55, Whitney Pier

It is with broken hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Debra ‘Debbie’ Deveaux on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at home surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Sydney, Debbie was the daughter of the late Leonard ‘Bill’ and Margaret (Epifano) Fernandes.

Family was everything to Debbie. She was a member of Holy Redeemer parish. Debbie will be remembered by family and friends for being caring and set in her ways.

Debbie is survived by her loving family, husband, Terry Deveaux; children, Rikki (Melissa), Natalie (Charles) Hopkins, Terrilynn and Kelsey; and granddaughters, Jamie Lynn, Ella, and Katie; brothers, Paul, and Glen Fernandes; sister, Gail Fernandes; as well as several in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and very close friends.

Visitation for the late Debra ‘Debbie’ Deveaux will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Tuesday, June 25, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at 11 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Debbie may be made to Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County, VON Canada or Cape Breton Cancer Patient Care Fund.

At this time, the Deveaux family would like to express their deepest gratitude to all the doctors and nurses for their professional and tender care of Debbie in her time of need.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

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Dear Natalie & Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Debbie was a very special lady and I know how much she meant to all of you. May you find strength in knowing she is at peace and may the love you have for her and each other guide you. Best Regards. Michelle & Stephen XOXO

Gail and entire family, Sending my deepest sympathy to you all . Words cannot describe how saddened to hear about Debbie’s passing. Stay strong Gail! Her memories will last forever in your hearts!! God Bless
From:  Jennifer & Collie MacLeod
Our deepest sympathy are sent to the DEVEAUX FAMILY . Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Debbie will be greatly missed. She will be united with the Angels in Heaven.

We extend our heartfelt condolences to both the Deveaux and Fernandes Families. Debbie’s loss will be felt deeply by you all but she will now be your Guardian Angel to watch over you.
From:  Dennis & Pauline MacLellan

Words can’t express what you and your families are feeling at a time like this, our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your families.
From:  Donna French & Dan Campbell

To Paul and family, Please accept our condolences on Debbie’s passing.
From:  Chuck & Pat Drohan

Sorry Terry for your loss it’s a terrible world we live in.
From:  Don MacPherson

I don’t have words to express how sorry I am for your family. Debbie was and always will be an amazing ,wonderful mother and friend. She will be dearly missed by all her knew her. May she rest in peace now . May you all take peace in knowing her and having her in our lives
From:  Valery

Terry, My sincere condolences on the loss of your wife.
Deepest sympathy, From A Post office co worker, Dianne MacAskill

I am very sorry for your loss. Your friend, Chris Chisholm.
From:  Chris Chisholm