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Deborah Wendy Altstadt ( Hewitt )

Posted By Sobering Funeral Chapel On April 30, 2021 @ 10:12 am In Obituaries | 49 Comments

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.     


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Condolence from Robert F Gebauer on April 30th, 2021 12:46 pm

We will all miss her.

Condolence from Jackie Hodge on April 30th, 2021 1:05 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of sorrow. Debbie was an amazing lady and she will not be forgotten .RIP

Condolence from Geraldine on April 30th, 2021 1:56 pm

Our deepest sympathy to family and friends…Lyle and Geraldine Beuckx

Condolence from Nicole Forsyth on April 30th, 2021 2:00 pm

We will miss your smile and upbeat personality throughout your fight. Our deepest condolences to the family and friends.

Nicole and David Forsyth

Condolence from Lois & Fred Byron on April 30th, 2021 2:12 pm

Our deepest sympathies on your loss. Your memories of Debbie will sustain you in this sad time.

Condolence from Alex on April 30th, 2021 2:25 pm

Beautifully written!! Debbie Dare will always be in my thoughts and heart! She was a staple of the Dancyt team, and could never be replaced! I hope all the great memories she made for you all, help you during this difficult time.
If kindness had an image of who that may be, it would be Debbie. Kind to all.
Love you all!! xoxo

Condolence from Sherry on April 30th, 2021 3:07 pm

So sorry for your mother, she was an amazing lady!!
Hugs to u all.

Condolence from Anne Balness on April 30th, 2021 3:57 pm

Such sad news.

Condolence from Jean Downie on April 30th, 2021 4:29 pm

Our Condolences to the Families
And Friends . Debbie was a Friend to all
And had the biggest Smile ever
Rest In Peace
Jean Downie

Condolence from Janet Campbell on April 30th, 2021 4:30 pm

My deepest condolences to her family and close friends. She will be missed by many. I’m sorry for your loss

Condolence from Kimmy, DAKOTA and Oliver Bruneau on April 30th, 2021 6:21 pm

Our dearest condolences to the families and friends of Debbie! She was an amazing woman, full of life, smiles and so much love of her family! You’re in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time! She will never be forgotten! Rest In Peace Debbie!

Condolence from Georgia Valentonis on April 30th, 2021 6:28 pm

Debbie was a shining light, so friendly, so outgoing and always had a smile. She’d ask about your family and beam when she spoke about hers. I will miss seeing her and having our regular chats at Dancyt’s. My sincere condolences to her family and friends – she was truly one of a kind. I hope your memories will help you get through until you are together again. Rest In Peace Debbie ❤️❤️

Condolence from Darlene Lamoureux on April 30th, 2021 7:11 pm

Sending our sincerest sympathy. Debbie always had the brightest smile and a twinkle in her eyes. Thinking of your family and friends during this difficult time. Hugs…..

Condolence from Janice Cameron and Linda Bruchanski on April 30th, 2021 7:32 pm

I’m so sorry for your loss. Debbie was always a kind, friendly soul, full of laughter and an incredibly kind person. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at difficult time.

Condolence from Cathy Urban on April 30th, 2021 8:02 pm

Dale and Girls & Family we lost the best .A big star shines forever Condolences to all.

Condolence from Josephine Gebauer on April 30th, 2021 8:05 pm

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. She was a real big help to many in town. She will be missed by many. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Josie Gebauer

Condolence from Geoff Blacklin on April 30th, 2021 8:30 pm

So sorry for your loss. Will miss her smile and short chats at the cash register.

Condolence from Sandy Bannon on April 30th, 2021 8:34 pm

I have so many good memories of Debbie. She will forever live in my heart. Tracy and I send our deepest condolences to your family. Our thoughts are with all of you.

Condolence from Tiffiny on April 30th, 2021 9:09 pm

Thoughts and prayers to the family

Condolence from Peggy Rogocki on April 30th, 2021 9:17 pm

My deepest condolences to family and friends ,Amazing lady! She touched so many lives with her kind heart.

Condolence from Charmaine Carswell on April 30th, 2021 9:54 pm

Dear Christine, Al, Ashley and Shannon, my heart aches for you. Losing a sister to me is unimaginable. Cancer and the pandemic , so tragic dealing with it all. I have no helpful words however I know it’s been hard and healing after a loss like this is so difficult. Sending you all strength.
Cousin Charmaine
Kelowna, BC

Condolence from Beryl on April 30th, 2021 10:06 pm

My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. So many beautiful memories of a beautiful lady. Cherish those memories and you will always feel her presence. Love to you all ❤❤

Condolence from Treasure Millar on May 1st, 2021 2:38 am

Our condolences to Dale and family.
She will be missed.

Condolence from Steve & Noreen Martin on May 1st, 2021 5:37 am

Our deepest condolances to Dale and family. Debbie was a great lady that we had the pleasure to know in Gillam and Lac Du Bonnet. Rest in peace our friend.

Condolence from Sherry Stewner-Pruden on May 1st, 2021 6:40 am

Deb was a beautiful person, she will be missed! Condolences to her family.

Condolence from Holly Richard on May 1st, 2021 8:06 am

Another vibrant young woman taken much too soon. I’ll always remember Debbie as a happy, smiling, kind, beautiful person, inside and out. Sincere condolences to all her family. RIP Debbie, you will always be loved and remembered by those you leave behind
Holly Richard

Condolence from Sandra Cant on May 1st, 2021 8:15 am

I will remember cousin Debra with such an infectious happy laugh. My sincere condolences and sending love to you all. May you treasure all your memories of her….hugs

Condolence from Rolande Joseph on May 1st, 2021 9:46 am

My most sincere sympathy to Dale and her daughters my prayers are with you,,,,,
Debbie will be miss she was a great lady and friend,
Rest in peace Debbie

Condolence from JOAN PRIEM on May 1st, 2021 10:16 am

We remember Debby as a young girl always had a smile and was always happy. Our sincere condolences
to Dale and the family.

Condolence from Hazel Lindsay on May 1st, 2021 2:28 pm

May God comfort & sustain all of you at this time of immense sorrow. Dedra is pain free and content. God bless each & everyone of you . Stay strong together.

Condolence from Heather Worona on May 1st, 2021 5:02 pm

Sincere condolences Dale, girls and family. Debbie always had a smile, laugh or kind word to share. She will be missed.

Condolence from Pat Mary Ann Reibin on May 1st, 2021 6:46 pm

Our condolences to Dale and family.

Condolence from Jacqi on May 1st, 2021 7:16 pm

Debbie was such a fun loving sole, with the biggest smile. Sorry for your loss!

Condolence from Horst & Edelgard Salewski on May 1st, 2021 9:42 pm

Condolences to you, Dale and to the Families. Memories will be our comfort !
Edelgard and Horst Salewski

Condolence from Kim shura on May 1st, 2021 10:11 pm

So sorry for your Loss. Debbie was an amazing person
She will be sadly missed !

Condolence from Laurie molinski on May 1st, 2021 11:17 pm

So sad, friendly forever RIP Debbie
Condolences to the families

Condolence from Susan Shaw on May 2nd, 2021 11:20 am

I cannot believe you are gone. You were one of the very first people that we met in Gillam. I think the first party we went to was at your house. You made me feel welcome. Your house was always open for coffee and visits. You welcomed me into your friendship group and will always hold a very special place in my heart. Your smile and laughter were contagious! There will always be a strong bond among the Gillam friends, even if we live apart and take different roads . Our most sincere condolences to you Dale, Amanda, Allison and Alanah.

-Susan and Jim Shaw

Condolence from Sally Hirst on May 2nd, 2021 1:27 pm

When I heard that Debby had passed I was deeply saddened. It seemed that it was just yesterday that I had a chat with her when she delivered groceries This terrible disease cancer has taken so many loved ones too early in life Debby always had the brights smile when you seen her I’ll miss that smile to her you heart aches for her family there is no time to lose a wife and mother her work on this earth was done and god has fallen her home she has left us in body only for her prencewill always be in bedded in your hearts she would not want you to grief long for her memories will carry you thro anytime you feel a slight touch that will be her guiding you when needed she loved you all with a passion (( take care of one in other for youse are in this together god bless your souls you’ll meet again some time sincerely sally

Condolence from Cindy on May 2nd, 2021 9:00 pm

I am so very sorry for your loss. Debbie and I always laughed and chatted when I’d see her at the store. I wish miss her smile and kindness.

Condolence from Loreena MacKay on May 2nd, 2021 11:43 pm

Rest In Peace Debbie! You will be missed! My condolences to her family and friends.

Condolence from Patricia Anderson on May 3rd, 2021 12:17 am

SUCH SAD NEWS ,,I,m happy to say i met Debbie thru grocery shopping and she would deliver them on her way home ,, Such a kind and generous person with a big beautiful heart , She will be sadly missed by all that knew her, God took another angel home ,, She is free from the pain and suffering and in a beautiful place,,, My deepest condolences to Dale and the girls ,, RIP Beautiful Angel !!!!

Condolence from Nicole & Leo St Hilaire on May 3rd, 2021 12:36 pm

Our hearts are still in shock and so saddened to learn of the loss of our long time and special friend Debbie. She was a bright, energetic individual and everyone was welcome at her house. Debbie had such a generous spirit and a warm loving heart. She will greatly be missed! Our sincere condolences to all her friends and the entire family.

Rest In Peace my dear and free of pain.

Condolence from Nora and Mike Roy on May 3rd, 2021 9:47 pm

So stunned to hear of this wonderful person passing..She did everything with kindness, and wonderful smile on her face. She wished me a Happy Birthday and I planned to see her when these restrictions passed. Debbie was a great person and I called her Mrs Dancyts. She is out of pain and surely rip with the Lord. Will be sorely missed in our community. Condolences to her family….

Condolence from Emma Nanauq on May 4th, 2021 4:55 pm

Debbie first met me carrying Kim in my Amauti and raking the front yard, and she befriended me right away, saying your son and daughter are in my daughter’s school!!! She loved to hear my Inuit culture and taught me how to nake perogies and cabbage rolls!!! And so many other delicious dishes!!! She was so full of life and laughter and could light a room instantly!!! She treated everyone with respect and kindness!!! She will be greatly missed by everyone that knew her!!! A rare Jewel in this world and I was blessed to know her!!! Lots of love to see all her family!!! Nahglugivapsi!!!

Condolence from Lisa Halter on May 7th, 2021 11:25 am

So sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers your way.

Condolence from Bonnie Cote on May 7th, 2021 4:56 pm

My deepest condolences to the family. She was such a sweet lady. Always smiling and always so friendly.

Condolence from Janet Coates on May 7th, 2021 7:08 pm

My deepest sympathy and condolences to Debbie’s family.. Debbie and I shared many happy stroller walks with our daughters who were all just little babes… then off to Debbie’s for some wine! She lovingly used to say that she should hang a shingle with Dale’s address on their garage – as he spent so much time in there with his race car! ( But that left her more time to spend with us girlfriends)- until sadly I had to move away from Lac Du Bonnet 26 years ago.. I always missed Debbie as she was always smiling! She could light up a room with her smile and brighten anyone’s day! I just found out about Debbie’s untimely passing through my daughter, when she came to visit one day. I am still in shock. Debbie truly was an angel on earth.
Janet and Xanthia Coates

Condolence from Sandy on May 15th, 2021 9:57 pm

I can still recall my young daughter running down Leslie street to Deb who had her arms out waiting for her. We had just moved there, and did not know many people. We met alot of people, fast! everyone loved her. we truly met the nicest family with Dale, Deb, Amanda, Ali, Alannah. In fact, we had the last “A” shower at my house! too many memories. Sadly missed, but never forgotten.

Condolence from Darlene & John Watt on May 17th, 2021 8:40 pm

So sorry for your loss Dale, daughters, family and friends. Rest peacefully Debbie.

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