We Remember

HEIDRICK, James Leonard

January 13, 1925 — February 14, 2014

Peacefully in his sleep, at home, on February 14, 2014, Jim Heidrick joined his beloved wife of 63 years, Rolande (Ronnie).


Jim was the youngest son of Theodore and Ruby Heidrick.  He grew up in Winnipeg’s west end in a large happy family that included five brothers: Gordon (Bud), Theodore (Mel), Arthur (Red), Les and Bill; a sister Elizabeth (Dot) and his twin Hazel.  He attended Daniel MacIntyre Collegiate.  During the war, he served his country in Europe as a pilot in the Royal Canadian Airforce.  Returning home, Jim joined the Winnipeg Fire Department, where he remained for over 30 years, never missing a day and often walking three miles to work.  He was awarded several medals and commendations for bravery.


Jim and Ronnie married in 1950, lived in Winnipeg and then retired to Kelowna in 1980.  Together they enjoyed travelling, gardening and volunteering for the Heart and Cancer Associations, Women’s Shelter, SPCA and the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26. 


Jim will be missed by many family and friends, especially his nephew and niece Doctors Ted and Sandra Heidrick and family, Sherwood Park, AB; also several other nieces and nephews.  We will miss him so much, but we were fortunate to have had such a wonderful man with us for so long. 


A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 202-1835 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 3H5.  If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 1:00 pm

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The service for HEIDRICK, James Leonard is scheduled for Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 1:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Laurel Milsom says:

    I am so sorry for you loss. I knew Hazel very very well as she was my mothers best friend since they were very young girls. (Marjorie Daman-Willems (Robinson)) who lived on Valor Road,WPG and went to school at DMCI (as did I). I again sorry for your loss.I will try to find photos at home and send from there.

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