Heather Ryman passed away on January 27th, 2023 at the Victoria General Hospital after a brief not yet diagnosed illness. It seems like an awful lot of pressure to write an obituary for a woman who was a devoted obituary reader (particularly with no diagnosis, she would be so mad!!). Heather is predeceased by her husband, Fred (Tony), her parents John and Betty McIntyre, and her fur-grandsons Dozer and Rocky. Heather leaves to celebrate her life her children, Jennie (Kyle), Jonathan (Tracy) and Carrie (Dan), her grand-children Mia, Emmy and Freddy, her brothers Angus and Robert McIntyre, her sister Anne McIntyre, her beloved dog, Tucker and her fur-grandchildren Maverick and Goose.
Heather was born in 1948 in Toronto, and over the years lived in Windsor, Australia from 1958-1963, in Vancouver and eventually found a home in Winnipeg.
Heather was a devoted nurse at the Health Science Centre Adult Emergency Room and Misericordia Health Centre for 36 years retiring to split her time being a snowbird in South Padre Island, Texas and spending time at their cabin on Lee River in Manitoba. Heather made many special friends through work, at the lake and in Texas. Mom was an “enthusiastic” golfer, loved playing dominoes (Mexican train of course) and games, travelling to hot places with Tony and friends, enjoyed cruising on the pontoon boat at the lake and taking long walks on the beach looking for sea glass with her late dogs, Kobe and Bennie. Mom’s day could be easily made with a big hot cup of coffee or some chocolate ice cream.
When we were young, mom was the fixer of booboos and as we got older, she was our constant medical advice and support. She was well known for her sense of humour and enthusiasm, especially while cheering us on at our many sporting activities. She was adventurous and loved exploring in nature and instilled that same love in her children. We have many memories and pictures of our travels with a pop-up trailer with our bikes or fishing rods and nets.
We look forward to carrying on our travels and adventures in her memory. Love you, mom!
A celebration of life will take place between 1:00 pm-4:00 pm on Saturday, February 18th at Korban Funeral Chapel at 907 Main Street in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This will be a come-and-go event, there will be no formal service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to CancerCare Manitoba or the Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba.
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