Heather May Jacques (Fisher)

February 28, 2018 28 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

At the Royal Alexander Hospital on Sunday February 25/2018, Heather Jacques (née Fisher) of Edmonton, Alberta passed away at the age of 72. Predeceased by her parents Victor Fisher and Hazel Fisher (Fielding). Loving wife of 45 years to Paul Andrew Jacques. Sister to Glen Fisher (Ginette). Proud and loving mother of Karen de Orla (Chris), Sandra Phaneuf (Jean Lafantaisie) and Rodney Phaneuf (Deanna). Grandmother to David de Orla (Tyrel Mann), Kevin de Orla, Maxime Lafantaisie (Stephanie Audet), Nicholas Lafantaisie (Claudia Constantineau), Patricia Lafantaisie (David Boudreau), Vicky Phaneuf, Cindy Phaneuf. Step-grandmother to Amber Springer, Amanda Vachon, Desiree Kapelari.  Great-grandmother to Coralie Audet Lafantaisie, Maïka Boudreau, Félicia Lafantaisie. Fondly remembered by her cousins Peggy Savard Bougie, Renee Harris.

After 15 years of constantly fighting 6 different types of cancer, no more pain, just a peaceful drift off to sleep. Heather was a fighter, never giving up on life, confounding doctors, beating all the odds that were against her.

Heather was very much a people person. She made people laugh, had a kind heart and willing to listen to anyone. Her happiest years were when she was living in the NWT. She loved life and her family. She will be missed by so many.

In respect of Heather’s wishes there will be no visitation or service. In memory of Heather, a donation can be made to:

Royal Alexander Hospital Foundation

10240 Kingsway Ave NW Edmonton AB T5H 3V9

Or online to:


From the Home page, scroll to: Lois Hole Hospital for Women, click on Donate, click on Tribute Gift – In Memory. For Donation type, select Monthly or One time and select an amount. Fund Allocation should be Lois Hole Hospital for Women and fill in the remainder of the page. Click Continue and you will be prompted for the name of the person to gift to Heather M Jacques and optionally select an e-card or no card. If you select an e-card, enter the required information and an e-card will be sent to the recipients email address from the hospital. Whether you choose an e-card or no card, a card will be mailed to the family.

Donations are confidential and for the hospital only.

Karen’s email address: kdeorla@gmail.com

If you need help or have questions about this Foundation, please call Jackie Unger at 780-735-8705.

  1. Rest in peace my friend, I will miss your posts on facebook.

  2. It was lovely to be able to laugh with you, Heather, and get to know you. I’m sorry you had to suffer, but you taught me something about being tough.

    My love to Andy, Karen, Chris, Sandra, Rodney, Glen, David, Kevin… and the rest of the family that always made me feel so welcome and “part of the craziness”. May your sorrow be diminished by the many happy memories you have.

    We are all fortunate that we got to live in a time when Heather walked the earth. Now, she sleeps, but lives on in our memories.

  3. Mum,
    Words cannot describe how much I love you and will miss you. I have the biggest hole in my heart right now. Who am I going to call everyday to talk about nothing. Pleaae watch over us all. Your loving daughter Karen xxx

    • So very truly sorry for your loss. You were an angel to your mom. Only met her a cpl of times but that was enough to know she was a wonderful woman. Do
      With love Kathy Fletcher

  4. Hi Karen and family, what I do in situations like this is to donate into the next relevant collections box. I’ll make a donation in due course and think of you and your family. I hope this is ok. xxx Love toall.

  5. Mother, you will be dearly missed. No words can explain how I feel. I didn’t lose a mother. I lost a great mother. You showed all of us how to be strong and never give up. I am so glad that I was there to make you laugh. You will never be forgotten. I know you will be looking down on us from up in heaven. I will always be your favorite son. Deanna and I will miss you dearly. You have finally found peace. Please watch over all of the family. We will take care of Andy.
    Love you mom.
    Will see you in heaven. Please be at the gate when all of us arrive.
    Love your loving son Rodney

  6. I only knew you for a short time, from the Fleamarket, but we clicked as friends and I am so thankful for that. In that short time we had a lot of fun and laughs. Will miss you sweetie, your personality was awesome, like they said a real people person. May you smile down upon us all and now that you are pain free, RIP in Gods garden. Condolences to family and friends. <3 <3 <3 <3

  7. Mommy my HERO I miss you dearly,I love you so much,you gave me the strength to get through anything..I have no words to explain how I feel just memories that keep on flashing back and making me smile and laugh. I hope you are with the loved ones up there.until we meet again
    May you RIP and have lots of fun up there xxxxxxxxxxx.i have just one last request be our angel and watch over all of us .
    Your loving daughter Sandra xxxxxx

  8. You fought the good fight so many times with your family by your side. They are there for you now and will miss you forever as will everyone you have known and touched in your short life.
    Your sister-in-law and brother-in-law (always)
    Brenda and Ricky

  9. To my sister who is now in heaven with our parents. You will be greatly missed. We have so many fond memories together with the family playing in the swimming pool. We had so many laughs. My heart will always have a spot for you. Glen & Gigi

  10. My cousin Heather was a wonderful and caring person. We texted not that long ago and their was such delight in how she took such pride in telling me about her children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be missed by the many people in her life that she touched both family and friends..

  11. Grandma,

    It’s weird, there has been a huge struggle to let it all still sink in with you now gone. It doesn’t feel real quite yet. I still can’t properly muster up the words on what you meant to me.
    You’ve been a fighter your entire life. The amount of strength, hard-will, and courage you’ve shown is a feat unlike from anyone I’ve ever seen before. And I hope those traits come to rub off on me within time.
    You’ve been there for your family for longer than I could breathe. You had made such an incredible effort to keep the meaning to the word ‘family’. I heard from you, or about you, quite possibly every day. It still feels surreal that those stories will only be memories now.
    I miss you, Granny. I hope to see you one day again.

  12. Deepest condolences to Andrew and family. Heather and my mom Delphine were great friends, they worked at Home Hardware in Hay River.

  13. Ooooo my dear grand ma may you reste in peace and finally pain free. You were a real fighter my real hero. You fought until the end you will be truly missed. Such good memories in my mind with you i love u grand ma i think of you every day ❤❤❤

  14. I will miss you so much Grams Bear. I know you’re proud of me and that you love me, and I will never forget our time together.
    Love, David

  15. To my dear friend(froggy), Paul and I send our love and thoughts to you and all your family at this very sad time.
    To my dearest friend Heather, you will be sadly and deeply missed even though we never got the chance to physically meet our hearts did and you will remain in mine for all time, I hope your rest will now be peaceful my dear friend.

  16. Happy birthday Mum. I will write to you every year until I see you in heaven. I close my eyes and see your beautiful face smiling. I think of you each and every moment. Sweet dreams. ❤️❤️❤️???

  17. My dear friend Heather. I will never forget all the good times we had in Hay River and beyond. So may laughs, tears and “quacks”. Love you.

  18. Happy Mothers day. This is our first year without you. It’s going to be a tough one. The pain of not having you around is heartbreaking. My dreams about you are so vivid. I love you with all my heart.

  19. Mom mommy ma mother my first mother’s day without you boy does this hurt. I wish I could call you to wish you a great mother’s day. Think of you everyday. There is always something to remember, old and the new memories that we made. Wish we could make more. Love you so much mom xxxx

  20. Mum we had your celebration of life with the family. Beautiful day in the park. Thinking of you every day. Luv you lots.

  21. Mum, Andy has passed away. He will meet you in heaven. ❤️❤️❤️

  22. Mum, Our first Christmas without you. You loved this time of year with the family together. I missed our special annual shopping day and lunch. I think of you everyday. Luv you so much.
    Karen ??????

  23. Our first year without you. I picked some flowers today for you. I miss you everyday. I know you are in a better place without pain and suffering. Love you so very much. ❤️ Karen

  24. Happy bday mom miss you so much think of u always sometimes I cry and sometimes you still make me laugh love you so much. cxxxxxxxxxxx❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  25. Happy birthday Mum. This is a hard day. Usually we would be going for a big supper with all the family. I think of you each and every day. You are my hero for being so strong and never giving up until the end. Luv you lots Karen

  26. Another Mother’s Day without you. I miss you so much.

  27. Happy Birthday Mum. I think of you everyday. I am so relieved that you are not here for this crazy world we live in now. Give big kisses from everyone. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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