Peacefully on Feb. 9, 2014 at the age of 71 in Ottawa.
Born Joseph Michael (Mike) Howard Heenan on Sept. 28, 1942, he lived all his life in Ottawa and MacLaren’s Landing. He was predeceased by his parents, Capt. Joseph Alfred Heenan, OBE, and Sarah Glynne Howard. He is survived by his older sister, Rosemary Gosselin (Roland), nieces Margot and Daphne Rochester, and grand-nieces and nephews, Ashley, Brooke, Cody, Christopher, Turner and Reid. Also by cousins Ian Rutherford and Janet White.
A committal of his ashes will be held Saturday, May 17, at 1 p.m. at Poet’s Hill at Beechwood Cemetery. All are invited. There will be traditional music and a recitation of his poetry. Donations may be made in Michael’s name to the Beechwood Cemetery Foundation, Poet’s Hill Fund.
Michael Heenan was born in Montreal in 1942 but settled in Ottawa at an early age.
His father Joseph Alfred Heenan was born in Newcastle on Tyne, England. He joined the British merchant navy as a young boy, rapidly rising through the ranks. He saw active service in both world wars and was also captain of many passenger liners operated by the White Star Line.
He is part of family group 165. To learn more about this family click on this link