Mrs. Miriam Paterson Heistand, 61 of Virginia Beach passed away on May 9, 2013 at home with her family. A native of Kilmun, Argyll Scotland she is survived by her husband John; daughters Tracey and Allana and her loving dog Benji.
Miriam loved to knit, especially for others and was also known as one the best Female Dart Shooter in Dunoon, Scotland. Miriam worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant in the Hampton Roads area and later at the Navy Exchange.
Much loved and never forgotten.
Services will be held at a later date in Scotland. Please leave the family a message of condolence via the on-line guestbook.Send Flowers
Thinking of you and your family xxx
I will never forget how kind Miriam was to me when I arrived in Dunoon in 1982, I was alone with three children and knew no one. I will always be grateful to her for that kindness and acceptance.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of great sadness xx
Our thoughts are with you Tracey and Allana at this sad time, take care and be there for each other, Elizann & John O’Kane & family xxx
God Bless miriam … rest a while now …
Those we love don’t go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear. xx
Thinking of you Tracy & Alana, Stay strong and remember no one can ever take your memories xx
Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad timee
Bless your generous soul Miriam, your children were lucky to have you as a mother only tainted by losing you before your time, Your sisters were blessed by you your whole life & your friends will always feel honored you choose them & cared for them as you did. I believe you are already in another place helping others without giving yourself time to heal but Miriam that is who you are & nobody that had the pleasure of knowing you would have it any other way. Please rest while you can while looking down on those closest & dearest to you, God bless such a wonderful giving angel xxxxxxxxxx
Nothing can ever take away
The love a heart holds dear.
Fond memories linger every day
Remembrance keeps her near.
Thinking of you all at this sad time. xx
Thinking of you and Allana your mum was a lovely woman x
Life is a journey, with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experiences to enjoy,and having had you in my life means alot to me rest in peace Miriam xXx
God Bless Miriam may you rest in the Peace of the Risen Lord.
Thinking of you all Tracey, thoughts to you and all your family at this sad time.x
One more beautiful angel to watch over us. You will be sorely missed Miriam. Much Love to all the family. from Ann & John Shields xxx
Thinking of you and you family at this sad time.
Dear John, Alec, Tracey & Allana: How happy we were to be a very small part of the community of family and friends celebrating Miriam’s life… We will remember you all at this time of loss_ and hope that John’s pastoral and peaceful country home setting will provide much comfort_ as well as extend/enshrine their many wishes, hopes and dreams together. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.