1930 - 2018
Doris Jeanette (Ludwig) Heidinger, 87, died on February 11, 2018 in Estevan, Sask.
Doris was born on August 22, 1930 to Mary and Edward Ludwig and grew up on a farm near Browning, Sask. She graduated from high school and worked as a teacher’s aide. She met her true love, Edward Heidinger, in Lampman, Sask. and they were married on November 29, 1951. Doris dedicated the next 30 years to raising their eight children to whom she showed unconditional love and understanding always. Doris became interested in the Feingold diet and devoted years to sharing her expertise on healthy eating, shunning artificial colours, flavors and preservatives. She worked to organize a local chapter of the Feingold Association and wrote monthly newsletters to promote a healthier lifestyle for everyone. She was a member of the CWL for years and served a term as president.
In retirement Doris became an avid golfer. 18 holes a day was not enough, sometimes she just had to play 27. She stayed active playing bridge and bowling.
Doris is survived by her husband of 66 years, Edward; five sons – Evan (Diane), Randy (Shelly), Terry (Audena), Tim (Lita), David (Jacqueline); and three daughters – Deborah Lafoy (Darrell), Laurel Benson (Doug), Janice Pengelly-Taylor (Barry); and many loving grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers – Edwin and Victor; and a sister, Jean.
She was predeceased by her parents – Mary and Edward; grandson – James Edward (Jamie) Heidinger; son-in-law – Phil Pengelly; sisters – June, Eleanor, Alice, Fern; and brothers – Ernest, and Louis.
Doris will be remembered by her family and friends for her loving kindness and sense of humor. She is now in heaven surrounded by God’s presence and light.
The Funeral Mass was held on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Estevan, with Rev. Sathiadas Antony the celebrant. A luncheon in the parish auditorium followed the funeral mass, after which a private family interment took place at Souris Valley Memorial Gardens.
Those wishing to make donations in Doris’ memory may do so directly to the New Estevan Regional Nursing Home, 1201 – 2nd Street, Estevan, Sask., S4A 0M1.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan.