It is with great sadness we announce Deborah Jean MacLean of Bassano, passed away peacefully in Bassano Health Centre on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 with her husband Rod by her side, at the age of 63 years. Debbie was born in Olds, Alberta on December 21st, 1953 to Raymond and Jean Blake. She married Rod MacLean on August 25th, 1972 in Bassano, where she spent the remainder of her life. Debbie worked hard on the family farm, raising a family, while also taking different jobs around town over the years. She was employed at the Royal Bank, Curling Rink and Post Office in Bassano. “Granny” will be forever remembered for her great cooking, strong coffee and her love of plants, flowers and antiques. Granny always believed that family and friends were life’s greatest blessings. Debbie was predeceased by her parents, her sister Beryl, father-in-law Jim MacLean, brother-in-law Mark MacLean and step-father Frank Willms. She is survived by her loving husband Rod; children, Denton MacLean and is wife Cara, Tara Kathol and her husband Paul and Tanis Jensen and her husband Cody; nine grandchildren; siblings, Glenn (Barb) Blake, Kevin (Dale) Blake, Susan (Terry) Grant and Sandra (Dennis) Pulak ; mother-in-law Iona MacLean and numerous niece and nephews. The family would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Richards and the staff of the Bassano Health Centre. A Celebration of Life will be held in the summer of 2018 for all family and friends. In memory of Deborah, if friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to Bassano and District Health Foundation, Box 120, Bassano, Alberta T0J 0B0.
Cremation is entrusted to Smith Funeral Home Ltd. and Crematorium, Brooks.
I’d like the memory of me
To be a happy one.
I’d like to leave an afterglow
Of smiles when day is done.
I’d like to leave an echo
Whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times, and laughing times
And bright and sunny days.
I’d like the tears of those who grieve
To dry before the sun
Of happy memories I leave
Behind ‑ when day is done.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to:
SMITH FUNERAL HOME LTD. AND CREMATORIUM
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