Pettit, Heidi

October 18, 1982 ~ April 16, 2018

PETTIT, Heidi Marie – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Heidi Pettit (Voordenhout) on Monday, April 16, 2018 at the age of 35. She leaves behind her husband and soul mate, Jeff, and 2 beautiful children, Clayton and Paisley. Heidi is survived by her parents John and Dorothy Voordenhout, brothers Mike (Jenni) and Chris (Kim); parents-in-law Derek and Janet Pettit, brother-in-law Dave (Darlene) and sister-in-law Jennifer (Steve) as well as many nieces and nephews. Heidi also leaves behind her “Oma and Opa”, John and Geri Voordenhout, aunts and uncles and many cousins, friends and co-workers. Heidi was employed in Sarnia by the Canadian Mental Health Association. She will be deeply missed by all.

Family and friends are invited to an Open House Reception at Brigden Fair Grounds (2976 Brigden Road, Brigden) on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 1:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, sympathy expressed through donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association ( would be greatly appreciated.

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  1. Jeff, my chocolate buddy, i am so so so sorry to hear about Heidi. Just found out. Broke my heart. Pls accept my deepest sympathy and thoughts. Miss you, my friend.

  2. My deepest condolences to Jeff and his beautiful children, to Heidi’s family and friends, and to her colleagues. The entire Correa family will have you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. My deepest sympathies for your loss.
    Life isnt fair and doesnt make any sense at times. Find comfort in the happiest moments no one can take those from you.

  4. Jeff and Family,

    My sincere condolences to you all. I am so saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Heidi. I have fond memories of working with Heidi at CMHA (Windsor). We were on the same team together for some time. Heidi made such a positive and lasting difference in many lives (clients, their families, and those she worked with). I smile when I remember Heidi visiting CMHA with Clayton. I will cherish those happy times…seeing Heidi as a proud, caring, loving Mom…beaming with pride, was special and heart-warming. You all continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Please know that you are being wrapped in love and support, from many. God Bless you and keep you.

    Twila Slawter

  5. To Jeff – Dereck, Janet, David, Jennifer and their families
    Barb and I are sadden to hear of your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
    Al and Barb Hayward

  6. Pettit family , On be half of Burns family , ( Scott , Greg and Krista attended school with Dave ) don’t know Jeff and Heidi , but please accept our deepest sympathy . Truly a tragedy .
    Leo and Karen Burns

  7. No words can describe the loss that you and your family have experienced. Heidi’s spirit will live on through Clayton, Paisley and you Jeff. We are all wrapping our strength and support around you and your family.

  8. We would like to express our sincere condolences to the Pettit and Voordenhout Families. You and your families are in our thoughts and prayers and just know that when someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure…Heidi will be with you always and forever. God Bless.

  9. Dear Jeff, Clayton, Paisley, and family..
    We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of Heidi. Our thoughts go out to all your family and the Voordenhouts. Many sincere condolences.
    Colin, Sandy and Finn

  10. Dear Jeff, Derek, Janet and families of both the Pettits and Voordenhouts, our hearts truly ache for all of you. Such a loss of one so young and dear and loved by so many. She will be missed terribly. You will see her daily in Clayton and Paisley and be reminded of the beautiful memories you will cherish forever. Our sincere condolences.
    Elsbeth, Heath, Ian and Blyth.

  11. Jeff…Clayton…Paisley
    There are no words to clearly understand what you are going through.
    Let the memories surround you…And when you do…It will fill your Heart with the feeling that Heidi is always near…Right there, safely locked in your Heart… I hope they will give you strength in the days to come.
    With Caring thoughts..
    Dave and Shirley Bolton (Jenn’s family)

  12. Dear Dorothy and John and all of your Family
    There at no words, I send my sincerest condolences. You have a beautiful family and I pray that this strength will help comfort you. God Bless. Maureen Gordon

  13. Jeff, Derick. Janet and all the Pettit family; We are at a loss to understand this tragedy for your family, One day at a time,trust in God and Jesus for they have a plan. You are surrounded by many who love you and want to help and hold those loved ones near, thinking of you all. Jim and Anne

  14. Dear John and Dorathy, Mike and Chris, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Heidi. I feel your pain as I remember losing my husband at a young age. Nobody ever has the answers. May the support of your family and friends help you through this very tough time that will always be there. Keeping you all in my prayers.

  15. I’m so sorry to hear of your tragic loss Jeff. May God Bless you and your family and help you through this unimaginablely difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you!!

  16. Not long after I met Heidi I realized she was born to do the work we do. I told her so. Her response , I love my job. This was so clear . It was a pleasure to work with her . She approached every challenge with quiet determination and a wisdom beyond her years. It was a pleasure to share in her joy when she became a mother . I tried not to laugh when her effort to master the stick shift car they bought was not going as planned. I was sorry to see her move to Sarnia but not surprised because family meant everything to her. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and loved ones . I feel blessed to have known her .

  17. Over the past several years, we as a group have had the privilege to get to know Heidi, watch Clayton grow with our own little ones, and welcome little Paisley. We are all devastated to hear of Heidi’s passing and send our sincerest condolences to your family. The July 2013 Mommas are holding you all in our collective heart.

  18. Dear Jeff, Clayton and Paisley and the entire Pettit and Voordenhout families: We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Heidi. We send our deepest condolences and prayers and want you to know that we will help you any way we can. God Bless!

  19. Dear Pettit & Voordenhout families. Words will never express our sympathy at this terrible loss. We are praying for God to comfort and strength you for this difficult journey ahead. Bruce & Cathy Langstaff

  20. I had the honour of working with Heidi at CMHA Sarnia. Her beautiful smile will be missed. She was always so compassionate and caring with every life she touched. My condolences to Jeff, Clayton and Paisley and all the family members touched by this sorrow. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

  21. A former coworker of Heidi’s at Windsor Essex County CMHA. I was graced with the honour of caring for Clayton when he was very young and truly adored Heidi. Her compassion for others was true and deep. I will truly miss her love and light. I am so deeply sorry for your loss, Jeff, and family.

  22. Heidi was a worker that worked with myself and other women in the DBT program at CMHA sarnia. She was great at her job, and i know if given the opportunity, she’d help change so many more lives for the better. She was full of compassion and empathy for others. I bet she was an amazing momma and partner. This isn’t fair. I’m so sorry for your profound loss❤️

  23. Peter and I (parents of Kim – Burlington) have been so fortunate over the years to get to know Heidi and be taken into the Voordenhout family fold. Heidi was always a bring shining light, smiling and kind. She will be missed beyond what words can convey. I do know for sure though Jeff and all the families will make sure both beautiful children get to know Heidi and what an amazing Mom she was.

  24. No words, our hearts are breaking at CMHA – Windsor Essex Branch. My sincere thoughts and prayers.
    Colleen Campo

  25. Sending our thoughts and prayers in this time of sorrow. Jeff, Derek, Janet, Dave, Darlene and families we are thinking of you and sending love from Saskatchewan!!

  26. I am a colleague of Heidi that works at the CMHA Petrolia site office. While my relationship with Heidi was brief, I was always impressed by her warm and caring attitude towards the people she worked with. She also never hesitated to express her love/devotion towards her husband & children. She will be sorely missed. My sincerest condolences to Jeff, Clayton & Paisley.

  27. To the family of Heidi!
    I am a family friend of Derek and Janet,Jeff,Dave and Darlene and Jennifer and Steve. I am so sorry to hear about Heidi. My thoughts and prayers are with you all through this difficult time of sorrow!

  28. Jeff , my condolences to you and family for the lost of your soul mate. She was a beautiful soul and such a pleasure to work with . She touched many individuals during her short time . She will truly be missed .
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Maxine Walsh-Delves

  29. Jeff, Uncle Derek, Aunt Janet and Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May you find comfort and support in the love of family and friends. Heidi will be greatly missed.

  30. Jeff, she will be loved always and missed forever. She will live for ever in our hearts and in her childrens eyes, smiles and even in a simple gesture. Our times together at Transition house left us with many memories. Hiedi was a true and solid friend.
    CMHA family in Windsor will remember her and think of her often as we have often since she moved away. Prayers are with you and your families. Michelle xxxooo

  31. There are no words that will make this better…please know we are here for you and the kids and anything we can do to help please don’t hesitate to ask. We love you and are so sorry for your loss.
    Love, Shawn and Ema❤

  32. Words cannot express the sadness we feel for you and your family Jeff. We can’t begin to imagine your families pain. We hope you find a way to take comfort in the memories of happy times you shared together and in the love and support of your family and friends. Our hearts are broken.

    Bryan and Anne-Marie

  33. We are so sad to hear this and are very very sorry. Sending thoughts and prayers. Thinking of your family.

  34. I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Heidi’s passing. Jeff, Clayton, baby Paisley, my thoughts are with you. Your generations teachers are here if you need anything Clayton. Sending my love to you all in this difficult time.

  35. Heidi was a best friend of mine in elementary school. I’m am crushed to hear this news. I have very wonderful memories of Heidi and her family and I wish them strength during this difficult time. Rest In peace, Heidi.

  36. My heart goes out to all of the families, friends, and loved ones affected by this sudden loss of my cousin; so far apart but close by in the heart. Rest in peace dear loved one.

  37. We are so saddened of her passing when yet so young and having a young family as well. I wish things were different. May you rest in peace. To her family may their sorrow heal with the fond memories of her life. God bless.

  38. Jeff, Janet and Derek we are so sorry for your loss and heartbreak. Your family and friends love you and pray for guidance and comfort during this difficult time.

  39. Jeff, Janet and Derek and families….
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time. Beautiful memories will forever be in your hearts. Roy and Joan