Braund, Heather Marie

November 24, 2017 - 8:32am
Saturday, November 18, 2017

1943 - 2017

Heather Marie Braund, born January 6, 1943 in Penticton, BC, died peacefully on November 18, 2017, at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home in Kamloops, surrounded by her loved ones. She is predeceased by her parents, Donald Sydney Braund and Marguerite Mable Marie Braund (née Gooch) of Kelowna, BC, and sister Gayle Pacini, of West Kelowna, BC.

Heather was a homemaker, raising her three daughters in Salmon Arm, BC. She relocated to Kamloops in 1988 accepting a position at the Ministry of Transportation and Highways, where she worked until her retirement in 2008. Heather was an active member of the community, involved in several community groups and volunteer positions, both in Salmon Arm and Kamloops.

She is survived by her daughters, Lana Beblow, Marla Beblow, and Nola Hedstrom-Beblow (Darren), as well as her beloved granddaughters, Rylee Grossman, Nyah Hedstrom, and Aida Hedstrom, and, of course, her cat Kipper. She leaves behind a large number of “favourite” cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles, with whom she was very close, in addition to close friends and good neighbours.

Heather loved life, she was a dear friend to many and loved to cook and entertain. Her celebration of life will take place in the spring, at a date to be later determined. Condolences can be made online at

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Heather's name be made either to the Kamloops Hospice Association or the SPCA.