlene) Heal, Wendy (Jake) Van Herk, Paul (Janis) Heal, Pam (Thenasus) Bourazani, Mark Loftus. He was predeceased by his uncle Bob Loftus, his grandparents Myrna and Lorne Loftus and his grandfather Thomas Heal.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Celebration of Tyler’s Life at First Assembly Church (6031 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Kid Sport Calgary by phoning 403-202-0251 or by mail to #750, 2424 – 4th Street SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2T4. Please indicate Tyler Heal Memorial on your cheque.

In living memory of Tyler Heal, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Tiffany Graversen :

    I send my deepest condolences to the entire family. I’ve had the chance to get to know many of you over the last 7 years and wish only the best for you all in this difficult time. I know Tyler had a hard time adjusting the last couple of years and I hope healing comes to you all in knowing that Tyler is now at total peace. You all have been, and will continue to be in my prayers. He will be remembered for his wonderful spirit and great heart. He was able to put a smile on anyone’s face and his memories will continue to do so for years to come.

    God Bless,
    With Love,
    Tiffany Graversen

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  2. RIP Tyler, you will always be remembered!! My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends,
    My family to yours,
    Courtney Hanson,
    Nick Anderson
    Fran Hanson

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  3. WENDY KEYSELL :

    My condolences to your family at this difficult time. Tyler was one of our favourite customers here at TD Bank in Airdire with his amazing smile and beautful eyes. He was very charming and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Wendy Keysell

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  4. The Zeniuk family :

    Dear Dennise and Milo,

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss and are thinking of you at this time of unimaginable sorrow.
    Though we did not know Tyler well, we all remember his friendliness and big smile whenever we met him.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Sincerely,

    Joan, Terrance, Kyla and Ryan

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  5. Violet Robertson :

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I met Tyler about 10 years ago when we were camping at Buffalo Lake, the kids went off to play and came back with Tyler and Joel. My daughter Krystal and Tyler kept in contact which in turn kept me in contact with Tyler over the years, which I am grateful for. Tyler was such a unique person well beyond his years in many ways he seemed like an old soul, I always looked forward to my visits with him!! He will be forever remembered and missed in our family. Violet, Kim, Krystal and Kori

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  6. Jeff & Josie & Keely-Jo :

    We had the pleasure of meeting Tyler a couple weeks ago in Sicamous. He will be remembered by us for his outgoing personality and smile.

    Our thoughts are with your families during this difficult time. May his soul rest in peace.

    Jeff & Josie & Keely-Jo

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  7. Laurie Short :

    When I read the obituaries last night, I began to shake and my stomach went into knots….another parent had joined the CLUB! The club NO ONE wants to be a member of…”The I Lost A Child” club. I just kept reading the obituary over and over and then the memories of Tyler came floodig in…..What I remember most about Tyler were his eyes and his smile. His eyes lit up when you talked to him. They had a “guess what I’m going to do next” twinkle in them. I loved that about him…he reminded me of shorter version of Craig! And that smile…the million dollar smile that you could see for miles!
    Even on his way to the principal’s office he would smile, raise his eyebrows and shrug and say….”they just don’t understand me!”
    I remember 9 years go when a young boy almost 14 yers old showed up at Eventide Funeral home the night before Craig’s funeral. He hugged me and said ” I am so sorry, Shorty” The empathy, courage and maturity he showed during that time was amazing! You raised a great kid, Howard! Tyler even rode his bike over to our house that summer…just to see how I was doing… that meant so much to me!
    Most teachers didn’t understand him….he wasn’t a bad kid..just one who didn’t fit the mould they wanted him to….he had more energy, he was bored easily and wanted answers to his questions..RIGHT NOW! Again, a shorter version of you know who.
    Know that Tyler will be thought of often and stories of him will be shared by many in the years to come. His memory will live on through these stories. TYLER HEAL will NEVER be forgotten!
    Speak of him often, speak of him honestly (Tyler and Craig were little “shits” sometimes)lol,…and keep talking….this is the start of a tough journey for you and your family!
    Our hearts break for you,
    Ron and Laurie

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  8. Don & Yvonne Heisler :

    Ryan, Howard, Dennise and Family,

    Everytime we hear of yet another young persons life ending, it reminds us of how short life can be.. The struggles of grief are hard.. Hold on to your memories. We are sending you big hugs, and prayers for your son, brother who left you too early..

    In our thoughts and prayers

    Don & Yvonne Heisler

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  9. mary warrener :

    When I opened the paper last night Tyler’s bright smile and the sparkle in his eyes jumped off the page at me. It has not changed since the days when it lit up the halls of St Pats School. As a teacher there are always students and families who hold a special place in your heart and the Heal Brothers are one of those for me. My heart is with you today.
    Mary Warrener

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  10. John & Cheryl Zumbrunn :

    Howard and Family. I am so sorry for your loss. Howard, you know our postion on the continuatin of life, and our prayer at this time is that the celebration of his life will remind you of the joys that he brought into your life. The pain of loss will never go away, but after time the good memories will surface again. We cannot be there today as we fly out of the country, but are with you in prayer, John and Cheryl
    1 Thessalonians 4:13-14

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  11. My deepest sympathy to Tylers family.
    Tyler was a good friend of my son Josh,who passed away in a car accident 5 years ago. Tyler and I had a great conversation about a year ago, he was a wonderful young man.
    Remember, he is always with you in your heart and memories, and no one can ever take that away.

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  12. Yvonne Labercane - Gree :

    Dennis and Howard and Families
    So very sorry for your loss. Tyler is one of those kids you never forget, his smile and personality was one of a kind. Tyler is now in Heaven with Teko. God Bless you all.

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  13. Cathy Hunter :

    I would like to send my deepest sympathy to Tyler Heal’s family. I was a Teacher Aid who worked with Tyler when he attended Grade 9 at St. Thomas school in Red Deer. Tyler was always so full of life and I really enjoyed my time with him. His smile was infectious and he always cheered me up with his thoughtful and caring nature. I can’t imagine the pain your family is enduring and please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  14. The Pfannmuller family :

    Dennise & Milo,

    There are no words to adequately express the sadness we feel for your loss of Tyler. Though we only met him a few times, his smile and happy personality shone through.

    Wishing you all strength and peace in the difficult days ahead.

    Sincerely,

    Linda, Travis, Brad, Stephanie (& Chiraz)

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  15. Brenda and Claude Bernard :

    Milo and Deni – we are so very sorry for your loss. We can’t even begin to imagine the pain that you’re going through right now but please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It’s so hard to understand why those that we love are taken so early from us, but please take comfort in knowing that all the wonderful memories you have of Tyler will keep him close in your heart.
    Love Claude and Brenda

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  16. Brenda Barrett :

    Denise and Milo; We were away on the weekend and I was going though the papers today and saw the news of Tyler’s death. I cannot imagine how you are feeling and the pain and sorrow in your hearts when you lose a child. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. When things have settled it would be great to hear from you, drop us a line. Love Brenda and Art

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  17. Kathy Clarke :

    Dennise, Milo and Family
    I still can’t believe that Tyler is gone. All though I have lost touch with you and your family, I think of you often. I wanted to tell you how sorry I am to hear of the loss of Tyler. Tyler was an amazing person and has touched so many lives. If you need anything please call.My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Take care

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  18. Coreen Herring :

    Howard and Family,

    I just heard about Tyler and my thoughts are with you. Nothing more devastating than losing a child.

    Coreen

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  19. AJ Blackmore :

    Unfortunately I only had a short time to get to know Tyler. He was one of the sweetest young men I had the privledge of knowing. I only found out this morning and my heart aches that this world has lost one of its shining stars.. Tyler, I will always miss you. Your friend always…

    AJ

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