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Born: Aug 26, 1953

Date of Passing: Sep 25, 2021

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August 26, 1953 - September 25, 2021

Hes, the first of four children of Gordon Mackie and Margaret (nee Willox) Mackie, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, following an admirable journey with cancer. Despite many medical challenges, Hes displayed a remarkable ability to enjoy each day and found great joy and comfort with her friends and family and, most importantly, her precious cat Hootie. Hes will be remembered by all for her love of the Beatles, reading, music, games and marijuana.
She had a poet's soul, a science fiction writer's creativity and the heart of a hippie.
She will be deeply missed by her brother Craig (Jane); her sisters, Holly (Keith) and Bonnie; dear friends, Garcea and Mike; nephews, Chris, Rob, Mike and their families, as well as numerous extended family members across the globe.
Hes was a best friend…..a kind, open, accepting and compassionate soul who had that rare gift of truly listening to others and allowing them to be exactly who they are….. "Right on", Hes!
The family would like to thank the staff of the Gimli Health Centre, her oncology team and a special thank you to Dr. Stephen Coyle.
As per her wishes, there will be no service.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to CancerCare Manitoba or the charity of your choice.

Condolences may be left on her tribute wall

Gilbart Funeral Home, Gimli
in care of arrangements.

Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 02, 2021

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Hes was a friend in my coming of age time in Winnipeg in the ‘60’s. I saw Craig’s Facebook post and thought about it and looked up Passages. I broke down. I’m in tears. She was fantastic. I so regret losing touch. Oh dear. Love you Hes. - Posted by: Graham Smith (Friend ) on: Dec 27, 2021

  • Neil and I were so sorry to hear this news. We have fond memories of Hes from our crazy youth. She had a quick wit, beautiful smile and contagious laugh. She always provided a shoulder for those of us who suffered any form of “teenage angst”. Rest In peace Hes. Condolences to the family, Garcia and Mike. Dale and Neil Harrington - Posted by: Dale Harrington (River Heights Alumni ) on: Oct 31, 2021

  • So sorry to hear of Heather's passing. Rene ring fun sing songs at Oak starlet and fun at the cottage. Condolences to all from Phil and my self and the Veitch’s. - Posted by: Carolyn (Veitch) Perreault (Family Friend) on: Oct 29, 2021

  • Craig and family, I am so sorry to hear of Heather’s passing. May God grant you strength, at this most difficult time. Take care - Posted by: Sharon (Burkowski) Sibbald (Friend) on: Oct 02, 2021

  • I am devastated to hear of Heather passing. Your beautiful soul is free of pain and you will never be forgotten. My love to your family. Margaret Zed - Posted by: Margaret Zed (Friend) on: Oct 02, 2021

  • She will be truly missed by those who knew her. - Posted by: Manny (Friend of the family) on: Oct 02, 2021

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