Don’t cry because her life is over, smile because her life happened
It is with profound sadness that we record the passing of Deborah, unexpectedly and suddenly, at home in Lagoon City on 3rd November 2020 at the age of 50 years.
Much loved, daughter of Audrey and John and as a sister to her siblings.
Deborah was born on 21st January 1970 in Gillingham, Kent in the South East of England.
As is the case with spirited and ambitious young people there, the lure of London called and off she went to find a career and make her way in the world. She entered the world of Insurance with Zurich and after a couple of years went for a transfer to the Toronto office. That started her love affair with Canada and, apart for a couple of years temporarily back in the London office, she spent the next 28 years in Ontario moving along a career in insurance underwriting with several leading international and national firms in Toronto and became a Canadian citizen.
A new life chapter began when only a year ago she moved temporarily to Brechin en route to a new build home in Lindsay next year. Deborah had developed a real skill in building and house renovation in Toronto and was putting it to great effect in the North for a different lifestyle. This was to be her new life, tragically cut short when so near. So many plans for the future that will never be carried out; so very very sad.
Her family live in England and Spain. Cruelly Covid pandemic travel restrictions prevent any of us coming to Canada to be at the funeral. But when rules allow we will come over and hold a memorial celebration and dispersal of her ashes.
The family is indebted to her friends in Canada who have rallied round to help in this very difficult time. Our thoughts are also with them, many of whom go back many years
Deborah loved travelling, in particular her cruises, cooking and she loved animals and animal protection; especially cats of which she had many over the years
Her Mum recites the following recollection
‘We had a beautiful Persian cat but it was very vicious and we were all scared of it. Deborah would visit, walk in the door, pick him up like a baby and he would just loll back in her arms good as gold’ We couldn’t believe it’ She clearly had a gift.
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