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Debbie Swan

January 1, 1965 — July 20, 2022

August 4th, 1965- July 20th, 2022.

It is with deep sorrow and much love that the family of Debra Maria Swan, announce her sudden passing, at her dream home in Tara Ontario, on July 20th, at age 56.

Debbie was a strong, vibrant and very loving person. Caring for others is what she did best. A passionate gardener with a particular love of flowers, she was often enjoying time outdoors. She was an ambitious collector who loved crafting and hands on projects, always enhancing her Home and sharing by giving gifts. Debbie loved to capture moments and memories, in writing and especially through photography. She loved to explore, travel and be a part of car shows. Always the life of the party and wanting to bring people together, Debbie loved celebrating Love and Life. Although she had many struggles along her journey, she always remained in faith and held onto positivity for herself and loved ones. Her joyful personality and loving embrace will be cherished and missed dearly.

Loving partner to Glen Orth for 7 years.

Proud Mother to Misty Zaranik (Chris Anderson), Katrina (Chris) Nafziger, Natasha (Steve) Ferguson and Jacob Zaranik.

Grandmother of many grandchildren.

Younger Sister to Colin Swan, Sharon Swan, Sue Lane, and Monica Stewart.

Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Predeceased by Mother Stella Swan, sister June Swan and future mother- in-law, Mabel Orth.

Forever remembered by many dear friends throughout her lifetime.

She will also be missed by co-workers and many residents at Huronlea Home for the Aged in Brussels, where she worked for 23 years.

A private, family graveside service and burial will take place at the Brussels Cemetery.

A Celebration of Debbie’s Life will take place on Tuesday August 2nd at the Four Winds Barn in Brussels, from 12:00-2:00pm, with memories being shared commencing at 12:30.

In lieu of flowers and as expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CAMH), or the Huronlea Volunteer Auxiliary, would be appreciated.

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Celebration of Life

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Brussels Four Winds Barn

60 Orchard Ln, ON N0G 1H0

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