It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of HEATHER LYNN ANN BAYES (nee Bateman) of Enderby, on Friday, March 4th. As she passed, Heather was surrounded by family: her husband, Herb Bayes, her siblings, and many other family members. Heather was born August 22nd, 1958 in Vancouver, moving to Vernon with her family in 1976. She lived in various locations in BC and Alberta, before marrying Herb, June 4, 1994 and settling in Enderby. Heather was a foster parent for many years, and was a Past President, Regional Director, and Honourary Life Time Member of the BC Federation of Foster Parent Associations. In 2015, Heather and Herb adopted Kayita, who was the love of their life. Heather was predeceased by her parents, Don and Jeri Bateman, and Herb’s mother, Edith Mary Bayes. Heather is survived by husband Herb, son Kayita, siblings Mark (Roxie) Bateman, Kelly Bateman (Dale Riguedell), Don (Treasure) Bateman, and Nancy (Kelly) Ackeral, in addition to many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, March 12th, 1pm, in the Enderby Drill Hall. By request, no flowers, however donations made be made to the North Okanagan Hospice Society.