Heath Coleman
1972 - 2021
BORN
1972
DIED
2021
HEATH W. COLEMAN September 22, 1972 - June 28, 2021 Heath loved his family, his friends, his bike and the great outdoors. He is profoundly missed by his wife Jennifer, sons Danton (Liza) and Ethen, parents Gerry Coleman, Jan Coleman, sister Shawna Morland, in-laws Susan McDonald (Ron), brother in law Gary McDonald, many nieces and nephews and extended family. Celebration of Life Saturday, July 3, 2021 3:00 - 7:00 pm 1662 Hoferkamp Road, Prince George


Published by The Prince George Citizen from Jul. 2 to Aug. 7, 2021.
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We were so, so sad to hear this news.
So much love to you, Jenn,
Tyson and Anita
August 7, 2021
The Stobart Family
July 15, 2021
Jennifer we were shocked and saddened to hear of Heath's passing. Please know you, Danton, and Ethen are in our prayers. This is so profoundly sad. Our deepest condolences.
Robin and Ralph Wright
Friend
July 12, 2021
Jennifer. How profoundly sad I was to hear of Heath's passing. My heart and prayers are with you, Danton and Ethen. Be strong. Be together.
Claudio
Friend
July 10, 2021
Many wonderful childhood memories of hanging out with Heath and Zac (and Jan, Bubs and Shawna) Many many laughs. His laugh used to make me laugh even if I had no clue why he was laughing. I am deeply saddened. Such a devastating loss. My deepest condolences.
Natalie Corbett
Friend
July 8, 2021
Dear Jen and family,
I was so shocked and saddened by the news of Heath's passing. My heart aches for you and your family and the healing road ahead.

Though words, however gentle, cannot take your loss away, I hope you will find condolence in the amount of love being sent your way and all the beautiful memories that people share with you about Heath.

Take good care, my very deepest sympathies to you all.

Annette Altoft
Annette Altoft
Friend
July 7, 2021
To the Coleman family,

I was shocked today to hear the tragic news of Heath’s passing. My deepest condolences to you all during this most difficult time. I wish you strength and courage as you journey down this difficult path and I keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Victor Santos
July 6, 2021
Jennifer, Danton & Ethen

We are deeply saddened by the news of Heath's passing. We truly wish you strength and hope you find comfort in the love and warmth being sent to you by all who knew Heath. You are in our thoughts.

Keith and Michaela Buchanan
Keith Buchanan
July 6, 2021
Jennifer, Danton & Ethen

We are deeply saddened by the news of Heath's passing. We truly wish you strength and hope you find comfort in the love and warmth being sent to you by all who knew Heath. You are in our thoughts.

Keith and Michaela Buchanan
Keith Buchanan
July 6, 2021
Jennifer, Danton & Ethen

We are deeply saddened by the news of Heath's passing. We truly wish you strength and hope you find comfort in the love and warmth being sent to you by all who knew Heath. You are in our thoughts.

Keith and Michaela Buchanan
Keith Buchanan
July 6, 2021
I worked with Heater a few years ago, when I was at Yellowhead Helicopters. He was a great man, with great humor, and who could forget those sideburns.

I am devasted to learn of his loss, it is devasting to his family, friends and the aviation industry.

Not all heroes wear capes, and Heath is a true hero, may he rest in peace

My thoughts and condolences

Tara
Tara
Coworker
July 6, 2021
I’m so sorry to hear this crushing news. Our family enjoyed many social occasions in the presence of Heath and his sweet wife Jenn, and then-little boys. Thinking warmly of his family during this tragic experience. Be well Jenn, Ethen and Danton.
Tammi Guimond
Friend
July 6, 2021
Heath was my cousin and best friend growing up. Since I can remember He had his sights set on the sky and flying was always his dream, he never waivered. I am so sad for everyone who is touch by the loss of Heath when he had so much more time to give. My Condolences to Jennifer, Danton, Ethan, Jan, Gerry and Shawna. My heart is broken for you.



High Flight
by
John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air . . .

Up, up the long, delirious burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or ever eagle flew —
And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
Adrianna Noonan
Family
July 6, 2021
So very sorry for your loss...

I did not know Heath, but wanted to reach out because my Dad was a helicopter pilot from Prince George, who lost his life in a crash in Australia. He was there for the fire fighting season.

I know it was a small measure of comfort to know that his life's passion/work touched so many people and was appreciated by so many. I hope that you are receiving many similar messages. I am so sorry you lost your loved one, while he was working to protect others. My sincere condolences.
Michelle Cyr-Whiting
July 6, 2021
I only met Heath on a few occasions through work, he always was happy and great to be around he also had the most wonderful side burns .
he will be missed he was a person we could all aspire to be.
Peter Newall
Coworker
July 6, 2021
The time of passing seldom seems right to those left behind .. hopefully there will be some comfort for family and friends knowing Heath lives on in the cherished memories and deep friendships he established during his time with us .. I suspect Heath was smiling at the love and support shown not only to his family, but between friends and acquaintances at his beautiful memorial .. His professional legacy also continues, carried forward by those pilots that he trained and mentored and who in turn will pass on a little bit of Heath to those that follow in their footsteps .. people who never knew him will benefit as a result of his expertise and commitment to provide a safe flight .. A pilot can't ask for much more than that ..

It was a personal pleasure to know Heath and watch him flourish from the time of his selection as a junior pilot with Northern Mountain and thru the years he later spent with VIH and Yellowhead, to become the recognized training pilot and manager so many remember him as ..

Thank You Heath, for being You !
Denis Ford
Friend
July 5, 2021
Typical helicopter pilot, never stopped talking about his family. Not so typical, the shoes to fill. All my best to your loved Heath, miss you already. Thanks for the spirited smiling debates, looking out the for me and others, and being "that guy" .
Albert Baetens
Friend
July 4, 2021
Dear Jenn and Danton and Ethen.
Our genuine condolences to you and your family through this time of grief.
In friendship and love...
Roberta and Dean Scarrow
Dean Scarrow
Friend
July 4, 2021
I am so sorry that Heath has left those who loved him early. I am very grateful for the time I got to spend in the cockpit with him, and he made myself and many others better and safer pilots. Overall the world around him was a better place because of Heath.
Rob Altoft
July 4, 2021
I was lucky and privileged enough to have Heater pass on his immense knowledge of flying to me. This spring I trained with Heater for the first time. He passed on his skills and mentored me though my endorsement on an Astar. I am forever grateful to have that opportunity.

Thank you Heater
Michael Henderson
Coworker
July 4, 2021
Heath was an inspiration to all of us pilots! You could always tell when he walked in the room at Mike Weigeles as the room would brighten. Always smiling and making everyone feel welcome and at home. Our blessings go out to his family in these hard times! We will be thinking of you and are so sorry for your loss.
Jordan M and family
Friend
July 4, 2021
First, my sincere condolences to Gerry as well as Jennifer and his Sons whom I did not have the opportunity to meet. When I heard the news just yesterday (02 July) of Heath’s passing, I was deeply saddened!

In the early 1980’s, I lived in a little cabin at Edmonton Beach, not far from Gerry and Heath’s cabin/home. I was a young Helicopter Engineer and Heath was over to my place often, where he would constantly ask me questions about helicopters, what made them work, and how they flew. He told me many times he was going to become a Helicopter Pilot. Of course, time marches on, I got married and started my Family, moved from the ‘Beach and lost touch with Gerry and Heath. Several years later I was excited to hear he had pursued his dream and earned his Helicopter Pilots License! From all accounts that I have read and heard over the last few days it is obvious he excelled as a Husband, Father, Helicopter Pilot, Mentor, and on and on. This does not surprise me at all as I do remember the excitement of the young Heath in the conversations we had, that excitement turning to passion in the things he lived for and did.

Once again, to your Family, may the coming days be filled with good memories of Heath and the happy times you had together to help soften the touch during the days ahead.

Rest in Peace Heath.

Daryl Neis
Daryl Neis
Friend
July 3, 2021
Heath was a great guy and will be missed by many. Taken too early. Condolences to Jen and family.
Scott Wiskin
Friend
July 3, 2021
Heath was a great guy and will be missed by many. Taken too early.
Scott Wiskin
Friend
July 3, 2021
When I found this out I was crushed Heath was a very kind sole i remember when I first had my first job in Prince George tree planting for bug busters he let me stay at his place and was always good to me
He used to be in air cadets he drove me to my first air cadet training night every time I see a helecoptor now i will think of him I hope your with my dad up there buddy we will meet agean next life or the life after Rest In Peace I love you I also send my love to Jen and family Gerry and Jan and family this makes us all realize life is short we all don’t know when we go so injoy every second of every day and say thankyou in the morning when u wake up Heath passed away doing what he loved his dream and some of us don’t get to go out like that I will miss you but will see you all agean in time but In meen time Rest In Peace ❤
Shane dufoe
Family
July 3, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. Words cannot say your loss, my condolences
Simon Fisher
Coworker
July 3, 2021
Simon Fisher
Coworker
July 3, 2021
Jennifer
My heart is breaking for you and your family. Sending lots of love and strength throughout this difficult time from the Hobbs Family.
Scott Hobbs
Coworker
July 3, 2021
I have worked with Heath for over 18 years as an aircraft maintenance engineer. I worked closely with Heath on multiple jobs through the years and I have so many memories of Heath professionally. Heath was a great pilot who was thorough, fair, committed and a leader. He was respectful of those around him and highly respected by pilots and engineers alike. however my greatest memories Heath were after hours. Heath was fun, a great guy to be around and a bit of a rascal. He had many friends and was always up for a good time whether it was a small get together or an all night run away with the boys. He will be missed. Bill Dean.
Bill Dean
Coworker
July 3, 2021
My short time working with Heath was an absolute pleasure. He will be deeply missed by all of us. A good man, who slipped these surly bonds of earth far too soon.

Jake Erickson
Jake Erickson
Coworker
July 3, 2021
Dear Jen,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our heart goes out to you and the boys during this difficult time.
Heath had such a positive effect on everyone he worked with, this leaves such a large hole for us never mind for you as his wife and family. The days ahead we will have ups and downs and we wish you to have more ups than downs.
May the sunshine on you and hopefully making it easier day by day.
- all our love; Simon&Jihee Partridge
Simon Partridge
Coworker
July 2, 2021
Heater
I can remember the first time you hopped in my machine so long ago in Ft. Nelson. You were still a long haired tree planter/bagger with that aspiration to go fly helicopters.

I still laugh about that night you called me when you came down to the Fraser Valley to start training.
“You [email protected]*d” you said over the phone after finding out that Dick Wood wasn’t the ole Woodstock Hippie I described to you when you asked me if you should cut your hair before coming down!

I remember fondly the midnight beers and croquet games in P.G.

Though we never saw each other very often after you started your flying career, I always enjoyed catching up with you when we did cross paths, whether in a small town or just having a few laughs at a Heli convention. I always appreciated that you took the time to come by and say hello when you flew through town.

To your family, I pass on my most sincere condolences.

You were a kind soul Heater..and will be missed by so many!
Rest in Peace
Walt Bliault
Friend
July 2, 2021
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