23 July 1921 — 24 October 2004
Maurice (Moe) Joseph Leopold Heppell of Rimouski, Quebec, passed away peacefully on October 24, 2004 at the age of 83 with two of his daughters at his side, after a lengthy illness. His wife, Raymonde, of 54 years preceded him in April 1999 and a daughter, Diane, in January 1997.
Maurice is survived by three daughters, Micheline Lovin of Edmonton, Nicole Heppell and Suzanne Heppell of Chilliwack, two sons Yvon Heppell of Edmonton and Alain Heppell of Prince Rupert, B.C., seven grandchildren; Jim (Janice) Mike (Heather) and Michelle (Jason) Lovin of Edmonton, Alberta, Danielle and Chantelle Heppell of Langley, B.C., Jennifer and Aaron Heppell of Vancouver, B.C. and Thomas Heppell of New Westminster. He was also survived by five great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild. Moe has two brothers Paul (Madeline) and Adelard (Georgette) a sister Raymonde Poirier of Quebec and one sister-in-law Marie Louise in Belgium. He is also survived by extended family, Bob and Donna Legace of Abbotsford.
Maurice served with the Canadian Armed Forces as an Engineer from 1939-1969. He fought in the 2nd World War and the Korean War, as well as peacekeeping with the United Nations in Egypt and Cypress. Maurice was also very active in Cubs and Scouts while at CFB Chilliwack. In 1970 Moe and his wife Raymonde moved to the Queen Charlotte Islands where he was active in the Lions Club. Moe and his wife returned to Chilliwack in 1979 and retired.
Funeral Services will be held at St. Mary’s Church on Mary St. in Chilliwack on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004 at 10 am, officiant Father Gino Aloisio. A reception to follow at St. Mary’s Hall.
Donations in dad’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice.
My children I leave behind
Don’t cry tears of sadness
Look up towards the sky, see the
Bright stars above. We are looking
Down to you.
We are your Guardian Angels now
Watching over you.
From Dad, Mom and Sis who are now in heaven.