VAUGHAN, HEATHER JOYCE
Born June 24 1957 (Monticello, Indiana) – Died July 12, 2007
Heather was a very special woman who remained kind, generous, respectful, encouraging, gracious and loving in spite of suffering years of distress and pain from lupus panniculitis.
She will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by: her partner of 25 years, Mary Fox, who loved her deeply, and cared for her faithfully over the many years of her long illness; her parents Joyce and Bob Vaughan; her aunt Margery Vaughan; her brothers Steve (Peggy) and Greg (Ingrid); her nieces Candace (Matt), Bethany, Chelsea, and Kelsey; her nephew Brandon; the Fox family; and her many loving friends. Heather graduated with a BSW from the University of Victoria in 1983 and went on to work at Parkholm Lodge and the extended care unit of Chilliwack Hospital. Heather’s essential spirituality was enriched by people, music, art, photography, gardening, and animals. She played a key role in Mary Fox Pottery, as both business manager and artistic supporter. Heather lived in Monon (Indiana); Nelson (BC), Lethbridge (AB), Washington (DC) , Edmonton (AB), and Victoria, Chilliwack, Vancouver before settling in Ladysmith in 1991.
A very special thank you to all who were part of Heather’s care team: Dr. E. Fritsch, her home care workers (homies) who gave her understanding and compassion, the staff at Cowichan Lodge and the emergency doctors, nurses and aides at Cowichan District Hospital. The memorial gathering for Heather will be held at
Ladysmith Eagles Hall, 921 1st Avenue, on Sunday, July 29 at 1 pm, followed by a reception at Mary and Heather’s home, 321 3rd Avenue, for family and friends.
Donations in Heather’s memory may be made to: BC Lupus Society Suite 200 – 1645 West 7th Avenue Vancouver BC V6J 1S4
Arrangements confidently assigned to: Telford’s Mid-Island Memorial Services (245-5553)