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Geerlinks, "Debbie" Deborah-Anne (née MacPherson) (Died)
appeared in Woodstock Sentinel, 13 Jul 2021
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Of St. Thomas, ON, passed away on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at the age of 66, surrounded by her family, after an 8 year battle with cancer. Beloved wife and best friend of the late Harry Geerlinks of St. Thomas. Cherished mother of Craig (Veronica), Nicole (Mike), and Danielle (Aaron) Geerlinks, all of St. Thomas. Dear grandmother to Cambree, Charles, Chloe, and Georgia. Beloved daughter of the late Daniel "Turk" and Elizabeth "Betty" (Boudreau) MacPherson.

Deborah was born May 19, 1955 in St. Thomas, Ontario. She spent the early years of her career as a nurse and later became the administrator at Metcalfe Gardens for 25 years, along with being the owner of Geerlinks Home Hardware with her late husband Harry. Those around her knew her as a devoted wife, mother and Nana who always put everyone else's needs before her own. Her time was spent making memories with her family and friends, which is truly what meant the most to her. Despite her illness and struggles, Deb showed her positivity and strength as she travelled through each day with resilience, grace, and faith in the Lord, all while supporting and inspiring those around her."Shine your light. Share your light. And never, never, never, give up."

-Winston Churchill

Visitation will take place at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, St. Thomas ON, N5R 3L9, Saturday, July 24 at 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. A celebration of life, in memory of Deborah, will be held on Sunday, July 25 at 1:00 p.m., at Wildflowers Farm, 42338 Fruit Ridge Line, St.Thomas ON, N5P 3S9. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations to Myeloma Canada would be greatly appreciated by Deb's children. A very special thank you to Dr. Martha Louzada and her wonderful team at the Hematology Unit (Victoria Hospital London), for their continuous fight and effort during Deb's cancer journey. A huge thank you to the 5th floor doctors, nurses, and staff at St.Thomas Elgin General Hospital for going above and beyond, with a special thank-you to her nurses Stacey and Sam. A final thank-you to Deb's group of "angels" for their constant support and for making her journey home possible.

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13 Jul 2021
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Geerlinks, "Debbie" Deborah-Anne (née MacPherson) (Died)