Henriette Maria Heighton lived from April 1937 – February 2011. Resident of Nelson, British Columbia, Henny passed away peacefully at Mountain Lake Seniors Community. Henny was born in St. Wendel Germany to Eduard and Luise Glaser. Her father was transferred to Tschen and later sent the family to Dresdon and Hinishin because of the war. Henny moved to Nelson in September 1965. There Henny met her loving husband Allen and on February 1, 1968 they were wed in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Henny will forever be remembered by her devoted husband Allen, her beloved children Ralph and Elke, brothers Dieter, Horst and Klaus, loving sister Maryanne, 13 treasured grandchildren and 8 greatgrandchildren, 2 caring aunts Maria Glaser and Brigitte Offerman. Henny is predeceased by a bother Harald. Henny loved listening to music and was a gifted singer. She joined Mrs. Ferguson’s choir where she sang at various functions. Henny also enjoyed laughing, being with her family, and having fun with friends.
Henny touched the lives of many people with her generosity, and volunteered in many organizations throughout her life. As an expression of sympathy the family is asking that donations be made to the Parkinson Society 600-890 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC or to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation 3 View Street, Nelson, BC V1L 2V1. Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, February 19th, 2011, at 11am at The First Baptist Church, Reverend Scott Simpson officiating. Cremation of her body has taken place.
On line condolences may be made at www.thompsonfs.ca
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.