Heaman was a boxer, gymnast, cadet lieutenant, and Prefect. After Ridley he attended McGill University, but his studies were interrupted by WWII. His military career earned him the U.S. Silver Star and Purple Heart. He completed his degree after the war and joined his brother in a successful business operation, the Heaman Paint Company of London. Heaman took the position of secretary of the Ridley College Old Boys Association. In 1967 he became secretary of the Ridley College Foundation. He was instrumental in the creation of the annual giving program and the development of class agents. Over the years he revamped The Ridley Tiger
to become the voice of the school and its family. He possessed a remarkable memory for names and faces, and was the official greeter for new students in September and for alumni on Association weekends.