With heartbreaking sadness we announce the passing of Debra Ann Louise Toews of Rimbey, Alberta. Debra fought a hard battle with cancer, and passed away peacefully at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Sunday, May 9, 2021 at the age of 63 years.
Debra was born on June 23, 1957 in Pouce Coupe, British Columbia, where she was raised and obtained her schooling. She worked in the area for a number of years before moving to Rimbey 26 years ago. Rimbey is where Debra made her home, taking pleasure in working for many years at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre in the dietary department, where she made many friends. Debra loved any opportunity to enjoy live music, attend a rodeo, or watch a car-racing event; but her deepest love of all was for her grandchildren. She adored them completely … and they will miss her dearly.
Debra will be lovingly remembered by her spouse and best friend, Brad Hagemann; her son, Josh Toews (Bernadette Weiss) of Rimbey; her daughters, Jody (Terrance) Gibbons of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and Amy Toews (Clint Mason) of Leslieville, Alberta; and her stepson, Clint Toews of Fort St. John, B.C.; as well as eight precious grandchildren: D’Shaun, T.J., Tavaris, Evalyn, Harley, Walker, Zayne, and Everleigh. She will also be lovingly remembered by four sisters: Marilyn (Tom) Steward of Pouce Coupe, B.C.; Donna (Doug) McLaren of Mackenzie, B.C.; Teresa (Terry) McLean of Caroline, Alberta; and Roxanne Tremblay (Jake Merrick) of Pouce Coupe, B.C.; her “seestar from another mother”, Donna McPherson of Dawson Creek, B.C.; and two life-long special friends: Margo Laloge also of Pouce Coupe, B.C.; and Lorna Stavely-Nohnychuk of Elnora, Alberta; in addition to several nieces and nephews, other relatives, and many friends. Debra was predeceased by her parents, Georgena and Euclid Tremblay.
With respect for Debra’s wishes, a private family gathering will take place at a later date. If friends desire, memorial tributes in her memory may be made directly to the Rimbey Health Services Donations Program, c/o Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre, Box 440, Rimbey, Alberta T0C 2J0 (www.rimbeyhealthdonations.com); or to the charity of one’s choice. Condolence messages may be forwarded to the family by visiting: www.ofc-ltd.ca
Cremation Arrangements for the Late Debra Ann Louise Toews entrusted to the care of