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Born: Mar 21, 1949

Date of Passing: Apr 05, 2021

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On Monday, April 5, 2021, Mrs. Debra Knysh passed away peacefully at the Misericordia Hospital in Edmonton, AB with her children by her side.
She celebrated her 72nd birthday on March 21. She was born to Ray and Muriel Thagard in 1949 in Winnipeg, Manitoba where she met and married the love of her life Al Knysh. Debra was predeceased by Al in 2007 as well as by his brother Dennis and her mother-in-law Bunny, whom she loved dearly.
She will be lovingly remembered by her three children, Kari (Cam), Kevin (Katie), Kristan (Kelly); and her grandchildren, Kyle, Coby, Reihen, and Marin. She also leaves to mourn an older sister Randi (Gerry) and younger sister Marny (Jerry), as well as nephews and nieces, Jamie, Lindsey, Dana, Sara and Alison; and her brothers-in-law, Bryan and Tom.
She was a retired nurse who loved her job and caring for others and still kept in contact with many of her nursing friends. Although her health had deteriorated over the last few years, Deb was a fighter and her strength and spirit showed right until the end.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 10, 2021

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • Debbie was one of my first babysitters after my mom broke her ribs when I was 1 month old. As a little girl in the 60s I always thought the Thagard girls were glamorous. I still live in the old house and 148 will always be the Thagard's house. - Posted by: Ann (Cruikshank) Downey (Neighbor) on: Apr 12, 2021

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