Heather M. Millar of Rimbey, Alberta passed away at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre, Long Term Care on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the age of 51 years.
Heather was born in Provost, Alberta on July 13, 1963. Following her graduation, Heather moved to Calgary where she met her husband. To this union, their son, Ian was born in December, 1982. Heather was later diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, which took a toll on the young family. Due to her health, Heather left their son in his father’s care and moved around for a short time until settling in Rimbey. She has resided the last seventeen years in Long Term Care, where she remained until her passing. Heather will be remembered by everyone she came in contact with; as she was bubbly, full of life, loved to visit, and possessed a passion for a good card game. She was also an avid supporter of the MS Society, and took part in many MS Walks towards finding a cure. Heather touched many lives … and many will remember her for her own zest and love for life! She will be greatly missed.
Heather will be lovingly remembered by her best friend and partner of 17 years, ‘her man’, Chris Lauritsen of Eckville; her son, Ian Coulas of Surrey, B.C.; as well as her cherished granddaughter, Shyann Mandrake also of Surrey, B.C. She will also be lovingly remembered by her brother, Tim Millar (Elaine Harrison) of Vernon, B.C.; and her sister, Crystal (Dale) Rudy of Abbotsford, B.C.; in addition to many nieces and nephews, other relatives, and many treasured friends. Heather was predeceased by her mother, Maureen in 2011, and her father, Jim in 1985.
Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church, Rimbey on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend Father Chris Gnanaprakasam, Celebrant. Cremation followed at the Central Alberta Crematorium, Red Deer. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Heather’s Memory may be made directly to the David Thompson Health Trust, c/o Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre ~ Long Term Care, Box 440, Rimbey, Alberta T0C 2J0; or to the MS Society of Canada, Alberta & NWT Division, Central Alberta Chapter, #105, 4807 – 50 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 4A5. Condolences to the Millar Family may also be expressed by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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