SEGATE, Debbie “Deb”
December 18, 1955 — October 30, 2021
With profound sadness and broken hearts, we share the news of Debbie’s sudden passing at her home in Kelowna Saturday, October 30, 2021.
Debbie is survived by her husband and love of her life, Ron Doig; her puppies and constant companions Molly and Cooper; her children Trina Joslin (Dustin), Cory Doig/Jenny Lyttle, and Megan McClelland (Kevin); her grandchildren Bradly and Justin Doig, Jaxon Joslin and Chloe McClelland; her sister Cindy Charlton; her nephews and niece Ryan, Michelle, and Kent, and their families; and countless friends, extended family, and her treasured Baxter’s team.
Debbie was predeceased by her father, her dear mother, and her sister Joanne.
Debbie was born and raised in Chilliwack. Upon graduation she pursued her dream of becoming a nurse, a career she excelled at and enjoyed. Her compassionate and caring heart found her exploring many avenues of nursing within the hospital, Women’s Clinic, and the Cancer Agency.
Deb was happiest when seeking adventure with her soul mate Ron, enjoying extensive travels to Mexico and Mesa or even simple weekend getaways. She found joy in many things. Her friends, her family, her dogs, a good glass of wine, good food, cookies, a game of pickleball, a round of golf, a bocce match, walking her dogs in nature, all flowers, all animals, cooking and finding new recipes, playing card games, music, movies, funky shoes, shopping both in-person and online, DYI home improvements and decorating, and watching sports on TV or live at her grandson’s games.
Debbie loved people, and it showed. People gravitated to her. Her kind heart, generous nature, feisty spirit and acceptance for all facilitated her strong connections to others. She has left an irreparable hole in our lives that we will forever honour with our memories and love for her.
In lieu of flowers, we respectfully ask that a donation be made to the SPCA in Deb’s name as it is an organization she loved and supported.
We will be holding an informal, drop-in, open house in remembrance of Debbie on Sunday, November 14, 2021, at Baxter’s, 2-1745 Spall Road in Kelowna from 1-4 PM. In keeping with Covid-19 protocols please have a mask and a vaccine passport available.
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