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CASSIE, Heather Lois

November 20, 1981 – Winnipeg, Manitoba
May 9, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Our family is deeply saddened to announce Heather’s sudden passing on May 9, 2019.

She is survived by her loving parents, Gord and Lois. She will be greatly missed by her brother Scott, sister-in-law Vanessa, nephew Camden, and nieces Adara and Linnea. She also leaves behind many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.

We will all miss her bright smile, sense of humour, and her strong-willed, determined nature. She loved to socialize and said “Hello” to everyone she encountered. Heather faced immense health challenges throughout her life but always enjoyed her times with family. Her favourite activities included camping, kayaking, playing catch, and walks in the park or along the river.

Heather also looked forward to the times she spent with Marlain Arner and her family where she was welcomed and felt so at home.

She regularly attended a day program at Chrysalis where she participated in a wealth of volunteer and recreational activities. One could always find her in the music therapy room or touring the halls visiting with friends and workers. She was blessed with a dedicated community of staff and many friends who enriched her time there over the years.

A private Memorial Service will be held at a later date. The family would appreciate any donations in her memory be made to the organization that provided Heather so much support over the years: Please go to www.chrysalis.ca and in the comments section indicate “In memory of Heather Cassie”. Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisandHolloway.com.

In living memory of Heather Cassie, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE NW, CALGARY, AB T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. Lois, Gord and family. My heartfelt condolences on the passing of your daughter Heather. I had the pleasure of meeting Heather at various Chrysalis events. She was a big part of the Chrysalis experience and she’ll be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Lee Colijn

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  2. Heather will always be in our thoughts and hearts Missed terribly

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  3. I am Maureen’s sister and would see Heather when I came to pick up Mo. She was always smiling and say Hi! She will be missed by many.

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  4. Sorry to hear of Heather’s death. I remember her as a youngster. Her delight in coming to clinic and meeting people. Her family gave her a safe environment while encouraging her to do what she could. She no doubt enjoyed life because of your efforts.

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  5. Roberta and Ray Groff

    Roberta and Ray Groff

    We remember Heather so well

    We have such fond memories of Heather from our time with her at Heritage Christian School. She always had such a pleasant disposition and smile for everyone. We were so sad to learn of her sudden passing You were such amazing parents, wanting the very best for her. You are in our thoughts and prayers as you navigate this time of sadness and grief. May God grant you His peace as you go through this very difficult time. Her life truly counted as she brought joy to so many.

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  6. Katrina Evanochko

    Lois, Gord, and family – my deepest sympathies. I am honoured to have known Heather and loved the time we spent together. You have an amazing, loving family and Heather was proof of that. I will miss her sense of humour and her laugh. All of us at Chrysalis will remember her anytime we are in the music room and see “Heather’s chair”, see the colour blue, or eat pizza.

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  7. Dear Lois and Gord – Our sincere sympathy goes out to you on the loss of your dear Heather. I have so many wonderful memories of her as we worked together at Heritage Christian School. Her smile, laughter, and kindness to everyone is a memory I’ll always treasure. You both were such wonderful caring parents to Heather and she had a happy and contented life because of your deep love for her.
    May God give you peace at this time and in the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Eleanor and Bill Wiley

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  8. Dear Gord and Lois, Scott, Vanessa and family,
    I enjoyed meeting Heather, and her love of family was obvious. It is so very difficult to lose a child/sibling at any age, and I extend my deepest sympathies.

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  9. Bryon and Kelly Cassie

    Gord, Lois, and family,

    We were sad to hear of your loss, and offer our condolences during this difficult time. Although we don’t get to see you as much as we used to, please know that our thoughts are with you, and though we didn’t get to see Heather since she was a baby, we know you gave her the best life and all the love you had.

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  10. Pam , Mike and Bret Gordon

    In this time of sadness, we wanted to express how grateful we feel to have known Heather. Our deepest sympathies are with you and your family now and in the days ahead.

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