Angela Héroux

Obituary of Angela Héroux

October 8, 1928 – Sudbury, Ontario

August 16, 2022 – Calgary, Alberta


In perfect peace, our matriarch and guiding presence, Angela Pietra Héroux (née Piccinin), died with dignity at her home in Calgary, Alberta after a brief illness.  She was 93 years young, lived a full and productive life, and is now reunited with her beloved Julien, who predeceased her in 2019 after 63 years of marriage.


In her final days, mom was surrounded in the loving embrace of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. There was piano/guitar playing, along with singing and dancing in the house, which brought mom great joy. She was also able to sit in her backyard to enjoy visits with friends, watch her chickadees and squirrels, and take pleasure in her flowers.


Our mom gave true meaning to the word “homemaker”. She approached motherhood and maintaining a thriving household as a vocation, a gift we came to appreciate more fully as we raised our own families. Later, Mom was happiest when in the company of her progeny; she was always interested to learn about their lives, activities, and accomplishments.


Over the years, Angela lived in four provinces (Ontario, British Columbia, Québec, Alberta), and she considered herself lucky to have experienced what each had to offer.  For many years, she hiked, cross-country skied and did aquacise with an energetic group of seniors, which kept her fit and young at heart.


Mom was a woman of many talents.  She learned to play the piano at age 43 and returned to the workforce after 30 years of raising her family and managing a household. Our mom was fluent in three languages, cooked and baked beautifully, sewed our clothes, loved her gardens, enjoyed talking politics, and took notes while watching the news.


Left to mourn mom’s passing but to celebrate a lifetime of memories are her six children: Lynne (Tom) Stewart, Sylvie (Warren Wiberg) Héroux, Diane (Marty) Quinlan, Julie (Leo) Parth, Frédéric Héroux, and Brigitte (Paul) Tinevez; along with fifteen treasured grandchildren: Tiffanie Stewart and Cortney Bialy, Matthew and Andrew McAuley, Kaitlyn and Natalie Quinlan, Douglas, Steven, Stephanie and Gregory Parth, Justin, Benjamin, Samuel and Noah Tinevez, and Isabella Héroux.  GG rejoiced in her four great-grandchildren: Wyatt and Maverick, Anna, and Levi. Angela will be lovingly remembered by her sister Olga McCormack, her sister-in-law Ginette Piccinin; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; as well as the Héroux, Trudel and LeClair families in Québec.  She was predeceased by her dear brother, Aldo Piccinin, in 2013.


Mom was blessed to have been surrounded by thoughtful neighbours, as well as the kind and considerate care of her family physician, Dr. T. Bouchard.  


A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church (1600 Acadia Dr SE, Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. Family and friends who are unable to attend in person are invited to join Angela’s service streamed live (see below). For those who are unable to view live, a recording of the service will be posted. Interment in the ancestral plot at Saint-Boniface-de-Shawinigan (Québec) at a later date. Condolences, memories, and photos may also be shared and viewed here


We are blessed, proud and privileged to have had such an extraordinary Mom, grand-maman and GG in our lives. 


Loved beyond words; missed beyond measure.


Those wishing to make a donation to honour a life well-lived are asked to consider the Father Lacombe Care Foundation (earmarked Healing Gardens), 270 Providence Blvd SE, Calgary, AB T2X 0X2.


In living memory of Angela Héroux, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, Ab t2x 3j3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.



Mme Angela Pietra Héroux (née Piccinin)

Matriarche bien-aimée et lumière dans nos vies

Entourée de sa grande famille dans la sérénité et l’amour, notre mère s’est éteinte à l’âge de 93 ans, le 16 août 2022, chez elle à Calgary, en Alberta. Angela est née à Sudbury, en Ontario, le 8 octobre 1928. Elle était l’épouse adorée de Julien, qui est décédé en 2019. Leur mariage, d’une durée de 63 ans, a été célébré à Shawinigan en 1955.

Pendant sa vie, Angela a demeuré dans quatre provinces (l’Ontario, la Colombie- Britannique, le Québec et l’Alberta), profitant des belles expériences que chacune avait à offrir. Pendant de nombreuses années, elle s’est régalée, de même que Julien, à faire des randonnées en montagne, du ski de fond et de l’aquaforme avec des aînés pleins d’énergie, ce qui l’a gardée en forme et jeune de cœur.

Notre mère était la personnification de la maîtresse de maison. Son rôle de mère et d’épouse, relevait pour elle de la vocation, un don qui s’est révélé des plus précieux quand est venu le temps de fonder nos propres familles. Plus tard, maman était la plus heureuse des femmes en compagnie de ses descendants, s’intéressant toujours à leurs vies, leurs activités et leurs réalisations.

Angela laisse dans le deuil ses six enfants bien-aimés : Lynne (Tom Stewart), Sylvie (Warren Wiberg) Héroux, Diane (Marty Quinlan), Julie (Leo Parth), Frédéric Héroux, Brigitte (Paul Tinevez); ses 15 petits-enfants chéris : Tiffanie (Steve) et Cortney (Ezra); Kate (Ryan) et Natalie; Matthew et Andy; Douglas, Steven, Stephanie et Gregory; Justin, Benjamin, Samuel et Noah; et Isabella; ainsi que ses quatre arrière-petits-enfants choyés : Wyatt et Maverick; Anna; et Levi.

Son souvenir restera également gravé dans la mémoire de sa sœur, Olga McCormack; de sa belle-sœur, Ginette Piccinin; de nombreux neveux, nièces, cousins et cousines; et des familles Héroux, Trudel et LeClair, au Québec. Elle rejoint son frère bien-aimé, Aldo Piccinin, décédé en 2013.

Maman a eu la chance d’être entourée de voisins attentionnés et  d’être sous les soins bienveillants de son médecin de famille, Dr. T. Bouchard.

Les funérailles d’Angela seront célébrées à Calgary le 23 août à l’église St. Bonaventure.  L’enterrement  au cimetière ancestral de Saint-Boniface-de-Shawinigan (Québec) aura lieu à une date ultérieure.

Nous sommes privilégiés  d’avoir eu une maman, grand-maman, et arrière grand-maman si exceptionnelle dans nos vies. 

Toute marque de sympathie peut se traduire par un don à la Father Lacombe Care Foundation (destiné aux Healing Gardens), lequel serait apprécié par la famille.

Tu n’es plus là où tu étais, mais tu es partout là où je suis.  (Victor Hugo)

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Funeral Mass

11:00 am
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
St Bonaventure Catholic Church
1600, Acadia Dr S.E
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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