It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of our beloved Mom (AKA: Nana), Debra Ann (Currie) MacDougall on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born on June 8, 1952, Debbie was the daughter of the late Ralph and Ada Currie. In 2017, she retired from MacGillivray Guest Home where she worked for many years in food services.
Debbie had a zest for life and was best known for her laughter and wanting to make those around her laugh. She loved to sing and dance around the house and ensured every holiday was beyond special and fun! ‘Deb’ was a fantastic cook and loved to show that off with family Sunday dinners and creating catering trays for special events. She was beyond proud of her children, grandkiddies and great-grandbabies, and loved to brag about each and every one of them.
Debbie is survived by her companion and best friend, Paul (AKA: Cricket); brother, Ralph (Deborah); children, Pat (Karen), Laura (Gary), Pamela (Stephen), and Heather (Kevin); nine grandchildren, Dawn Marie, Breigha, Kevin, Meghan, Kyle, Rodney, Emily, Noah, and Ivey; five great-grandchildren, Camden, Raelyn, Jayce, Tessa, and Elliana; father of her children, Allan (Heather), and many other extended family.
Besides her parents, Debbie was predeceased by her partner, Walter; granddaughter, Jaelyn, and her sister, Judee.
Visitation and funeral service to celebrate the life of Debra MacDougall will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church St.), Whitney Pier on Sunday, May 28, 2023. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. with the funeral service to follow at 4 p.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Interment will take place in Alfred E. Smith Cemetery, Howie Centre, at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 29, 2023.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Debbie’s name to the Cape Breton Cancer Center, Hospice Palliative Care or to any other charity of choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
My Heart Is Broken. You were such a great sister.
From: Ralph Currie
So deeply sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are
with you all 🙏. Marg & Daniel
Sorry to hear this news . My condolences to the family . Rhonda Wrobleski
Sincere condolences to Pat and Karen and children and all the family on the passing of Debbie
I know she will be missed forever .
Debbie is now of to the spirit univeress where she will be in your memories for ever !! Be happy that she smiled and enjoyed life and will always be in your hearts…..
Sincere condolences on the passing of Debbie.
Ann Marie Mac Donald and Jamie Mac Leod
Our deepest sympathies to you, Laura and to all your family.
My heart is sad, I wasn’t prepared for your leaving! I will always cherish our memories and smile when I think of them. I will miss.
My heart is broken, I was not prepared for you to leave. I will cherish all the memories I have of us and smile and say we sure did have a good time.
To all Debbie’s Family & many close & dear friends our
Sincerest Condolences, Hugs
& prayers be with each of you.
I remember you coming to visit
For supper & Deb made the most delicious tea biscuits. She was a wonderful person & a wonderful cook..
Our friend may you Rest In Peace❤️❤️❤️
Patrick, Laura, Pam, and Heather- My deepest sympathy goes out to you all on the passing of your Mom. She was a great sister-in-law and always had a smile on her face. I remember her great culinary skills along with the presentation of those skills. She was beautiful, cheerful, caring, hard working and witty. May all your great memories of her remain in your thoughts forever! RIP Debbie.
Our deepest condolences to Laura, Pat, Pam and Heather and the whole family. Debbie was a person who made a presence and surely will be missed by all.
Rest in Peace, Debbie.
Sending our sincerest condolences during this most difficult time. Today and always may wonderful memories bring peace, comfort and strength.
Our condolences to Debbies family and friends may she rest in piece.
Dear Pat, Laura, Pam and Heather. We were very saddened to learn of your mom’s passing. She did a wonderful job loving and caring for each of you in her own special way. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bev & Shaun
Patrick,Laura,Pam and Heather. My deepest sympathy going out to all of you on the loss of your beautiful Mother. She was an amazing Mother, Grandmother and I know how much she will be missed by all who new and loved her. Cherish all the precious memories you all have of her. RIP Debbie.
Patrick, Laura, Pam and Heather. My deepest condolences on the loss of your beautiful Mother. She was a wonderful Mother, Grandmother and I know how much she will be missed by all who new and loved her. Cherish all of the precious memories you share of her. RIP Debbie.
Dear Pat,Laura,Pam,Heather and families…Matty and myself ,Glenn,Lindsay and Curtis are all so very sorry to learn of the passing of your dear Mom. We have so many great memories of her in the earlier years at all the parties and family gatherings . She loved to dance and sing. Debbie was a fabulous dancer and she could do the Jive and Rock and Roll like no one else. We would be in awe just watching her dance.
Our sincere condolences to all of you and hold on to her percious memories,hoping they will help you through the times ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. RIP Debbie
Joanie,Matty and Family ox