Hedie was a registered nurse at St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg, before taking her BScN on scholarship at University of B.C. At 60, she earned a masters in counselling. Hedie lived a life of service to others: raising a family, caring for grandchildren, supporting friends, nursing, teaching nursing at UBC and B.C. Institute of Technology, counselling, and serving on boards for MCC, Pinegrove Place, and Point Grey InterMennonite Fellowship. She touched many lives before Alzheimer’s disease took its toll. Edwin lovingly cared for her until her death.