Heggum, Carol Joyce

Born: May 11, 1943
Died: Feb 27, 2019


HEGGUM, CAROL JOYCE (Belyea) – Passed away peacefully and unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at St. Mary’s General Hospital, Kitchener in her 76th year.
Beloved wife of Wally Heggum.  Loving mother of Greg Maguire (Charlene Watters) and Sue Maguire.  Cherished nana of Matthew Maguire.  Carol will be lovingly remembered by her step children, Terri Heggum-Allen (Brian Krauss), Karen (Darrell Brioux), Ted Heggum (Bettyann), Wendy Leavoy and Lisa Heggum (Mark Truscott) as well as her 14 step grandchildren and 3 step great-grandchildren.   Carol is predeceased by her parents Harry and Velma (Grass) Belyea. Carol will be missed by her Westie, Murphy.
Carol was born in Toronto and spent many years in the Port Credit area before moving to New Hamburg in 2005, where she and Wally settled in the Stonecroft Community.  She was a member of the Weston Golf & Country Club where she enjoyed golf and curling.    She and Wally loved to travel, especially on cruise ships (42 to be exact).  Carol loved to play bridge. She was an organizational powerhouse, frequently reminding her loved ones to “make a list”.  Carol will be deeply missed by her special friends in the New Hamburg, Toronto and Naples, Florida areas.
A special thank you to Dr. Jennifer Higgins and the entire staff of the CVICU at St. Mary’s General Hospital.
Relatives and friends are invited to the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron Street, New Hamburg, for a time of visitation on Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 1 – 6 p.m.  A celebration of Carol’s life will take place on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at the Stonecroft Community Centre.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation- Cardiac Unit or the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated (Cheques Accepted).
Personal condolences and donation information available at www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca

Visitation Information


Mar 03, 2019


1 - 6 p.m.


Mark Jutzi Funeral Home – New Hamburg
291 Huron Street
New Hamburg, Ontario
N3A 1K2
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Service Information


Mar 24, 2019


Stonecroft Rec Centre
Stonecroft Way
New Hamburg, Ontario

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Interment Information


Riverside Cemetery
Bleams Road
New Hamburg
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Although charitable funds are sent directly to the charity, please remember to contact us directly to give a card from you to the family in memory of their loved one.

St. Mary’s General Hospital Cardiac Unit
911 Queens Boulevard
Kitchener, Ontario
N2M 1B2

Grand River Regional Cancer Centre
Box 9056 STN C
Kitchener, Ontario
N2G 1G3


Condolence from Joe and Cheryl Bernardi sent on March 22, 2019

So very sorry for your loss, Wally. We didn’t know Carol well but on the few times we met her she was very friendly, a lovely person.
Please accept our condolences to you and your family.

Condolence from Bruce & Karen McNeil sent on March 18, 2019

Our deepest condolences Wally and to your family as well. In the short time we spent with you and Carol she was always cheerful, happy and outgoing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Bruce & Karen

Condolence from Elaina and Ron Lewis sent on March 12, 2019

We are so saddened to learn of Carol’s passing on our return to Stonecroft. Her huge smile, bubbly laughter, joy of life, passion for everything she undertook, daily walks on the paths with her dogs, and friendship over lunches will all leave a gap in our lives. We send our love to Wally and her family in this very hard time of loss. Please know that she will be in our hearts and memories.

Condolence from Kay and Rob Newell sent on March 10, 2019

We are so saddened by your loss. Carol had such energy and passion for all she embraced, and a lovely smile that brightened everyone’s day. She will be missed by many. Our sincere condolences to all the family.

Condolence from Julie Sutherland (Hinkley) sent on March 7, 2019

I am very sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. I know that Carol and my mom Lorraine we’re cousins growing up and kept in touch until mom’s passing 14 years ago. Wally, and Carol’s children and step children I wish you peace in your happy memories.

Condolence from Bruce & Jane Leis sent on March 6, 2019

Our thoughts are with you Wally and family as you mourn and celebrate Carol’s life. I enjoyed golfing with her over the years and chatting with you both out on the paths. We know you have many wonderful memories of fun times shared together over many years. Our hope is that you can find comfort in those memories of a life well lived.

Condolence from Gail Jordan sent on March 4, 2019

Hi Wally,
I am so saddened to hear the news of Carol’s passing. My time at Stonecroft as a fitness instructor and golf participant allowed me to know Carol – with all her humour and energy – and passion for her family (including her westies!).
Please take care, and know how much Carol will be missed.

Condolence from Judy Cockburn sent on March 4, 2019

Dear Wally and family. So sorry to hear about Carol. I knew Carol through bridge and book club. I’ll miss her infectious laughter and great wit.

Condolence from Barb & Robert Wilson sent on March 4, 2019

Wally and family, our deepest condolences on Carol’s passing. We’ll miss our conversations while dog-walking. She will also be missed by the Stonecroft community.

Condolence from Bridget McBrien sent on March 3, 2019

My heart ❤️ goes out to Carol’s family at this very difficult time. Carol was a pleasure to be with, always had a contagious smile.
I am truly blessed to have known Carol, and in the short time our paths crossed I considered Carol to be a true friend.
Bridget McBrien

Condolence from Wayne and Lillian Westbrook sent on March 3, 2019

Dear Wally and family, Carol was an inspiration to all who met her; a caring person who was fun to be around. She was also a serious bridge competitor, who often disarmed you with her smile and laugh. We will miss her greatly and remember her always. Wayne and Lillian

Condolence from Dorothy Heggum sent on March 3, 2019

My sympathies to Wally , Greg and Sue.

Condolence from Deb Vauthier sent on March 3, 2019

Dear Wally and family,
I was shocked and incredibly sorry to hear of Carol’s passing.. She will be sorely missed by her many friends in Stonecroft. My heart goes out to you.

Condolence from Don and Shirley Grass sent on March 2, 2019

To Wally and family members. Heartfelt condolences to all those affected by the loss of Carol. It was totally unexpected. Our thoughts are with you at this time. Although our paths did not cross often of late, Carol has been and always will be remembered.

Condolence from Marianne Barclay sent on March 2, 2019

So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time. It’s so difficult to lose a loved one so cherish all the happy times you shared together. RIP Carol.

Condolence from Rebecca McKechnie sent on March 2, 2019

I’m sad to hear of Carol’s passing. I have many lovely memories of her from my childhood…always welcoming me in your home, supplying a good stock of fruit roll ups for after school snacks, greeting me with a smile and chit chat in the morning when I picked Susie up for the bus- a constant cheerful presence. Even at that young age I knew how much Wally loved her; I can only imagine the depth of your loss. My condolences to Wally, Susie and family. – Becky

Condolence from Al & Joan McLennan sent on March 2, 2019

Dear Wally and families. Please accept our deepest sympathy on the unexpected passing of Carol. She was a lovely person and will be truly missed. We have always enjoyed playing golf and bridge with you both. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Al & Joan McLennan

Condolence from Joan Berta sent on March 2, 2019

May she be remembered with joy. May her family find peace in the love she shared. May God Be with you in the grace and mercy He offers those who grieve. With sincere condolences, Joan Berta (Terri’s friend)

Condolence from Peter and Heather Legault sent on March 2, 2019

Although we didn’t know Carol well, we are so sorry to hear of her sudden passing. She was always a very happy and enthusiastic person to meet on the streets or in the Stonecroft Recreation Centre. Condolences on your huge loss Wally and family.

Condolence from Beverley and Julius Toth sent on March 1, 2019

Dear Wally. Please accept our condolences in the passing of Carol. This is a total shock to us. We had no idea that she was in the hospital. Our hearts go out to you when we think of the many conversations we had about Florida and of course over the pets that we had. Also the many golfing games we had and shared your light hearten approach to it. “Its only a game”. Enjoy it always. You are in our hearts and prayers always.
Love Beverley and Julius

Condolence from Cveti and Bill McKechnie sent on March 1, 2019

Carol was much appreciated as a friend and as a secretary. Although she will be missed her enthusiasm will be remembered. Our condolences to Wally, Greg, Susan and Carol’s extended family.

Condolence from Geoffrey and Geraldine Fabb sent on March 1, 2019

Dear Wally and family. We are so greatly saddened by your loss. We will always remember Carol for her happy demeanor and excellent bridge playing. Geoffrey and Geraldine Fabb

Condolence from Deb Kenny sent on March 1, 2019

It was such a shock to hear of Carol’s passing. I met her through the Juliet’s and she was always such a bubbly person. We will miss her at the table.
Condolences to Wally and the family.

Condolence from Carol Heggum sent on March 1, 2019

Our deepest sympathy to all of Carol”s family. We will all miss her with her friendly smile and her out going personality.
Bill & Joyce McCarroll

Condolence from Paul & Marie McCusker sent on March 1, 2019

Wally and family, our hearts are heavy and sad with the loss of Carol. We have many wonderful memories of our times with you and Carol that we cherish.
We will celebrate Carol’s life with you when we return from Arizona in May.
With love, thoughts and prayers
Paul & Marie

Condolence from Phil & Diane Keppler sent on March 1, 2019

Wally, our deepest condolences on the loss of Carol. Diane and I are very saddened to hear of her passing. We always enjoyed our conversations with you and Carol.
when you were out walking the dog or just out getting some exercise by yourselves. You will both be in our thoughts.

Condolence from Martin Davies sent on March 1, 2019

How I remember all those great times we shared together in a previous time. So sorry Wally for your loss.

Condolence from Peter and Judy Di Tecco sent on March 1, 2019

Wally we were so sad to hear about Carol. We haven’t seen you in a few years but have lots of great memories from many years ago. Peter and I are sending our condolences to you and your family and please know you are in our thoughts.

Condolence from George & Annabel Stokes sent on March 1, 2019

We are deeply shocked to learn of the death of Carol Heggum. I am overwhelmed with sadness as I golfed with her & she was a great friend here in Stonecroft. Always smiling & forever loved. Our condolences to Wally & all your family. Little Murphy will be looking for Carol everywhere. I am so sad. Love, George & Annabel Stokes.

Condolence from Mary-Anne Holmes sent on March 1, 2019

Such sad news. It wasn’t long ago I ran into Carol shopping at No Frills, she could hardly wait to go on yet another cruise with “her Wally” such a love story they had. She was always so happy often seen walking hand in hand throughout the Stonecroft neighbourhood. She will be truly missed on the golf course, bocce pit and the many social events she enjoyed here at Stonecroft. My sincere condolences to Wally and family.

Condolence from Betty Hughes sent on March 1, 2019

Carol left a legacy of warmth and caring. Her smile was infectious and one could not help but be uplifted in her presence. She touched my life as did Wally in such a positive way.

Condolence from Eileen and Jack Hendry sent on March 1, 2019

What a shock to hear of Carol’s passing! Our thoughts are with you, Wally and your families! Please know that Carol was a great golf friend when she was still golfing and always enjoyed our year end lunch with her friends!! She will be missed in Stonecroft for sure!! Hugs!

Jack and Eileen

Condolence from Lois Kinney sent on March 1, 2019

Such a shock! I always enjoyed playing bridge with Carol and Wally. The story about the #12 necklace Wally gave her has stuck with me – true love. It was also great hearing about her trips to play cards and catch up with her friends. She was a true friend in so many ways. We’ll all miss her.

Wally, you’re in my thoughts.

Hugs, Lois Kinney

Condolence from Betty & Ernie Seeback sent on February 28, 2019

Dear Wally and family: We were pleased to have met and been friends with Carol. She was a great bridge player and Betty enjoyed having her attend the Green Thumb Garden Club on occasion. We met a number of times while she was walking Murphy as we have a Shihtzu therefore all of us dog lovers. She was a beautiful woman and she will be missed.
Betty & Ernie

Condolence from Barbara Estabrooks sent on February 28, 2019

I am so sorry to hear that Carol has passed. I didn’t know her well but looked forward to see her cheerful face
at the bridge table. I will always remember her engaging laughter. She will be missed.