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Date of Passing: May 20, 2022

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of our beloved daughter, mother and grandmother, Heather Ferguson, on May 20, 2022, at the age of 71 years.
Heather will be lovingly remembered by her mother Kathleen Granger; daughter Jillian Drozda (Ian); and grandchildren, Jackson, Mason and Emerson Drozda. Also mourning her passing are her sisters, Linda Derlago and Gail Granger; and former spouse Wayne.
Heather was predeceased by her father Frederick Granger and brother-in-law Barry Derlago.
In accordance with Heather's wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of her life will take place at a future date.
Condolences for Heather's family may be left at
Longer obituary to follow.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 28, 2022

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • I am sorry Heather was taken too soon. You and so many will miss her. Me too. It's hard to explain my feelings about Heather. I had high regard for this diminutive but purposeful woman. I saw her accept extra responsibility..and even though you might think she wouldn't come through, she always did, in her relentless intentious a quiet spirit, going, going, and never disappointing. She enjoyed her career, right up until retirement, only to be given this challenge to face. She didn't complain. We had many discussions about the hurdles she had to jump and scramble over ..but she didn't complain. I wish (selfishly I suppose) that I had had more personal time with Heather. Circumstances were beyond our control. I miss her sincerely. Judy. - Posted by: Judy Canfield (Friend) on: Jun 16, 2022

  • I had the pleasure of traveling to El Salvador with Heather. We presented to Employers in that country. We shared how non-governmental organizations, government agencies and employers could work collaboratively to (re) employ people who had sustained spinal cord injuries. We had quite the adventure just getting there. Our initial flight was cancelled due to a storm in Texas, so we had to leave the next day. There were many delays and flight interruptions due to the change in travel itineraries. We had no way of contacting our co-workers in El Salvador who where to pick us up at the airport, however they did appear and we got to our destination safely. This is one of many examples of Heather's caring and sharing characteristics and how she made the world a better place through her life long contributions in the social service field. Jillian I am so shocked and sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was so proud of you. I am as well sorry I had lost touch with your Mom. Your Mom was an amazing woman! - Posted by: Darlene Cooper (friend and colleague) on: May 30, 2022

  • I was so sorry to receive the news from Irene at church!!! I will always remember Heather at St. Mark’s, at the Pavilion of Scotland, and at Lynn’s and Susan’s dance schools. She contributed so much to so many causes!!! - Posted by: Nancy Gates (Friend) on: May 29, 2022

  • My most sincere condolences to Heather's Family and Friends. I knew Heather for many years through her involvement with the Pavilion of Scotland during Folklorama. Heather was a tireless volunteer who helped out for many years. She will be missed. - Posted by: Bart Omand (Friend) on: May 28, 2022

  • Jillian, I’m sorry for the loss of your mother. I enjoyed her company at Folklorama, and when I did your wedding. It must have been a shock. Please accept my deepest condolences to you and your family. So very sorry. - Posted by: Bronwyn Swanson (Friend) on: May 28, 2022

  • So sorry for your loss - Posted by: Lois Hyatt (Wayne’s cousin) on: May 28, 2022

  • Augie and I are so very sorry for the loss of Heather. She was a very nice person who is gone far too soon. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all her family and friends. - Posted by: Brenda and Augie Cabral (Cousins-in-law) on: May 28, 2022

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