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Heather Dahl

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July 28, 1958 – May 18, 2022

It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that our family announces the sudden passing of Heather Dahl, 63, on May 18, 2022 surrounded by her loved ones at the St. Boniface Hospital.


Heather is remembered by her loving husband of 42 years, Robert; children Cheryl (Dan), Angela, and Justin; grandchildren Loïc and Logan; brothers Gary (Kim) and Bruce (Alicia); her nieces and nephews, her treasured friends, and her countless extended family.


Heather was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba and graduated from Dakota Collegiate. She met her husband, Robert, during a double blind-date in which they developed an immediate connection – despite not being each other’s actual date. That first “date” led to their marriage in 1980. In 1981 they started their family with the birth of their first child, Cheryl and again in 1982 with their second daughter, Angela. In 1986 they again grew their family with the birth of their third and last child, Justin. Shortly after that the family moved to their now home on Weaver Bay – coincidently or not, this was the same street that Heather also grew up on. It was this house that Heather and her family turned into a loving home and where lasting friendships were made with their neighbors.


Heather was an active member of the Faith Lutheran Church in which she briefly served as the church organist and Sunday school teacher. She worked at various medical administrative assistant jobs with the majority of her career spent working with Dr. Raizman and Dr. Badhan – it was here that she also made lasting friendships with her co-workers. She also spent several years running her own home daycare in which she gave the children she looked after the same motherly love that she had given to her own children.


Heather was a remarkable cook and loved preparing for large family gatherings. She carried on the tradition from her own mother in baking enough traditional German Kuchen for the entire family. She had a love for canning and making homemade relish and jams that were revered by the whole family. Heather and her family loved camping, something that her and Robert continued after they became empty nesters. Their favorite campground was Spruce Woods where Heather and Robert would spend weeks at each summer. Heather also had an artistic and creative side and she spent many hours completing puzzles, needle point, petit point, and a love for gardening. She also loved DIY-ing and renovating her home and it was often joked that she had painted her walls so many times that the corners would soon be rounded.


Heather was a fiercely devoted and dedicated mother to her children and grand-children, and a loving wife to her husband. She always put her family first and even in their adulthood she always made sure her kids were healthy and well taken care of. Heather always wanted a loving family, and it was something that her kids and husband strived every day to give her. She loved being a grandmother and was known as Nana to her grandchildren – she cherished every moment she spent with them.


Heather, Mom, Nana, and Wife, will be most remembered for her loving hugs, gentle love, and caring soul to all those lives that she touched. Her loving heart and overwhelming generosity has left a lasting impression on the lives of everyone she knew. She had incredible resilience supporting her family and she was always a source of calmness, strength, and love. She will be forever missed but her love will be always felt.


Heather is a cancer survivor and in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to CancerCare Manitoba in her honour.


Heather’s family kindly requests that all of her friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour her memory by watching the photo-biography above. Please, also consider sharing your own photos, memories, and stories by making use of the comment section on this page.


A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 1311 Dakota Street (Faith Lutheran Church).


Cremation & Life Celebrations

530 St, Mary Avenue - Winnipeg

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