It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Heather Kristine Smith, nee Anderson, age 64, of Sackville New Brunswick, on Wednesday, November 16th, 2022 surrounded by her family. Born on March 14, 1958 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, she was the daughter of Ruth Nicola (Morrison) Anderson and the late Andrew (Bill) William Anderson.
Heather's early childhood was spent in Moose Jaw with her parents and grandparents up until the age of 12 when her parents moved to Cape Breton for work. She finished her education in Port Hawkesbury until grade 12, later receiving scholarships to attend Mount Allison University, and continued on a path for a Bachelor of Science in Biology where her love of plants grew.
During her years at Mount Allison, she met her future husband, Blane Smith. They got married and finished their degrees together. They fell in love with the town of Sackville and moved to a small house. Looking for a labour of love, Heather had the idea to start a greenhouse, so they, along with friends and family built their new home and business.
Heather and Blane ran Anderson's Greenhouse for many years and raised their own family in Sackville at that greenhouse and home. Heather also loved tending to her own garden, harvesting and producing many preserves for the winter.
They spent many joyful times with family and old friends at their cottage in Dundee, Cape Breton. One of Heather's favourite things was canoeing on Black River where she would watch for interesting wild plants growing at the river’s edge. At their cottage as well as on camping trips, Heather enjoyed many evenings of music and bonfires.
After 37 years of greenhouse business, Heather looked forward to quieter springs but knew she would miss seeing all the people who had come to the greenhouse over the years. Wonderful employees and customers alike. Plants and relationships will continue to be grown at Wild Bramble Nursery by Heather's daughter-in-law Joni Fleck Andrews (son Eric), and friend/ business partner, Olivia McNair and her husband Peter Bohan.
Heather is survived by her husband Blane Smith, Sackville NB; her children Nicola Keeling (Alex Keeling), Sackville NB; Eric Smith (Joni Fleck Andrews), Sackville NB, and Scott Smith (Jennifer Doyle), Charlottetown, PEI; 5 grandchildren, Liz, Jacob, Barry, Ronan, and Jude; her mother Ruth Anderson, Sackville NB; her siblings Kenneth Anderson (Patricia Anderson), Calgary AB; Janice Anderson (Donald Lockhart), Port Elgin NB; Kevin Anderson, Sackville NB; and her families; aunt Sheila Dennis, Surrey BC; cousins, Brent, David and Cindy Beth Dennis, Surrey BC, uncle Glen Morrison, Kansas, USA; cousins, Kirk, Trey, Cara Jean and Carla Rae; extended family in Sweden and close friends in Cape Breton. She was also survived by a brother-in-law Daniel Smith and sisters-in-law Dale Lucas, Cindy Doiron, Nora Copan and their families.
Heather was predeceased by her father, Andrew (Bill) William Anderson, aunt, Sonia Moshuk, sister-in-law, Vallie Stearns Anderson, by her in-laws, Gerald and Jean Smith, as well as by her nephew, Corey Calder.
Our family would like to extend a special thank you to the Oncology staff of the Georges Dumont Hospital in Moncton who provided heartwarming care for Heather.
Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Campbell's Funeral Home, 89 Bridge St, Sackville, NB.
A public service will be held at Campbell's Funeral Home on Saturday, November 26th at 1:00 pm with the Rev. Lloyd Bruce officiating. Masking at the service has been requested by the family. A reception will take place following the service with interment to follow in the Sackville Cemetery.
Donations can be made to Open Sky Co-operative, where a special fund is being established in Heather's memory, the Sackville Food Bank (Sackville & District Assistance Center), or to Ovarian Cancer Canada.
Condolences and sharing of memories may be forwarded to Campbell's Funeral Home website: