Heather Anne was born in Regina, Saskatchewan to parents Roderick and Evelyn (Beeson) McIntosh. She and Dorothy, her older sister, grew up in Regina. She was proud of her Scottish heritage, loved the skirl of the bagpipes and everything Scottish. During her young adult years she took an ocean-going trip to Europe, to meet relatives and see the sites. She was equally enthusiastic about Saskatchewan football. Go Riders!
In 1956, in a whirlwind romance, Heather met and married Gordon Watts, a geologist with Shell Oil. They had a loving marriage, and 3 children, Catherine, Douglas and Russell. In 1959, they moved to Edmonton. They took driving trips to see rock formations, holidayed on beaches and spent a year in Texas with the family, on a work exchange. In 1969, Gordon was diagnosed with a brain tumor and passed away. She rose to the challenge of being “both mom and dad” to her children, encouraging them to become self-reliant and productive. Many family occasions were celebrated with her sister Dorothy’s family, in Calgary.
In 1979, Heather married John Charles (Bud) Rogers. They took winter golfing holidays, in Arizona and California, and enjoyed cruising. At Christmas they would travel to Vancouver to be with Russell’s family and loved to visit with Buddy’s children while there.
In 2012, Heather sold her house and moved to Canterbury Manor. She was an active participant: playing bridge, gardening and of course, socializing!
Heather attended and served on the Altar Guild at St. Timothy Anglican Church. She was a bridge player, golfed at the Glendale, puttered in her garden and loved to entertain. She kept in touch with the many friends she had made throughout her lifetime. Enjoyable, cherished times with immediate and extended family were birthday celebrations, Christmas, and relaxing at the Seba Beach cabin.
Heather- wife to Buddy, mother of Cathy (Loren) Pearson, Doug (Cathy) Watts, Russ (Joyce) Watts, stepmom to Barb (Kim), Karen (Jim) and Bill (Patti) grandmother of Leslie, Stephen, Graham, Christina, Melissa, Matthew, Jennifer, Bradley and Josh and Nathan, great-grandma to four and a dear long-time friend to many. You are missed.
A memorial service for Heather will be held on Saturday, May 7 at 2pm at St. Timothy’s Anglican Church, 8420-145 Street, Edmonton.
Donations in her memory can be made to a charity of your choice.
Serenity Funeral Service – South