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 four children Bruce (Crystal), Debbie, Brian (Kim), Wes (Tammy ); five grandchildren: Leanne, Holly, Lindsey (Jason), Kyle, Breanna and four great-grandchildren: Lydia, Ellie, Madilynn, Hazel and her much “younger” twin brother Emmet (Roberta) Meehan of Vulcan, Alta. as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Mom was predeceased by her loving husband Leonard in 2018, her mother Elizabeth, father James Meehan, sister Dorothy and brother Ken.
Mom was born in Leader, Sask. 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.
A funeral service was held on Sat., Feb. 8, 2020, at the Delia United Church, Delia, Alta. with 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.
Card of thanks
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 were truly above and beyond.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Hanna Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, Box 23, Hanna Alta. T0J 1P0.