With great sadness, the family of Hedie Fournier wish to announce her passing on Friday, February 24, 2017 in Port Alberni. She was pre-deceased by her husband Gerry and her parents Hermann and Anna. Hedie is survived by nephews Ken (Joy), Bruce (Marianne), Larry (Mona) and niece Julie (Bob) along with numerous extended family members and many loving friends.
Hedie was born in Germany and immigrated to Canada, specifically northern Saskatchewan when she was seven. In 1942, the family moved to Sooke where she completed her schooling including Victoria Normal School. Hedie started teaching at Eighth Ave School in 1947, where she taught mostly 5th grade. Hedie retired in1983 after teaching for 36 years at Eighth Avenue. After her retirement, Hedie traveled extensively to Europe and Asia. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, Elder College and the Sunshine Club.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00pm, Friday, March 10, 2017 at the Chapel of Memories Funeral Directors, 4005 6th Avenue, with burial to follow in Alberni Valley Memorial Park. Stories and condolences may be offered to the family at www.chapelofmemories.ca.
The family wishes to extend thanks to the loving staff of Westhaven who took such great care of Hedie for over five years.