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Lindsey Susan Novinich

Lindsey Susan Novinich was born at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on July 2, 1980 to parents Susan Diane Heidel (deceased) and Clifford Charles Heidel Jr. Lindsey was an only child for the first 5 years of her life. Her sister Amy Lynn joined the family in 1985. Lindsey spent much of her time with her maternal grandmother, Audrey Connor, traveling and enjoying summer camps. Lindsey was a member of the FAU scuba club and had been diving since she was 13 years of age. She was an adventure seeker and even jumped out of a perfectly good airplane in the Florida Keys. Lindsey was very active throughout her life participating on cheer squads, basketball, volleyball and soccer teams. She completed and placed at many 5K races, a marathon, sprint triathlon and Ironman.


Lindsey met her husband, Anthony Francis Novinich Jr. (an electrician), while working at Discovery Cove. The two were wed in 2003 creating a family of 3 with Anthony’s daughter Tiana Renee. Anthony and Lindsey welcomed their daughter Isabella Cadence to the world in 2007. A relocation back to Florida at the end of 2007 allowed the extended family to see Isabella grow. Lindsey was diagnosed with stage 2b HER2- HR+ breast cancer in 2013 at the age of 32. She completed surgery and 16 chemotherapy infusions; she was given a clean bill of health in 2014. In 2016 Lindsey was diagnosed stage IV HER2- HR+ at the age of 35. Lindsey fought for her life every single day, living with metastatic breast cancer until the age of 39.


Lindsey was a fierce advocate for individuals to treat one another as they wish to be treated. She shared information she learned with the world in hopes to help make at least one person's life a little easier and enjoyable. She hoped to leave behind a legacy of compassion and humanitarianism.


A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 4pm at Cornerstone Church 2813 Howland Blvd., Deltona, FL 32725.


Beautiful flowers can be ordered and delivered to the service by Callarae's 386-516-6972