Debby Katherine Grenfell, of Hanover, passed away peacefully at her residence on Thursday, May 30, 2019. She was 68.
Born in Waterloo, Ontario, on April 28, 1951, to the late Murray and Jean (nee Dietrich) Thomas. Debby enjoyed her time working as the night school co-ordinator for the Bluewater District School Board for 20+ years. She then moved on to be secretary for St. Matthew's Ev. Lutheran Church in Hanover, dedicating 17 years of service before retirement. She was an avid reader, and enjoyed knitting and sewing and was a member of the ladies quilting circle. She loved spending time with her loving family, and was very generous with her spare time as well, volunteering at Hanover and District Hospital in the gift shop, with the ELW at her church, the Heart & Stroke Foundation, and with many other groups in the community. She also enjoyed participating in Aquafit and Swing bowling.
Survived by loving husband David Grenfell of Hanover. Dear mother of Tracy Grenfell (Rob El-Sayed) of Caledon, and Alison (Kyle) Wilkie of Oakville. Cherished grandma of Adham, Zachary, Mahdi, Maya, and Nolan. Fondly remembered by brother Dan (Nan) Thomas of Oshawa, and Cindy (Bill) Dubrick of Waterloo. Predeceased by her parents.
A Memorial Visitation will be held at St. Matthew’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Hanover, on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, from 10:00-11:00 am, where a Memorial Celebration of Life will follow at 11:00 am. Rev. John Polacok officiating.
Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Canadian Diabetes Association were appreciated as expressions of sympathy.