Gonder, Heather Jacquline

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Heather Gonder on Monday, June 13, 2022. She passed away peacefully in her home in Meaford at the age of 66.

Born in Walkerton on February 29, 1956, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Ruth (nee Sparks) Stewart.

Heather was predeceased by her loving husband Randy Gonder, and is survived by her mother-in-law Jean Gonder.

She was the beloved mother of Martha Miller, Margaret Jack (Aaron), Jackie Jack (Matt), Thomas Gonder, step-mother of Chris Gonder (Erin) and Jessica Gonder, and her fur baby ‘Maxie’.

She was the proud grandmother of Ashley (Ray), Tyler, Harley, Emma, Jacob, Dusty, Luke, Evan, Emily, Zoey, and Leah; she will be truly missed.

Heather was a dedicated health care provider at the Meaford Long Term Care Centre for 22 years.  She loved her job and will be missed by the staff and clients.

Heather’s family and friends will cherish many fond memories of her.  She will be dearly missed by everyone.  ‘We love you Heather.’

A public visitation will be held at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford on Thursday, June 23rd from 4 until 7 p.m.

Private family service will be conducted at a later date.

In lieu of flowers and as your expression of sympathy, donations to the Blue Mountain Community Church (cheques only please) would be 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.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca

Details

Thursday, June 23, 2022
Ferguson Funeral Home from 4 until 7 p.m.

Donations: Blue Mountain Community Church (cheques only please)
Make a donation in memory of Heather Jacquline Gonder


Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Yvonne Taylor
    Friday, June 17, 2022

    Missing your sweet smile and contagious laugh! You were a wonderful co- worker and friend! I will keep your memories forever in my heart! Miss you!!!

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  2. Dennis an Brenda Ormsby
    Friday, June 17, 2022

    Our condolences to the Gonder family. I knew most of you, thinking of you all at this difficult time.

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  3. Barbara Hall
    Friday, June 17, 2022

    My sincere condolences to the family I am sure Heather will be so missed by all. I had the priveledge of working with Heather and remember her as a kind, happy, and always smiling.

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  4. Barb Ghanie
    Friday, June 17, 2022

    Very sorry for your loss. I worked with Heather for 22 years, she was a good, hard worker with great compassion for the people living at Meaford Long Term Care. I loved hearing her stories about her adventures, family and especially Maxie. Her family at the nursing home will miss her greatly.

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  5. Corrie
    Friday, June 17, 2022

    So hard to believe you’re gonemy condolences to your family. You made working at the nursing so much fun! You will be missed. Till we meet again

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  6. Cathryn and Kris Kennedy
    Friday, June 17, 2022

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Sending sympathies to all.

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  7. Lorene Taylor
    Friday, June 17, 2022

    Heather was always so helpful and friendly at Meaford LTC. She loved to share the news of her children and grandchildren. My thoughts are with Heather’s family.

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  8. Diane Drane
    Friday, June 17, 2022

    Very sad news!! Sincere sympathy to ALL the family!! Heather will truly be missed by so many! Truly a dedicated and hard worker. Hugs to ALL!!

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  9. Nicole Ironside
    Friday, June 17, 2022

    My deepest condolences to Heather’s family and friends during this difficult time.

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    1. Jenn Gekill-Pendleton
      Saturday, June 18, 2022

      My heart goes out to the family. Heather was a wonderful co worker and trainer. She always stopped to chat on the street.

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  10. Ruth Snell
    Friday, June 17, 2022

    RIP Heather. You were a great PSW and co- worker. Fond memories from back in the day. Condolences to the Gonder family.

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  11. Ross and Jean Clark
    Saturday, June 18, 2022

    Margaret and Aaron and Luke, Evan, and Emily,

    So sorry to hear of your loss!! Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time!! Love to all!!

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    1. Betty Merrifield
      Wednesday, June 22, 2022

      Heather was so good at her job, anyone who worked with her had a real partner. It takes a special person with a commitment for the elderly to spend all the years Heather did at MLTC. She will be missed on and off the “clock”. Thinking of you all.

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  12. Megan Garland
    Saturday, June 18, 2022

    Heather was a sweet and caring person who was an amazing PSW. She will be missed.

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  13. Jan Schultz
    Monday, June 20, 2022

    Margaret and family. So sorry to have heard your mother passed away. She was so kind to my friend and my mom at Meaford ltc

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  14. Christine Staeger
    Thursday, June 23, 2022

    The best friend and crazy adventurer to have to share time with. May there be books in Heaven and sandy beaches to walk along the way while finding treasures on the sand.
    They’ll love your laughter up there Heather my best pal.
    We will all make sure your Maxie is loved and cared for just as you did.
    So sorry to all missing you.
    Only the good die young.
    Just in another realm, and only ever a whisper away, Forever and a day.
    Angels walk
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    My ” sister” in heart forever.
    Chris

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  15. Sherry Murray
    Thursday, June 23, 2022

    Heather you are such a wonderful women! I really enjoyed our friendship and our deep conversations that would often end up with us both crying and hugging. I will miss your love, smile and support.

    I’m so sorry I didn’t pick up the phone last time you called.

    You will always have a place in my heart Heather!!

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  16. Jennifer Dorgelo
    Thursday, June 23, 2022

    Dear Margaret, Aaron, Luke, Evan and Emily
    I am thinking of all of you at this very sad time with the loss of your Mom, Mother in Law and Grandma. Wishing you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and memories to hold forever in your heart. Your family, your friends and your faith will get you through.
    Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers
    Jennifer

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  17. Cindy Stevenson
    Monday, June 27, 2022

    To Heather’s family and friends, I will always remember her as a close friend with daily chats every day we worked together. She was a dedicated, devoted, genuine team member at the long term care centre. THERE IS NO I IN TEAM. She always was a complete compassionate care giver, with continuous upbeat attitude, sometimes with an attitude. ha ha, miss her already

    Cindy Stevenson

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  18. Holly Fiegehen
    Tuesday, June 28, 2022

    I was shocked & so sorry to hear of Heather’s passing. She was always a team player & dedicated psw. Her smile & laugh told you what a great personality she had. Never saw her unhappy or mad. Wonderful friend & coworker. Hugs to all.

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