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Heeg, William C. “Charlie”

William C. “Charlie” Heeg, a resident of Eastham, and formerly of Roslindale, died on May 17, 2011 at the age of 92.  He was born in Howell, Michigan to George Arlis and Leah Marie (Peavy).  Mr. Heeg was a veteran of WWII, serving in the United States Coast Guard.  He was a former Boston Fire Fighter with Ladder 25 in West Roxbury.  He also worked for Sturgis Doors and Windows when they were based in Dedham.  As a member of the Roslindale Congregational Church, he was a former deacon and part of the Rosco Club with his wife.  He was a Mason with the West Roxbury-Dorchester Lodge AF & AM where he was celebrated for 50 years of service.  Charlie, as he was fondly known, was extemely personable and was loved by all who knew him.  He enjoyed working with his hands and built his home on the Cape.  He liked hunting, shell fishing, bowling and gardening, especially growing vegetables which he gave out generously to his neighbors.  He enjoyed dancing.  He and his wife had won a dancing competition for which he was very proud.   It became the custom for Charlie to dance with the bride at all the family weddings.  He hosted many lobster cook outs at the cottage for their Rosco Club friends and enjoyed his winters on Pine Island in Florida.  Charlie was the beloved husband of Edna P. (Higgins) and the dear father of Linda Hagg and Susan Kiklis all of Eastham.  He was the b, other of Harry Heeg of Arizona, Sybil Haller of Michigan and the late Stanley Heeg, and the loving grandfather of 6 and great grandfather of 9.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Monday at 11 AM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 63 Belgrade Ave., Roslindale.  Interment will be in Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton.  Visiting hours will be held Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9PM with a Masonic service by the West Roxbury-Dorchester Lodge AF&AM at  8 PM.   In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be sent to the  Eastham Fire Dept., Rte 6, Eastham, MA 02642 or to Paws New England (pet rescue), 5 Freedom St., Plymouth, MA 02360.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Mr & Mrs Walter Stuible
    May 19th, 2011 | 11:37 am


    We loved you even from afar. Rest easy cousin.

  2. Kris, Derek, Devin and Samantha Cannistraro
    May 19th, 2011 | 8:35 pm

    Grandpa (Papa),
    We loved you sooo much. Words can’t describe how much you made a difference in our lives! You will be missed but always in our hearts.

  3. bob cusick
    May 20th, 2011 | 7:26 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

  4. Betty and Jim Clarke
    May 20th, 2011 | 10:50 am

    We met Charlie while camping for the winter on Pine Island in Florida. Even with health issues, he was always smiling riding on his scooter with his dog! It was a pleasure to call him a friend!
    Our thoughts and prayers are with Edna and family.
    sincerely, Jim and Betty Clarke

  5. Sue
    May 20th, 2011 | 2:29 pm

    My heart aches not to see you, to hug you and to be able to tell you just how much I love you. I have peace knowing that you are no longer uncomfortable, and that one day I will be able to share my love with you again. I know you will be my angel when it is my time, and will guide me as you always have. My love for you will never fade, it seems to be growing even stronger with every tear I shed.
    You will always be in my heart!
    Love, your baby girl

  6. Diane and Dan Schneider
    May 20th, 2011 | 3:16 pm

    we’re going to miss you and I know your not missing all the uncomforatable times…You will always be in our thoughts and prayers

  7. courtney
    May 20th, 2011 | 6:32 pm

    We love you so much and even though we lost you its a relief to know that you are not in any pain anymore…Not a day goes by that we are not thinking of you…

  8. Karen, Ed, Brian & Tyler Kelly
    May 22nd, 2011 | 8:42 am

    You have always been a driving force in our lives. You have inspired us to be like you and you have taught us well. I will forever miss our special times together, but I will treasure your stories and love in my heart. We have been blessed to have you with us for so long. Please rest well in peace until we meet again. Love forever and ever. Karen, Ed, Brian and Tyler

  9. Glenda P
    May 22nd, 2011 | 9:39 am

    My condolances to the family. He will be missed.

  10. michelle hagg
    May 22nd, 2011 | 9:56 am

    Dear Papa..

    I only hope that I could put into words just what you meant to us. You accepted me as a young girl into your family and have always made me feel not only welcome. but as though I belonged. There is no way for me to describe what that meant to me. What that still means to me.

    Over the years, you have taken each of us aside at one point or another & given us unsolicited advice based on your years of experience and wisdom. From giving me advice while dancing with me on my wedding day right up until a quiet conversation with Ryan this past Christmas. Your words have rang true in all of us & your advice sticks with us more than you could ever know. It always will. I will pass your stories onto my grandchildren.

    Personally, your tours of your vegetable garden & all of the things that you taught me about gardening over the years have fueled my passion for vegetable gardening. I think of you often when I am puttering out there. I understand how it can draw you in. I remember Mimi calling you in from the garden for lunch.. it’s not always so easy to leave, is it??

    It also wasn’t easy for you to leave the family that you loved so. You hung on for so long. You will be terribly missed. I take solace in the fact that you are no longer uncomfortable and are finally at peace.

    As we head to your services, know that we will be celebrating your live. A long, wonderful, accomplished life. The world is a better place because you were here. I could never thank you enough…..

    Rest in Peace.

    much much Love,

    Michelle, Scott, Jason, Amanda, Ryan and Alison…

  11. Rosemary (Peavy) Hodel
    May 25th, 2011 | 2:54 am

    He had a very full life. May the many memories & loved ones help you through this difficult time.

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