Doreen HEATH

HEATH, Doreen Sylvia Doreen Sylvia (nee Soerd)

1935 – 2004

Doreen Sylvia Heath of Calgary passed away peacefully at the age of 68 years, at the Foothills Hospital on August 14, 2004. Doreen was born in Bentley, Alberta and resided in the Eckville area, finishing High School in Red Deer, where she then attended Reeves Business College. Doreen met and married George Heath in 1959 and they later moved to Strathmore and Calgary. Doreen was active in the labour movement and was strongly involved in politics, women’s rights, and served on the Appeal Board for Worker’s Compensation for several years. Doreen also ran for MLA in 1975. Doreen cared deeply for the welfare of everyone. Doreen was predeceased by her parents Leo & Erna Soerd, her husband George Heath, and sister Jean Brown. She will be sadly missed by her daughter Valerie Alaia (Gennaro), son Leonard Heath, grandsons Gaetano, Giorgio, Giulio, Gabriele Alaia and Cody Heath. Doreen is also survived by her sister Deb Murray (Jim), niece Teagan and Nephew Jimmy and brother in law Bill Brown, as well as other loved relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held in Calgary at the Ascension Lutheran Church 1432 – 19 Street N.E. on Monday, August 23, 2004 at 11:00 AM. If so desired memorial tributes in Doreen’s memory may be made directly to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Calgary Chapter 100, 2421 – 37 Avenue N.E. T2E 6Y7.

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