Heather Long Vandevoorde

First post: Sep 2, 2018 Latest post: Sep 8, 2018

[For details of the Celebration of Life for Heather in Kennebunk on Saturday, please visit the "Newest Update" section, below.]

[To read the complete obituary, visit "Read More Journal Entries" which is part of the "Newest Update" section, below.]

Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to share healing, laughter and love in remembrance of Heather and in support of each other. This is for family and friends to be updated on plans to celebrate the life of our friend and it is all in one place. Please keep sending your love and memories of Heather to each other on Facebook and other networks if that helps you, but share here, as well.  We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting, Heather would be pleased to know we all have a place to share our love.

This is how it all began, how many of us became aware of this tragic news. Her amazing husband Gilles let us know with this touching post on Facebook:

Gilles Vandevoorde is with Heather Long Vandevoorde and 2 others.
August 30, 2018
There are no words to express the way Tita, Jania and I are feeling. Heather passed away this morning in my arms surrounded by both our daughters in our house in Abu Dhabi.

We had no way to help her with the massive heart attack she suffered.

Heather was a great woman, an awesome Mommy, a fabulous, loving wife and an amazing friend. We miss her already and we are sure she will be missed by many.

Find the arrangements for her celebration of life in Kennebunk on Saturday, September 8, in the Newest Updates section, below. We will update this page with details of other events coming up in the UAE.