Patten Funeral Home


Heather Denise Spearing

December 9, 1956January 5, 2021

It is with hearts filled with love that we, the family of Heather Denise (Williams) Spearing announce her passing on January 5,2021 after a courageous 2 year battle with cancer. Heather was born December 9,1956 in Glace Bay. She was predeceased by her father Irvin Williams and her brother Jerry Williams. Heather leaves behind her mother Jessie (MacPherson) Williams, her brothers Robbie (Debbie), Frank (Roberta), Kendall (Kevin), Scott (Tammy), David (Barb), her sister Ann (Ron) Larade, her loving husband Chuck, her 2 sons Bruce (Norita) Pilling and Jody (Valerie) Pilling, her step-son Justin (Nidia) Spearing, her step-daughter Crystal (Jonathan) Boutilier, her 10 grandchildren Bryson, Gracie, Sophie, Isabelle, Lachlan, Rory, Anna, Catherine, Sarai and Judah and many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly. Heather loved each of us in her own special way. Heather spent many years working in the dental industry. She made many life-long friends and truly enjoyed helping people, not only at work, but in life as well. When Heather spoke with you it was as if you were the only person important to her and she had all the time in the world for you. Her beautiful eyes just shined with love and compassion and she could see directly into your soul. After retiring she took a small job in the cafeteria at OVEC. She loved interacting with the students and she especially loved seeing her grandchildren come through the school. In the last few years Heather and her husband Chuck got deeply into searching for seaglass. She loved coming to see Chuck at his lunch time to show him the many treasures she had found on the beach. Her eyes would glow when she found a beautiful marble among the rocks. She especially enjoyed the times she was able to take some of the grandchildren with her on her latest treasure hunt. Heather was a person with great Christian faith. Her love of the Lord knew no bounds and her favourite expression was “Thank you Jesus”. She loved spreading the message of hope found in Christ alone. We have joy knowing her next thought will be in the loving presence of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We are also sad because we have lost a daughter, mother, step-mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend and all around go to person whenever answers were sought to life’s many questions. 100 Pages would not contain the differences Heather made in so many lives. We love you Heather, Wife, Mom, Nan, Aunt. We will miss you dearly but rejoice knowing you are with the Lord. You are a finely polished marble that we know the Lord will treasure as we have. Services for Heather will take place on Friday January 8, 2021 at 10 am in the Salvation Army Glace Bay. Do to COVID laws there will be limited seat available for a max of 50 people. Online condolence can be sent to


  • Irvin Williams, Father (deceased)
  • Jessie (MacPherson) Williams, Mother
  • Chuck Spearing, Husband
  • Bruce (Norita) Pilling, Son
  • Jody (Valerie) Pilling, Son
  • Justin (Nidia) Spearing, Step-Son
  • Crystal (Jonathan) Boutilier, Step-Daughter
  • Robbie (Debbie) Williams, Brother
  • Frank (Roberta) Williams, Brother
  • Kendall (Kevin) Williams, Brother
  • Scott (Tammy) Williams, Brother
  • David (Barb) Williams, Brother
  • Jerry Williams, Brother (deceased)
  • Ann (Ron) Larade, Sister
  • Bryson, Grandson
  • Gracie, Granddaughter
  • Sophie, Granddaughter
  • Isabelle, Granddaughter
  • Lachlan, Grandson
  • Rory, Grandson
  • Anna, Granddaughter
  • Catherine, Granddaughter
  • Sarai, Granddaughter
  • Judah, Grandson



  • Funeral Service

    Friday, January 8, 2021


  • Spring Burial


Heather Denise Spearing

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Suzanne May(Anderson)

January 11, 2021

So saddened to hear of Heather's passing.I send my love to the family. May you all find peace and strength from our Lord Jesus. You have been Forever in my heart and prayers.
Love Suzanne

Debi Ryan (Dearing)

January 11, 2021 sorry to hear of Heather's passing. So saddened by this. I just found out and am so sorry I missed her funeral. She was the sweetest person anyone could ever have known. We went from grade primary all the way through high school and hung out as kids. She was a beautiful woman inside and out. thoughts and prayers to you and the whole family. May she rest in peace after such a battle. Take care. Debi (Dearing) Ryan.

Cheryl Briggs

January 9, 2021

My heart felt condolences to all the family.
I had the pleasure of meeting Heather while she worked for us at Chartwells.
May all your memories stay close to your heart.
God Bless
Cheryl Briggs

Sandy and Cathy Gillard

January 9, 2021

So very sorry to hear of Heather's passing. She was such a friendly, sweet lady. Our deepest sympathy to Chuck and Heather's family at this difficult time.

David Miller

January 9, 2021

So sorry to hear about your loss. Heather was always a friendly person. Our Condolences to you and your Family . David & Carmel Miller


January 9, 2021

I am very sorry to hear of Heather's passing,my deepest sympathy to her family.
Heather and I walked to Caledonia School from Maple Avenue,many years ago.

Michael and Wendy Curtis

January 9, 2021

We are so sorry to hear about Heather.She was a very sweet person,always kind and friendly.All of her family and friends will miss her very much.From our family to yours, our most deepest sympathy and love.

Cathy (Bushnik)Moore

January 8, 2021

We are sooo sorry for the passing of Heather. She had a very kind heart. She was always helping others. My thoughts and prayers go out to Chuck and all the family. Heather your out of all your suffering now hun and at peace in God's arms.

Jerry Parsons

January 8, 2021

Condolences to Heather's family and friends , so sorry for your lost.

Eric Lynk

January 7, 2021

Dear Chuck and Family, and all the Williams family,
Words fail to express the sadness I feel at Heather's passing. I have known Heather since she was a young girl and had the privilege of watching her grow and mature into a woman of physical and spiritual beauty. She was always ready with a warm and sincere smile and always had time to stop for a chat, asking each time about family and friends. Heather had that precious ability to convey sincere care, even when we saw here so seldom. I will forever recall her beautiful smile and her gracious presence. She has left us too soon but she has bequeathed to us a legacy of love and compassion. May you be comforted in the days and months ahead in the knowledge that many grieve with you at her death, and celebrate with you her beautiful life well lived.
Margaret joins with me in extending to you our deepest sympathy in your loss. May God bless and comfort you. And may the assurance that she has been promoted to the glory of God's presence bring you peace.
With much love,
Eric Lynk and Margaret Collins.