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Date of Passing: Jan 07, 2020

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1957 - 2020

Heather Hunter (née Leaman) passed away on January 7, 2020, surrounded by family. She was a passionate and strong woman, always putting family first. She devoted her free time to caring for others, and had an incredible gift for entertaining, design, and decorating.
Heather was born on May 6 to William and Kathleen in Winnipeg. She is survived by her lifelong love and husband for over 40 years, Larry; children, Tiffany (Tom) Ford, Allan (Andreanna) Hunter; and grandchildren, Alexander, Eva, and Cora.
Heather spent many years working in human resources, and retired as Director of HR for Nygard International. She fulfilled her dream of operating a bed and breakfast on the riverfront, making all guests feel like family. Heather was involved with many associations, including Bed and Breakfast Manitoba, Interlake Tourism Association, and Ladies' Auxiliary of the Winnipeg Barbershop Chapter. Heather was instrumental in developing the Homes for the Holidays Heritage Tours to benefit local charities.
The family expresses gratitude to the staff of CancerCare at Selkirk Regional Health Centre.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society.
A Celebration of Life will be held for family and friends at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to:
Interlake Cremation & Memorial Services.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 11, 2020

Condolences & Memories (15 entries)

  • So sorry to hear of this Tiff, Allan & Mr Hunter. I came late to the party hearing this news, and had to do a double take. 1.5 years later but I'm sure it still aches the same. I have many wonderful memories of your mom, her great taste, hospitality, introducing me to MandM's ginger beef, and inviting me into your home to hang with Tiff! 🥰 And the time my mom and I got the invite to come see that other worldly b&b property she poured her heart into - I'll never forget! ❤️ Deepest Condolences xoxo Milaini - Posted by: Mil (Friend) on: Jul 30, 2021

  • Larry, I am so very sorry for your loss. I enjoyed knowing and working with Heather in the Bed and Breakfast Association. Heather was an asset to our organization and to everyone who knew her. - Posted by: Bill Martin (Friend and fellow Bed and Breakfast operator) on: May 26, 2020

  • Larry, Tiffany & Allan. We’re so sorry to read of Heather’s passing in January. Such a vibrant, creative lady with a wonderful laugh - and boy, could she cook!! You will miss her dearly. Please know that you’re in our thoughts & we send you warm hugs from across the miles. Much love, Vicki, Alana & Family (Mel, Summer Ivy & Ashton James David). xx - Posted by: Vicki Prowse (Australia) (Larry’s Cousin) on: May 10, 2020

  • Larry and family, sorry about your loss.My heartfelt condolences.She was a very helpfull and warm person.I will always remember her.I pray to God for the peace of her soul. - Posted by: Vijay Guliani (Friend) on: Jan 27, 2020

  • Larry and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Heather and I were neighbours when we were kids on Home Street and Larry, Heather and myself went to school together. - Posted by: Bernie Smith (Beaudry) (Old neighbour) on: Jan 15, 2020

  • Thinking of you and your family as you remember Heathers’s remarkable life. True friends are never apart, maybe in distance but never in heart. - Posted by: Laura (Friend) on: Jan 15, 2020

  • Dear Larry and family: Gus and I send our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Although it has been a while since I have seen Heather, she was frequently in my thoughts. Heather was a wonderful friend and a great person and she will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to know her. best to you all - Barbara and Gus Tsouras - Posted by: barbara tsouras (friend) on: Jan 15, 2020

  • Larry and Family, So sorry to hear of your wife's passing. We know she will be dearly missed by you, your children, and grandchildren as well as the many lives she touched as a co-worker, hostess, community volunteer and friend. We are thinking of all of you in this time of sorrow. The Scheer Family from North Kildonan - Posted by: Leo and Gail Scheer (Larry did great renovations at our home several years ago.) on: Jan 13, 2020

  • Memories of Heather will linger on through her family, friends and co-workers. My heartfelt admiration for her talents, caring and dreams. Miss you! - Posted by: Pat Chapdelaine (Friend) on: Jan 12, 2020

  • My most sincere condolences to you ,Larry, upon learning of your wife's death . I understand the feeling of sadness as you and your family grieve your loss. I hope that the many wonderful memories that you have experienced over the years will now bring comfort long into the future. In sympathy. Shirley Augustine - Posted by: Shirley Augustine (Aquaintance..... [Larry is doing renovations to my house] ) on: Jan 11, 2020

  • Our sincere condolences to Larry and family. Along with Larry, Heather created an outstanding and welcoming bed and breakfast , and worked hard to promote that sector of tourism through her active and collegial participation in Bed and Breakfast of Manitoba. Her enthusiastic participation in the first version of our local Homes for the Holidays helped to establish it as a yearly successful event , enjoyed by many over the past few years. She was a creative force, and a pleasure to work with. - Posted by: Laureland Rob Sarginson (Friends) on: Jan 11, 2020

  • My condolences to Larry and family on the passing of Heather. I remember when Heather retired and how excited she was, about her dream coming true opening a bed and breakfast. - Posted by: Liz Sveinson (Co Worker at Nygard) on: Jan 11, 2020

  • So sorry to hear of your loss, my deepest sympathy to Larry and family. - Posted by: Beverley Mudrey (Previously worked together ) on: Jan 11, 2020

  • My thoughts and condolences go out to you Larry and your family . Heather was a lovely woman and lots of fun to be around . Joan Greenlay - Posted by: Joan Greenlay (Friend ) on: Jan 11, 2020

  • So sorry to hear about Heather's passing, my condolences to Larry and family. - Posted by: Pat Burton (co-worker) on: Jan 11, 2020

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