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Obituary for Heather Anne Hebert Wood

Heather Anne Hebert Wood
June 3, 1994 – May 13, 2023

The world is a darker place since the passing of Heather Wood, 28, at the Riverview Health Centre on May 13, 2023. After valiantly battling a rare brain cancer for almost 5 years, she leaves behind her daughter and ray of sunshine, Lily, her husband Tyler, her siblings Jessica (Dylan), and Thomas (Steven), her niece Margo and many other treasured friends and family. She was predeceased by her mother, Sharon.

Born in Oshawa, Ontario on June 3, 1994, Heather came into the world as a force to reckon with. Weighing in at 9 lbs, 4 oz, she was prepared for battle as the youngest of three.

Heather was the biggest ham bone growing up, a big grin on her face in every photo, she was always down to clown. In middle school she starred in a school play as a southern belle and knocked it out of the park. Heather was always up for trying new things; she participated in skating, soccer, gymnastics, karate, hockey, drama, and piano lessons; and then as an adult she played dodgeball, slo-pitch, and did kickboxing.

Moving out to the Pine Falls area as a young child, Heather spent plenty of time out in the wilderness and on the water, both favourite Wood family pastimes. She was very close with her family, a small but mighty team who faced all of life's obstacles together.

After graduating high school, she moved to Winnipeg to pursue post-secondary education, dabbling in different subjects as she navigated her way through being a young adult. During that journey, Heather gave birth to her daughter Lily, who she adored. Lily was Heather's everything, she loved her more than words can truly describe. Planning rad birthday parties and going on epic camping adventures, Heather wanted to show Lily the world and have her experience the best pieces of it.

After a break from post-secondary education, Heather joined the nursing program at Red River College. Determined and focused, Heather was acing her courses as she planned for a future in the hospital. She was excited and proud that she'd be able to support her daughter while making a positive difference in people's lives.

Heather reconnected with her high school sweetheart Tyler in 2019 and they resumed right where they left off, making many memories together and marrying on September 10, 2022. As husband and wife, they faced the final months of Heather's life, with Tyler providing immense support and care for her. The family thanks him for his unwavering love and patience during Heather's illness.

Anyone who knew Heather, or even only met her once, probably knows that she loves sloths. In 2021, she was able to fulfill her lifelong dream of holding one when she vacationed in Toronto. Along with sloths, she also loved the colour purple, playing video games, baking, camping, listening to music, cross stitching, knitting, and spending time with close family and friends. She was a dependable and loyal person that would show up for you through thick and thin. She wasn't scared to tell her friends and family what she thought and was someone you could count on to tell you the truth, even if it stung a little.

Her time on earth was tragically cut so short, please cherish the time you were able to spend with the glorious specimen that was Heather Wood.

The family invites you to share memories and sign the online book of condolences. Please consider a donation to the Brain Tumor Society of Canada or Young Adult Cancer Canada in lieu of flowers.

Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Heather's life will be held on May 27, 2023 at 1:00 pm at 36 Ambergate Drive in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

E.J. Coutu & Co Funeral Directors