Deborah Gauthier

1955 to 2022


It is with broken hearts we say goodbye to Debbie, wife to Claude for 43 years. Loving mother to Jacqueline and her husband Alex Vermeer, and Denise and her husband Lucas Keffer. Devoted grandmother to Miriam, Bridget, and Sarah. Predeceased by her parents Dennis and Barbara Kenney, her mother-in-law and father-in-law Ursula and Ross Rowan, and her brother-in-law Ray Seguin. Sister to Dennis Kenney Jr., Douglas Kenney (Theresa), Denise Seguin, and Dwayne Kenney (Karen). Sister-in-law to Michele Marshall, Tom Gauthier and Julia Bowie, and Lisa and Marcel Simard. She will be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and treasured friends. Debbie was born March 20, 1955, the first child for Barbara and Dennis Kenney. She was the oldest of five children. Debbie spent many happy summers at her family’s cottage in Emeryville. She always enjoyed being in the water. Debbie completed a certificate in Law Secretary at St. Clair College. She worked in a law firm before completing her Bachelor of Commerce (Honours Business Administration) at the University of Windsor. She met her husband, Claude, at university and they married May 26, 1979. They spent 30 years in Burlington, Ontario where Debbie worked as an accountant and raised her children. She was a dedicated member of  the Canadian Martial Arts Centre in Burlington and had a third degree black belt. Debbie returned to her hometown of Windsor with Claude in 2014. After returning to Windsor, Debbie spent time with family and tended to her garden. She treasured visits with her daughters and her grandchildren.  Debbie always put her family first and was a steadfast pillar of strength for her loved ones. She was thoughtful and kind. Debbie will be fondly remembered for her baked goods, which she always delivered with a hug to anyone in need of comfort. We will miss her every day. Visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Banwell Chapel), 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. 519.253.7234 from 2-5pm & 7-9 pm on Friday, November 25. Visitation will continue at Ste. Anne’s Church in Tecumseh on Saturday at 10:00am. Funeral Mass will take place at 11:00 am on Saturday November 26, 2022. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers please consider giving a donation to the Downtown Mission of Windsor. Online condolences and cherished memories can be shared at www.windsorchapel.com

 

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