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BROWNLEES, Heather Alisse

June 27, 1984 – Calgary, Alberta
January 30, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with deep and profound sadness that we say farewell to Heather, a mother, daughter, sister, and friend. A beautiful shining light has been taken from us far too soon.

Heather’s journey in life began with her mother in 1984. Through joys and challenges, they stuck together building a life and many cherished friendships. She attended daycare and preschool at the University of Calgary while her mom finished school then moved on to Briar Hill Elementary, Sir John A. MacDonald Jr. High, John G. Diefenbaker High School, and Bow Valley College. She was working to complete her studies in geophysics at the University of Calgary at the time of her passing. Heather loved fiercely and deeply, no one more so than the light of her life, her son, Bryson Nevers.

Heather is survived by Bryson and his father, Todd Nevers, her mother Carole Brownlees, sister Christina Bowhay, uncles Arnie Brownlees (Lynette Allan) and Larry Bowhay, aunt Linda Bowhay, and cousins Kennedy Brownlees and Cori Bowhay. She is also survived by her dearly loved half-sister Jaymee Cassidy, half-brother Hunter Cassidy, father Greg Cassidy as well as many extended family members from Northern Ireland and countless friends she held very close to her heart.

Heather was predeceased by her beloved grandparents, Derek and Rosemary Brownlees and stepfather, Donald Bowhay.

In memory of Heather, donations may be made to the Trust Fund for Bryson Nevers’ education at any Scotiabank branch to account number: 100090196851.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB), on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Heather Brownlees, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB, T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. We would like to express our deepest sympathy. May those precious memories be foremost in your hearts and minds during this difficult time.
    Isaiah 25:8

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  2. To Carole, Bryson, Christina and family,

    Heather was beautiful from the inside out and the world lost a wonderful soul.
    Please accept my condolences, just know that I am here for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out, especially during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I am so sorry.
    Hugs,
    Karen

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  3. The Briggeman Family

    So sorry to hear of Heathers very untimely passing. She has taken a piece of our hearts with her, will live forever in our memories.

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  4. Carole. She will not die, as long as you remember her I truly understand your loss and I promise you: the pain will fade; but, your joy of having had her never will

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  5. Jaymee I am so sorry to hear about your sisters death. Take care

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  6. Carol I just heard your tragic news I am so sorry to you and your whole family My deepest condolences for your loss . She will never be far away as you have beautiful memories of her Big Hugs again I am so sorry

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  7. My deepest condolences at this difficult time. We offer strength and prayers to your family.
    Haynes family

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  8. Dearest Carol, the tears are flowing and your heart is breaking now, but someday, no one can say when, thoughts of Heather and all your amazing memories will warm your heart and you will be able to smile again. All my love to you and the family. Hugs.

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  9. I am so very sorry for your loss Carol and family. Heather will be missed.
    Larry

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  10. Terri Myroon (Quiring)

    Hi Carol, I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of Heather. My deepest condolences go out to you and your family. The loss of a loved one is so very hard but the loss of ones child would be devastating. My heart breaks for you. Thinking of you and sending love your way.

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  11. I cannot believe that Heather has passed. She has left behind special memories that will live in your hearts forever. Extending deep and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.

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  12. Our hearts are broken. She was a beautiful young woman and we will miss her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Carole, Christina, Todd, Bryson and your families.

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  13. Dear Carole and Family,
    I am so sorry for your tragic loss. May all of the memories of your beloved daughter comfort you at this sad and difficult time. Thinking of you and sending hugs.

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  14. Kim Star & Family

    Carole, Bryson, Christina, and Family
    There are no words that can explain the sorrow and pain we feel for your loss . Heather was a beautiful person, an incredible friend, and a wonderful mother. I am so unbelievably honored and blessed that she was a part of my life. Our Hearts go out to you and your family during this tragic time. Heather will be greatly missed.

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  15. Chantal Struylaert

    My dearest friend Carole, words cannot express how sorry I am for you. Heather was a beautiful woman, a cherished friend, a good mother and I will miss her dearly. All my love is here for you. Hugs my friend I love you. Xoxo

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  16. Sorry for your loss Carole, and Todd, may God grant you strength in the days ahead.

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  17. Ashley Crawford

    Sending you hugs and strength, I have nothing but good memories , laughs –
    around her and all of you.Last summer was special, spending time with her and your grandson

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  18. Darlene Fedoroshyn

    Carol & family, I am so sorry about about this tragic news. Thinking of you all and sending love and strength your way! My condolences to all.
    Darlene Fedoroshyn

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  19. Darlene Fedoroshyn

    Carole and family,
    I’m so very sorry to hear about Heather. Sending love and strength to you and your family. My deepest sympathy and condolences to all.

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  20. I had the pleasure of watching Heather grow from a little girl, into a lovely young lady. She was always warm and welcoming anytime we had the chance to meet, a genuine treasure. Although heartbreaking that she had to leave so soon, I know a fabulous group of people who were waiting for her when she landed. The amount of love would have been off the charts, along with the bash Uncle Glen would have thrown in her honor. Forever in my memories Miss Heather. Love Laurel

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  21. I’m so sorry to hear about Heather. I had the pleasure to work with her @ SAIT and always enjoyed our conversations about her family, friends, and education. My deepest condolences.

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  22. ~Pray for each other so you may be healed~

    Carole,
    We are deeply saddened of the loss of a beautiful, vibrant, caring daughter, sister and loving mother.
    Knowing and watching her grow up from a little girl, a teenager then an adult has been a pleasure. She always welcomed us with open arms, a beautiful smile and great conversation. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Our arms are open for you when ever needed.
    ❤️XOXO
    Your friends,
    Randy, Laurie and Jesse

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  23. Carol, words sound hollow at a time like this, and I can’t even remotely think what you must be going through. My thoughts, and prayers are with you, and the family. Such a tragic loss of a precious young soul. Bill

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  24. I am so sorry for your loss Carole.

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  25. Gianna and Chris Bloomer

    Carole,
    Gianna and I offer our sincere condolences on the loss of Heather.
    No words can soften the pain but this Irish sentiment tries to express a piece of comfort :
    “Those we love
    Don’t go away
    They walk beside us
    Every day, unseen, unheard, but
    Always near, still loved, still missed
    And very dear”

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  26. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. She was a beautiful soul and will be missed.

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  27. Carole. My heart is so broken for you and all of Heather’s family. I did not know Heather for like, but she had such a good heart and she was always so gracious to me; she had such a beautiful smile. She will ways be in your heart and your thoughts. I cannot imagine the pain you are feeling from your loss. My thoughts and prayers have been with you everyday.

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  28. My deepest sympathies Carole, Christina, Bryson and Todd. Thinking of you all with thoughts of love and support.

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  29. My condolences to the family. Especially Carole. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you and the family after this tragic event.
    God bless.

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  30. I am sorry for your loss, Heather was a great person and had an even better personality. I still remember her laughs and hugs, and I will never forget her.

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  31. Charles & Jacqui Dickinson

    Our most heartfelt condolences to the Brownlees family from your cousins in Belfast, N. Ireland.

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  32. Brandon and Ashley Bagnall

    Todd and Family
    We are so deeply sorry to hear of your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time
    Brandon and Ashley Bagnall

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