AITKEN, Heather Diane

January 16, 1971 - April 12, 2021

Of Mount Forest, passed away unexpectedly at Guelph General Hospital in her 51st year. Survived by her partner Stuart Husk of Mount Forest. Loving mother of Colton Thompson and his fiancée Montana Leach of Raymond, Alberta. Heather was the daughter of Bernice Aitken of Mount Forest and the late Bert Aitken (2010). Special niece of Shirley and Kurt Havlas of Caledon, Brian and Doris Aitken of Mount Forest, Isabel and Bob Alford of High River, Alberta, and Wanda Aitken of London. Predeceased by her grandparents Murray and Vera Aitken, Everett and Jean Vrooman, her aunts and uncles Ruth and Alex MacDonald and Keith Vrooman. Heather is also survived by her many cousins, lifelong friend and “sister” Dawn Ferris of Dundalk, many more great friends, and “little friends” Owen, Kayden and Kalista Rae, all who helped Heather through the many hard days of her illness. Heather suffered for many years with MNGIE, a rare mitochondrial disease. She has donated her eyes and organs for research in the hopes of helping someone else. Heather was a volunteer for many years with the Mount Forest Patriots Junior C’s and the Victoria Cross Public School Breakfast Club. Special thanks to the nurses and doctors of the Louise Marshall Hospital, Guelph General Hospital and the Metabolic Team of the London Health Sciences Centre. Visitation was held at the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest, on Friday, April 16th from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00pm. A private funeral service was held on Saturday, April 17th, 2021 at 11:00am. You are welcome to view a recording of the funeral service by visiting: A private interment was held at Mount Forest Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Heather are asked to consider the Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation or MitoCanada.

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