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Passed peacefully away at the L.A. Miller Centre on December 25th, 2021, after a brave battle with cancer, Debra Carnell, age 67, surrounded by her loving family.
Leaving to mourn the pride and joy of her life, her daughter Meghan Butler, of Edmonton, AB (Keijiro Noda) and her son, Jonathan Butler, of Calgary, AB (Danielle Thomson). Her sisters and best friends Margot Carnell (Garnet Kindervater) and Robin Hussey (Pat Hussey). She also leaves her brother Geoffrey Carnell (Cindi). Also left to mourn her brand new grandchildren, Cassie and Jake Butler, missing at their adventures but cherishing the ones she had. Also leaving her dear grandpuppy Taco as well as special nieces, Lauren Parsons, Sara Hussey and Alex Kindervater as well as special nephew Jordie Kindervater, nephews Geoff and Greg Carnell, and several great nieces and nephews.
Debra leaves a wide circle of friends, including lifelong friends Leslie Searle of Toney River, NS, and Lynn Green. Best friend and “partner in crime” Jill Eaton and travel buddy Nancy Salsman as well as all her tennis friends and hiking buddies too numerous to mention.
Visitation will take place at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, December 29th. Due to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s vaccine mandate, proof of vaccine is required to attend the public visitation.
Funeral service will take place at the Carnell Memorial Chapel, 329 Freshwater Road on Thursday, December 30th 2:00 p.m. with interment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Road. The funeral will be livestreamed for those who are unable to attend.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association of NL, the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre, or a charity of one’s choice.
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I recently learned that Debra has passed on. We were in grad school in Psychology together and aslo worked at the Waterford Hospital together. She was always kind and thoughtful and had an innrer strength. My condolences to all her family and friends
I very recently learned of Debra’s passing.
I have such fond memories of her long ago.
She was a sweet beautiful woman.
So sorry for the loss of Debra. I remember her from school. She was a Great Person. My condolences to all the Family.
To family and friends,
Such an enormous loss, of a beautiful person.. I worked with Debra at the Miller Center and her smile brightened many a day.
My thoughts are with you all, cherish your memories.
Debra personified all things lovely – Her kindness was foremost in all she did. Always up for a fun time Debra was valiant and strong in all she did. Oh the precious bonds of sister-love is a huge void but be assured her love is timeless and forever inspiring. to so many. Heart felt condolences .
To Debra’s Family — My condolences to you all on Debra’s passing. She was a valued colleague whom I worked with at the Miller Center over the past 25 years. She was an incredibly valued colleague , constantly professional and her opinion was valued. She was always positive when we met and will be missed by all her family, friends and colleagues. She contributed greatly and helped a large number of people. Take care.
Ean Parsons (one of the attending physicians at the Miller Center)
Geoff and family, we are sorry for your loss. May She Rest In Peace
So sad to hear.of Debra’s passing.
My deepest condolences to Geoff and all the family. I remember Debra, long ago, as a beautiful and sporty girl. Gone way too soon.
Dear Geoff and family,
We were so sorry to hear of the death of Debra. She is remembered as a beautiful, pleasant, kind, gentle and happy young woman, quick with a smile. We join with the many in offering our sincere condolences to you, Geoff and all the family. Take comfort in the happy memories.
Gordon and Bonnie Woodland
I was out of the province and only learned the sad news when I read the obituary in The Telegram on Thursday evening. I thought of Debra as a friend. We played tennis together several times and enjoyed après tennis drinks, snacks and conversation. She was modest about her good tennis play and other fine characteristics. Condolences to Margot, Robin, Geoff and the rest of your family.
Geoff and Carnell Families, very sorry to hear of Debra’s passing at to early an age. Our prayers are with you at this time and may the many warm memories comfort you at this time.
Dave and Linda Dewling
I’m very saddened to her about Debra’s death. I worked with her for many years at Waterford Hospital & always enjoyed time spent with her. She was such a genuine, compassionate & friendly person. Sincere condolences to her family. RIP Debra.
Geoff and family
We are so sorry and saddened of Debra’s passing.
Our sincere condolences to you all at this time. We hope Debra’s memories will bring you comfort, joy, laughter and solice going forward! Treasure them all and take care of each other!
The Meaney family Michael, Romana and Kathy
Margot, Megan, Jonathan and your families.
We are so sorry to hear of Debra’s passing .
We know that as a family you were with her every step of the way.
Your Mom and sister is a special person and she would want you all to enjoy all that life on earth has to offer.
Margot & Geoff,
Sending condolences to you and your families on the passing of your sister Debra.
Bright memories of Debra @ school and tennis years ago.
Jennifer Hanlin (Bastow)
To the Carnell family,
My condolences at this sad time. Debra lived life to the fullest and the support expressed by so many is a testament to how Debra touched us all in a positive way. In sincere sympathy, Gerry Marshall
Pat and I are saddened to learn of Debra’s passing. She was such a lovely person who will be missed.. We extend our condolences to her family during this difficult time.
Steve and I are so sorry for your family’s loss! While I did not know Debra well she was very close with my mother. We are thinking of you all (and especially Megan and Alex) during this time. Xo
Dear family and friends of Debra, Please accept my sincere condolences. I have nothing but fond memories of Debra – right from nursery school to Spencer, Bishops, MUN and beyond.. Her kind friendliness, warm smile and laughter are unforgettable. Debra excelled in her approach to her studies, athletics, work and in the love of her family and friends.. A fine person who will be missed and remembered fondly by many.
For Geoff and family
My deepest condolences in Debra’s passing.
Geoff, Margot, Robin, Debra’s children, her family and friends.
We are so saddened to hear of Debra’s passing. We have wonderful memories of Riverdale and it was just about a month ago, we found a news clipping of Debra and Alan Cornish as winners of a mixed doubles tournament and Margot and Gary as runners up. Those were great times and Debra will always be remembered as a great player and a kind and gentle woman. Our deepest condolences on your loss, she truly was a lovely person. Thinking of you all at this very sad time. Gary & Lynn
Margot and Robin
I have often thought of you both over the last couple of years since this ordeal began. The bond between you and Debra was a joy to watch and I have wonderful memories of seeing you three together. at Riverdale.
Take care of each other
Meghan, Jonathan and all the Carnell family,
Debra was such a dear lifelong friend.Not many of us are blessed to have a friend as wonderful as Debra and for an entire lifetime!
We have known each other since before nursery school and except for summers when Leslie took over as been her bestie we have has always been extremely close.
I am truly heartbroken to lose a friend as Leslie described so beautifully.
Debra was so humble in spite of her great achievements. Debra was a great listener and so empathetic when I went through adverse times..I only hope I could give back in friendship what she gave me in multitudes.
Debra loved both of you Meghan and Jonny with all her heart and spoke so proudly of you both. I know she couldn’t wait to be a grandmother! .Jonny, she asked me in her last few days to make sure you always remind your sweet children of your mom and how much she wanted to be part of their lives.
It was a privilege and honour to have Debra for a friend.I was truly blessed and will treasure her memory forever.
With much love,
Lynn and family
My deep condolences to Megan, Jonathon and all of Debra’s family on your loss. I had the pleasure of working very closely with your Mom from 1990 up to the day I walked her to her car at the Waterford Hospital on her last day of work. Whereas she was excited to embark on retirement, I was aware that her expertise in Psychology would be greatly missed. Debra was a very valued member of the many clinical teams she worked with over the years. Her contribution to each of them was enhanced by her presence. We maintained a lasting friendship through our years together and I will greatly miss our coffees at the Rooms when I return home. Farewell Debra, safe travels….
Debra I worked together in Psychology Dept of Waterford Hospital for a few years. She was so compassionate with clients and a natural listener. Only traveled with her once with Jill Eaton but we had so much fun. Debra was so beloved. Rest in peace gentle Debra.
To all the Carnell family,
Sandy and I were very sad to hear the news of Debra’s passing. What a sweetheart as you all know. We both had connections with her in the early seventies through sport, softball and the gatherings thereafter. It was always a treat to run into her when we had very young children, she was so proud of them. Debra a kind and loving lady will be dearly missed by all. Deepest sympathy to alll.
To you all, who loved Debra so much, in great sympathy:
As you know, Debra was the loveliest person – and I can attest that she always was – through her whole life. My memories of her go back to nursery school, school days and birthday parties, to university as she learned Psychology and worked hard on experiments, to the great years of her favourite sports and exercise activities (tennis, softball, bike excursions and walking), to Debra as a beautiful bride, to the fun she had raising her babies and more recently, to my outings with her to Bell Island, Cape Spear, Cabot Tower and for coffee.
Debra had such a fine character (exactly as Leslie Lake’s online tribute describes) and was clever too; don’t forget that she had a long run of years as the top scholar in her class at Bishop Spencer.
I am so sorry that you have lost your dear Mother and dear Sister. It is unbelievable that she is gone. I know you loved her and appreciated her your whole lives, and she knew she was loved and returned your love.
With much affection to you all, including her dear friends, Joan
My deepest condolences on the loss of a truly wonderful person. I first met Debra at Riverdale Tennis club when she was six years old and became lifelong friends.
She was so sweet, loving and kind; a joy to spend time together. Her smile would light up a room and her laugh was infectious.
She will be forever in my heart.
Thinking of the family during this very difficult time. Debra was always so kind and sweet to all of Jonny’s friends.
Heartfelt sympathy to Debra’s family on the loss of a truly kind and sincere person. I was fortunate enough to get to know Debra better and better on our days on the trails. To Megan and Jonny, I do not know you, but know about you. Your Mom often spoke of you in such a loving way and her pride in each of you was so evident.
Rest in peace, Debra!
To Debra’s family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very sad and difficult time. I have a lovely memory of spending time with her during a friend’s gathering earlier in the fall. I will always remember her beautiful smile and demeanour. She will be missed.
Barry & Glenda Wilkins
My hugs and prayers and thoughts go out to ALL of dear Debra’s families, both near and far, and to her many friends, whose lives have all been so enriched by knowing Debra.
She was and is a beautiful person, inside and out.
I know your hearts are hurting.
Hold on tight to each other.
Leslie and family
Heartfelt sympathy to Debra’s dear family and friends.
Happy memories of the ‘little’ Carnells, Lakes and Huttons at Sangro. Over the years, we would see Debra by chance, at soccer games or at The Duke.. She was always smiling, engaging, warm and lovely….a joy.
Chris and Michele
My friendship with Debra goes back to our early childhood on Prinlge Place and is one that I will continue to cherish for ever.
To Debra’s entire family. please accept my deepest of sympathies on the loos of a wonderful person..
So sorry to hear of Debra’s passing. My condolences to Geoff, Margot, Robin and all their families.
Margot, Geoffrey,Robi,n Meghan,Jonathan and Family
So deeply saddened to hear of Debra’s passing.
She was such a beautiful person inside and out.1
I will cherish the great memories we shared through work at the Miller Centre and more recently the smiles and laughter shared when out with “the Girls”
.Debra has to admired for staying strong throughout her illness..
Reg and I will truly miss her lovely smile and warm spirit.
Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Sincere condolences, Lynda and Reg Morgan
Meghan and Jonathan
Our sincere condolences on your Mom’s passing. She was a wonderful neighbour on Tracey Place and someone we really enjoyed catching up with at Riverdale. We will always remember her for her warmth and friendliness. May your beautiful memories sustain you through this difficult time.
Gail and Ted
My deepest condolences to the family. I had the privilege of meeting and playing tennis with Debra a few years ago. I loved her positive energy, personality and warmth … a beautiful lady.
Robin, Geoff, Margot and all of your family especially Debra’s children,
I am so sorry to hear about Debra’s passing. She was far too young to leave. I remember her as Uppie’s (back in the day when Robin was Uppie) big sister with the beautiful smile., a trait that runs through your family.
Please accept my sincere condolences and I hope that all the wonderful memeories of such a warm, caring and active sister and Mom bring you some peace.It is a hard time of year to lose a loved one but a great time to bring back happy memories to keep you going.
Susan and the Case family
I am so sorry and sad to hear that dear Debra passed away. My deepest condolences. I will remember Debra’s kindness and caring friendship for ever.
Condolences to the family during this difficult time.
I met Debra only 4 or 5 years ago through mutual friends, but feel like I’ve known her my whole life. She was warm, sincere and fun loving. We enjoyed many a happy hour at the Duke . I will miss her..
Dear Margot, Robin and Geoff and family,
We are heartbroken to learn of Debra’s passing. She has been a dear friend and colleague, and such a warm, sweet and positive personality. We are so sorry for your loss.
Sincerely, Shannon and Janet Coombes
To Meghan and Jonathan , and all the Carnell Family,
We we so saddened to hear of Debra’s passing and our thoughts are with you at this time.
We had known Debra for 60 years through early Spencer years, Riverdale, sports, and tennis at Greenbelt.
She was such a fun loving, caring and kind person..
We hope that your happiest moments together will sustain you through this difficult time..
Lynn and Michael
Sweetest human. My condolences to Debra’s kids and family, and so sorry that her grandchildren will miss out on her hugs, love and guidance. She truly was spectacular.
Margot and Robin,
Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and heart at this sad time.
I will forever cherish my friendship and happy memories of sweet Debra on and off the tennis court.
To Margot, Uppie, Geoffrey, Meghan and Jonothan, Cassie and Jake,
To My dear sweet friend Debra,
You are a gift with many gifts:
a dear friend, nurturing sister, proud mother, joyous Grandmother who is wise, caring, compassionate, kind, level headed, good listener, calming, force, humble, uplifting, patient , non judgemental, stalwart, warrior, humorous, supporter, never one to take centre stage,
with quiet strength, dignity, fighting inner spirit, long thinker, a true friend , always a giver, putting others first, finding joy in the little things., smiling grace and beauty,
You lifted up everyone around you, who knew and knows you. You made everyone feel special and nurtured in your own gentle way.
To Meghan and Jonothan and Cassie and Jake,,
These are only some of the great qualities that describe who your mother snd grandmother is, from someone who was so very blessed to have Debra as my dear life long friend., and I am forever so grateful and honoured to be called her friend.
I will miss you deeply, dear sweet Deeb.
You are in my heart.
Hugs and Prayers ,
To Geoff and all the family,
Our sincere condolences on the news of your sister’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ken and Lorraine Tobin
Geoff, Margot and Robin, Jonathan and Meghan and families, Don and I were saddened to hear of Debra’s passing. We saw quite a bit of Deb during school, university days and on the trail. She was always kind and gracious. Our deepest condolences to you all.
Don and Sarah Osmond
Carnell family . I was saddened to read of Debra’s passing. I have warm and fond memories of playing together as children, attending each other’s birthday parties, our school days at Bishop Spencer, and of course tennis at Ricerdale..
My sincere condolences to you all. May your memories bring you comfort
Lisa Nathanson Kantorowitz
I was very saddened to hear of Debra’s passing. I knew she was ill but was really hoping for a better outcome. Debra was such a nice person. I was always so delighted when I ran into her as we had the greatest chats. She exuded positivity and wit. Her smile was infectious and would light up any room. She will be forever missed. Our heartfelt condolences to her family.
Kim and Bill
To the extended Carnell family, our sincerest condolences on Debra’s passing. I met her many years ago when I played softball with Debra and Margo. Always kind and gracious, it was such a pleasure to run into her throughout the years.
Wishing you all peace and comfort in your wonderful memories.
Lynn and Gerry Wade
Geoffrey, Margot, Robin and Jonathan and Meghan,
I am so saddened to hear the news of Debra’s passing. My sincere condolences to you all, especially at this time of year, I know it’s not easy. I will remember her radiant smile, something you all share.
Love to you all,
Meghan, Jonathon and families,
We are so sorry to learn of the passing of your mom. We have many fond memories of her at school activities over the years. We hope your wonderful memories of your mom will help you through this difficult time.
So very, very sorry to hear about Debra’s passing. I used to bump into Debra about once every five years but these last tw0-three years I ran into her several times. Whether at The Duke or on a hike. She was always the same., warm and engaging. A real class act.
My sincere condolences to all the family.
I had the pleasure of hiking with you for just a short time and your smiling face & happy disposition, taking joy in nature has been an inspiration to me. You will be missed by all your hiking buds, dear Debra.
Geoff & family
So sorry to hear of your sisters passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Geoff, Margo, Robyn, Meghan, Jonathan, past coworkers and long time friends of Debras. We are so sorry to hear of dear Debras passing. Debra and I go back a long way to our days teaching tennis at various city tennis courts and competing with one another in tournaments. She was a great tennis player & human being…….she was a true lady and always remained calm. I always had a great respect for Debra for so many reasons in particular Her inner strength which was much to be admired. May the memories you have all shared/created over the years bring you all peace. Cathy Ivany (Noel) & Jerry Ayre
Robin, Margot , Geoff and families,
We were so sorry to hear of Debra’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go to you and your families at this difficult time.
Jonathan, Megan, Margot and Robin:
I am saddened and sorry that that you lost your mom, and precious sister. I know your hearts are broken. She was one of the sweetest people and it was my good fortune to have known her. I am sorry she did not get to take the bike trip we planned. Cherish the memories and hold them dear.
Geoff, sincere condolences to you and your family on the death of your sister. May she rest in peace.
Geoff, Margot , Robin and families
So sorry to hear of the passing of your sister Debra. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
So sad to learn of Debra’s passing today. Warmest thoughts to the family and especially her children in the coming days, weeks and months.
A warm wish to you all –
Judy Sparkes Giannou
Geoff, Margot and Robin
Our condolences to you and your families on Debra’s passing. May our thoughts and prayers ease you through this difficult time.
John and Pam
Geoff, Margot, Robin and families:
Chris and I are deeply saddened to learn of Debra’s passing. Our thoughts are with you all as we send our sincerest condolences..
Our sincerest condolences to Debra’s family, she will be surely missed. Her smile was infectious and her obvious love of life heart warming. May the memories of times spent together fill the void left in your hearts.
Steve and Cheryl
Geoff, Margot, Robin and families:
Chris and I are deeply saddened to learn of Debra’s passing. Our thoughts are thoughts are with you all as we send our sincerest condolences..
Robin, Margot ,Geoff and family
Still in disbelief over Debra’s passing..What a beautiful person, smile, and personality .Always fun to be around ,every time we bumped into one another (especially at the Duke) Debra was dignified and positive to the end .You will be missed ,but not forgotten!
You are all in our thoughts and prayers
I was so saddened to hear of Debras passing.I have many memories of our young school days together at Spencer. My sincerest condolences to her family and close friends .You are all in my thoughts and prayers
Our sincere condolence to the Carnell family on Debra’s passing. We have fond memories from when we were young.
We were so sorry to learn of Debra’s passing. We extend our sincere condolences to the family.
Dingle and Noreen
A very brave, thoughtful and kind lady who loved being active and who was very friendly and personable.Condolences and best wishes to her family during this difficult time.
Geoff, Robin and family.
Our sincerest condolences on the passing of your sister. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Charles & Andrea
Geoffrey, Margot and Robin and families,
Bob,Robyn and I were so so sorry to hear of Debra’s passing.. will always remember her beautiful smiling face. Please accept our deepest condolences on your loss.
Hugs to you all,
Diana(Winter), Bob and Robyn Andrews
Margot, Robin, Jonathan Meghan and families
We were so saddened to hear of Debra’s passing.
May you gain strength and comfort from all the wonderful memories
She was a wonderful person
Ann & John Angel
Dear Geoffrey, Margot and Robin,
Gordie and I are so very sorry to learn of Debra’s passing.She was such a lovely person. Please accept our sincere sympathy on your loss.
Eileen & Gordie MacNab
Meghan, Jonathan, Geoff, Margot, Robin and families…
My condolences. Through her long illness, she never complained. Such was the spirit of this kind, caring and lovely woman.
Best to you all at this most difficult time.
To Debra,s family:
I am saddened to learn of Debra’s passing.We worked together at the Miller Center a few years back.
Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
So sorry to hear if Debra’s passing. We were classmates at Bishops College and our paths crossed many times over the years. Debra was a lovely person – so kind and caring.
My condolences to the family.
Patsy (Williams) Byrne
Robin, Margot, Jon & Meghan and family,
We were so sorry to learn of your sister’s/Mom’s passing. Our main contact with Debra was through Jon & our son Philip going through school at Macdonald Drive and Gonzaga as well as through baseball. Debra was always friendly and greeted everyone with a smile. I know you will all miss her very much. Please accept our condolences. Janet O’Brien &Jim Oakley
We were so saddened to hear that we had lost Debra so soon. Our hearts go out to the entire Carnell family and wish you fond memories always of this beautiful person.
Saddened to hear the news of Debra’s passing. She was a remarkable lady, and a pleasure to work with. Condolences to her family.
I am deeply saddened by Debra’s passing. She was a beautiful person, it was a pleasure to have her as a classmate in high school and to reconnect with her in recent years. My sincere condolences to Geoff, Margot and Robin and her children and grandchildren.
Mary and I are so sad to hear of Debra’s passing. Our hearts go out to her family and friends. She was a beautiful person that I’ve known since my early childhood summers at Riverdale. Meeting and playing tennis again with her on the courts of Greenbelt almost 40 years later was a treat. We had a lot of fun and a lot of laughs.
To all the family we wish to pass on our deepest sympathy on Deborah’s passings, our thoughts and prayers are with you all,
i was so saddened to hear of Debra’s passing. She was such a lovely caring person and it was a privilege to work with her over the years. My sincere condolences.
Geoff and all the family, so sorry to hear of Debra’s passing. I remember her well in days gone by and she will surely be missed. Please accept condolences at this difficult time.
Dear Jeff, Margo, and Robin: I am so so sorry to hear of Debra’s passing. I have so many great memories of our time at Riverdale Tennis Club many years ago. My thoughts are with the family at this time. Brenda Crane Dawson.
To Jonathan, Megan, Margot, Robin and Geoffrey, and the Carnell family:
I admired Debra greatly. Her wholesome beauty, her warm and genuine smile, her quiet and inner strength, and her capacity for love and compassion.
Debra and her gifts to the world will forever be etched in my-and my sisters’- mind and heart.
My heartfelt condolences to you all.
Robyn, Margot and Geoff,
I was both shocked and heartbroken to hear of Debra’s passing. It looked for a little while like things might take a good turn. I will always remember her big smile, laugh and the impish way she was always willing to make fun of herself! She will be missed. The Duke on a Friday night will never be the same!
Julie Bursey George
We are very sad that Debra is gone. We knew her since the 70’s, and worked with her for many years; she was always kind and caring. Our condolences to Debra’s family and friends.
Egg & Carmel
Geoff and family,
Condolences on the death of your sister. May God in His mercy grant your family peace and comfort at this difficult time. May He hold your family in His arms of comfort and bring peace through many good memories.
Sorry to hear of Debra’s passing.
So very sorry to hear of Debra’s passing.. she was very kind and caring. and will be missed. Condolences to her family and friends.
Dear Geoffrey, Margot, Robin, Jonathan and Megan,, extended family and dear friends. My heartfelt condolences go out to you all. Debra was a lifelong friend of mine and especially my sister’s bestie growing up. I was so happy to walk with her last year at the Kent’s Pond trail and to have great chats about our lives . Debra was a healer and connector and brought many people together. I am privileged to have known her and will deeply miss her . She was a star at Riverdale Tennis Club and always a bright light with family and friends . She will be so greatly missed by the Lake girls. She is now the light and a source of strength as she iis reminding us all of the most powerful light that is heaven.. Rest In Peace and Love Dearest Debra. May your star forever shine! Fondly and forever remembered by Ronda Lake Parker. And Family.
Geoff, my condolences on the passing of your sister. May her memories be a blessing.
Sending condolences to the Carnell family. So sorry for your loss.
Roma and Peter
We are so sorry for your loss. Debra was such a lovely person. Thinking of all of you at this most difficult time.
We send our heart felt condolences to you all at this most difficult time. She was a lovely person and lots of fun to play tennis with. Doug & Kathy Mason.
My heart goes out to you all at this time of great sorrow.
Debra had a kind, gentle soul, and a real twinkle in her eyes when she smiled. May the wonderful memories you created together live in your hearts forever.
Meghan Jonathan Margot , Robin Geoff and Family. Please accept our condolences at this most difficult time. We have been friends of the carnell,s for over 60 years through school and sports and our thoughts and prayers are with you .Remember the good times and hold them in you heart and memory as you deal with this most difficult time Chris & Shirley Facey
The classiest lady I knew, full of grace, dignity and poise. We took over each other’s positions at the Waterford & Miller Centre way back in the day. Rest in peace, Debra, and so thankful that I saw you this year. Jill Marshall
Our hearts are broken with the sad news of Debra’s passing. Thinking of the family at this time.
Brian & Colleen Conway
Such a sweet soul! Sincere condolences.
It’s with great sadness we say goodbye to Debz. Although we didn’t get to spend as much time with her as we would have liked, her visits to Calgary were always a treat. Debz was a great sport to join in our hectic Christmas celebrations. She didn’t complain about late dinners, or having to endure all the crazy shenanigans, and traditions our family celebrates. Being the other Grandparents, it was clear to us how much Debz loved our shared Granddaughter, Cassie. Sadly, Debz wasn’t asble to meet Jake, her new Grandson, but we are certain Debz’s spirit lives in the precious souls of both her Grandchilden. God bless.
Geoff, Margot, Robin.
We are so terribly saddened by the news of Debra’s passing.
We remember her so fondly as we grew together at Riverdale. A part of the “Carnell Tennis Dynasty”!
May she enjoy many a “good match” as she goes to the next life!
Our hearts and our prayers are with each of you and her family..
Geoff, Margot and Robin and families
We were deeply saddened to hear of Debra’s passing. Please accept our deepest condolences.
Debra was always so fit and well, so the cancer diagnosis seemed incredibly unfair. Please accept my heartfelt condolences as you grieve the loss of such a beautiful person.
I am so sorry to hear of Debra’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. Eleanor (Kindervater) Day
Meghan and Jonny, so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. She was always so kind hearted, smiling and helpful when we were growing up – I have nothing but fond memories of her, and I am sure you are the same. My condolences to you and your family.
Our sincere condolences to Debra’s family. I worked with Debra at the Miller Centre for many year. She always had a smile for everyone and talked very lovingly of her children. My husband Bill was also close friends with Debra during high school and university days, studying together during mutual psychology classes. Although she will be missed dearly by all those who had the great pleasure of knowing her, we hope you find comfort in the beautiful memories you shared with her. Sincerely Elsie and Bill Thistle
To Margot, Robin and Geoffrey
I was so sorry to hear the sad news of Debra’s passing. She was well liked by all who knew her and I have many fond memories, throughout my life, of our times together.. She was a dear friend.
Please know we are thinking of you.
Suzie and Paul Conway
Meghan and Jonathan so sorry to hear of your Moms passing our prayers and thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Meghan and Jonathan, sorry to read the news about your Mom. Keep the memories alive.
Our deepest condolences to the Entire Carnell Family….she is at peace. Embrace all the wonderful memories you All have of her. Family will help you all to get through this most difficult time.
Geoff – There is no good time to have to deal with the loss of someone close to you but Christmas Day has to make it one of the saddest times. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family and may the memories you shared with Debra bring you comfort during this difficult time..
“In the Journey of Life
Some people leave a mark so deep
that it makes it hard to forget them.”
Debra was our tennis instructor in the 70’s for myself and my 2 brothers, her kind ways, sincere, effortless instruction led to many an enjoyable day.
Her beautiful soul will be remembered,
To all of Debra’s family:
I am deeply saddened to hear of Debra’s passing. She was such a wonderful, positive, fun person. A joy to be with! I have known her since university days and always enjoyed running into her and having great chats.
Sincere condolences to Debra’s children, siblings, extended family and close friends.
My heart felt condolences to Debra’s family and friends. She was the sweetest, kindest woman. May you find comfort in beautiful memories of her. Rest In Peace.
I had the privilege of working with Debra for many years at the Waterford Hospital……I will never forget her devotion to her family and friends, and her work but mostly, she told wonderful stories with great humour. She will be missed by many. Sincere condolences to her family and close friends.
Geoff and Family,
We are so very shocked and sorry to hear of Debra’s passing. We know from personal experience how hard it is to lose a sister and this time of year makes it even more difficult. Please know that our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Our deepest and sincere condolences,
Roxy and Bonnie ( Pike)
Deb was the sweetest woman in the world. From carpooling me and Jonny to tennis/hockey/basketball to letting us socialize downstairs in her basement she was thoughtful and caring. She did everything with a graceful disposition and loved her kids so much. Deb instilled many amazing qualities in her kids, many of which I see today in Jonny. He is one of my best friends and I see the same thoughtful and caring demeanor in him that she exuded every day. I’m so sad Deb has passed on, but she would be so proud her values and qualities live on in Meghan and Jonny.
Sending my love, thoughts, and prayers
Sending deepest condolences and sympathies. Sorry for your loss
Debra , you will be missed so much.
You were such a joy to be with, especially on the tennis court.
I will always remember your laugh.
May you Rest In Peace , my friend.
Meghan and Jonathon….. I am Vickie’s Dad.
I remember the happy times when your Mom and I would watch you both playing tennis. I recall how proud she was of you and how much she loved you both. She was a truly a lovely lady.!
It is so sad to see her go. Hang in and remember the pleasant memories. God love you both.
Debra was always a beautiful person. So sorry for your loss. dear Geoff, Margot and Robin and children.
Deb and I attended many Concerts, Musicals , etc, together, and to be with her was indeed great fun., she was a tonic! I shall miss her beyond words! Heartfelt Condolences to her siblings., and children.
Meghan and Jonathan so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Our deepest condolences to both of you.
Geoff and all the family
Please accept my sincere condolences. You and all the family are in my prayers. God bless.
To Johnny, Meghan and all her family,
We were so sorry to hear of Debra’s passing. SHe was a strong, caring, compassionate person. She will be missed. Sincerely, Jim and Linda Hearn
To all her family,
So sorry to hear of Debra’s passing. I have fond memories of our days at MUN and later work. May her gentle spirit live on in those she loves. RIP
To the Carnell Family:
I’m so sad to hear of Debra’s passing and was thinking of her a lot in these last months. The last time we spoke was on a walking trail and she was going out west to to see her grandchildren and was so excited. Such a lovely friend. She will be missed.
Margot, Robin and Geoffrey,
So saddened to learn of Debra’s passing. She always seemed so genuine and interested in those around her.
My heart is with you at this trying time. Love to you all, especially her children.
Cheryl and Allan Corbett
Geoff, Margot, Robin & Family(s)
Such extreme sadness to hear of Deborah’s passing. She was such a genuine lady in all the years we’ve know her perhaps 60+ of those years.
Please accept our sincere condolences at such a difficult time. You’ll be in our thoughts and prayers.
Mike & Linda(Perry) Lush
Geoff and family
Our condolences on your loss . 💐
Debbie Gilbert and family
To : Robin, Margot and Geoff
Sincere condolences for your loss .
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this trying time .
I had the privilege to work with Debra . My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time .