July 18, 1940 – February 3, 2020
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Mavourneen (Bernie) Heck after a brief battle with lung cancer. She passed away peacefully in the Hanna hospital with family by her side.
Bernie is survived by her 4 children Bruce (Crystal), Debbie, Brian (Kim), Wes (Tammy); 5 grandchildren: Leanne, Holly, Lindsey (Jason), Kyle, Breanna and 4 great grandchildren: Lydia, Ellie, Madilynn, Hazel and her much YOUNGER twin brother Emmet (Roberta) Meehan of Vulcan as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mom was predeceased by her loving husband Leonard in 2018, her mother Elizabeth, and father James Meehan, sister Dorothy and brother Ken.
Mom was born in Leader, Saskatchewan and grew up in the Hanna, Youngstown area where she met and married Dad in 1960. She was an avid sports enthusiast and enjoyed watching her children curling and playing hockey which took her and Dad to Sweden, Finland and Russia. She also enjoyed watching a good baseball game as well. Mom really liked spending her winters in Yuma, Arizona and most recently a trip to Hawaii. She also had a passion for bingo, playing cards (especially crib) and bird watching. Mom recently watched a family of owls growing up at the farm.
The Heck Family would like to express their sincere thanks to Dr. Mdawe and all the wonderful nursing staff who cared for Mom during her time at the Hanna Hospital. Your patience, kindness and care was truly above and beyond.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: The Hanna Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, Box 23, Hanna AB T0J 1P0.
A Funeral Service will be held on Sat., Feb. 8, 2020, 1 P.M. at the Delia United Church, Delia, Alberta. Interment at the Delia Cemetery.
Hanna Funeral Services Ltd., entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. Condolences can be sent or viewed at www.hannafuneral.ca., 403-854-5956.
If one so desires, donations in memory of Bernie can be made directly to the Hanna Ladies Auxiliary, Box 23, Hanna, AB, T0J 1P0.