Susan Heilman

Obituary of Susan Vanay Heilman

It is with profound sadness, that we announce the unexpected passing of our beloved Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma, Aunt and Friend. Susan Vanay Heilman at the age of 73 years. With her family surrounded around her, she made her way to heaven to be with her husband Dennis on March 22, 2023.

Susan was survived by her five sons: Shawn (Jen) Heilman of Strathmore, Keith (Brenda) Heilman of Calgary, Donald (Leah) Heilman of Humbolt, Sask., Mark (Mona) Heilman of Calgary, Garry (Arlene) Heilman of Strathmore and her life long friend Albert Nickel. Her grandchildren; Adam, Travis (Gracie), Timothy, Natasha (Mark), Jennifer (Chris), James, Carmalee, Katielee, Kat, Carea, Carter, Kade, J.J., Steven, Clayton, Chad (Tessa), Mackenzie (Guen), Mitchell (Ellen). Her great grandchildren; Cloe, Myra, Ryder, Sawyer, Issac and William. She will also be missed by her very close family friends; (Mom) Phyllis Pederson, Gloria Caine, Sasha and Matt Doll, Michelle, Matt, Nick, Josh, Cecil and Margaret Bailey, Terry Mcgillis, the Kling family, as well as many, many more, the list could go on forever, because to Mom, everyone was family.

She was predeceased by her parents, Shirley and Viola Salt, sister Sharon Jackson, brother Ron Salt, her husband Dennis, Dennis’s parents Joseph and Elenore Heilman, sister in laws Carol and Diane Heilman, brother in law Roy Heilman, life long friend Richard Wilson, extended family members, Adam Spence, Danny Pederson and Cecil Munday.

Momma Bear was an amazing woman, who loved to live life to the fullest. She called herself a domestic engineer, she was always busy around the house, doing something.

Mom had a huge heart, and loved to the fullest, it didn’t matter the kind of day you were having, one of her hugs melted it away.

She loved to read her books, and knit and in between it all, she enjoyed her shows.

Momma successfully made her 73rd birthday but passed the next day.

We can’t even begin to express how very missed she is going to be, life will not be the same without her. Her memories will be kept alive, by all who knew and loved her forever.

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