1954 - 2019
Heather June McKay, passed away in Lethbridge on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at the age of 65 years.
The Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Augustine's Catholic Church, 5009 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 10:00 A.M.
Heather is survived by her children Jessica McCombe of Medicine Hat and Dustin McCombe of Medicine Hat; grandchildren Logan, Sierra, Dakota and Cassidy McCombe; mother Helen McKay; siblings Donnie (Sharon) McKay, Debbie (Cedric) McKay, Terry Potter, Sherie McKittrick and Beth (Peter) Doble Wiebe. She is also survived by Calvin McCombe, Loren Calpas and Angela Adams as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her father Gordon McKay.
Heather was born in Revelstoke, British Columbia on July 5, 1954 and moved to Nelson when she was three years old. She met and married Calvin McCombe in 1972 and they moved to Brooks where they raised their family. Heather was involved with numerous community activities while living in Brooks. She moved around for a few years before finally settling in Taber in 2005, where she became an active part of the community. She was employed for two years at Walmart both in Taber and as the manager of the auto department in Lethbridge. In 2007 she became employed with A-OK Used Cars in Lethbridge and within a short time became co-owner with her good friend Loren Calpas. She received a gift from the Lord in Medicine Hat fourteen years ago in the form of her grandson Logan McCombe, one of her numerous and final foster children she has guided throughout the years. Her life then became centered around Logan's Catholic upbringing, which always involved her love of horses and fast cars. She was known by family, friends and acquaintances as the "horse lady". She will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Heather’s name may be made directly to the Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association, 24 205015 Hwy 512, Lethbridge County, Alberta T1J 5N8 www.ltra.ca.