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Heather Dianne Cutten

Date of Death: June 23, 2022


Heather Dianne Cutten, nee Eisan, passed away on the 23rd of June, at the Victoria General Hospital after a short and unexpected illness. She passed peacefully with her husband and two daughters by her side.

Heather (Nana) leaves a huge hole in the hearts of her entire family and friends who benefited from her kindness and compassion. Heather was born on May 3rd, 1944 in Halifax, Nova Scotia to Norman and Lillian Eisan and was one of seven children. Heather is survived by her sister Rosalie Dyer and her many nieces and nephews.

Heather married her life-long partner of 55 years, Mark Cutten on October 14, 1967 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Their journey together took them from Nova Scotia to Trinidad, Winnipeg, St.Lucia, Calgary and finally Salt Spring Island, BC. Along the way, they had three children David (Patricia), Laura (Alejandro) and the baby Sara. She was blessed with five grandchildren, Isabella, Olivia, Joshua, Iliana and Madeline, whom she loved dearly and shared a unique and special relationship with each.

After raising her children, and at the age of 70, Heather studied and was ordained as a Deacon of the Anglican church. She was tremendously proud of this accomplishment and touched the lives of many more and offered years of community service and outreach.

Heather (Nana) will be truly missed and never forgotten for she left a mark on all of us.

Grief is the price we pay for love.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Salt Spring Island, October 1st, 2022 at 2pm at All Saints by the Sea.


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Haywards Funerals staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Laura Neyra
Relation: Daughter

My mom was truly a unique gift to this world and shared her compassion and bright, positive energy with friends, family and community. It is still very surreal and I still expect to see her nestled on her favourite perch, here in her Salt Spring Island home. I am sure her light is shining bright in the heavens above. You are dearly missed mom.

From: Shirley Warner
Relation: Friends for over 70 years.

My condolences to the family. Heather and I have been friends for over 70 years. We had a lovely friendship growing up in the north end of Halifax. Take care, Mark, David, Laura and Sara. I am thinking of you.

From: Michael & Gia Little
Relation: Heather was Michael's aunt

Our most sincere condolences to Mark, David, Laura, Sara and everyone in the wider family as well as friends and those in the community that had an opportunity to meet and get to know Heather. As a child I (Michael) was fortunate to have a large extended family on my mother’s side (via Heather’s sister, Dolores) and although my family did not get to see Heather and her family often, those moments that we did were precious and always so much fun. I’ll remember Heather being a tough as nails aunt with a heart of gold, strict but approachable, and always with a great sense of humour.

From: Sara Cutten
Relation: Mother

I will forever carry my mom with me, I know she is at peace and rest with the Lord. Rest easy Mama you deserve it.

From: Olivia
Relation: Granddaughter

Best grandma I could have ever asked for, I will miss her for the rest of my life, but I know she will always be by my side

From: Freddie Chapel
Relation: Friend.

My sincere condolences to Mark, David, Laura, Sara and their families. Heather was a remarkable gracious lady. I will always remember how welcome she made Ernie and I feel when we visited Salt Spring Island. Heather now rests in peace with our Heavenly Father.

From: Isabella Maria Cutten
Relation: Grandchild

Nana I miss you everyday. I hope you are at peace and painfree in the afterlife, reading or playing bridge (obviously winning). I will always remember you for your legacy of compassion within the community. But more than that I will always remember you as the Nana who encouraged my passion for reading, social outreach and debate. You always said at the end of every phone call, “I’m gonna love you and leave you now,” while I will forever miss hearing that, I am glad those were the last words we shared. The impact Nana had on my life can never be forgotten and I can only hope she knows how much she is loved and missed.

From: Dale Storm
Relation: Friend

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of our dear Heather. I will miss our catch-up lunches and remember our sweet times together in the church. Peace to all the family whom Heather held so precious!

From: David Kent Cutten
Relation: Son

We grew up in a house full of love and support because of my mother and father. To me, my mother was a calming element in the anxious years of my youth. I remember coming home from school and sitting with her, having a snack, watching tv and telling her about my day. We talked about politics, social issues and about my plans for the future. She fueled a passion for cooking that I still have and have passed on to my own children. She was an important part of her grandchildren’s life and leaves us all missing her and better for having had her in our lives.

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