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HEATHER NEITZAN With sadness we announce the passing of Heather Kay Neitzan (nee Steel) of Lockport, MB, formerly of Winnipeg and of Cartwright, MB. Heather will be missed by her husband Carl, daughter Cora Neitzan (Gilles), grandchildren Jocelyn, Gregory, Alexandra, Nicholas; sisters Penny Macklem (Alan) and Sherry Blair. She was predeceased by her father and mother, Art and Myrtle Steel and brother-in- law Robert Blair. Born in Cleckheaton, Yorkshire, England, Heather spent her childhood in Britain before immigration to Canada with her mother. She attended school in Saskatchewan, then Hazeldel, MB (near Holmfield, MB) and in Cartwright, MB. Heather spent one summer as a swimming instructor at Lester Beach and later worked at the Winnipeg General Hospital (now the H.S.C.), Eaton's Accounting Dept. and worked as an accountant for several other businesses. Heather had a flair for fashion and also modeled clothes. In 1966 Heather and Carl were married and welcomed their baby daughter, Cora, born in 1970. Heather was an intelligent woman with a quick wit and would easily fall into a conversation with strangers. She had a lovely singing voice and has recorded a record. Heather took to farm life (Blow Weary Farm) enjoying her leisure time at the old swimming hole , skating, fishing, hunting and horseback riding. As a teenager she proudly raised and showed cattle with the Cartwright 4-H Club. She would cry her eyes out where her steers went to auction. Heather battled Type II Diabetes for 32 years, renal failure of three and a half years, with the many complications of each, and one week ago suffered a major stroke. The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr P. Komenda, Dr. S. Armstorng, Dr. O. Rigotto and the staff at the Seven Oaks Renal Health Program, and Dr. P. Bhanot, of Seven Oaks Hospital. A special thank you to nurse Jennifer for her warmth and compassion the night Heather died. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Klassen Funeral Home. Donations can be made to the Diabetic Renal Heath Program at Seven Oaks Hospital, 2300 McPhillips Street, Winnipeg, MB R2V 3M3. Arrangements entrusted to: KLASSEN FUNERAL HOME 1897 Henderson Hwy. 338-0331 Condolences may be sent to www.klassenfuneralhome.com

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on February 08, 2012

Guest Book(2 entries)

  • TO cARL and daughter Cora .. and the grandchildren.. Heather will be sadly missed.. she was a lovely lady ... R.I.P. beautiful classy lady...
  • My deepest condolences to Heather's husband Carl, daughter Cora, and sister Penny.
    - Posted by: Ron Smith (Cousin) on: Feb 12, 2012

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Klassen Funeral Home
Klassen Funeral Home
1897 Henderson Hwy.
Ph: (204) 338-0331
Website: http://www.klassenfuneralhome.com