Debbi passed away on August 28, 2015 at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital with family by her side after fighting a battle with cancer.
Debbi was born and raised in Calgary. She later found the small town of Turner Valley to raise her two girls and sell real estate. Mom moved to Salmo in 2001. She enjoyed quilting and gardening on the acreage. Debbi also gave much of her volunteer time to the Salmo Library.
She leaves behind her daughters Crystal (Rob) Tennant and Lucy (Tim) Bantle. Debbi was most proud Nana of Ruby, Cole, Kyle and Sierra. Debbi also leaves behind her mother Eleanor (Russell) Phillips and her brother Doug (Tracey) Walshaw. Debbi was predeceased by her father Ted Walshaw and Crystal and Lucy’s father Hal Rugg.
A celebration of life will be held at the Pend D’Oreille Restaurant (103 Motel Ave Salmo, BC) on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 2:00 pm. Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.
A special thank you to her close friends in Salmo and Fruitvale for their help and support during her journey. As an expression of sympathy, please plant a flower in your garden in remembrance of Debbi.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca