Heidi Anne (Park)
Lafford of Sackville passed away on February
21st, 2023, at the Moncton Hospital at the age
of 43 with her loving partner by her side.
She was the daughter of Roy and Florence (Ball) Park
of Deer Lake, NFLD.
Heidi was born and grew up in Deer Lake, where she
attended school and played basketball and ringette. She joined the
Canada Games Team for ringette and the Provincial Winter Games Team
for basketball. Heidi then took her love of basketball to St. Thomas
University, in Fredericton N.B., playing for the Tommies and earning a
Bachelor of Arts (Criminology). It was here where she first met
Heidi then went on to Queens University where she
received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. Heidi then
chose to travel spending time with her friends, and work in North Bay
as an Occupational Therapist with school children.
Heidi moved to Sackville NB in 2007 to be with John
and worked at Mt. Allision University Learning Center helping students
with disabilities. She also volunteered and was on the Board of the
Tantramar Resource Center and Playschool Inc.
John and Heidi married in 2010, and began their life
together starting a family, having 4 beautiful girls. Family was the
most important thing to Heidi; she was a devoted mother - John and the
girls were her world. She provided unwavering and unconditional
support as they grew their family business. Heidi supported John and
was the inspiring force in their journey.
She is survived by her husband John, her children,
Quinn, Gwyneth, Elle and Caroline. Her parents, Florence and Roy Park,
brother Jaimie (Dawn), her mother-in-law, Patricia Lafford, along with
a large extended family of brothers and sisters-in law, aunts, uncles,
cousins, nieces and nephews who will miss her dearly.
Heidi wished, as well as John, to thank the
following people who helped the family with their caregiving, love and
kindness; Yoshi Gates, Paula Green, Kim Lohness and Carol
Arrangements are under the care and supervision of
the Jones Funeral Home, 70 Bridge Street,
Sackville, NB (506-364-1300). The family invite friends and
family to pay their respects between 4-8 pm, at the funeral home on
Thursday, February 23rd, 2023. Funeral Mass will take place
Friday, February 24th, at 11 am, at St.
Vincent’s Catholic Church, Sackville N.B., Father Charles
Broderick officiating. Burial
will take place in the Holy Rosary Parish Cemetery.
Donations may be made in Heidi’s memory to
the Sackville Food Bank, or the Salem Elementary School Breakfast
Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to
the family by visiting the online memorial at www.jonesfuneralhome.ca
or through the Jones Funeral Home Facebook