Debbie Roe (Metz) aka Yukony/Yony was born June 11, 1953 in Fairlight, Sask. After a short battle with cancer, Deb gained her Angel Wings on September 10, 2017 at the young age of 64. She was surrounded by her family until the very end.
Debbie enjoyed many things in her life but what brought the biggest smiles to her face were her grandchildren and her great-granddaughter. She would do anything for them even if it meant tubing behind the boat, hiking up a mountain or riding a roller coaster.
She loved her vacations with friends and families whether it was to Cuba, Mexico, Vegas or home to Saskatchewan. She loved Dolphins especially when she got to swim with them, coffee with friends, knitting and enjoying an episode of Greys Anatomy or Heartland to name a few. Debbie was also well known for her baking she would selflessly share with everyone; especially her puffed wheat squares, conga bars and monkey bread.
She attended public school in Fairlight and Maryfield. After graduation, she was married to Keith Roe and had three beautiful children. She was a dedicated mother and devoted every minute to her kids whether it was hockey practices, figure skating practices, hospital trips, or babysitting for other friends. In 1988 Deb decided to change her career from being a stay at home mom so she went back to school and completed her Care Aide Course. She worked in Moosomin Saskatchewan for a couple years. She then moved to The Yukon with Jarett where she made so many amazing friends and memories. There were many camping trips and venturing into the outdoors. While in Whitehorse she was a care aide at the McCauley Lodge.
In 2000, she decided she was just a little too far away from her family so Jarett and she moved to Invermere, B.C. where she would spend the rest of her life. Soon after she arrived she became a care aide with Interior health. Debbie had such a love for her “Grandmas and Grandpas” she looked after over the years. They were always her extended family and she would share so many stories of them all.
Debbie is survived by her daughter Tanis (Randy), son Jason (Tanya) and her most precious treasure in life son Jarett. Grandchildren that shined above the stars are Kyle (Misha), Kayla (Jamie), Austyn, Maddy and Brayden and great-granddaughter Randi. Brothers Kenny (Pat), Don (Faye) sisters Doreen (Elden), Bev (Tom) and many nieces and nephews
Special friends Louise Stephen, Chris Snyder, Gina Harvey, Mary Walsh and so many more we can’t begin to name them all.
Awaiting Debbie in heaven are her beloved parents Marge and George Metz. Her dear sister Gwen Martin, niece Kim Teske, nephew Brian Teske and beloved dog D.J.
Thank you to Dr. Gooch for his compassion for Debbie. To the most amazing nurses and hospital staff that treated her and our family like royalty. To all our friends and family that supported Debbie and our family through this difficult journey with visits, hugs, laughter, tears, calls and texts. Notably the Invermere Fire Rescue and many other special friends and family.
As per Debbie’s wishes there will be no official service.
Donations can be made to the Cerebral Palsy Association.
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