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Born: Jan 17, 1960

Date of Passing: Apr 26, 2021

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Shortly after sunset on April 26, 2021, 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, nieces and nephews, Jason, Amber, Justin, Ashley, Shannon, Brittney, Marissa, Andrew, Courtney and Whitney. Debbie was predeceased by her parents, Jack and Rita Hewitt and her aunty Barbra.
Debbie was born on January 17, 1960 in her grandmother's 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 St. 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 (Debbie's Rocket Fuel day and night blends) who loved the colour red, just like her husband's drag racer. Deb will never be replaced as she was perfection.
We thank the wonderful staff at CancerCare 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 Manitoba 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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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 01, 2021

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • So sorry Dale, I will always remember our good times. Take care. Paul - Posted by: Paul Hill (old friend) on: May 05, 2021

  • We go back to Gillam days. Dale we are so very sorry for your huge loss. No words can fill the void of this loss. We are all thinking of you and your family with very heavy hearts. - Posted by: Salewski family (Past coworkers of Dale) on: May 02, 2021

  • Dear Altstadt Family: I am a customer of Dancyts Foods and knew Debbie for 30 years. Whenever I came into the store Debbie and I would talk and I got to know about her three daughters and granddaughter. Dancyts was noted for hiring 'beautiful women' and Debbie was no exception. She will be greatly missed. With respect, Barbara Sabanski - Pinawa, Mantioba - Posted by: Barbara Sabanski (Friend) on: May 01, 2021

  • Such a wonderful tribute to your Mom. Made me smile and cry. The stars surely are those that we have loved and lost. - Posted by: Beverley (Co-worker of her daughter, Ali) on: May 01, 2021

  • Dale to you and your family we offer our condolences in your loss of Debbie. We are thinking about you all at this difficult time. Joe & Wendy Krupnik (Brown) - Posted by: Wendy and Joe Krupnik (Friends from Gillam School Days) on: May 01, 2021

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