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McDONALD, Heather Joanne (nee McLauchlan)

April 13, 1941 – October 25, 2011

Heather McDonald, 70, passed away peacefully at home in Calgary, surrounded by family and friends on Tuesday, October 25, 2011.

Heather will be greatly missed by her husband Wayne; sons Blair (Stacy) and Brad (Lorien); step-children, Wayne, Rob (Linda), Randal, Heather (Will), Laural; brother Tom, sister-in-law Karen (Bob) and their families; grandchildren, Olivia, Ben and Isaac; Dustin, Erica, Todd, Evan, Daniel, Connor, Jay, Jana, Garrett, Peyton, Bailey; great-granddaughter Danielle; and many great friends. Heather was predeceased by her first husband Keith McComb and grandson Kylan.

Heather was born to Thomas and Mabel McLauchlan, raised in Winnipeg and relocated to Calgary in 1980. She worked as an administrative and executive assistant in several organizations throughout her career. She was a Past Worthy Matron of Eastern Star Friendship Chapter No. 125 and Past Grand Representative of Illinois in Alberta. Heather had a love for her family, friends, pets, spirituality, travelling, and time spent at the cottage at Lake Winnipeg. Heather was wise, humble, loving, joyful and compassionate. She confronted her declining health with hope, bravery, and a great sense of humour.

A Celebration of Heather’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Monday, October 31, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Lung Association, P.O. Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, AB T6E 6K2 Telephone: 1 (888) 566 – 5864. or to the Amyloidosis Foundation Inc., 7151 N. Main Street Suite 2, Clarkston, MI 48346 Telephone: 1 (877) AMYLOID,

In living memory of Heather McDonald, 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.

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  1. To Blair & Stacey, to Brad & Lorein & to Wayne, please accept my most sincere condolences at the loss of Heather, a gracious, loving and kind person.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    In deep empathy and care,
    George Wall

    ps: Wayne Beatty has kept me informed!

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  2. To Wayne and all of Heathers family
    Please accept our sincere sympathy to all at the loss of a wonderful lady. She was a good friend.
    Much love to all
    Steve and Elaine

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