Heather (Johnson) Brockway

Born: Sun., Oct. 27, 1963
Died: Thu., Aug. 6, 2015


Visitation

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Mon., Aug. 10, 2015
Location: Scott Funeral Home, Inc.


Funeral Service

9:00 AM Tue., Aug. 11, 2015
Location: Pinebrook Assembly of God


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Heather Lynn(Johnson)Brockway 51, of Watertown, wife of Eric W. Brockway, left this earth on August 6th and was received into the arms of her Savior Jesus Christ. Heather was born on October 27th 1963.  She will be missed dearly by her mother Adrienne Johnson and joins her earthly father in heaven, Robert E. Johnson Sr. of Terryville.  She also leaves her siblings, Celeste Johnson Elsaghir, Robert  Johnson and his wife Shirley , Melanie Stephenson and her husband, Scott, Joseph and his wife, Karen, Kristin Guidone and her husband David.  In addition she leaves her in laws, Clifford and Susan Brockway, and her sister in laws Elizabeth Anderson, Linda Smith and her husband, Mike, and brother in  law Aaron.  She also leaves many nieces and nephews and friends to cherish her memory.    Her wheelchair never stopped her from living her life to the fullest.  Never complaining,  Heather was always the first to give a word of encouragement or a heartfelt prayer for those around her. Heather lived the Christian life, as a loving testimony to all and was faithful to the end.

Heather was very active in theater and music and attended The Lee Strasberg School of Acting in NYC participating in many musicals and plays.  She graduated from SCSU with an undergrad in English, and shortly after achieved her Teacher's certification for Secondary education. She also received her  master's degree in social worker from SCSU and worked as a teacher and MSW in several schools until her disease prevented her from continuing.

Friends may call from 6-9PM Monday  August 10th at Scott Funeral Home 169 Main St Terryville, CT. Funeral Service will be 9AM Tuesday at Pinebrook Assembly Of God, 232 City Hill St Naugatuck, CT with procession following to Hillside Cemetery in Terryville CT.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Watertown CT Visiting Nurse's Association or Christian Solidarity International www.csi-usa.org/.

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Priscilla and Raymond Johnson
   Posted Fri August 07, 2015
Heather's sweet spirit, keen intelligence, and loving heart made her truly special. She was a much loved sister in the Lord whose testimony and earthly walk with Jesus were beautiful to witness. We are fortunate to have known and loved Heather. She was truly a blessing to all who knew her. May you find comfort in cherished memories and the knowledge that she is at peace with our Lord.

Raymond and Priscilla Johnson

Melanie
   Posted Fri August 07, 2015
She's met her Maker. Rejoice in the Lord of Heaven.

Alan Reid
   Posted Sat August 08, 2015
I truly am sorry for your loss.

Robert Russell
   Posted Sat August 08, 2015

WARM SMILE was sent by Bob and Jo-Ann Russell.

Heather, You are a dear friend and sister. Always a smile, always an encouraging word and always given with delightful humor. Though we grieve now, we rejoice that we we will see you again! Love, Bob and Jo-Ann


The Bellows Family
   Posted Sat August 08, 2015
Much, much love to all of Heather's family and friends at this bittersweet time! She is finally free to run, leap, and dance for her Saviour! The light of Christ in her transcended her physical limitations!

Kim Laing
   Posted Sat August 08, 2015
What I will remember about Heather is her enthusiasm. I recall going to visit her one day during one of her stays in a rehab facility and she was so excited saying, “Kim, you have to listen to this song. Listen to it.” She handed me a player and headphones, and I heard …

Surrounded by your glory
What will my heart feel?
Will I dance for you Jesus,
Or in awe of you be still?
Will I stand in your presence,
Or to my knees will I fall?
Will I sing Halelluja,
Will I be able to speak at all?
I can only imagine
I can only imagine

Today, Heather no longer has to imagine. She is free. I mourn the type of life she could have had, that the disease took from her years ago, but I am in awe and celebrate the life she did have; How in spite of the limitations of her body, she served God and loved God with all her heart, soul, mind, and strength.

Bonnie Ryan Dolecki
   Posted Sat August 08, 2015
I am so sorry to both the Johnson and Brockway families, for your loss!
My memories of Heather, in high school, are nothing but fond memories.
Heather, was truly one of the sweetest people I was fortunate to have met.
May she rest in peace.

Andy and Patty Green and Family
   Posted Sat August 08, 2015
Our love and prayers go up to God for all of Heather's family members. We are so sorry to hear of her passing and will always remember her as a loving, caring, Christian woman who was so full of encouragement and prayers for everyone around her. God bless Eric at this time. Love, Andy and Patty Green

Gloria (Muckle) MacLean
   Posted Sat August 08, 2015
I am so saddened at the news of Heather's passing. I have fond memories of singing (and sometimes laughing!) with her in high school (we stood next to each other in the back row!) and I was simply mesmerized by her vivacity. She stood out like nobody else. There was nothing she couldn't do! She inspired me, and I'm sure she never knew that. But I think she brought out the best in people. She was truly beautiful, inside and out.

Bonnie Reid
   Posted Sat August 08, 2015
My condolences to the family...she was a great great person.

The Anello Family
   Posted Sat August 08, 2015
We have wonderful memories of the sweet spirit, encouragement, and love of this beautiful woman. We will never forget her daily phone calls with the Word of God to encourage and to strengthen us. Our family has been so blessed and we will truly miss her, but we know that she is now in the arms of Jesus to rest forevermore. Our thoughts and prayers are with Eric and all of the family. May you be strengthened by the wonderful memories of a truly inspirational woman of God.

With much love,
The Anello Family

Marty Crandall-Grela
   Posted Sat August 08, 2015
Heather's smile was always contagious. She never had a bad word to say about anyone, and I am so sorry to hear that she is gone. The world will be an emptier place without her

Brian and Jamie Young and boys
   Posted Sun August 09, 2015
Our deepest sympathy to Eric and all of the family.

Peter Belisle
   Posted Sun August 09, 2015
I am sad to her of Heather passing. I met Heather Terryville High School and Thomaston Opera House. Wonderful Full Spirit and Talent. I got my first job from her mom at Locktown Tavern. Now Heavens Choir has a new voice. God Bless!!!!

Alan Pinto
   Posted Sun August 09, 2015
Heather was indeed an overcomer. She didn't let her disease get the best of her and I always remember her being positive and hopeful. She was (and still is) a warm hearted person and always was radiant with the Holy Spirit. Now she is totally healed and complete in Christ! God Bless Eric and the rest of his family with peace and comfort.

Roger
   Posted Mon August 10, 2015
We're all going to miss our beloved sister. Heather was such a bright ray of sunshine in all our lives. Father give her many hugs & kisses for us until we see her again.

Rosemary O'Brien
   Posted Mon August 10, 2015
Heather, you were a bright light in the world. Just knowing you were here made me smile. "Because I knew you, I have been changed for good." Now, go make Heaven smile, too.

Nancy Lewis (R.N. @ Plainville High School)
   Posted Mon August 10, 2015
Although I never knew Heather I did know her mom who was a substitute nurse for me on many occasions. From her mom I could tell she was a very special person and her kind spirit touched many others. I know Heather will be standing along side all of God's angels in heaven. Free of all earthly pain and suffering, filled with God's goodness that awaits us all. God Bless you Heather I will keep you in my prayers and may her family find peace knowing she is at rest.

Stan Pasquale
   Posted Mon August 10, 2015
I will never forget Heather who always had an encouraging word, a warm smile, and a beautiful gleam in her eyes that reflected her love for our Lord. A finer woman - I have never met.

Marie Mac Dermid
   Posted Tue August 11, 2015
Adrienne and family,
The grave side service was a testament to your family's faith in Christ Jesus, our Savior. Bob offering prayers of thanksgiving and the whole gathering singing, with assuredness, 'Amazing Grace', all the verses.
It was beautiful. His Grace and Peace be with you all,
Marie Mac Dermid

Libby Small Boyce
   Posted Sun August 16, 2015
Heather and I spent 6 months in England together in 1983....2 months after her diagnosis. Seems like so long ago, however, Heather's strong and rooted character was palpable. She looked at her future right in the face and went head first always with humor and humility. I have missed her over the years that came between us, but I thought about her often. My thoughts and prayers go out to Heather's family, her sisters that she spoke of so often, her mom and everyone who was touched by Heather.

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