Heidi (Metcalf) Fowler passed away on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at the age of 52 following her long battle with illness.
Heidi graduated from Naples Central School and worked at Wilcox Lumber Co., Huntone's Cones, and Hunt Hollow Ski Club until she met and married her husband John. They had three beautiful children. She worked at the Finger Lakes Times for ten years, hostessed at McGee Diner, and worked at Finger Lakes Construction until she suffered an injury. Heidi left work on a Friday thinking she would be back at the front desk on Monday but her body had other plans. Heidi was resilient. Physically, she suffered the toll diabetes and kidney disease takes from the body for years. Emotionally, she suffered the devastating loss of her son Cameron. Heidi fought long and hard through countless surgeries and procedures, time and time again she beat the odds and surpassed the expectations her doctors had for her. Heidi had a sharp sense of humor, often pointed at herself, and a fun-loving personality. She could make anyone laugh with her various accents and witty jokes. Heidi will be remembered for her endless generosity, her strength, and the laughter she gave to the world.
She is predeceased by her estranged husband, John H. Fowler; her son, Cameron Philip Fowler; her grandparents: William & Rhea Northrup; and her mother and father-in-law, Oakley & Lorraine Fowler.
Heidi is survived by her daughter, Kelsey Olivia Fowler; her son Ian McCabe Fowler, her mother, Kay (Willam) Kier; her father, Richard (Linda Luce) Metcalf, Sr.; and her two loving brothers: Richard Jr. & Christoper Metcalf; her brother in law George (Maria) Fowler; her sisters-in -law: Anna Besley, Linda (Lou) Posman, Carol Wendt, Lisa (William) Pullen, & Mary Fowler; as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces & nephews whom she loved (and loved to harass).
A Celebration of Heidi's life will be held in the future when the Coronavirus allows us to gather to share stories of how you knew and remember her. Heidi made her mark on school mates, co-workers, doctors, nurses and staff at several area hospitals who showed her the compassion and care she deserved. Even when she was ill, she used her witty and wild sense of humor to keep the spirits up of those around her in the hospital. She made lasting personal relationships with many of her medical world friends.
Our family would like to extend a very special thank you to her dear friend Karen (Huntone) Eggers who has remained close with Heidi, keeping in touch by phone, giving her the safety of a friend to share her feelings with and the understanding when Heidi could not or just didn't want to talk. Karen was always there for Heidi; sending dinner to Heidi on her birthday, driving from North Carolina for a week when Heidi was too ill to be aware that she was there by her side. She provided the voice of calm encouragement, caring for all of us. Karen also provided support for Kelsey and Ian and offered her medical knowledge and comfort to us all, for which we are forever grateful.
We thank all those who have held Heidi and our family in their prayers, and provided support along this long hard journey.
In lieu of flowers we would ask that you consider a donation to the American Diabetes Association (diabetes.org) , The National Kidney Foundation (kidney.org) or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Heidi touched many lives and we are thankful for the time we had with her.
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