Heather Connon

A photo of Heather Connon


A Celebration of Heather's life will be held on
Saturday, September 5th at 2pm.
RSVP required due to space restrictions –
we are planning for 60 people.
Please contact Patrick to send your RSVP at:
[email protected]

It is with such sadness we share that our daughter, sister, and beloved friend Heather Ellen Connon passed away on Thursday August 27, 2020.  Heather was born in Chatham 48 years ago to her parents Susan (Brereton) & the late David Connon.  She was one of three siblings and is survived by her brother Patrick of Toronto and her sister Jill of Florida.

Heather attended school in Blenheim where she made many long lasting friends before moving to Windsor to attend University.  She ended up staying in Windsor to work and made many more friends there.  She was kind, she was funny and she remained positive through any adversity in life.  She had an opportunity during these uncertain and challenging times we are all facing with the current state of the world affecting her ability to work because she got to spend a lot of the summer at home with her Mom and her friends here.

Imagine at birth that we board a train.  We meet our parents, believing that they will always travel by our side.  As time goes on, other people will board the train and become significant, like siblings and friends.  Over time, some people will step down from the train and leave us.  The train ride will be full of joy, sorrow, hellos and goodbyes.  The mystery to everyone is that we don’t know at which station will ourselves will step down.  So we must live, love, forgive and offer the best of who we are.

One of Heather’s friends posted on Facebook “You have touched us deeply and continue to inspire us to live our lives fully and bring positive change to the world with every connection.  You will be missed.”

In true Heather fashion, a Celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, September 5th at 2pm. RSVP required due to space restrictions – we are planning for 60 people. Please contact Patrick to send your RSVP at: [email protected]

Friends wishing to remember Heather with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack fund: https://www.downiewenjack.ca/

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I have been thinking about Heather a lot since I heard the sad news of her passing. We have a long history of knowing each other over a span of many years. It's those memories I like to think about and be reminded of her generous spirit and kind soul. Take care. Anne

The world lost one of it's greatest participants. Heather was a colourful, loving, and vibrant woman. Her smile radiated warmth, her soul emanated love, and her good nature always made you feel welcome. We will continue to love her and miss her. Imagination is stronger than knowledge, myth more potent than history, hope triumphs over experience, love is stronger than death.

Sending heartfelt condolences to you Sue and your family during this most difficult time. May you find some peace in the memories dear to your heart of your life together.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Connon family, friends and coworkers of Heather. Heather will be deeply missed. As her old roommate and friend I got to experience Heather’s positivity and kindness firsthand and I will always be thankful. May she Rest In Peace, as she lives on in our hearts.

Susan and family I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter and sister...my thoughts are with you

My sincere sympathy to you and your family. Very sad news of Heather’s passing.

I worked with Heather at the Nisbett Inn and she was the kindest, most positive coworker and just lovely to be around. I was very happy to see her later at the Walkerville tavern when I lived nearby and it was always a pleasure to catch up and see her lovely smile. My sincerest condolences to her family and friends. May she Rest In Peace.

Seems like only yesterday that you were one of the neighbours children whose huge back yard on Stanley St bordered ours on Wellington St. We've read how you grew into a much loved woman who's beautiful sole was so great it touched and inspired others....you will be missed and with sadness we offer condolences to your family and many friends......

Our deepest condolences to our neighbour and friend. We will greatly miss seeing you and Bailey around our apartment building and neighbourhood. Our hearts go out to your family and friends. Your memory will live on forever.

We are so sorry for your loss Sue and family our prays are with you.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you, Susan and family! Joe and Suzanne Lessard

Heather was a human being to be admired (and she was) and she was the best of friends. So are you, Sue. All of our lives are the lesser for her passing. Please give Bailey a hug. John

Susan, Jill and Patrick, My deepest condolences to you all. It was hard to believe when I heard the news. I have fond memories of Heather. She was always so kind and always made me feel welcome whenever my family would come to visit, when we were all younger. Thinking of you all during this difficulty time.

Susan, Patrick and Jill. Brad and I are so very sorry to hear about Heather. Please know that everything “everyone” is saying about her is so very true. She was truly an amazing person! Thinking of you all at this very sad time. Bradley J & Donna❤️

Susan, Patrick & Jill - Heather was such a peaceful soul, great roommate and friend. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Susan, our deepest sympathies on the loss of Heather. There is nothing worse than the loss of a child whatever age they are. Please know our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Susan, Patrick, Jill, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I can’t imagine. I am so sorry for your loss.

Sending our deepest condolences. Heather was a kind soul who touched many lives. She will be missed but never forgotten ❤️

There are no words that Bill and I can offer to take away the sting and shock for the loss of our Heather. She was the embodiment of Grace and Hospitality and will be dearly missed by so many people. Dearest Susan, Jill, Patrick and all of Heather's family, you have our most profound condolences. Please know that we hold you in our Prayers and we send you Love, Courage, Strength and Perseverance to help you in your grief. Live long and well to keep Heather's Memory Eternal.

When I think of Heather I cant help but smile, you were the epitome of graciousness and hospitality You will be missed by so many, your smile however shall live forever. Susan, my heartfelt condolences to you, I am at a loss as to what I can say to comfort you. RIP sweet angel.

Deepest Condolences. To borrow a movie quote off one of her wall hangings, "You had me at Hello! " 💙💖💖

My deepest condolences to all of Heather's family, her laughter and kindness will stay with me forever. Cara Kennedy

Our deepest condolences on the loss of Heather. May the memories that you have in your hearts carry you during this difficult time of loss. Thinking of you all as you process this tragedy. Mike & Connie Sauve

Susan I am so sorry to hear about Heather. I have read the tributes to her & I can tell she was loved by everyone that met her. You & your family are in my thoughts. Bonnie

Never replaced. Always remembered.

So very sorry to hear the sad news of Heather's passing. Sending our condolences to the Connon family, Susan, Patrick,Jill. Our family has found memories of our children growing up in a small town, with so many friends, sending healing hugs to you. Pat Getty / Glenn /Dana / Vickery.

Susan and family. My deepest condolences to all of you. May God give you strength and guidance thru your loss.

My heartfelt sympathy to you, Susan, Patrick, and Jill on Heather’s passing.

My condolences to the family. Thoughts and prayers to you all through these tragic times. Find peace with her memories!!!!

Heather was always a comforting face when we would stop by the Tav . Sending love and support to her family and also to her work family . I know she will be greatly missed by all . May you find peace heather and know so many will miss you and think of you often .

Susan, Patrick, and Jill. So sorry to hear of Heather’s passing. This is so unreal and so unfortunate. May your memories sustain you and help to heal you all.

My heart has been broken since hearing this news. Susan, Patrick and Jill, my strength is with you and please know that Heather will continue to inspire me to live fully, facing each day with a smile. Hugs to each of you.

Susan and family so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.

Susan & family, I was so sorry to hear of Heather's passing, Although I didn't know Heather, I have heard amazing things of her. Thinking and praying for you and your family at this tragic time. Carol Boylan

we send our condolences to Susan and family in your loss, We pray that God will surround you with his arms wide open and bring you comfort and peace. Love and thoughts go with you all.

I havent seen Heather in a very long time, but will always remember her fondly. Our condolences to her family and many friends. Becky and Jeremy Mann

My deepest condolences to Heather’s family. Heather was a unique and beautiful person. The world is a much less special place without her.

My thoughts and prayers are with you Susan and family. May you find peace with her memories

Our deepest condolences. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

Our condolences to Heather's family. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. I met Heather back in grade 2. Her family lived beside us in Blenheim. Even though I haven't seen her in a long time, I have always remembered her.

Susan & family .. my heart aches for you at this extremely difficult time. I cannot imagine the pain you are experiencing but please know that you are in my thoughts & prayers. I pray God wraps his loving arms around all of you and lifts your spirits and brings peace to your hearts. Sincerely, Catherine

Sending lots of love to you Susan, Patrick and Jill. I always have such fond memories of your whole family and I am grateful for all the moments that have been shared. Our whole family sends their condolences over this tragic news. Love, healing and hugs.

Dear Susan and family, Heather has always been a beautiful and special person..... even back when I first met her many years ago in my Harwich Raleigh classroom. I've followed her adventures all through the years. May your wonderful memories of Heather help you during this very difficult time. Hugs to all.

My deepest sympathy to all family and friends.But mostly to Sue I cannot imagine your pain.Big hugs to you all.

Susan , Family & Friends, My deepest sympathy on your loss. I did not know Heather, but I have heard so many amazing things about her, she was loved by so very many. Her absence will felt always.

My deepest and warmest condolences. Heather’s beauty and poise and smile will never be forgotten. I am better for being able to spend as many years as I have with HEATHER and now have wonderful memories.

Susan and family.. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember seeing Heather when she was very young. Lovely girl. Our sincere sympathy and Blessings to you... Anne and Don Gammage

I was in shock to read of Heather's passing. I had attended elementary school with Heather and even back then she was a great person who had a bubbly personality. Thoughts and prayers to her friends and family.