It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the peaceful passing of Heather Ann Gideon with family by her side on Friday, January 18, 2019 at Health Sciences North. Daughter of the late Robert and Mary Gideon. Cherished sister to Bobby, Roy (Marjorie), Jim (Sharon), Bill (Sirpa) and Stewart (predeceased). She will be sadly missed by her 10 nieces and nephews, 19 great nieces and nephews as well as relatives and friends. Heaven became a little sweeter today as Heather made her grand entry. Heather was a great woman of strength. Her gentle, generous, kind, playful spirit will be missed. Her approach to life and living taught us to take life one stride at a time; to hang on to the things that make us smile, and spend less time worrying about the things that may cause us to frown. We hope her dream of having a tea party with her mom, dad, Stewart and Cynthia is more spectacular than she could have imagined. The family would like to extend a special thank you to all who were involved in Heather’s long battle with cancer. A Funeral Service will be held at Christ Anglican Church, 231 6th Avenue, Lively on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. A luncheon will follow in the common room from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Heather’s name can be made directly to the Northeastern Cancer Foundation.