Heather Dow

Obituary of Heather Ann Dow

Heather A Dow of Long Reach passed away on the morning of Saturday June 29th at Kings Way Care Centre after a lengthy illness. Born in Saint John August 24th , 1938, she was the daughter of the late George C Chittick and the late Alberta (Nelson) Chittick. Heather was formerly a registered nurse, who later volunteered as an Emergency Medical Technician.

She is survived by her husband G. M. Keith Dow; son, Dr. Gordon Dow (Lynn); and daughters, Tara McAfee (Duane) and Shalometh George (Jonathan). She is also survived by nine grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; a brother, Thomas Chittick; sister-in-law, Carol Ferris; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by an older sister and brother.

Heather was a graduate of Edgehill School for Girls, she attended The University of New Brunswick and graduated from the Saint John General Hospital School of Nursing, where she was awarded prizes in obstetrics and General Proficiency.

An active member of the Anglican Church, she wrote a history of the Kingston-

Kennebecasis Deanery of the Anglican Church women while serving as president.

Heather was known as a caring, compassionate individual and gracious hostess, who was always sensitive to the needs of others. She was a loving and supportive mother and grandmother, whose thoughtful encouragement and generosity was greatly appreciated by family and friends.

Heather’s family would like to express their gratitude to the outstanding and empathetic care provided by the nurses and care staff at Kings Way Care Centre over the last eight years. Their gentle care and support are so greatly appreciated.

Arrangements are under the care of Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (506) 634-7424. There will be no family visitation. A private funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Rothesay on August 9th, 2024. Interment will be at Cedar Hill Extension Cemetery. No flowers by request.

Memorials may be given to St. Paul’s Church, Rothesay or to a charity designated by donors.

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