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HEATHER BANKS (published on June 24, 2010)

HEATHER BANKS (nee BEATTIE) Heather died unexpectedly on Monday, June 21, 2010. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother who always put her family first, including the canine grandkids. Born and raised in Winnipeg, MB, she spent her youth delivering papers with her older brother Don, as well as being very active in her church where she was the first member of her church to graduate from CGIT. She worked at Eaton's as a sales clerk beginning at the young age of 14. She continued to work there after graduating from St. James Collegiate in 1957 and took night classes at Success Business College. Heather married Earl on May 7, 1960 and was blessed with three daughters over the years, Donna (1960), Deanna (1968) and Deborah (1970). In 1973 the family moved to Regina where Mom kept herself busy raising her girls , doing surveys, baking (her famous butter tarts) and bowling. In March 1981 she began working at the Plains Health Centre. This led to a fulfilling office career in the health region, working at also the Pasqua and General Hospitals, where she retired from in 2004. Her retirement years were spent going to Curves where she reached almost 1,000 visits, shopping with her dear friend Velma and continuing to be a terrific wife, mom and grandmother. Heather will be dearly missed by her husband Earl, daughters Donna (John) Ollinger, Deanna (Robert) Miron, Deborah Banks (Jason Sherwin); granddaughters Andrea, Kristina, Jessica and Shawna Ollinger, Lillian and Isabella Miron and one and only grandson Dylan Miron; brothers Don (June) Beattie and David (Janis) Beattie. She is predeceased by her parents, Lillian and George Beattie, infant son David Earl; dogs Kim and Penny and grand-dogs Cody, Jake, Samantha and Abby. Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina, SK. In lieu of flowers, donations in Heather's name may be made to the Regina Humane Society, Box 3143 Regina SK, S4P 3G7 or to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada SK Division, 150 Albert St., Regina SK S4R 2N2. An online book of condolences may be signed at

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