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It is with great sadness that the family of Wanda Ann Heyens announces her passing, with many family and friends by her side, on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Funeral services and interment was held on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Way Church in Pinewood, Ont. and the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Stratton, Ont.

Visitation was held Friday, May 25, 2018 from 7-8 p.m. at the Northridge Funeral Home in Emo, Ont.

Wanda was born on Dec. 19, 1966 in Blackhawk, Ont. to Bill and Laverne Caul. She married the love of her life, Ted Heyens, in 1986. Together, they raised Hailey, Theo, and Cody on the family dairy farm in Stratton on the banks of the Rainy River.

Wanda is survived by her husband, Ted; parents, Bill and LaVerne Caul; siblings, Kelvin Caul (Shelly) and Jim Caul (Margie); children, Hailey Heyens (James), Theo Heyens (Samantha), and Cody Heyens (Miranda); and mother-in-law, Margaret (late Leon )Heyens.

As well, she is survived by many, many relatives on both sides of the Heyens and Caul families, and by her retriever, “Rosie” and her laying hens, whom she also loved very much!

The apples of her eye were her young nieces and nephew, Brynlee, Tarryn, and Lydia Libiak. She was an amazing great-aunt and, as she constantly hinted to her children, would have made an equally amazing Grandma!

The thing that Wanda loved most in the world was to spend quality time with her family, whether out fishing on the Rainy River, swimming up at the cabin on Rainy Lake, or helping to milk or herd cows on the family dairy farm in Stratton.

Wanda always made sure that everyone present appreciated how special spending those everyday moments together was.

In memoriam donations can be made in Wanda's memory to the Riverside Foundation for Health Care's “Palliative Care Room” or the Canadian Cancer Society c/o Northridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 89, Emo, Ont., P0W 1E0.