It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing of Heather Marie Getschel on July 8, 2021, in Edmonton, Alberta after her tenacious battle with cancer.
Born August 9, 1956, in Duncan, BC, Heather was relocated to the Edmonton area with her family in the late 1960s and spent the remainder of her life there. She was a tremendous source of support to her mother, Grace, as she raised Heather’s younger siblings. Heather’s greatest joy and source of pride was marrying her high school sweetheart, Bruce, and raising their sons James, Don, and adopted daughter Niki. As well as raising her own children her motherly love poured into the lives of many other children, nieces, and nephews along the way. Heather returned to school to pursue a career in healthcare, received her nursing diploma, and became a Licensed Practical Nurse. Her compassionate heart made this a perfect for Heather. Heather went on to have a rewarding career with the Alberta Government, Misercordia Hospital (pediatrics), and several Long-Term Care facilities.
Heather was predeceased by her father, David Fleetwood, her mother, Grace Mosses. She is survived by her husband Bruce, sons James and Don, daughter Niki, siblings Darleen, Larry, Lloyd, and Cheryl; 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to World Vision Canada in Heather’s name.
Funeral Service to be held at Ellerslie Road Baptist Church
10603 Ellerslie Road SW
On July 23, 2021, at 10:30 AM
Graveside Service to take Place at Onoway Baptist Cemetery 3:00 pm
Serenity Funeral Service South – 780-450-0101