Obituaries

Deborah Jean Dievert

20/05/1951 - 11/02/2023

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Obituary For Deborah Jean Dievert

May 20, 1951 - February 11, 2023

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear Deborah Jean Dievert. She passed away peacefully with her family by her side on February 11, 2023 at the age of 71.

Debbie was born in Drumheller, Alberta, on May 20, 1951. She resided in Drumheller until 1957, when her mom, Jean Gunby, loaded up her car with all three daughters and headed north to Debolt, Alberta. She attended Ridgevalley School, where she excelled at making friends, competitive curling, and capturing the heart of a young Allan Dievert. Debbie and Allan started their family shortly after their wedding; welcoming Connie in 1969, Todd in 1971, and Deana in 1975.

Debbie loved people. In 1995, Debbie and Allan sold their business in Debolt and moved into Grande Prairie. Once settled, Debbie put to use her impeccable people skills in her job at Zellers. She worked there for numerous years and loved the job and the people she worked with.

Debbie had many passions. She loved to garden, cook, go camping, winter at their Arizona home, and anything that involved her grandchildren. She was their biggest supporter and number one fan.

She will be forever missed by her loving husband of 54 years, Allan Dievert, her children; Connie (Dave) Gourlay of Valleyview, Todd (Natalie) Dievert of DeWinton, and Deana (Dave) Marth of Wembley; Cherished grandchildren Brittany Desgagne, Alexandra McEwen, Parker Gourlay, Hailey and Amber Marth, Jayce, Quinn, and Teale Dievert; great-granddaughters; Raelynn and Rosie McEwen, Camilla and Vera Desgagne, and Rhiannon Gourlay. Treasured sisters Beanie Chapman, Holly Flaherty, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Debbie was predeceased by her parents, Jerry and Jean Gunby, her sister Glenna Venning, and her brother Bob Gunby.

The family would like to offer endless thanks to the caring medical providers Dr. Michael Kolinsky, Dr. Jacolette Hattingh, and Dr. Alexandra Noga who showed our mom nothing but kindness and compassion.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Bear Creek Funeral Home 11802 99 Avenue Grande Prairie on Saturday, February 18 at 1pm.

If so desired, memorial donations can be made to the Grande Prairie Palliative Care Society, #204 10134 97 Avenue Grande Prairie AB T8V 7X5

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780 830 7742 bearcreekfuneral.com

Services

18 Feb

Celebration of Life

01:00 PM

Bear Creek Funeral Home 11802 99 Ave Grande Prairie, AB T8W 0C7 Get Directions »
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  • 18/02/2023

    So sad to hear of Debbie's passing and I send my sincerest condolences to the family!! I visited with Debbie when in Arizona for the 3 winters l was down there + got caught up on family there!

  • 16/02/2023

    Connie and family. So sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathies. Tracy & Craig

  • 15/02/2023

    Deepest condolences Connie and family. Arlette Kohlman

  • 15/02/2023

    Condolences to all of Debbie's family, I am so sorry for your loss.

  • 14/02/2023

    My deepest condolences to Connie, Todd & Deana on the loss of your Mom...

  • 14/02/2023

    My love and thoughts are with my Uncle Allan, my wonderful cousins, my family and Aunt Debbie's family.... she was an amazing person and will be very missed ❤️

  • 14/02/2023

    Debbie was one of the loveliest and loving ladies I have ever had the privilege of knowing. Such an amazing mom who raised amazing children. I know she will be greatly missed and hope that the many years of wonderful memories will give her family the strength they need in the days ahead. She will never be gone as you will all hold so much of her in your hearts forever.

  • 14/02/2023

    Our deepest sympathy is extended to Allan, Connie, Todd and Deana and families. Heaven has gained another angel. May your treasured memories help to ease your pain and sorrow. Hugs from Ray and Barb Newman

  • 14/02/2023

    Am heartbroken at your loss. Debbie & I shared many happy shifts working at Zellers, she had an awesome sense of humor, sometimes at my expense and vice versa. On a personal note, Debbie & Allan made me (a new immigrant at the time) feel welcome and shared some much needed advice and encouragement when the going was tough. Their Mission Heights home was always open to us, as she was such an inclusive lady. Rest in Peace Debbie, your many kind words and deeds will always keep your memory alive. I share your grief, please accept my deepest sympathy. Charlotte Nunes

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