Heather Lee Mains

February 1, 1957 – September 1, 2007.
Heather has left us, but she leaves an enduring legacy.

Heather’s advocacy in the not-for-profit sector reflected her deep concern about how people can interact compassionately with other people, animals, and the environment.

She was a dedicated champion of women’s health and well-being; a fun-loving mother to Curtis and Mia; and a friend to society’s under-served. “Helping to transform social cause into social action” was both her mantra and that of the social marketing company, Duegood, she founded with her life partner, John.

In Heather’s various roles as mother, doula, speaker, and educator, she thrived on connecting people and ideas. Her interests were boundless and her curiosity was endless. Whether curating art shows, breaking new ground in quality maternal care, exploring self healing through Jin Shin Jyutsu, or carving down a ski hill, Heather embraced life with energy, flair and compassion. Nature, especially water, were fundamental to Heather’s spiritual being. She died in a kayaking accident on the Tay River in Perth, Ontario.

Through water Heather lives and plays. Through water she leaves us behind and continues her journey. Through water her spirit will always remain with us .