HEAL, Zoe Isabel - (1934-2021) - With profound sadness we announce the passing of Zoe Heal, a loving and devoted friend to all whose lives she touched, on April 4, 2021.
She left us while sleeping peacefully at Margaret Behan Hospice in Newmarket, Ontario. She was in her 88th year.
Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, during the Depression, she witnessed incredible changes to her world.
Her father, Edward Pritchard, died when she was 10 and she was raised by her mother, Isabel.
Zoe’s future husband, John Heal, predeceased her and despite her challenges, Zoe “kept calm and carried on.”
Zoe was a well-respected teacher at Earl Haig Secondary School where she brought history to life for her many students.
After the sale of the orchard, they moved to Fonthill where they became active members of the community until John’s death. Zoe then chose to move to Markham to be with her family.
She was best friends with Pat Reynolds (Toronto) and Marg Ann Marwick (London, England) whom she met while attending University of Toronto.
Zoe is the loving aunt of many nieces and nephews and is the cherished stepmother of Bonnie Irwin (Stouffville) and stepgrandson, Darryl Irwin.
She will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.
Cremation has already taken place. A celebration of Zoe’s life will be held via a Zoom Memorial in May, 2021.
Donations to the Margaret Behan Hospice, Newmarket or Evergreen Hospice in Markham are welcome.