Heather D. Jardin, 29, of Oak Bluffs died on December 8, 2010 at Brigham and Woman’s Hospital after a courageous battle with leukemia.
Heather was born on January 19, 1981 at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and graduated from Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School in 1999 and later from U-MASS Amherst with studies in horticulture.
Truly an artist at heart, Heather enjoyed painting, photography, horticulture, and the yearly ritual of Halloween costume design. Heather took great pride in her work as the herb garden manager at Morning Glory Farm.
Heather is survived by her fiancée, Jesse Ward; her father, Peter Fortin of Acushnet; her brothers, Brandon Francis and Peter Fortin; her sister, Brittany Fortin; and her grandparents, Frank and Phyllis Jardin. She was pre-deceased by her mother, Lynn Jardin.
She is also survived by her “Auntie” Karen Jardin and her children, Jimmy and Derek; Gary and Nora Jardin and their children, Heidi and Brittany; Wayne and Jackie Jardin and their son, Wayne; Sian Skatoff and her children, Justus, Stephanie and Evan; Diana Jardin and Greg McCollum and their children, Bianca and Arianna; Rick Brennan and his children, Richie, Stephanie, and Danny; Debbie and Phil Regan and their children Shelby, Jared, and Jeremy; and her beloved dog, Wylie. Besides her mother she was predeceased by her aunt Irene.
A celebration of Heather’s life was held Saturday, December 11 at the Portuguese-American (PA) Club. A graveside service will be held this Saturday, December 18, at 11 am at the New West Side Cemetery in Edgartown. Family and friends are invited to attend.
Arrangements are under the care of the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, Oak Bluffs.