In loving memory of Eleanor Idena Heis who passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at Little Current Hospital in her 101st year. Idena was the daughter of Noah and Johanna (McCauley) Skippen, both predeceased. Predeceased by beloved husband John (February 23, 1968). Loving mother of Jim (wife Ardath) of Minitonas, Manitoba, Doug (wife Betty) of Mindemoya, and Ed of Sheguiandah. Cherished grandmother of Steve (Shelly) Heis of Thompson, Manitoba, Janet (Bill) Vickman of Sudbury, Lori Heis (Lawrence Himmelman) of Lac la Biche, Alberta, Mike Heis of Thompson, Manitoba, Kimberley (Dave) Cooper of Tottenham, Ontario, Wendy (Tim) Leeder of Toronto. Special great-grandmother of Shannon, Kristen, Kurtis, Joey, Crystal, Richard, Austin, Hannah, Thomas and Eric. Predeceased by sisters, Florence Pyette, Kathleen (Mickey) Leclair, and brothers Colin, Carl and William (Ted). Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews, friends and neighbours. Idena lived in the Sheguiandah area for many years and raised her family there. Always a hard worker Idena and John delivered the rural mail for a time, drove taxi, and Idena worked at Manitoulin Gardens for many years. Idena was one of the founding members of the Sheguiandah Seniors’ Club, and was also a Women’s Institute member for many years. Idena loved her family and enjoyed looking at pictures as her family grew. She loved her garden, knitting and playing euchre with friends. Resting at Island Funeral Home, 36 Worthington Street, Little Current. Friends may call on Wednesday evening, August 17, 2011 from 7 pm to 9 pm. Funeral service at Island Funeral Home at Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 2 pm. Interment in Coldwater Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the MHC Auxiliary, Centennial Manor, Cancer or charity of your choice, would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Island Funeral Home.
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