In Remembrance of Jay Frank Heseltine

1 May, 1960 ~ 8 July, 2012
Victoria, BC, Canada



Jay Frank HESELTINE
Obituary

HESELTINE, Jay Frank On Sunday, July 8th our hearts filled with sorrow when Jay peacefully left us. Surrounded by family and friends... Read more >
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Jay Frank HESELTINE
Obituary

HESELTINE, Jay Frank On Sunday, July 8th our hearts filled with sorrow when Jay peacefully left us. Surrounded by family and friends who loved him, he was being lovingly cared for by the Palliative Care Unit at the Saanich Penninsula Hospital. Jay was born in Edmonton AB on May 1st, 1960, growing up in Regina, SK from the age of 2. He went to high school at Central Collegiate and was well known for his athleticism, charming personality, kind heart, and intelligence. Not only was he the quarterback and kicking specialist of the Central Collegiate Gophers but he was also elected as "Mr. Football" by his high school peers. During his junior and high school years, Jay excelled at every sport he picked up especially football, curling, golf and baseball. Jay was also one of the select few in his class representing Central Collegiate for Reach for the Top. In 1976 and 1977, he was nominated for Regina Intercollegiate Football League Player of the Year. After marrying Cindy, Jay spent many wonderful years in Regina, Saskatoon, Sherwood Park, and Victoria, BC. He made many friends wherever he went, enjoying curling, fishing, "loserball", golf and football. Jay watched and participated with the same enthusiasm - he loved the Toronto Blue Jays and was a diehard Saskatchewan Roughrider fan no matter where he lived. Jay ate, slept and drank sports, and has been known to say that sports was "his religion". There was never a sport that didn't deserve his attention. Jay worked as a Purchasing Agent with several organizations over the years. Although moving to different cities takes its toll, he always maintained a special fondness for his lifestyle and friends in Saskatoon and especially Sherwood Park. He would not have wanted us to be sad for him, but would rather see his friends in other cities gather together, watch a sporting event, have a beer and relive some of his witty one-liners and curling antics. Jay is predeceased by his mother, Jean Heseltine, his father, Jim Heseltine, his brother Terry Heseltine and his nephew, Michael Edwards. Jay leaves to mourn his sister, Shell Edwards and nephew, Scott (Jennifer) Edwards from Regina, his ex-wife, Cindy, ex-partner, Debbie Field, and girlfriend, Deb Murdoch, all of Victoria. A Celebration of Life will take place on Sunday July 15 between 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the home of Cindy Heseltine, 3320 Lanai Lane, Victoria, 250-478-5488. Friends and acquaintances are encouraged to attend and share stories of how Jay touched their lives. Feel free to wear your favorite sports jersey. We encourage everyone, especially those unable to attend, to share their memories at Memorialmatters.com. The family would like to thank the Saanich Penninsula Hospital for their loving care. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Palliative Care Unit at Saanich Penninsula Hospital Foundation ( www.sphf.ca ) in Jay's name.
Published in Victoria Times-Colonist on July 11, 2012





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