May 8, 1963 – February 27, 2013
It is with great sadness the family of Deborah announce her passing into God’s hands on Wednesday, February 27 at the Foothills Medical Centre following a massive stroke causing irreparable brain damage on Thursday evening February 21.
Deborah passed away in the company of her parents, Eldon and Carlie-Jean Godfrey, her siblings, Allison (Bill) Bobenic, Sandra (Clive) Smith and Matthew (Susan) Godfrey, her children Alexander, Joshua, Zachary and Caroline and their father, Michael Schijns.
Deborah is also survived by her mother-in-law Eva Schijns, her brothers-in-law John (Joyce) and Eddie (Cheryl) and her sisters-in-law Marie Julian, Debbie (Larry) Northrup and Phyllis (Gary) Boutilier and many nieces and nephews in Calgary, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
Deborah was born, raised and educated in Calgary and qualified as a Certified Management Accountant, but spent her time as “Super Mom”, devoted to her children driving to soccer and driving to dancing and supporting whatever endeavours her children pursued.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Sunday, March 3, 2013 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
We invite all who knew and loved Deborah to join in a Celebration of Deborah’s Life which will be held at St. David’s United Church (3303 Capitol Hill Crescent N.W.) on Monday, March 4 at 1:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes, which will be deeply appreciated, may be made to the Calgary Health Trust in support of the Foothills Medical Centre Intensive Care Unit www.calgaryhealthtrust.ca/donate/memorialgiving/. The family would like to express heartfelt thanks to the Emergency Response Paramedics and the staff of the Emergency Room, the Operating Room, the Intensive Care Unit and the Palliative Care Unit of the Foothills Medical Centre for their professional and compassionate care.
In living memory of Deborah Schijns, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences