We are beyond saddened by the recent and very sudden passing of Dave Heine. On a business level, he was an early advertiser for TimeSharing Today Magazine, and among the first sponsors of the Timeshare Board Members Association (TBMA) after asking “how can I help out” which is how he continued to respond on any occasion when his knowledge and support were needed.
To know him personally was a gift. He was a devoted friend, honest, loyal, humble and a delightful person to be with. So many of us heard and learned about his passion for animal rights during his co-presentation at TBMA with the late Suzanne Thomas on ADA compliance advocating for emotional support animals. Dave never just gave his opinion but pushed ahead with force to accomplish the change and put into action a campaign to pass legislation on animal abuse called “Allie’s Law”. This was named after his own four–legged love Allie Katherine. Along with this, he accomplished so much more in his too short life.
Dave left this world suddenly, like his precious Sasha Marie his first loving deaf rescue animal. For those of us who were privileged to know him personally and follow all his great photos and updates on social media, it was easy to feel his love as a husband, Dad, family member, and friend.
On behalf of all our colleagues and Shep Altshuler, President of TBMA, along with his wife Andrea, who Dave called his “Cleveland Connection”, we extend our deepest sympathy for the loss of a life that ended too early.
We can’t help but believe that he has a special door in heaven connected to the Rainbow Bridge where he is cuddling with Sasha Marie and Mishka Moo.
Rest in Peace, dear Dave