Heidi Jean MacLean
1968 - 2022
Heidi Jean MacLean
Visitation Information
May 17th, 2022
Visitation Time
2-4 , 6-8
Visitation Location
Bishop's Funeral Home and Crematorium Chapel
Service Information
Service Date
Wednesday May 18, 2022
Service Time
12:00 Noon
Service Location
St. Dunstan's Catholic Church
Burial Information
Burial Date
Following Funeral
Requested Charity
L'Arche Fredericton or Our Lady of Grace School
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It is with great sadness that the family of Heidi Jean MacLean (nee Biberdorf) of Hanwell NB, announce her passing on May 4, 2022, at the age of 54 after a courageous nine-month battle with cancer.  

Heidi was born on April 4, 1968, in Murrayville BC. She led a happy childhood, exploring many BC communities to which her father, an RCMP officer, was transferred. The family finally settled in Kamloops where Heidi spent her teen years. Her artistic talents were apparent from childhood. Whether it was drawing, painting, photography, sculpting, or other mediums, Heidi’s artistic ability was a gift she cherished. She had a great love for animals, in particular dogs; they were a major source of her artistic inspiration. Though satisfied with spending hours at a table for her art, she also loved the outdoors, often adventuring into the hills and mountains of Kamloops with her dog. Once, when her cousin Tara came to visit, Heidi insisted they go barefoot into the hills to toughen up their feet for the summer. She continued this love of outdoors into adulthood, no matter the season – hiking, snowshoeing, or just out for a walk with her children or her sister Wendi.

In 1989, while returning from Kingston ON, after acting as a nanny for her nephew Matthew Lemna (predeceased), Heidi boarded a Via Rail train bound across Canada. There she met her husband to be, Peter. They married in 1991 in Vancouver BC. Over the years, Heidi welcomed with joy, her children and made homes in Burnaby, Kamloops, Calgary, Edmonton, and finally Hanwell NB. Heidi was a beloved wife and loving mother; whose children came first in her life. She will be remembered for her faith, love, humility, humour, and artistic talent. In life, she led her family by holy example, always offering unconditional love and forgiveness. Over the last few years Heidi volunteered her time at Our Lady of Grace Catholic School in New Maryland.

Heidi is survived by her husband of 31 years, Mr. Peter James MacLean, and their nine children: Julia, Erika, John, Megan (Jamey) Guerrero, Anna, Stephen, Mary, Maureen, and James; along with their granddaughter Monica. Heidi also leaves to mourn her parents, Vern and Laura Biberdorf of Kamloops BC and her siblings: Christine (Boyd) Lemna, Wendi Biberdorf, and Kurt (Amber) Biberdorf, along with many nephews, nieces, cousins, in-laws and Godchildren.

Heidi will be greatly missed by her family, her students, many friends, and her faith community.

If you wish to make a donation in Heidi’s honour, donations to  L'Arche Fredericton or Our Lady of Grace School (non-charity), would be gratefully accepted.

Visitation will take place at Bishops Funeral Home 540 Woodstock Rd, Fredericton, NB, 2 - 4pm & 6-8pm Tuesday, 17 May 2022. 

Funeral Mass will be held at St. Dunstan's Church 120 Regent St, Fredericton, NB

12:00pm Wednesday, 18 May 2022 

Burial to follow Funeral Mass at Hermitage Catholic Cemetery 395 Woodstock Rd, Fredericton