Heather Elizabeth O’Brien's Profile

Heather Elizabeth O’Brien was a nurse and owner of Heart’s Haven Holistic Healing from Nova Scotia who was killed on 19 April 2020 by Gabriel Wortman in mass shootings. Heather was driving to work when she was shot.

Her daughter Darcy Dobson confirmed her as a victim on Sunday.

 “A Monster murdered my Mother today. Murdered her, without a second thought. The pain comes and goes in waves. I feel like I’m outside of my own body. This can’t be real."

“She drove down the same street in the same town she drives through every single day. She was kind. She was beautiful. She didn’t deserve any of this. Every single person suffering from this senseless tragedy please feel free to reach out as we are all forever connected in this horrible mess. To all of you kind people who have reached out to myself and my family today please know I am reading, it’s all just very overwhelming.”

Career and Education

Heather O'Brien was a nurse for The Victoria Order of Nurses (VON) for more than 17 years.

“O’Brien was a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), wife, mother and grandmother. She shared her deep caring of others as a VON nurse for nearly 17 years.”


Heather O'Brien was born in Debert and lived in Truro. She was 55 years old at the time of her death.

Husband and Children

Heather O'Brien is survived by her husband of 35 years, Andrew "Teddy" O'Brien and six children Andrew (Erin) O'Brien, Logan Green, Kathleen (Jeffrey) Devine, Darcy (Dustin) Dobson, Molly O'Brien (Leonard McLellan) and Michaella O'Brien (Shannon Scott). She also had two step-children Kelly and Neil O'Brien. Heather 0'Brien had 12 grandchildren.

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Heather Elizabeth O’Brien
Name Heather Elizabeth
City Nova Scotia, Canada