Heather Lea (nee Huculak)

January 12, 1973 – December 29, 2012

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing, in Calgary, of our beloved Heather Rose

(nee Huculak). She bravely battled cervical cancer for 14 months.

Heather was born in Williams Lake, B.C. and moved with her family to Vernon, B.C. in 1975. In her growing up years she enjoyed the country life in Lavington, camping, cross country skiing, running in the open fields with her dog Joey. She was active in Brownies & Guides, Dance, Piano lessons & later playing trumpet in the high school band. She loved traveling (Disneyland & Expo ‘86) and she loved her animals.

Heather attended Lavington Elementary, Kal Junior Secondary then graduated from

W.L. Seaton in 1991.

She later headed east with husband Marc and started a family, finally to settle in Calgary in 1996. Heather worked for Tim Horton’s and later Canada Safeway in the bakery Dept. She just loved her job there and her co-workers and they loved her back.

Heather was also very active at Cappy Smart Elementary School, when her young family was growing, with her baking and fund-raising for the new playground equipment there.

Heather leaves behind her Mother Patti Huculak, separated Husband Marcus Rose, her daughters Jennifer(18) Pamela(17) & Katie(13) and precious Granddaughter Miah(1). Also left to mourn are her 2 Grandmothers Kay Huculak and Pauline Sawka both of Vernon. Her Aunts Marion McAreavy, Teresa Huculak and Chrissie (Keith) Johnson also of Vernon. Her Uncles Lawrence Huculak of Winnipeg, Darryl (Selena) Huculak of Victoria and Greg (Minerva) Sawka of Vernon. She also leaves many cousins & extended family members.

Heather was predeceased by her father Chris Huculak in 2008. Also her 2 grandpas, Andy Huculak in 1974 and Nick Sawka in 1998.

Heather requested a private family service in Calgary with cremation to follow. An open house was held at her place later where many friends and co workers came to share stories, laughter & tears.

A service of remembrance for Heather will be held in Vernon on Saturday January 19, 2013 at 11:00 am in St. Josaphat’s Ukrainian Catholic church 2210 40th St. Vernon. Father Andrij Wasylinko will officiate. An open house will be held later from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at #107 5501 20th St.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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