Heiki Jan Oyamaa

In Memorial

Heiki passed away suddenly in his sleep on Sunday, April 15, 2012. He was born in Tartu, Estonia to Helen and Hendrik Oyamaa on October 4, 1934. In 1948, the family immigrated to Canada to start a new life. Heiki attended Sir James Douglas Elementary and later Gladstone High school. He graduated from UBC as a Mechanical Engineer in 1960 and joined BC Telephone where he met Barbara. They were married in 1969 and have enjoyed 43 years together. In 1974, the Company transferred him to Victoria where he and Barbara enjoyed living for fourteen years. After retiring from BC Telephone in 1992, he joined other Canadians to work in Medan, Indonesia as a communications engineering consultant. He also worked in Beijing, China, Qwest in Kent, WA and lately, Dixon Engineering Corporation.
Predecased by his parents and sister, he will be lovingly remembered by his wife Barbara, nieces Erika Diaz, Kersti Ojamaa, Christine Robertson and Vaike O’Dwyer. Nephews Alex Lepik, Paul Sikora and Rob Sikora, sister-in-law Maureen Sikora, Brother Peter Ojamaa and wife Janet and brother-in-law, William Lepik and many friends.
Over the years, Heiki was active in the Estonian community participating in many activities. In 1962, Heiki recorded sermons for the radio program, The Estonian Church At Home and these very recordings are being heard in Estonia today.
A celebration of his life will be held at the Maple Ridge Baptist Church, 22155 Lougheed Highway, Maple Ridge, BC, on Saturday, April 28th, 2012 at 2 PM. Pastor Andres Rebane officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Professional Fire Fighters Burn Fund.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Dear Barbara:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    Jan Gilchrist
    Johnston Meier Insurance Pitt Meadows.

  2. Heiki, you were one class act – always such a good spirit when in our office. I will miss you dearly.

    Barbara, I wish to extend my heartfelt condolences. He will always be in our hearts and memories. May God give you strength during this time.


  3. Lykel and Jenny Hoekstra

    Our condolances, we will miss Heiki’s friendly Email notes .
    We had expected you to move to Victoria one of these days .
    A dream not available to Heiki.
    Love,Best wishes Jenny and Lykel.

  4. Dear Barbara and family

    My deepest sympathy to you at the loss of Heiki.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Best Wishes,

    Monika Milner
    BCAA and old days Royal LePage Realty

  5. Amalia Pleake-Tamm

    A great man, he will be missed by his friends and family.
    My sympathies.

  6. Heiki I will miss you. Your friendship was appreciated as a colleague in Medan, and developed as a warm relationship between our families in Canada.
    We will miss your fun e-mails.

    Dear Barbara we will keep you in our prayers.
    In Christian love,

    Geoffrey, Mika Pask and family

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