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KIRSCHNER, Heidi-Sabine

KIRSCHNER, Heidi-Sabine


KIRSCHNER, Heidi-Sabine (Hauschildt) was born in Edmonton Alberta on November 30, 1955 and died in Kelowna on December 30, 2021. The family lived in Edmonton, Alberta. Antoinette worked at the German Consulate and Heinz was an electrical contractor. It was fun growing up to be able to swim and to go skiing regularly at Marmot Basin. When the family moved to Kelowna BC in 1968, Heidi attended and then graduated from Rutland Senior Secondary School in 1973. Heidi absolutely loved Victoria and might have stayed living there except for the fact that her future husband, Gordon lived in Kelowna. In Kelowna Gordon and Heidi lived on a small 13-acre farm, which kept them very busy.

As the kids got older Heidi discovered that the kids were all very good swimmers and put them into the Kelowna Aqua Jets Swim Club. Later, Heidi was instrumental in creating the Liquid Lightning Swim Club on the Westside. It was her passion to watch her kids swim and even more so to be able to travel a bit to go to various swim meets across the Province and Alberta. Before getting sick Gordon and Heidi were lucky to be able to take several cruises. They loved them and cruising would have become a lasting passion.

At the age of 37, Heidi discovered half of her biological family on her birthmother’s side. Dianna Malmgren (and Family), Deb Peterson (Tom and family), Ray Guckert, Terry Guckert, Clark Guckert, David Guckert, and June Guckert, all mainly residing in Alberta. Many years later Heidi found the other half of her biological family in the U.S. Paige (Paul) Harrison of Rockford, Illinois; Carey (Jodi) Chicoine of Maple Grove, Minnesota; Annette Hilsabeck of Manning, Iowa; Therese (Les) Hallengren of Rock Valley, Iowa; Alan Chicoine of Quimby, Iowa.

Heidi wished to thank her best chemo nurse, Linda and her team of cancer doctors, and her family doctor, Dr. Dawson for providing outstanding care over the last couple of years. Heidi‘s model was Carpe Diem and her favorite saying was: “This too shall pass”. There will be no service only a private scattering of the ashes and a celebratory tea to be announced at a later date.

Cremation Arrangements in care of Everden Rust Funeral Services, (250) 860-6440

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting everdenrust.com

Link: www.everdenrust.com
Condolence Messages
  • Jan 12, 2022
    Nick, Cheryl, and Family
    So sorry for your loss. Heidi will be truly missed by everyone.
    Our thoughts are with you all...
    Bonnie, Quinn, & Erinn
  • Jan 08, 2022
    We are so sorry to hear of Heidi's passing. Our deepest condolences to your family. From Thind Family
  • Jan 06, 2022
    Gord and family ,
    We are so sorry for your loss.
    Shelley and Doug Appel
  • Jan 05, 2022
    Gord and Family, so sorry for your loss, you have my sincerest condolences.
    David Serwa
  • Jan 04, 2022
    Dear Gord (and Rex), Julian & Vicki, Nick & Cheryl, Brianne and Kris, Devon & Krista, and all the beautiful grandchildren Heidi adored,
    Words will never be able to adequately express how heartbroken we are to hear of Heidi's passing. From the early years as parents at BME, to the busy years of swim meets, training and fun, to being neighbours down the mountain, and always friends, Heidi was a kind and lovely part of all our lives. It's so hard to believe she is gone.
    Sometimes life just seems terribly unfair and this is one of those times. Our love and hugs to all of you,
    Maureen & Tim Rieger and all our family.
  • Jan 04, 2022
    Dear Gord, Julian, Nick, Brianne, Devon and families
    We are so sorry and saddened to learn of Heidi’s passing and only take some comfort knowing she is free from pain now. We enjoyed spending time with you as neighbours and touching base with her again on FB. We always looked forward to Heidi’s Christmas letter. She was a special lady and we will miss her.
    Heidi Simms, Jennifer and Mark
  • Jan 04, 2022
    Gord and family, We were very saddened to hear of the loss of Heidi. Please accept our deepest condolences and know we will keep you in our prayers. Kevin and Celena Simms
  • Jan 04, 2022
    My condolences Gord and Family..many good memories from years long past, when Mike and I spent time with you both. Heidi was such a lovely person.
    Janice Dickins
  • Jan 04, 2022
    Our sincere condolences to you Gord and family for the loss of Heidi. Heidi had such an infectious smile that lit up her face. She had a kind and caring soul. Dennis and Sherry Husch and family.
  • Jan 04, 2022
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Domenic and Lina Rampone
  • Jan 03, 2022
    So sorry to hear of your loss, Our heartfelt condolences to the Kirschner family.
    Gary & Sue Spencer
  • Jan 03, 2022
    We are so very sad to read of Heidi's passing. We send our condolences to Gord and the entire Kirschner family. Tom and Lynda Blackstock.
  • Jan 03, 2022
    My deepest condolences to the Kirschner family in the loss of Heidi. Dear Julian, Nicholas, Brianne and Devon- I am so sad to hear of the loss of your Mom. I have such good memories of your Mom while the four of you attended BME. She was always caring, supportive and proud of your achievements. I will always remember her care and concerns for you. I hope the memories you have of your Mom will console you at this sad time. Thinking of you. Sandra Jones
  • Jan 03, 2022
    Nick, Cheryl and Kirschner Family
    So sorry to hear of Heidi's passing ,.cherish the memories,.
    You are in our thoughts
    Hugs to All
    George and Donna
  • Jan 02, 2022
    Nick and family, our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this very difficult time. Wayne & Doreen
  • Jan 02, 2022
    Gord and Family. So sorry to hear of Heidi's passing. We are sending our deepest condolences to you all at this very sad time. Bill and Donna Smeltzer
  • Jan 02, 2022
    We are thinking of all of you all as you mourn the loss of a wife, mother and grandmother. Heidi was always cheerful and positive, friendly and outgoing.
    She was certainly one of the hardest working swim parents possible. We have many fond memories of poolside visits, road trips to swim meets, and swim club meetings.
    Cherish your many memories.
    Mary and Doug Tracey
  • Jan 01, 2022
    I am so sorry to hear of Heidi's passing. I remember meeting her years ago through Don and Amy Kirschner. I reconnected with her through facebook. She was so kind and supportive to me. I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a mom is a huge loss in a family so take care.
    Kelly and Anne Appel
  • Jan 01, 2022
    To Gordan and family my condolences for the premature loss of your wife and mother cousin, Frank Kirschner.
  • Jan 01, 2022
    To the Kirschner family
    I went through high school with Heidi. Even though we never kept in touch I remember her as a kind, quiet, caring person. She was one of the good ones. Condolences to all the family.
    Gerry Irwin
  • Jan 01, 2022
    We are so very, very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
    Brian and Kathy Casorso (Powell)
  • Jan 01, 2022
    Gord & family. So sorry for your loss. Went to school with Heidi . She was younger & in the grade below with my sister Judy. They were good friends & i got to know her. Great person. Another one gone way to darn soon. Look for her in the heavens because she will be looking in on you. Dan Faulkner.
  • Jan 01, 2022
    Gord I am so sorry for your loss my friend. Heidi was a wonderful woman and she will be missed by so many. My sincere condolences to all of the Kirschner family.
    Warren Maurer
  • Jan 01, 2022
    Gord and family
    so sorry to hear of Heidi's passing.condolences to you and your family
    Gerry and Janet Wourms
  • Jan 01, 2022
    Dear Julian, I am saddened to learn your Mom has passed. So very, very hard to say goodbye to a beloved Mom. The hurt is deep and your loss great. Please be kind and gentle with yourself. Don't forget to give yourself a hug, it has amazing power.
    Diane Dique
  • Jan 01, 2022
    Julian and family,
    So sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you, cherish the memories.
    Klaus and Pam
  • Jan 01, 2022
    Gord, so sorry to hear of your terrible loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Darlene Laramie & Yvonne
  • Jan 01, 2022
    To Gord and Family…Kevin and I send our condolences to you all. We have fond memories of being included for Family Xmas dinners . Heidi will be remembered
    Always. We wish that all the wonderful memories that you made together will carry you through your grief.
    Sincerely Jan and Kevin Kean.
  • Jan 01, 2022
    Gord and family. condolences to you all. Tony and Janet Schleppe
  • Dec 31, 2021
    Very saddened to read the news of Heidi's passing. Sincere condolences to the entire Kirschner family. Heidi and I went to RSS together and I have fond memories of her always being so kind and friendly to me. We reconnected through Facebook and I just loved seeing the love she had for her family. Ann-Marie (Heemskerk) Reimer
  • Dec 31, 2021
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know you were very close to your Mom. Cherish your memories. Her suffering is over. Until you meet again.
    Sincerely, Elaine Pepple
  • Dec 31, 2021
    Gordon and family.
    We were so sad to hear of Heidi’s passing. Having an opportunity to chat with Heidi over the years was definitely one of the high points of my week. Such a friendly, warm smile and always willing to take the time to find out how everybody else was doing.
    RIP Heidi.
    Tom and Wendy Lang
  • Dec 31, 2021
    I am shocked to read that Heidi has passed! My sincere condolences to all of the Kirchner family. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Dianne Povey
  • Dec 31, 2021
    Gord and family..
    Sincere condolences to each of you on this sad news. A beautiful photo that truly sums up the personality of Heidi and she will be missed. The years together will remain the legacy and knowing the suffering is over and she is now in a better place. Hard to beat the Belgo... chins up..
    David Langton
  • Dec 31, 2021
    Julian and family, so very sorry for the loss of your mom and your children's grandma. Dave and I will keep you and the family in our thoughts.
    Shelley and Dave Rowe
  • Dec 31, 2021
    Gord and family so sorry for your loss.Heidi was a great Lady.Thinking of you Love and Hugs Philip & Vel
  • Dec 31, 2021
    Gord and family...we were so sad to hear of Heidi's passing...she was always so kind and friendly...praying peace and comfort over you all..Brian and Tanya Shiosaki
  • Dec 31, 2021
    It is with great sorrow to hear of the passing of Heidi our dear friend and fellow RSS classmate My heartfelt condolences to Gordon and the Family. cherish the memories . RIP Heidi your infectious Smile will forever be imbedded in our minds until we meet again my friend. Love Lorraine Zaryski ( Baxter( nee Bossio)
  • Dec 31, 2021
    I was so very sorry to hear of Heidi's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Rest In Peace Heidi. Rita Halter
  • Dec 31, 2021
    Dear Gord and Family...We send you our deepest condolences at this time, so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all and sending love and hugs. Love Dave and Bev Ulvaan
  • Dec 31, 2021
    So sorry for your loss Gord and family
    Heidi was so pleasant to talk to whenever I called about Electrical work
    Rob and Cory LeGuilloux
  • Dec 31, 2021
    Loren and I are sending our deepest condolences to Gord and all the Kirschner family. Janette and Loren Desautels
  • Dec 31, 2021
    Cheryl, Nick and family, so sorry for your loss, take care. Auntie Sue
  • Dec 31, 2021
    Dear Julian,
    My sincerest condolences to you at this difficult time. You were such a wonderful help to my husband David. We were very grateful to you and my heart aches for you. I can only imagine how special you were to your beautiful Mom and how you much you will miss her.
    Ruth Johnston
  • Dec 31, 2021
    So sorry for your loss Gord and family. Fred van den Eerenbeemt and Liana Klohn pei
  • Dec 31, 2021
    Gord and family
    My sincerest condolences to you all at this very sad time. Heidi was a former classmate at RSS and a very special friend who helped me in creating small Grad 73 reunions (consisting of a handful of fellow grads but fun all the same). She was a very loving, compassionate and caring soul who will be missed by all of us who had the privilege of knowing her. Heidi.. thank you for the times we spent together .. I will treasure the memories always. .. Rest in peace my friend ... Dawn (Howe) Gibson
  • Dec 31, 2021
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May the memories you have give you comfort and peace.
    Donna Jansons
  • Dec 31, 2021
    Gord and family I am so sad to learn that our lovely Heidi has passed away. She was loved by so many people any @an and you will be missed. She brought smiles to a room that she was in. I will miss her. Please hold all those loving memories close to your hearts and they will always be safe…. I am sending love and prayers at this time hugs. Gerry and Lillian Moller