14 November, 1937 – 27 June, 2020
The family sadly announces the passing of Heather at AgeCare Seton on June 27, 2020 at the age of 82 years. Heather will be lovingly remembered by Eric, her husband of 60 years; four children Audrey (Mark), Shelley (Phil), Lee (Nicola), Glen (Candace); seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother Rod (Marcia) of Prince Albert, SK; and sister-in-law Mildred Deibert of Saskatoon, SK.
Family meant everything to her. She was a tremendous wife, mother, and a loving grandmother. Heather was a genuine, caring, excellent listener and a trusted friend to many.
Born in Saskatoon, SK, she moved with family to Calgary, Vancouver and back to Calgary. She would often recall 1988 as one of her best years when she realized a life-long dream of owning her own horse. This brought a move to an acreage in 1990 where she immediately took riding lessons, a skill she quickly mastered. She often chuckled that at the age of 52 she was busy riding Misty while her lady friends were busy with their crafts. Her motto to the very end were two words “forgive and forget” which explains the 60 years of a happy marriage.
A special thank you to the staff at AgeCare, Mahogany West and Brighton East, for the kindness and compassion shown to both Heather and family.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations being made in Heather’s memory directly to a charity of choice.
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7 February 2021
Hey audrey. I just saw this. My condolences. I remember your mom and how you and she shared a lot of the same characteristics. So sorry for your loss Send me an email if you get a chance.
Catherine Burdett (nee Vogelgesang)
20 August 2020
I am very sorry for your loss. While my dad, Edward and Eric were first cousins, our two families, didn't have occasion to spend much time together over the years in spite of the fact that the 4 Deibert kids and the 4 Vogelgesang kids (Catherine, Robin, Edward and Joel) were mirror ages and attended the same high school. I well imagine, with that many kids going in so many directions, lining up schedules was pretty tough. I do recall when the rare occasion arose that found us together, there were plenty of laughs and good fun to be had. Heather had a quick wit and a great sense of humour. Her effusive energy present in any room or conversation. Heaven's gain.
Keith & Therese Boechler
15 July 2020
Uncle Eric and cousins, we extend our very deepest sympathies on your loss of a very special person. Your wife, your Mother and our Aunt Heather was a one of a kind and a very special person. We treasure the many in- depth conversations we had over the years during our many visits. One of our most treasured memories is the welcome we received spending a few days of our honeymoon with Uncle Eric, Aunt Heather and cousins – we were treated royally and served delicious meals over lovely visits. Some of my (Keith’s) fondest memories are of the few months I stayed at your place in Coquitlam. “I will never, ever forget the occasional loud voice in the background, "ERIC!” when Aunt Heather wanted his attention". Uncle Eric & I managed to rattle the cage on more than one occasion, especially when watching Johnny Carson late in the evening when others wanted quiet. Our final goodbye to our very special Aunt Heather is very difficult altho we now know she is at peace and did not linger, as she never wanted to be a burden on anyone which is something that always concerned her even to her last days. Heaven has gained an angel to watch over and pray for her earthly loved ones.
9 July 2020
Eric and family,
My condolences to you Eric and your family.
I have many good memories of Heather especially in our late teens and early 20's. We had a few interesting things happen during our double dating with Eric and my late husband Dick. One was a Pike Lake picnic incident where we found the best picnic spot after a long time searching for something private ( which after we got all set up turned out to be on the Pike Lake Golf Course).
Charles and Livia McGregor
7 July 2020
Eric and Family:
Our deepest condolences - Heather had a unique sense of humour and was a very gracious lady.
She will be sorely missed.
7 July 2020
Lee and I have been good friends since high school and that’s when I first meet Mr. and Mrs. Deibert. In those early years I spent a lot of time at their home in Willow Park; and I’m sure their grocery bill would back that up. I always found Heather and Eric welcoming and accommodating; from sleeping on the basement couch to meals and constant snacking to workouts in Lee’s room in the basement. I can remember during one of those workouts, Heather opening the door, taking a deep gasp and saying something about the smell, then quickly going over to the window and opening it. I can’t recall if she ever did discuss with Lee why she came in; since all I do remember is Heather quickly leaving the room and closing the door.
In the years that have followed I saw Heather and Eric on special occasions; and we always had a catch-up conversation and some laughs. The laughs usually came from something dumb Lee and I did in those earlier years, so there was plenty to laugh at.
My deepest condolences to Mr. Deibert and the family. Mrs. Deibert, may she rest in peace.
Jonathan (Helen and Stephanie) Anderson
4 July 2020
Eric and Family... I am sorry to hear of Heathers passing! She was such a warm funny girl. I remember sitting on the edge of your deck In Chaparral Villas sharing her one and only secret cigarette of the day, Glory to Heather and hope she says “hello” to my Ross💓
4 July 2020
Dear Eric & family
I am sorry to hear of Heather's death and will keep you and your family in my prayers. We know she is not suffering and in a better place, so I am hoping that your many good memories with Heather will help you to heal at this sad time.
St. Patrick SVP
4 July 2020
I was sad to hear of the passing of your wife Heather. Hold on to all your memories and good times you had with her.
3 July 2020
Dear Eric and Family
Thoughts of you as I send my condolences for the loss of your lovely Heather. Treasure the memories of days gone by. They bring comforting peace and joy. Sandy
3 July 2020
Eric, I am very sorry to learn of Heather's passing. I only met Heather a few times but am grateful to have been part of her equine adventures. Please accept my sincere condolences and prayers that time will ease your grief leaving fond and happy memories. Alan