Doris May Heading
(Colbourne) Heading, RN
Doris May Heading from Westmount, Cape Breton, passed away
peacefully Sunday, April 28, 2019, at the Cape Breton Regional
Born April 13, 1933, in Whitney Pier, Doris was the eldest
daughter of the late Fred and Vivian (Verge) Colbourne.
Besides her parents, Doris was predeceased by her loving
husband, Arthur; son Peter; sister, Minnie (Bud MacDonald); brothers,
Fred, Harold (Lorraine), George (Sharon) and Gerald.
Doris is survived by her dear son (B.F.F.), George Arthur;
daughter-in-law, Patricia Chaif; two beautiful granddaughters, Lauren
and Meaghan, all of Montreal, QC; sister, Freda (John Marusiak),
Whitney Pier; brother, Gordon (Sylvia), Sydney; many nieces, nephews,
great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, amazing neighbours, many dear
friends and legion comrades.
Doris was a Registered Nurse who trained at the Sydney City
Hospital. She enjoyed the years she worked in the operating room
immensely. Doris was a very proud and active life member of the Royal
Canadian Legion, Branch 126, Westside, a loyal member of the Cape
Breton Veterans Comfort Fund Association and the Cape Breton District
Command Association. For over 20 years, until her health would not
permit, she represented the nursing sisters who served their country
during the World Wars by wearing her full nurses uniform during the
Remembrance Day parade and services at her RCL Branch 126,
Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on
Friday, May 3 from 5-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the
chapel on Saturday, May 4 at 11 a.m., with Archdeacon Brenda
Drake officiating. Interment will take place at a later
Sincere thanks to the doctors
and nurses of 4B and the An Cala Unit at the Cape Breton Regional
Hospital, home care and the VON, as well as Dr. Glen Worth, her family
doctor of many years, for the kind and compassionate care provided to
my mother. It was very much appreciated.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the C.B. District Veterans
Comfort Fund, the Children’s Wish Foundation or a charity of
your choice would be appreciated.
Words of comfort can be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Doris May Heading 19352019..
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