Shortly after sunset on April 26, peacefully at home surrounded by family, Debbie began her journey to the stars.
Debbie is survived by her husband Dale and beautiful daughters Amanda, Allison and Alanah; sister Christine (Al), brothers Steve (Sandra), Tim, Allan (Kathy), George, Shelley (Perry), Dayna, Stephen (Sheila) ; granddaughter Haylee; father-in-law Denis Altstadt; nieces and nephews, Jason, Amber, Justin, Ashley, Shannon, Brittney, Marissa, Andrew, Courtney and Whitney. Debbie was predeceased by her parents Jack and Rita Hewitt; mother-in-law Donna Altstadt and her aunty Barbra.
Debbie was born on January 17, 1960 in her grandmothers house at 8 Silverfields Road Harrogate Yorkshire, England. She immigrated to Canada with her family in 1965, and lived in Stonewall and Stony Mountain before settling in the St James area of Winnipeg. Deb attended Hedges, John Taylor Collegiate and graduated from Saint James Collegiate.
Debbie was an A&W car hop in 1976 where she met her soulmate Dale, who she married in 1979. They were married 41 years, and if you were to ask Dale he’ll admit she straightened him out and he’ll be forever indebted to her.
Deb lived in Brandon, Gillam and finally settled in Lac du Bonnet. Deb worked at Dancyts Foods for 30 some years she loved working there, she was not happy when she had to retire. Deb was a fantastic mom, grandmother, cook, friend and winemaker (Debbies Rocket Fuel day and night blends) who loved the color red, just like her husbands drag racer. Deb will never be replaced as she was perfection.
We thank the wonderful staff at Cancer Care for their work fighting this awful disease. Dr Kim, Dr Cooke, Dr Bruneau, Dr Lamoureux, Connie, Rhonda and Wanda. Please make a donation to Cancercare to continue the fight.
Thank you to everyone in Lac du Bonnet for all your visits with Deb. We are grateful for all the kind words, food, cards and flowers. We have lost an irreplaceable woman.
Cremation has taken place no services are planned as we continue the fight.
When you look at the night sky the Debbie star will be the brightest in the sky.Print This Obituary & Condolences