Heather Belle Jacobson

Jacobson, Heather Belle

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Heather Belle Jacobson (nee: Fletcher) on July 22, 2004 following a lengthy illness.

Heather was born in Alberni, B.C. on July 14, 1929. She married Victor on July 18, 1950 and moved to the Comox Valley in May 1956. Heather was devoted to her family and enjoyed card games, bingo and trips to Reno. Heather worked hard for and was Guardian of Bethel #8, Job’s Daughters and a Member of the Eastern Star. After raising her family, Heather embarked on a career with the CIBC, Driftwood Mall, where she earned many awards for customer service.

Heather was predeceased by her husband Victor (Feb 2000); parents Charles and Daisy Fletcher; brothers: Bert, George, and Chris; sisters: Barbara and Kathleen; and son-in-law Frank Gavin. She will be greatly missed by her daughter Judy Gavin; son Randy (Ria); daughter and son-in-law Gayle and Gary Watson; grandchildren: Jennifer Gavin, Michael Gavin, Sarah Harrison (Scott), Scott Watson, and Travis Jacobson (Marie); great-grandchildren: Garrett Tortorelli, Amaya Gavin and Blake Harrison. Heather is also survived by her sister Victoria Storrie (Dave); brother Cliff Fletcher (Shirley); sisters-in-law: Mickie Jacobson, Elsie Penner (John), and Dorothy Bolton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff of ECU – St. Joseph’s General Hospital, Pippa Moore and the Comox Valley Home Support Workers, Greg and the Pharmacy staff at Overwaitea and Dr. Silcox, Marlene and staff of Courtenay Medical Centre for all their wonderful care over the last years. Special thanks to lifelong friends Ruby Rodonets and Norm and Muriel Nelson.

Celebration of Heather’s life will be held on Wednesday, July 28th at 2 pm at the COMOX VALLEY FUNERAL HOME and Crematorium, 1101 RYAN RoaD, COURTENAY.

No flowers by request. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 102 – 1509 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, BC V9N 2K6, where Heather enjoyed her time as a volunteer.


Grieve not for me

nor mourn the while,

For happier I would be

to see you smile,

Let no tears fall

since I have passed away,

But miss me

and remember me each day.

Live your lives

as I would

want you to,

And treat your fellow man

as I would do.

And when the time has come,

Your lives be through,

I shall be waiting here,

For each of you.