Hedie was born in Arnaud, MB, and as a young woman completed her RN at St. Boniface Hospital. She then attended UBC on scholarship, graduating with a BSN and MEd. Hedie was a beloved wife, mother, sister, friend, nurse, teacher and counsellor who lived a life of service to others: raising a family, caring for grandchildren, entertaining friends and new acquaintances, providing nursing care, teaching nursing at UBC and BCIT, and working with the boards of Pinegrove Place, MCC, and Point Grey Inter‑Mennonite Fellowship.
She touched many lives before Alzheimer’s took its toll; she was cared for by her husband, Edwin, and caregiver Emily Banac. She will be missed by her husband of 56 years; her three children, Carl (Doreen), Susan (Fred), and Peter (Dagmar); and grandchildren Laura (Tim), Graeme, Felix, Forrest, Madeleine, Marlene, Judith and Simon; and relatives and friends.
Donations may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee at MCC.org.