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It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Heather Avril Merrick, loving wife of Norman for 57 years, cherished mother of Suzanne (Kim), Kathy (Harry) and Kevin (Natasha) and adoring grandmother to Sean, Hayley, Emily, Grady and Brooklynne. Heather is survived by her devoted husband Norman, a sister Hazel in Dublin, Ireland and brother Fred in York, England. Heather was born in Cork, Ireland, April 19, 1929 where she met her husband Norman in school. She immigrated to Canada in 1955 and was married in Toronto. Heather was an avid ballet dancer belonging to the Cork Ballet Company. She loved to travel, especially with her family and enjoyed cruising. Heather was involved with Daughters of the Nile and was High Priestess with the Ladies Oriental Shrine. A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, January 26 at 3:00 p.m. at the Maple Ridge Funeral Chapel (Osborn's) 11969 - 216th Street, Maple Ridge. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be sent to
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Jan. 24, 2013