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Heather Ellen Wigney (Nee Rhyndress) November 5, 1959 - July 2, 2020

Peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family on Thursday July 2, 2020 after a long and courageous battle with Ovarian Cancer. Heather Wigney age 60 of Kemptville. She was the beloved wife for 38 years of Gerry Wigney. Loving Mother of Megan (Rob Leary), Caitlin (Ziyad Makoshi), and Kyle (Chelsea) Wigney. Cherished Gramma of her little Honey Bunnies Lennon, Delaney and Baby Boy. Daughter of Elfriede Petric and Richard Rhydress. Dear sister of Paula (Dave) and Ingrid. Treasured sister-in-law of Dorothy (Pete)Labranche, Gary (Bea) Wigney, Earl (Doreen) Wigney, and Marilyn (Scott) Lee. Adored Aunt of many nieces and nephews. Life long best friend to Gail (Rick) Panchuk and their children Ryan (Estelle), Godson Craig (Donna), and Tyler. Fondly remembered by Heather’s second family Shane, Dwight, Eric Martin, Colleen Preston, Monica (Ed Carr), Neil, and Janny Martin; as well as the entire extended Wigney and Martin Families. Heather’s wishes were for a Cremation and Celebration of Life, which will be held at a later date. Heather’s family would like to thank all the wonderful nurses at The Ottawa Cancer Centre Chemo Unit, Dr. Claire Dyason & Shannon Brews, RN of the Palliative Care Team at The Irving Greenberg Cancer Centre, and the in home palliative nursing & health care team, along with Dr. Sarah Tuck, who all took such amazing care of Heather. Donations in Memory of Heather would be appreciated and may be made to The Ottawa Cancer Centre, Irving Greenberg Palliative Care Team or Rideau Palliative Group.

Arrangements entrusted to the Byers Funeral home, South Mountain (613-989-3836).

Online condolences may be made to www.byersfuneralhomeinc.com

 

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Heather’s wishes were for a Cremation and Celebration of Life, which will be held at a later date. Heather’s family would like to thank all the wonderful nurses at The Ottawa Cancer Centre Chemo Unit, Dr. Claire Dyason & Shannon Brews, RN of the Palliative Care Team at The Irving Greenberg Cancer Centre, and the in home palliative nursing & health care team, along with Dr. Sarah Tuck, who all took such amazing care of Heather. Donations in Memory of Heather would be appreciated and may be made to The Ottawa Cancer Centre, Irving Greenberg Palliative Care Team or Rideau Palliative Group.

Arrangements entrusted to the Byers Funeral home, South Mountain (613-989-3836).

Online condolences may be made to www.byersfuneralhomeinc.com

 

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    Lorie Pitt says

    I am saddened by this news. Your mother was a wonderful wife, friend, mother and grandmother. She will be missed by so many … and has made such a positive influence on everyone she has come in contact with … may you cherish all the memories you’ve created over the years and know how much she loved her family ❤️

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      Colleen & Felix Roy says

      Our deepest condolences to Gerry and family. She was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed

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    DALE AND LOIS KEYES says

    Gary and Bea
    So sorry for your loss. Our sincerest condolences.

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    Colleen McEvoy says

    I am so very sad to read this news. Heather was a beautiful woman both inside and out. I had the pleasure of getting to know Heather as she instructed my yoga classes. I hope you can all cherish the wonderful memories that you have created over the years. One thing I know for sure is Heather’s family were so loved and important in her life. When Heather would talk about any of you she would light up and a true sparkle would appear in her eyes. I am sure the night skies will be brighter with a special star that will shine in Heather’s memory. Hugs to all. Colleen McEvoy

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    Josee Scott says

    This lovely angel has brightened the lives of many people. She truly cared for the human species. She lived and instilled peace, kindness, strength and love. Heather’s energy will be truly missed. I want to extend my sympathies to Gerry and his family. Heather truly deserved her wings. Hugs to all of you.

    Josée and Steve Scott

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    Colleen Roy says

    My condolences to you Gerry and your family. She was truly a remarkable person.

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    Marj. Nolan says

    Our sincere condolences to all the Wigney family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Terry and Marj. Nolan

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    Jocelyne Elliott says

    My heart goes out to you and your family Megan! I do remember your mom from when I taught you at South Branch! She was a beautiful person. Your memories of being with her doing things with her will give you strength to remember her. A mother’s love is with you forever as it is such a special bond 💜

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    Robin J LaPorte says

    Our sincere condolences to the Wigney family. Heather was such a loving, beautiful person. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. Robin & Mike

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    Ted & Karin Ceelen says

    Our most heartfelt condolences to the entire family. May the memories you share remain in your hearts forever.

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