Heather Jessie Seyeau
1961 - 2024
Heather Jessie Seyeau
Visitation Information
Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Visitation Time
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Visitation Location
Cobb's Funeral Home and Cremation Center
Service Information
Service Date
Wednesday June 12, 2024
Service Time
1 PM
Service Location
Cobb's Funeral Home and Cremation Center
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Heather Jessie Seyeau (Smith), a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, passed away peacefully on June 7, 2024, at The Moncton Hospital in Moncton, New Brunswick; she was surrounded by family when she went. She was born on July 20, 1961, in Port Colborne, Ontario, to Clarence and Irene Smith, both of whom predeceased her.

Heather grew up in Crystal Beach/Ridgeway, Ontario, surrounded by her eleven siblings: Faye Davis, Beverley Elliott, Brian Smith, Larry Smith, David Smith, Dianne Wagner, Lorrie Chute, Darryl Smith, Crystal Smith, Derek Smith, and Joye Smith (predeceased). Heather's large family provided her with a wealth of cherished memories, particularly of their adventures at the Crystal Beach Amusement Park.

In her younger years, Heather moved to Toronto, where she raised her two children, Crystal Gratton and Richard Seyeau. Heather's adventurous spirit and dedication to her family led her to live in various parts of Canada, including Vancouver British Columbia, Saint John, and Moncton New Brunswick. She leaves behind her daughter Crystal, son Richard, son-in-law Peter Keirstead, and her beloved grandson, David. Heather shared a special bond with her sister Dianne Wagner, with whom she spent countless hours in heartfelt conversations.

Heather was a lifelong security officer, a career in which she excelled. One of her early and proudest achievements was serving as the security officer for the German Shepherd in "The Littlest Hobo" filmed in Toronto. Throughout her career, she protected the public with unwavering dedication across Ontario, British Columbia, and New Brunswick. Her incredible personality and commitment to her work earned her the respect and admiration of her colleagues and those she served.

A devout Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Blue Jays fan, Heather brought her passion for life to everything she did. She had a remarkable ability to make people laugh, often spending hours on the phone, sharing stories and bringing joy to others. Heather's vibrant spirit, strong will, and loving nature made her a beacon of light to everyone who knew her. She was an advocate, a community member, and the matriarch of her immediate family, always leading with wisdom and strength.

Heather believed that laughter was the best medicine and lived by the values of advocacy and service. Her life was a testament to these principles as she consistently looked out for the underdogs and became a spiritual mother to many. Heather's legacy is one of profound impact; she was a source of comfort, joy, and strength to countless individuals, and her humour and resilience live on in her children.

The light of Heather's existence will continue to travel through space and time, touching the hearts of those she loved and those who loved her. In her memory, the family asks that instead of donations, people spread kindness, create laughter, and be of service to humanity.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cobb’s Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 330 Whitepine Rd., Riverview (506-869-2007). Visitation will take place on June 12, 2024, at 12:00 p.m., followed by a livestreamed service at 1:00 p.m. Atlantic Daylight Saving Time.

Every moment with Heather was a special memory, and not a day was taken for granted. Her ability to heal through peace and laughter will be cherished and remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Heather Jessie Seyeau (Smith) will be deeply missed, but her spirit, humour, and strength will continue to inspire us all.

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Heather Jessie Seyeau