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We are saddened to announce the sudden passing of our mother Deborah Lynn MacDonald (Patovirta) on August 4th, 2019 in her home in Pembroke, Ontario at the age of 51.

Debby was born on November 6th, 1967 in Ottawa, Ontario to Judy (Zurwerra) and Seppo (Patovirta). She was an avid reader and loved poetry. She had a huge heart and always wanted the best for everyone. She always knew what to say to cheer up anyone in any situation. She had a smile that could light up a room and a laugh that was contagious. Her caring, loving, generous soul will be missed by many. She was a very faithful and spiritual woman as well, praying always for herself and others that she loved.


She will be missed by her four children, whom she loved dearly, Samantha (Gibeault), Kimberlee (Gibeault), Autumn-Lee (Patovirta), and Joseph (Patovirta). She is also survived by Father/Step-Father to her children, Robert (Sigouin); her four grandchildren Da-shon, Tashayla, Tayvon, and Jade; her companion dog, and trusty sidekick Pablo (Pabby); Her nephew Mathew (Patovirta), Niece Natasha Robinson (Patovirta), Sister Sherry (Patovirta) and her father Seppo (Patovirta)

She is Preceded in death by her loving mother Judy (Zurwerra), and her son Jade (Patovirta-Sigouin).


6 responses to “MACDONALD (Née PATOVIRTA), Deborah Lynn”

  1. Julie-ann Jones says:

    Her smile was infectious. My deepest condolences my friends on the loss of your mother. Love, Julie

  2. Charlie &Sharon McNaughton says:

    Sharon and I loved Debbie. She was like a sister to Sharon and was our family. We’re really going to miss her wonderful all out laugh and her dry sense of humour. Debbie was the sweetest most caring person we ever met, she made everyone’s day better. Angels like her are few in this world and we were lucky to know her. We send our love and condolences to her kids and grandkids.

  3. Rachel says:

    Too many childhood memories to mention Debby but you always have and always be part of my life. God bless you and your children and grandchildren, family and friends. Look over them from where you are. ❤️❤️

  4. Janet Conlin says:

    So sorry and sad that Debbie passed away too soon. I have always considered everyone of this interesting family to be both family and friends. Condolences to you all. I love you xxoo “Aunt” Jan

  5. Heather says:

    Sep and Sherry. My sincere condolences on the passing of Deborah your beloved daughter and sister. “When some one you love becomes a Memory, the memory becomes a treasure.”
    With love

  6. Sharon and charlie says:

    Sam, Kim, Autumn and Joey, Just wanted to let you know that you did an amazing job with your moms celebration of life ceremony. It was very classic, from the songs and readings, it was perfect and the turn out was something that would make your mom smile I think some people at the back had to stand.I am very grateful to have had her as my friend for 17 years and I was honoured to accompany her remains back home. You are all in our hearts and prayers. We well get togeather in the near future. Love to you all.xoxoxoxo

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