December 2, 1965-April 9, 2014

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Debbie from this life into the arms of our Heavenly Father on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at home. She was born in New Waterford, Dec 2, 1965.

Debbie was so full of life and enjoyed to laugh. She loved people and had many friends. People really enjoyed Debbie’s company. She tried to make her trip back home every year. Cape Breton held a special place in her heart, especially since most of her family lived there. When she’d get to Cape Breton, her days were filled with visiting, bomb fires, bingo, and other activities that would help her reconnect with her family and friends once again.

Debbie the youngest daughter of Bill “Bull” and the late Sadie Marsh. She was the fun loving, caring wife to her soul mate, Keith Pastuck. Debbie’s boys were her pride and joy, Tommy (Terra) Pastuck, Tyler Pastuck and she loved her little dog Chubbs. She was blessed to have received three special grandchildren in her life, Hayden, Brea and Kadience Pastuck. Debbie, with all her love for those children, tried to attend every event in their lives. They brought her so much joy and happiness. Family was very important to Debbie. She left many behind to mourn her death including her father, Bill; siblings, Bill (Anna) Marsh, Valerie (John) LaFitte, Brenda (Jack) Marsh, Ramona (James) Marsh, Roberta (Dan) Head, Alanna (James) Marsh and Billy (Corina) Marsh. Her in-laws, Dave & Kit Pastuck, Ricky (Mary) Pastuck, Brenda (Jens) Zinke, Deanna (Bob) Woodland, Tanya (Todd) Pastuck and many nieces and nephews.

There will be a celebration of her life in Campbell River, on April 16, 2014 between 5:30-7:30pm under the care and direction of Sutton’s Campbell River Funeral Home. Cremation will take place and she will then be taken back to Cape Breton. A Christian celebration of her life will be held at St. Leonard’s Parish in New Waterford. Interment will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery, River Ryan where she will be laid to rest with her mother.

A special thanks to all those who cared enough to send messages of condolences to all the family. We really do appreciate every gesture of kindness. It didn’t go unnoticed in this very difficult time. Debbie would be overwhelmed with all the love that is being shown to her family right now. Thank you just doesn’t seem enough.

If you love me, don’t cry, death is nothing. I have simply crossed over to the next room. I am me, you are you, what we were to each other, we are forever.

Call me what you have always called me.

Speak to me like you always did. Do not use a different tone, do not look sad or solemn.

Keep on laughing at what made us laugh together.

Pray, smile, think of me. Let my name be mentioned at home the way it always was.

Why should I be out of your thought, because I am out of your sight? I am waiting. I am not far. I am just on the other side.

Sutton’s Campbell River Funeral Home


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