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HEATHER MARGARET DYREGROV

Born: Sep 18, 1935

Date of Passing: Jun 08, 2021

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HEATHER MARGARET DYREGROV
September 18, 1935 - June 8, 2021

Heather Margaret Dyregrov passed away peacefully on June 8, 2021 at the age of 85. Heather was lovingly surrounded by close friends and family each day during the final six months of her life, as she came to accept an unexpected diagnosis of cancer in January 2021.
Heather's memories will be remembered and cherished by her son Brett (Sabine); daughter Kristin (Robert); grandchildren, Nicole (Yuka), Cole, and Morgan (Brady); sister-in-law Allison; nephews, Lindsay (Maria) and Jim; niece Jennifer (Gary); as well as her beloved great-nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind numerous close friends, for which she was always incredibly thankful.
Heather is predeceased by her brother Jim; her sister Helen; and her parents, John and Carrie Forsyth.
Heather was born in Winnipeg on September 18, 1935 to John and Carrie Forsyth. The self-proclaimed "west end girl" grew up alongside her brother Jim, and sister Helen. Heather attended Daniel McIntyre Collegiate where she blossomed into the lively socialite that would touch the lives of friends and acquaintances alike for decades to come. After graduation, Heather went on to study nursing at the Winnipeg General Hospital School of Nursing. It was during this time that she formed many close friendships that she would maintain long after her nursing career had ended. Shortly after nursing school she married Al Dyregrov in 1956. Although they later divorced, this marriage gave her two children and eventually her grandchildren. Heather later joined the St. James - Assiniboia School Division as a Management Secretary once her children were grown. She found great purpose in her work here and was known for her lively spirit and beautiful smile.
Heather spent her later years in her meticulously maintained condo off of Ness Avenue, where she enjoyed the company of her neighbours during summer potlucks, and offered her astute management skills as a member of the condo board. It was rare to catch her at home, unless she happened to be watching the latest curling championship or Jets game. More often than not, she was out lending a hand to a close friend, having brunch with her grandkids or volunteering at the Grace Hospital. Heather was also a lively host of gatherings at the ski cottage, ladies wine night, and the Bridge club. Some of her most cherished memories were the various travels with her close friends and family, most notably the annual trips she took to Victoria, BC to enjoy mandatory cinnamon buns from Cobs and leisurely walks through the gardens. Then during the summers, she would pack up her car and drive up to Brereton Lake to soak in every last ray of sunshine at her beloved cabin. It was here that Heather spent every summer with her children and grandchildren lounging on the beach, beating everyone at crib or giving one of her famous back rubs.
Heather took great care to always send a birthday card, leave a quick voicemail or drop off one of her coveted banana loaves to show you that you were in her thoughts. Above all else, she cherished the time she spent with her family and valued greatly what each of her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews had to offer the world. She was an incredibly proud "Grandma" and "Aunty Heather" who found great fulfillment in sharing the accomplishments of her grandchildren and great-nieces and nephews. Heather especially had a deep bond with her three grandchildren, who she would call weekly just to remind them how much they were loved. She loved them fiercely and would do absolutely anything to assure their happiness.
The family would like to express a sincere thank you to the staff at Riverview hospital, as well as the many nurses and health care aides who made it possible for Heather to spend the majority of her final days in her home, surrounded by her loved ones. With her family by her side almost every day until her passing, she connected with friends over the phone, shared stories and laughter with close family, and was able to spend one last weekend enjoying the serenity of cabin life at Brereton Lake. Heather was a devoted friend, mother and grandmother who lived a wonderful, full life without a moment going to waste. If we can learn one thing from Heather, it is to hold your loved ones close and to not let a day pass where you don't express how much they mean to you. Although her death is a painful loss, we will hold onto all of the beautiful memories we have made with her.
A celebration of Heather's life will be held at a later date.

For those who wish to sign the online
Guest Book please visit www.chapellawn.ca

Chapel Lawn Funeral Home
204-885-9715


Publish Date: Jun 19, 2021

HEATHER MARGARET DYREGROV
September 18, 1935 - June 8, 2021

Our Grandma, Mother and Friend, has left us after a battle with cancer.

"Going home, keep me in your hearts now".

Longer obituary to follow.

For those who wish to sign the online
Guest Book please visit www.chapellawn.ca

Chapel Lawn Funeral Home
204-885-9715


Publish Date: Jun 12, 2021

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 12, 2021, Jun 19, 2021

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • My sincerest condolences to Heather’s nearest and dearest, Heather was a good friend, I shall miss the many conversations we used to have on the patio, God Bless. - Posted by: Derek Msyes (Friend ) on: Jul 15, 2021

  • On behalf of the WGH/HSC Nursing Alumni we extend our sincerest condolences to Heather's family and friends. Heather is remembered by her classmates as being very active, cheerful, outgoing, a willing volunteer, a lovely lady who will be sorely missed. Heather celebrated Homecoming every 5 years with her classmates and would have celebrated her 65th this past May. Please know our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. - Posted by: MARIAN Ulyatt (WGH/HSC Nursing Alumni Friendship Convenor) on: Jun 29, 2021

  • Kristin and Family, So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I remember running into Kristin and her mother at a goodwill store. She was just what I remember, always cheery and smiling. Lots of energy that was for sure!! She had come to visit her daughter Kristin. Kristin was neighbor for maybe years, and was so nice to run into her after so many years. Kristin and family, So sorry for your loss, I hope the memories of your mom, Grandma will help you through this trying time. Beautiful write up of your mom. Looks like you mom did lots and of course loved what she did! and always enjoyed life. That is what this journey is all about condolences Sandi S (old neighbor) - Posted by: Sandra S (Neighbor/Classmate of Kristin) on: Jun 24, 2021

  • My sincere condolences to the family. I have only beautiful memories of Heather. I would call her a pocket rocket, go go go. We worked together at the board office for many years and I always looked forward to our chats. I haven’t lived in Wpg for many years but we recently re-connected on email. I always looked forward to her emails. Forever in my heart and my memories Heather. RIP xoxox - Posted by: Trish (Friend and colleague ) on: Jun 23, 2021

  • Our deepest sympathy to Brett, Kristin and their families in the loss of their Mother. Heather was a treasured friend and neighbor for many years. She left us with many happy memories. Gary and Sandra Jones and family - Posted by: Gary and Sandra Jones (Friends) on: Jun 20, 2021

  • Without a doubt you as family members will miss Heather. As a former WGH classmate I too will miss her friendliness and willingness to transport those of us who came from out of province to attend reunions. Johanna - Posted by: Johanna (classmate 56B) on: Jun 19, 2021

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