DOVER, Mass., Mirror Lake, N.H., and Alexandria, Va. — A celebration of life for Rebecca Warner L’Heureux, 24, who passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sept. 18 was held on Sept. 29 at the Dover Church, Dover, MA., followed by a horse drawn procession at Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston MA where Eugene McKay, ex-huntsman Myopia Hunt, blew “Going Home.”
The beloved daughter of Mary Crane (ex MFH Norfolk Hunt and Norfolk Hunt Pony Club District Commissioner) and Bob L’Heureux, Becca grew up in Dover, MA graduating from the Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Connecticut. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in French and English from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Vir. where she competed on the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association equestrian team all 4 years.
Following her college graduation Becca worked as a research associate and as the executive assistant to the senior vice-president at The McCormick Group in Arlington, Virginia while boarding her horse in Middleburg, VA with Lynn Symansky. Becca and her younger sister Katie, have been successful competitors on the “A” hunter/jumper circuit and at combined training events since they were toddlers training with Nona Garson and Suzy Gornall. Both Katie and Rebecca have foxhunted extensively in the US and abroad with their parents.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Becca’s memory to The Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue, SW 460F, Boston, Massachusetts 02215-5450 (please note Rebecca L’Heureux/Dr. David Reardon on the check memo line) or to The Green Mountain Horse Association P.O. Box 8, South Woodstock, 05071 (note Rebecca L’Heureux on the check memo line).
This obituary first appeared in the October 4, 2012 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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