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Barbara Mary Heine OAM

Funeral Details

12 noon
Wednesday 7th April 2010 at Macedon Football & Netball Club, Tony Clarke Reserve, 37 Waterfalls Rd, Macedon, VIC

Tobin Brothers - N Melbourne
(03) 9328 3999

Barb Heine died at 9.30 on the morning of March 30, 2010.

Mum died on her own terms giving, loving and strong to the very end.

She loved life, loved a challenge even more and took on this illness the way she took on everything. With boundless energy, humour, generosity and unparalleled tenacity.

We love her and we will miss her forever.

Her family



April 8th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

The WORLD lost a wonderful person...Barb Heine you will be forever in my heart and my thoughts thankyou for making the world a better place..... And thankyou from all the children in the future your works & passions will benefit..Love and wishes to Pete, Kate, Marc & Famlies....It makes me proud knowing such a wonderful and giving family

Liz Williams

April 7th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

Vale Barb. My sincere condolence to the family. My first contact was 1994 in Canberra. I later realised that Barb Peters was a year above me in Physio studies at Lincoln Institute. We always notice those above! I share the disability/horse therapeutic passion and hope Barb's vision is realised. Love to the family that was so important to her.

Mary Lou and Mark

April 7th, 2010 at 10:28 am

I have known Barb over 25 years, and was privileged to be a part of her life when she first started at NCEFT. What she accomplished with that program was nothing short of a mircle. She kept growing and expanding the scope of their mission, and touched so many lives that her memory will live on forever! I never expected to have a disabled child, but I did, and he was not a piece of cake to raise. Watching this little boy with no balance, unable to walk, sit on a horse and improve in strength and balance was a sight to behold. And watching Barb threaten to "throw him in a ditch" when he got cranky was even funnier. It worked. Barb developed a program that is now international, and has made a huge difference to so many people. I will miss her very much- her warmth, her outrageous sense of humor, her commitment to those in need of help, and her selflessness. Marc, Kate, and Petra- I can't imagine the sense of loss you must have. I am grieving with you. Carry on with Barb's wonderful spirit within you. With much love and sorrow- Mary Lou and Mark


April 6th, 2010 at 12:47 pm

I met Barb through Kate and Camp, wow was she one proud mum of what her children had accomplished with the camp and everything else they did, She was proud of all the kids at camp it was like they were her own too, We use to sit and talk and cry and laugh, Barb you meant the world to me and will xox always be there at camp with us. Love you forever and always .xox Love to kate, pete and their families, and thank you for making a difference to so many lives

Mary Lou and Mark Williams

April 5th, 2010 at 3:37 pm

It is 10:30 PM here on Easter Sunday, and I just got an e-mail from Edith. I would very much like the e-mail addresses for Peta, Kate, and Marc,so i could respond personally to them. They are great kids, and I adored Barb, and I don't especially want my tribute published in the Newspaper. It's too personal and profound.

joanne dodd

April 5th, 2010 at 3:26 pm

my family has benefited from the work and fund raising that barb has done with heads together camps and to see what she and her family have achieved there is magical...we love you barb, for who you are...and for what you have done. All my love to kate, pete and their families, and thank you for making a difference to mine.

Susan Benveniste

April 5th, 2010 at 1:21 am

I met and worked with Barb in the for several years as a volunteer at NCEFT in Woodside,CA, USA. Watching her work with the horses and patients with hippotherapy was magical. She was one of the most remarkable women I have ever known. What a great loss to her family and those who were lucky enough to cross her path. I send my deepest sympathy.

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