Passed away in Mississauga on Friday October 16, 2020, at the age of 60. She was loved and will be missed by her beloved husband of 30 years, Victor Boersma and daughters, Quinn (Alexander) and Shea. She is survived by brothers, Brian (Elvira) and Paul and sister, June (Hugh).
Heather was born in Letterkenny, Ireland to the late Rosemary and Harry Patterson. She moved to Dublin at 17 to pursue an education and career in culinary arts. She loved to travel, and in 1986 took a job at the Irish Embassy in Ottawa, always in pursuit of her next adventure. Soon after, she met her husband, Victor. They married in Ireland in 1990, and the rest was history.
Heather spent much of her married life in Mississauga, raising her two daughters, working full-time, and developing deep neighbourhood and community ties.
She will be remembered by all for her fiery spirit (and hair), her glass half-full mentality, and her unbridled love and devotion to her family and friends.
Her funeral will take place over Zoom on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 2:00 pm. Details are provided in the Funeral Details section below.
Info: You are all invited to our family home for a drink and some light refreshments to say goodbye to Heather. We will be in the backyard, rain or shine, so please dress accordingly. We will invite everyone inside in small groups (1 family at a time) to say goodbye. Current Covid-19 rules allow for outdoor gatherings of up to 25 people. To accommodate everyone who would like to attend, we ask that you use the appointment link below to sign up for a 1 hour time slot. Please ensure you update the "quantity" for the number of people who will be attending with you. We completely understand if you are not comfortable attending the visitation. If you would like to send a note, you can do so here on the funeral home website. If you are feeling ill, we ask that you do not attend. • Appointment link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D48A5AC2FABF8C61-heathers
Due to Covid 19, attendance at the church is by invitation only. All others are welcomed to attend via Zoom.