Heibein, Jeffrey Scott
Suddenly at the age of 50, Jeff passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Kitchener, due to unforeseen heart failure. Jeff will be greatly missed by his wife of 23 years Bonnie (nee Jarrett), and his children whom he treasured, Adam and Jenna. Loving son of June Heibein (nee Uberig) of West Montrose. Brother to Linda de Belleval (Mike) of Hickson, Dennis (Lisa) of Newport, New Hampshire, Darrell (Judy) of Goldstone, and John (Carol) of Waterloo. Predeceased by his father Roy Heibein of West Montrose. Jeff was the son-in-law of Bill and Gail Jarrett of Cambridge, and brother from another mother to Judy Williams (Craig) of Kelowna, BC. He will be sadly missed by his many heartbroken nieces and nephews. Jeff was a natural athlete. He had a lifelong love for the game of hockey, not only as a child but also as an adult, playing in recreation leagues. He passed his passion for the game on to his son, becoming a coach with Kitchener Minor Hockey Association and mentoring his son and all the players under his charge. An avid outdoorsman, Jeff looked forward to joining his friends and family members in fishing trips and hunting excursions. He will be missed by his friends at the Hubertus Hunting and Fishing Lodge, to which he was proud to have membership. As an inspector for the Ministry of Labour, Jeff was a strong advocate for health and safety in both his professional and personal life. A jack of all trades, Jeff had a knack for thinking outside the box to find solutions to all problems. With a little help from YouTube (or a buddy and a case of beer), Jeff could tackle every home improvement chore he set out to complete. Whether it was building a hockey rink in the backyard, fixing the plumbing, or helping a friend build their deck, Jeff had a solution for every task he took on. Jeff takes with him an incredible wit and an amazing silly sense of humour that was loved by his many friends. His off-the-cuff humour will be greatly missed and is why he will always be remembered with smiles and laughter. Jeff was an amazing and supportive husband and a strong and positive role model to his son and daughter. His love for his family had no bounds. Heartfelt thanks to the ICU and Cardiac Care staff at St. Mary’s Hospital for their tremendous compassion, care, and support for both Jeff and the visiting family members. In a final act of generosity, Jeff provided the ultimate gift of life through the donation of multiple organs, including his beautiful, blue eyes. His family takes great comfort in his ability to provide these lasting gifts. Thank you to our neighbours, friends, and family for reaching out and sharing your condolences. To know that we are not alone in our grief is immeasurable and with your help, we will begin to heal and find happiness again. At Jeff’s request, cremation has taken place with future interment in West Montrose Cemetery. A celebration of Jeff’s life will take place at a later date when circumstances allow and friends can gather. If you would like to be informed of future events, please visit Jeff’s tribute page at the funeral home website to register your contact information. In memory of his father’s passing, Jeff was a dedicated canvasser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Jeff would have appreciated any additional support to this great cause or alternatively, to St. Mary’s General Hospital. Donations can be made through the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira.