Our sincere condolences to Victor, Shea, Quinn and your extended family. We have had the pleasure of working with each of you at Minotaur and came to know and enjoy Heather at our company gatherings. Our thoughts are with you all, along with our deepest sympathy for your loss.
I am so, so sorry for your loss. I was thrilled to have met cousin Heather (and the rest of the Boersmas) while I was in Brampton in 2016. A connection to my mom (Heather was a first cousin), from Ireland, from Letterkenny. And that Irish accent. I could sit and listen to it all day long. We did manage to get a few family gatherings in Nova Scotia and those I will treasure forever. Heather had such a strong spirit, was up for anything and always seemed to enjoy herself. I just wish I had found Heather sooner. Love to you all, Moe
Victor, Quinn and Shea,
Heather stands out as one of the most wonderful and extraordinary people I have met and she was, of course, one of a kind. I wish I could join you and tell you in person how we met, and what a support she was over decades to me and my entire family, but I am unable to come in person.
I met Heather through my father. He simply said, ‘you will not meet anyone like this again, and you must immediately try and convince her to work with you’. If anything, he understated what an important part of my life she would become.
Heather (occasionally with the help of Victor, which I will never forget), wore many hats – coworker, advisor, supporter, confidant, the ‘doer’ who kept things going (through strikes, storms and anything else). But most of all she was a good friend.
She was committed, caring, and brilliant. She was both ferocious and gentle, often at the same time. I cannot imagine spending more than 5 minutes with her without laughing, learning or feeling somehow safe and ‘at home’. She not only took care of everyone she worked with, I was particularly touched as she was also incredibly kind to my father, who she said reminded her of her own dad and family.
Above all Heather had an infinite reservoir of pride in, and of love for, you her family.
Please accept my condolences.
We are so sad to hear of Heather’s passing. We have very fond memories of our times together, staying with you for Thanksgiving weekend 28 years ago, and listening to Queen in your basement when we came for Oom Vic’s celebration of life. We always admired and enjoyed Heather’s high energy, sense of humour and positive attitude.
Our thoughts will be with you over the coming weeks as you come together to remember Heather.
All our love,
Olav, Dianne, Robert, David
Sigrid and Erica
Our deepest condolences to Victor and family. Heather was an extremely important part of the Shires family , taking care of Christopher and Alexandra for several years as their nannie. Caring & loving, Heather did everything for our family . An excellent cook, it was always wonderful to come home to a new treat. We will remember forever our trip to Ireland, meeting Heather's family and being part of the wedding.
Greg & Audra