It is with broken yet peaceful hearts that we share news of the loss of our cherished Mum, Gran, Big H, Razzle-Dazzle, Heather.
Heather is survived by her son Steve (Philadelphia), daughter Kerry (and Graham, Halifax), grandchildren Josh, Trevor, Sage, Drew and Dane, and many extended family and friends. Heather was fortunate to have shared her life with two loving husbands, Tony Copeland and David Stubington, both whom pre-deceased her.
Heather was born in Bangor, Northern Ireland where she lived until following Tony to Canada in 1957, marrying later that year. The pair built happy and vibrant lives in the Town of Mount Royal (TMR) where they quickly became part of the community and provided wonderful childhood years for Steve and Kerry.
Heather had many artistic talents and throughout her life managed to balance the needs of her family with her careers as a professional fashion designer and then potter.
Heather and David built a strong and lasting relationship after losing their spouses and enjoyed many years together. Heather was pleased to have her family grow with the addition of David’s daughters Anne, Cathy and Margaret.
Those fortunate enough to know Heather would agree that above all, her most special attributes were her compassion, caring and tireless efforts to give-back and make a difference. Heather brought light, love and laughter to many. Whether through her role as an inspiring instructor at the TMR Pottery Studio, being recognized as TMR’s Volunteer of the Year, spearheading events at the Mount Royal United Church, delivering Meals on Wheels, creating flower arrangements for those whose lives needed brightening, or being the life of the party, Heather was a positive force who will be dearly missed by many.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, a small burial will take place and the family will begin plans for a fitting memorial to this amazing lady in 2021. Special thanks to the family and friends, Reverend David Clinker and the MRUC family, and Dr. Todd McConnell who provided support. Those wishing to commemorate Heather, may do so with a donation in her name to the SPCA.