Handy, Heather Ann

It is with immense heartache we share that our sweet and loving Heather Handy put her pain at ease and left us to rest peacefully early Sunday morning, surrounded by the love of her family at the Owen Sound Hospital on December 8th, 2019.

Born in Brampton, Ontario on September 14, 1942, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Lillian Davey.

Heather was the beloved wife of Harvey Handy who she recently celebrated 33 loving years of marriage with. She is the incredible mother to Geoff and Corinne Knight. In 1983 when Heather came into Harv’s life, together they merged and embraced a larger family unit including Ian Handy (Edward) and Carolyn Letourneau (Gil).  Heather is the devoted and proud grandma to Zoe Letourneau, Quinton Letourneau, and Avery Chaplin. She is the middle child of 5 siblings, predeceased by Douglas Davey and Brenda Stewart. She is survived by Barbara Woods and Brian Davey.  Heather was blessed to be the aunt to Christine Stewart, Ken Stewart, Cyndy Knapp, Bill Woods, Steven Woods, Kim Green, Fred Davey, Michael Davey and Rachel Davey.  Heather will be sadly missed by the Handy family and by all of those who she has touched throughout her life. Love never ends.

A service celebrating Heather’s life will be conducted at Meaford United Church on Friday, December 13, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. with visiting the hour prior to service.  There will be a time for refreshments and sharing memories of Heather in the fellowship hall following the service.

As your expression of sympathy, and in lieu of flowers, donations to Princess Margaret Hospital or the Owen Sound Regional Hospital Foundation would be kindly appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted. www.fergusonguneralhomes.ca

Details

Friday, December 13, 2019
Visitation: 12:30 until 1:30 p.m.

Friday, December 13, 2019 1:30 PM
Service: Meaford United Church, Friday, December 13, 2019 1:30 p.m.

Donations: Princess Margaret Hospital or Owen Sound Regional Hospital Foundation.
Make a donation in memory of Heather Ann Handy


Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Lynn Gerrard
    Monday, December 9, 2019

    We are so sad to learn of Heather’s passing. She will certainly be missed by all who knew her. Sincere condolences to the entire family.

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  2. Joan Smith
    Monday, December 9, 2019

    Aww Heather my heart is broken in pieces with the sad news that you have left us to go to be with your Lord! No more pain, needles or tests for you, I will always hold you in my heart as the best and most wonderful LADY and friend I ever have had! You were a gem my dear friend and now you are an Angel with sparkling wings, watching over your family from above! Hugs my dear and thank you for that surprize short but great visit two weeks ago! REST IN PEACE HEATHER! You will be loved and missed by all that know you!!

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  3. Brent Desormo
    Monday, December 9, 2019

    You will be missed Greatly by many Friends and Family.Condolences to All .May you forever Rest in Piece Big Mama

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  4. Jackie & John Manser
    Monday, December 9, 2019

    So very sorry for your loss, our heart felt condolences to all the extended families.

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  5. Suzanne Gill
    Monday, December 9, 2019

    Emersyn and I are so sorry about Heather’s passing. She always had a smile and kind words. Please know that we are thinking of you and your family, Harv and sending prayers and love

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  6. Brenda Last
    Monday, December 9, 2019

    I was so saddened to read of Heather’s passing. I have know Heather since the late 70’s when we were friends on Mountainview Rd. S. in Georgetown. We worked together for the Halton District School Board. My boys were friends with Geoff and spent many hours playing hockey on the rink their dad built.
    My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this very difficult time.

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  7. Chantale Kelly
    Monday, December 9, 2019

    We were so lucky to have known such a kind and loving woman. We will miss your impromptu house inspection visits! Always a ray of sunshine.

    Hugs to all your loved ones!
    Paul and Chantale

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  8. Jacque Endreny
    Monday, December 9, 2019

    Uncle Harv and family …Aunt Heather was a beautiful blessing to us all and anyone that ever met her will know what I mean ! So strong and brave never complained and always that beautiful smile I will treasure our memories here in B.C.and back home in Ontario ….the angel she gave me for my birthday last Aug will be with me always So very much love and hugs to all especially my beautiful Aunt Heather xo forever and always Jacque

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  9. Bev Bourne
    Monday, December 9, 2019

    Harv and family, I was shocked to hear of Heather’s passing. She has put up with a lot of pain and discomfort the past few years, now she can rest in peace and watch over her loving family. May you rest in peace Heather

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  10. Lorene Taylor
    Tuesday, December 10, 2019

    Thank you Heather for all the love, help, hours you donated to our town in all your acts of volunteerism. You will be missed.

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  11. Barry Hamilton
    Tuesday, December 10, 2019

    So sorry to hear of your passing, Heather . You will surely be an angel in heaven lovingly watching over your family . My most sincere condolences to Harv & family as we come to share Heather’s assent to heaven. Blessings Barry Hamilton

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  12. Andy Andersen
    Tuesday, December 10, 2019

    We are so sorry to hear about your painful loss. Our deepest sympathy to you and the family. We are so sorry we can’t attend but our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Linda and Andy Andersen Yuma Arizona.

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  13. David Hobson
    Tuesday, December 10, 2019

    Heartfelt condolences Harv & family.
    Sending all my comforting LOVE.

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  14. Mike and Jerrie Traynor
    Tuesday, December 10, 2019

    Dear Harvey and family. It was with such sadness that we heard about Heather. It is through the Meaford Scarecrow Invasion that we first met Heather and so much admired her energy and support for the Meaford Community as well as her kindness and caring nature.

    She is a treasure that will be greatly missed! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Mike and Jerrie Traynor

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  15. Bill & Trina Inglis
    Tuesday, December 10, 2019

    We are deeply saddened that Heather is gone. We were fortunate to have known her through both curling and Scarecrow Invasion, and the good times at the Leeky Canoe for wing nights. You will be missed, Heather. Rest in peace.

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  16. doreen Fendley
    Tuesday, December 10, 2019

    I met Heather in 1960 when I was living in Brampton. We had lots of fun going to parties and many weddings. I was one of Heather’s bridesmaids when she was married in Brampton.

    A lovely person and always willing to help out, no matter what it was.

    My sympathy to Harvey and the family.

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  17. Carl & Mary Adams
    Wednesday, December 11, 2019

    We were saddened to hear of Heather,s passing. It was a real privilege to know both of you Harve through our time curling. Her laugh and jolly sense of humour was infectious and it was a joy to have known her. She will be missed by all who knew her. Our prayers are with you and your family. Carl & Mary Adams

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  18. Pat & Bill Dawkins
    Wednesday, December 11, 2019

    Dear Harv and Family;
    We are so very sorry to hear of your loss of Heather. She will always be in our memory with that beautiful smile. Thinking of you and your family at this very sad time!

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  19. Ruth and Bob Gerth
    Wednesday, December 11, 2019

    Bob and I are so sorry to hear about Heather’s passing. She was such a beautiful and kind person who spread sunshine to many others. Rest In Peace free from pain Heather

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  20. Martin Boomsma
    Wednesday, December 11, 2019

    My most sincere condolences Harvey in the loss of your dearest Heather. What meaningful memories when and where our lives have crossed

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  21. debbie hickey
    Wednesday, December 11, 2019

    …and into the morning she went, leaving those she loved with the sunrise and the day ahead. Dear Harvey, my thoughts are with you as you begin to construct a different path for yourself. Carolyn, Gil, Zoe and Quinton – I know that you and all the others in your extended family will miss Heather a great deal. I hope you can find comfort in the blessing that each of you shared being a part of her life. Keep her alive in your thoughts, and in your hearts. Love and peace to each of you dear friends. debbie

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  22. Diana Ward
    Wednesday, December 11, 2019

    I first met Heather in 1988 when I went to work at the North Education Centre for the Halton Board. The photo you have of Heather with her beaming smile is exactly how I remember her and will continue to remember her. She was a fun-loving and caring person who made the Centre a great place to work. Along with fellow employees – Shirley, Pat, Caroline and myself we made a point of keeping in touch after we retired. It was unfortunate that I was unable to get to Meaford recently, but kept in touch via email and phone calls. I wish to extend my heartfelt condolences to Harvey and the family.

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  23. John, Cheryl, Mackenzie and Emma
    Wednesday, December 11, 2019

    Harvey and family;

    Heather was such a kind, loving and accepting friend to all! Many memories from our time spent at Edgewater beach, and she loved her family to bits. Thank you for sharing your loving spirit with us and may you rest peacefully.

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  24. NORMA SYMINGTON
    Wednesday, December 11, 2019

    HARV AND FAMILY – SO SORRY TO HEAR OF HEATHER PASSING. SHE WILL BE MISSED. WE, THE SYMINGTON FAMILY, HAVE VERY FOND MEMORIES OF HEATHER. OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

    NORMA, JASON, DEBBIE AND FAMILY ALSO DONNA HAS VERY FOND MEMEORIES OF HEATHER FROM EDGEWATER.

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  25. Norine Baron
    Thursday, December 12, 2019

    Hi Harv and others – We are sad with the death of Heather but we know she leaves a shining light in the family and in the community. She will be sorely missed. Hold the memories close and use them to ease the pain. We will be with you tomorrow.

    Norine and Garth Baron

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  26. Beaver Valley Outreach
    Thursday, December 12, 2019

    Beaver Valley Outreach Board of Directors, Staff and Volunteers express their deepest condolences to Heather and Carolyn’s family. Heather will be sorely missed by so many people. Our thoughts are with you.

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  27. Catherine Sholtz
    Thursday, December 12, 2019

    Harvey, Carolyn and Family – Our sincere condolences to all of you. Heather will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with all of you at this time.

    Catherine Sholtz and Michael Seguin

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  28. Julie Lodewyk (Davey)
    Thursday, December 12, 2019

    My condolences to the whole family

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  29. Jim Ramsay
    Friday, December 13, 2019

    My sincere condolences to Harvey and the entire family on the passing of Heather. I know of Heather’s indomitable strength and kindness, she will be truly missed by all who shared her light. May you all find comfort.

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  30. Larry Kerswell
    Friday, December 13, 2019

    A special friend for over fifty years, always a smile and a helping hand . Will miss you Heather!

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