Julie Marie Heffernan
With heavy hearts, we regret to announce the peaceful passing of Julie Marie Heffernan on July 10th, 2021, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Julie was born in New Waterford on March 26, 1938, to the late Caroline (Vandenbrook) and Julien Dupret.
Julie had a passion for harness racing and was involved for over 50 years as an owner, trainer, and even a driver in the 1970s. She never missed a race day, watching some of her favorite horses going to the gate. Julie passed the love of the sport on to her sons who are actively involved in the sport today. Her favorite time of year was going to Old Home Week in PEI with her son Johnny and grandsons Matthew and Noah. Those memories will be forever cherished.
Julie is survived by her daughters Patricia (Joey) MacIsaac, Cindy (Gerard) Murray; sons Sheldon (Meta) Myles (Jackie) and Johnny; sister Odile Pearson, 16 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren. She is also survived by Melissa Pratt who was like a daughter to her.
Besides her parents, Julie was predeceased by her husband Myles Heffernan Sr., son Darnell Heffernan, Grandson Wayde MacIsaac and a child in infancy.
A special thank you to Seaview Manor and the staff of 4A for their care and compassion.
Cremation has taken place. A chapel service will be held on Friday, July 16, at 11am with Father Peter McLeod officiating. Covid restrictions will apply, and seating is limited.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Diabetes Association.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave, New Waterford, 902-862-7500. To send online condolences, go to: www.mclellanfuneralhome.com