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Born: Dec 28, 1948

Date of Passing: Jan 27, 2023

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December 28, 1948 - January 27, 2023

Heather Ryman passed away on January 27, 2023, at the Victoria General Hospital after a brief not yet diagnosed illness. It seems like an awful lot of pressure to write an obituary for a woman who was a devoted obituary reader (particularly with no diagnosis, she would be so mad!!).
Heather was predeceased by her husband, Fred (Tony), her parents, John and Betty McIntyre, and her fur-grandsons, Dozer and Rocky. Heather leaves to celebrate her life her children, Jennie (Kyle), Jonathan (Tracy) and Carrie (Dan), her grandchildren, Mia, Emmy and Freddy, her brothers, Angus and Robert McIntyre, her sister Anne McIntyre, her beloved dog, Tucker and her fur-grandchildren, Maverick and Goose.
Heather was born in 1948 in Toronto, and over the years lived in Windsor, in Australia from 1958 to 1963, in Vancouver and eventually finding home in Winnipeg.
Heather was a devoted nurse at the Health Sciences Centre Adult Emergency Room and Misericordia Health Centre for 36 years retiring to split her time being a snowbird in South Padre Island, Texas and spending time at their cabin on Lee River in Manitoba. Heather made many special friends through work, at the lake and in Texas. Mom was an "enthusiastic" golfer, loved playing dominoes (Mexican train of course) and games, travelling to hot places with Tony and friends, enjoyed cruising on the pontoon boat at the lake and taking long walks on the beach looking for sea glass with her late dogs, Kobe and Bennie. Mom's day could be easily made with a big hot cup of coffee or some chocolate ice cream.
When we were young, Mom was the fixer of boo-boos and as we got older, she was our constant medical advice and support. She was well known for her sense of humour and enthusiasm, especially while cheering us on at our many sporting activities. She was adventurous and loved exploring in nature and instilled that same love in her children. We have many memories and pictures of our travels with a pop-up trailer with our bikes or fishing rods and nets. We look forward to carrying on our travels and adventures in her memory. Love you Mom!
A Celebration of Life will take place between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 18 at Korban Funeral Chapel, 907 Main Street in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This will be a come and go event, there will be no formal service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to CancerCare Manitoba or the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 04, 2023

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • John, Carrie and Jennie, we are heartbroken to learn of your mother's passing, Heather was a great person, and a ton of fun to spend time with, we cherish our time with all of you and all those years at Icelandic state park. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, and although we are unable to attend her celebration of life on that day we will go to SPI and have a drink in heathers memory. Bill, Linda Stacey and Billy - Posted by: Bill (Friend) on: Feb 11, 2023

  • Jenn, John and Carrie, we were so sorry to hear of Heather’s passing. We had an affectionate nickname for each other “Twinnie” we had so much fun time with Heather and Tony, be it golfing at VICC Brownsville, shellseeking on SPI, cruising, and lots of laughter over board games. I recall your Dad writing on our golf scorecard “Less Talk, More Golf” we were busy taking pics of the glory around us! Dear, dear Heather, we will see you on the Course in the sky…love to y’all and God Bless. XOXO. - Posted by: Arlene and Garry Spanier (Friends) on: Feb 11, 2023

  • Heather and I had many years of working together as well as a friendship of many years until I left ER. We spent time as two couples with our spouses and had lots of fun and lots of laughs! She will remain in my thoughts and condolences to the family. - Posted by: Linda Coote (long- time co- worker from HSC ER) on: Feb 04, 2023

  • Dear Jennie, John & Carrie. So very sorry to hear of your mom's passing. My deepest condolences. -Heather Schaub- - Posted by: Heather Schaub (NK Neighbour) on: Feb 04, 2023

  • Jon and family Lori and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. Your mom was a very kind and wonderful person who always brought a smile to us whenever we ran into her. We wish you and the family all the best. We will not be in Winnipeg for the celebration of your mom's life but will be thinking of you guys. Mark and Lori Mirwaldt - Posted by: Mark and Lori mirwaldt (Friend ) on: Feb 04, 2023

  • I very much enjoyed working with Heather at HSC ER. She was a wonderful nurse and always great to work with. She was funny and hard working. - Posted by: Sharon mclellan (Former co worker) on: Feb 04, 2023

  • I very much enjoyed working with Heather at HSC ER. She was a wonderful nurse and always great to work with. She was funny and hard working. - Posted by: Sharon mclellan (Former co worker) on: Feb 04, 2023

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