John Charles Heath

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Charles Heath on Wednesday, September 21st at 78 years of age.

John is survived by his partner Debbie, stepdaughters Natasha Gennaro, Tatiana Schopf (Scott), sister Georgina (Jack) Lee, brother Tom Heath, nephew John Darrell Lee (Heidi), niece Diane (Kelly) Edwards, great niece Jennifer (Luke) Pasquale, great nephews Sean Edwards & Jackson Lee, along with sister-in-law Sherry Gaw & family, & brother-in-law Richard Gaw (Kate). John was predeceased by his parents Alma & Cecil Heath.

John’s passion in life has always been with thoroughbred racing as a trainer in earlier years and a successful Jockey’s Agent for most of his life. He always had a pocket full of mints for his favourite horses. His other passion was the mountains, anytime he could get away.

A celebration of life will be held at the Edmonton EXPO Centre, 7515 – 118 Ave. NW, on Wednesday, October 19th from 1:00-4:00 p.m. in Ballrooms 105-106.

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18 Condolences

Nancy Jumpsen

Dear John It was a great pleasure knowing you.You helped me accomplish my dream as becoming a jockey and having a successful career.Full of wisdom.You will always have a special place in my heart I was blessed to have seen you one last time just a few months ago Who knew that would be the last. I will miss you!! Rest In Peace John Heath.

Jack Pozzo.

My condolences to Johns family. If there was a face I looked forward to at the start of each new racing season on the backside it was Johns. Will be so missed.

Bob &Denise Beaverford.

So sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy. Bob & Denise Beaverford.

Randy mowers

So sorry for your loss Debbie, my heart goes out to you and your family.

Jason Teague

So sad to hear this. Thoughts and prayers are with you Debbie.

Mary-Anne Baumgartner

I’m so sorry for your loss..
John was a respected member of the racetrack community…we’ll known and cared for…loved the races.

holly crichton

I had the pleasure of John acting as my agent for most of my time riding in Edmonton and Calgary. He was such a nice and pleasant man and I appreciated that greatly. RIP John Heath, and thanks for the memories.

Mary De Jordy

So sad to hear of John’s passing. An awesome fellow gone too soon. Deepest condolences to Debbie and family. Rest In Peace John.

Doug Abraham

So sorry to lose John, always a quiet gentleman at the track who was very skilled at his career as a jockey agent as the champion jockeys list, for whom he booked mounts, will show. RIP, old friend.

Theresa Sealy

Debbie and Family,
Deryle and I are so incredibly sorry to hear of John’s passing. He was someone I always liked to bump into on the backstretch for a good chat. He had a kind smile and that was his way. We will certainly miss him.

Rick and Wendy Bunney

Dear Deb and family, John will be missed so much, his constant smile, and kind nature. We both always treasured John as a true friend and will always remember his humor, his smile and the advice he kindly gave us over the years. John will always be remembered in our hearts. Sending you much love.

Roberta Harrison

OMG Debbie. I’m so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the girls along with the rest of his family. Please let me know how you are doing.

Marilyn Mohr

Debbie and family – I’m so sorry to hear of John’s passing. I cannot remember a time when seeing you and John together that he didn’t have a smile on his face. Soft spoken and kind are what I will remember most. I will try to come to Edmonton for his celebration of life,

Dale and Barb Saunders

John will be truly missed. He was one of a kind, true friend. So many memories of a lot of fun and laughs for many years.
Deepest condolences to Deb and family. Georgina and All of Johns family and loved ones.

Kristina Roy

My condolences to you Debbie and your family. My heart breaks for you. Hugs to you my friend and know John loved you dearly.

Rosa Frattin

My deepest condolences to you Debbie and to all the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all .

Stuart & Valerie Simon

Dearest Debbie and Family, we want you all to know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time of John’s passing. We will miss our long-lasting friendship with John since 1988, right from our racetrack business in Alberta to him checking in on us continuously in Toronto to offer his support and encouragement. He was a great friend to both of us. Take care and all our love.