STYGER, Deborah Lee - Passed away with family by her side at Victoria Hospital on June 9, 2016, at the age of 63. Her brief and courageous battle with cancer was marked with a positive attitude, in line with her spirit and outlook on life. Loving and devoted mother of Olivia Parkes (Matt Davies) and Deanna Parkes (Rick Watson). Adored Nana of Milo and Xander. Beloved daughter of John and Verna Styger. Forever missed by sisters Marilyn, Carol, Shelley and their families. Also loved and remembered by her cat Rheo, friends, and colleagues at London Life. Visitation on Wednesday from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. at Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond where the memorial service will be conducted on Thursday, June 16 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the London Humane Society would be appreciated.
June 10, 2016, 1:30 pm
Deborah has been a huge resource and source of endless information and smiles for me since I started almost six years ago. I was so sorry to hear of her illness and loss. Sending prayers of support for her lovely family.
June 10, 2016, 1:49 pm
Deb was the first person I met at London Life. I admired her warm smile, her beautiful soul and her absolute do anything for you attitude. I was fortunate to work with Deb over the past 15 years in many different capacities. She became a friend and confidant. I'm going to miss her.
With deepest sympathy.
June 10, 2016, 2:29 pm
The first time i met Deborah I remember thinking how pretty she was...over the last 12 years we have become close friends and she was just as pretty on the inside as the outside...i will miss her so much and I will miss hearing her voice and her wonderful laugh...i loved her and will always have her in my heart.
June 10, 2016, 8:06 pm
Please accept my sincerest condolences to everyone. Another from our childhood circle has left. Take comfort in each other.
Mardon and Marlene Martin
June 10, 2016, 8:38 pm
It was a shock for us to read of Debra's passing as we didn't know she was ill. She will be greatly missed by her love ones. We are thinking of you all at this time.
June 10, 2016, 10:03 pm
So sorry for you loss
June 10, 2016, 11:17 pm
"Let's hurry to love people, they depart so fast..."
Robbie & Kim Horton (Hodgson)
June 11, 2016, 7:00 am
Sincerest sympathy to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
June 11, 2016, 10:44 am
So sorry to hear of Deborha's passing I have lots of fond memories of her and I when we were little I remember her first cat Bootie who came every morning to sleep in Kerry's dresser drawer. She sure loved cats. I'm not surprised that she chose the Humane Society in lieu of flowers.what a kind thing to do. HUGS!
Cathy (Wilson) MacKinnon
June 11, 2016, 11:23 am
I saw Deborah's obituary before going to bed last night and before falling asleep I was taken back to a summer many years ago when I hung out with Deborah every opportunity I got. She was sweet, funny, smart and so, so kind. Although we lived in the same community and attended the same school, I'd not gotten to know her as I did that summer but wished I had. We were the same age and had lots in common. I am so very sorry for your loss. May good memories carry you through this difficult time.
Linda& Wade Keith
June 11, 2016, 12:06 pm
We are so sorry to hear of Deborah's passing, our prayers & thoughts are with the family , growing up with Deborah , & knowing most of the family , it is written with a heavy heart , our deepest condolences are with you @ this time , May God help the little ones through this difficult time , Linda & Wade Keith , Country Harbour
Valerie and Kerry Gallen
June 11, 2016, 2:00 pm
So sorry to hear about Deborah our thoughts and prayers goes out to you all !
Rita Wong Bailey
June 11, 2016, 5:52 pm
Deborah was always there to help with her kind and caring heart. She will be terribly missed. I am saddened by her loss. My heartfelt condolences to her family.
June 11, 2016, 8:12 pm
Deb will be missed by all of her colleagues at London Life...she was a beautiful soul with a heart of gold...please accept my deepest sympathy.
June 12, 2016, 6:41 pm
so sorry to hear about your mothers passing. my thoughts and prays are with you all.r.i.p Deborah.
Kelley & Peter Buscema
June 12, 2016, 8:18 pm
Dear Olivia and Deanna;
We were so sorry to read of your Mother's passing. She was such a pretty Lady with a beautiful smile. I enjoyed talking with her and seeing you "kids" during the summer's at Ducharme Beach. Nicole sends her deepest condolences as well. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time.
June 12, 2016, 9:29 pm
Olivia and Deanna and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that time spent with family and friends sharing memories of your Mom will bring you some comfort at this very sad time. Hugs to both of you.
June 13, 2016, 9:29 am
I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. What a beautiful picture of Deborah. She must have been an amazing human being. Lots of love and strength to you and your family.
June 13, 2016, 1:00 pm
I was shocked to read of Deborah's passing. My hear is broken. I have so many memories of our young lives growing up in Country Harbour and in Halifax. Deborah was special in every way. I will remember her forever! She was beautiful, fun,kind, and deeply thought full. Everyone who ever met Deb loved her. Farewell my lovely friend. May we meet again.
For as long as we remember the ones who leave us they are always close by.
My deep love, prayers and sympathy are with you all.God Bless.
Norman and Alanna Hayne
June 13, 2016, 7:15 pm
We are saddened to hear of Deborah's passing. May your wonderful memories carry you through this difficult time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
"Behind every beautiful soul ,are a million beautiful memories"
Thinking of you,
Norman and Alanna Hayne
June 14, 2016, 11:53 am
My deepest condolences you your family. Deborah was a dear friend to me, we were "Theater Buddies" and in her I found a kindred soul. She was truly classy and sophisticated. She often spoke so proud of her daughters Olivia and Deanna and her grandchildren. I'm so grateful to have been friends first and then colleagues at work. She will be forever missed. I've planted in my garden the most beautiful pink peony I could find in her memory. May she rest in peace and may you find comfort in the knowledge that she was truly loved and appreciated by all of us to got the opportunity to know her. Rest in peace, my friend.
Lynn and Danny Hayne
June 14, 2016, 5:24 pm
We are saddened to hear of Deborah’s passing. Our hearts go out to the grieving family and friends. Please know we are thinking of you in this time of sorrow. May your precious memories bring peace, comfort and in time, smiles.
Jen and Kory James Joe Jess and Nick
June 15, 2016, 7:37 am
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all.. So sorry for your loss. She was an amazing Lady
Louis and Jenna Deveau
June 15, 2016, 9:46 am
Thinking of you in this difficult time.
Our deepest sympathies.
June 15, 2016, 1:08 pm
Thinking of you all and everyone that shared in Deb's wonderful beautiful life. I only knew Deb for a few years but in those years was a friendship that will last forever and will always have great memories of the beautiful women friend she was. RIP Deborah love you xo
June 15, 2016, 2:51 pm
My sincere condolences on Deborah's passing. I will never forget the laughter we shared, our long walks at night and deep conversations. You will be forever in my heart, until we meet again.....
June 15, 2016, 5:47 pm
I was very shocked and sad to hear. Deb will be missed. I will never forget her smile and her positive attitude in all of my dealings with her at work. My condolences to the family.
Julie and Peter Hope
June 16, 2016, 10:58 am
Peter and I were saddened to hear the news of Deborah's passing. We are keeping all of those close to her in our thoughts today.
Judie and Howard Rosenberg
June 16, 2016, 1:46 pm
We are so sorry about your Mom
We knew her for many years and saw what a kind and wonderful person she was
Judie and Howard Rosenberg
June 20, 2016, 11:17 am
We would like to take the time to offer your family or deepest condolences for the passing of Deborah. We have worked closely with Deborah for many years and it is with great sadness that we heard about her passing. She was a beloved client of ours and we will miss chatting with her on a daily basis.
As requested we have made a donation to the charity of her choice (The London Humane Society).
Lots of Love,
Mary Da Costa
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