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Heather Elisabeth Milaney

December 14, 2018 ~ November 30, 1957 (age 61)

It is with very heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Heather Milaney (Little Bear) on Dec 14, 2018 in Maple Ridge, B.C. Heather was predeceased by her father Warren Clark.  Heather is survived by her husband Clare (Clare Bear) of 20 years, daughter Deena Monk (Shane Gilbert), Mother Myra Clark, brothers Rob Clark (Lynn) and Bruce Clark, grandson Joshua Edwards (Paul & Alana) and nephews Tyler Clark (Katelyn) & Kyle, along with aunts, uncles & cousins. Heather grew up in North Burnaby where she enjoyed many good friends and played grass hockey. She graduated at North Burnaby High School. She immediately started working at Burnaby Credit Union and after 4 years, moved on to VanCity Credit Union for the next 38.5 years. She was a very diligent, reliable and hard worker.  She spent most of her adult life living and working in Coquitlam, married in 1979 and then, as a single parent, bringing up Deena from age 3. Although life wasn't easy, she was very determined to get thru this part of her life standing on her own two feet. She can be remembered skiing, swimming and sun tanning, playing Volleyball and then falling in love with Curling with her new husband Clare, who she married in 1999 in Coquitlam. They immediately starting traveling around the world together and in 2016, they moved to Maple Ridge after which Heather retired in Jan. 2018. Ironically they completed their travel 'Bucket List' just months before she became ill with Cancer in Feb. 2018. Heather had a fantastic group of friends from school, work, travel and sports, that she touched with her wonderful kindness. Over the years, she took under her wing, to help, guide and nurture, a few of the younger girls that she worked with, that reminded her of some of her challenging years of being a single mom. She loved to entertain with Friends and 'Lived to Travel'. She was always a very caring and giving person and as one of our travel friends recently said "She was the most considerate person I have ever known". She will be truly missed!  A Celebration of Life to be held at Old Orchard Hall, 646 Bentley, Port Moody, B.C.. at 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 20, 2019. Donations in lieu of flowers may be given to Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation and the Canadian Red Cross

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