It is with extremely heavy hearts we announce the passing of Deborah “Debbie” Smith (Hoover) on February 27, 2023 at the age of 69. Loving mother to Traci (Todd),best Gaga ever to Phoenix and Nova, daughter of Vera Irvine. Predeceased by brother Gord, sister Sheila and father Robert.
Debbie worked for DSBN for 35 years before retiring in 2018 and was also a CUPE union activist for 30 years. After retiring her world and time revolved around her 2 grandbabies and she wouldn’t have had it any other way.
“Love you to the moon and back Gaga, we’ll see you in the stars”.
In keeping with Debbie’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations made in Debbie’s name to  Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

14 thoughts on “DEBORAH “DEBBIE” SMITH

  • I’m so sorry Traci .I know how close you and your Mom were
    You’ll have many good memories to hold close to your heart.
    Debbie will be missed by so many


  • It is so heartbreaking to lose such a tremendous woman. She was so strong, funny and genuine. My heart goes out to all of those who knew and loved her. May she rest in peace xo

  • I’m so sorry for your lost, she was an amazing women and I am glad to have gotten to know her over the last 2 years being her neighbour.

  • We met by chance 15 years ago when I move in the area ,and we become very good friends. Debbie was one of those person if you treat her with respect and kindness she would return it with such Passion and kindness. I will miss that big heart and personality of hers. I will always remember our time together.

  • Debbie you will always be in my heart ❤️ you have shown me that being kind and a loving person goes a long way . I will always remember you , thank you for being a part of my life . Love you infinity much 💛❤️💜🧡💙💚

  • Sincere Condolences to the family. Debbie was the best neighbour ever. I miss Debbie & the Gaga sign on her door.

  • My condolences to all family and friends such a lovely lady gone too soon❤️ so glad I had the pleasure of meeting and working with you through the DSBN ❤️rest in peace❤️

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