Debra passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 in Victoria, BC.  She was born in Edmonton, AB on April 13, 1970.

She is survived by her loving husband of 23 years, Trevor Hayes. Lovingly remembered by her Mom, Ruth; her sisters Cheryl (Dennis), Crystal; brothers Curt (Stacie) and Dan (Lindie); her Aunt Doris (Calgary) and cousins Tom (Marty), Sandy (Bill), Darren (Sara); her mother-in-law, Elizabeth; brother-in-law, Richard and all her extended family and friends.

Deb met and married Trevor in Australia where they lived for 6 years and while there, she became a dual Australian and Canadian citizen. They moved back to Calgary in 2000 and then finally, moved to Victoria, BC  8 years ago.

Deb was passionate about helping out pet charities by fostering cats and providing a safe home for mother-to-be cats to have their litters. Many kittens found their way into this world with Deb’s love, care, and affection, and many tears were shed when they all moved on to their permanent homes. A beautiful soul was taken way too soon.

Our special thanks go to the RCMP Westshore Detachment, View Royal Fire Rescue and Metchosin Search and Rescue for all their help and support.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Debra’s name to the Broken Promises Rescue    or email – Phone:  (250) 818-6643

A private Celebration of Life and reception will be held in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive, Victoria, BC.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens

  • caroline osborne
    December 30, 2018

    Dear Trevor,
    I have just learned of Deb’s passing. Our thoughts and condolences to you. Deb was a good friend and an even better neighbour to Ruth and Monty Moss.


    Caroline. Osborne and David Dvorchik

  • Lisa & Robert De Gabriele
    July 20, 2018

    Dear Trevor, only just heard of Deb’s passing, so saddened and shocked, Rob & l loved you both and have many special memories of your time living in Australia and return visits once you moved permenantly to Canada. Deb was always a very special friend to me, hosting a baby shower for me when my son was born 21yrs ago, Deb had such a big heart and we formed such a strong connection , l recall many thoughtful deep conversation we shared, l will treasure those times we shared all of us together, the world has lost a beautiful soul, out thoughts are with you Trevor.

  • Lena Yurick
    July 19, 2018

    Trevor, my condolences to you and your family. My thoughts are with you all.

  • Zach & Roberta
    July 17, 2018

    Dear Trevor, our condolences for you and family. We will remember the great times we had together.

  • Ralph McCurdy
    July 15, 2018

    Dear Trevor
    We are very sad to hear of Debra’s passing. Far too early and very tragic. I have good memories of you and her from 2007. They are extra special now.
    I hope you get all the support you need from family and friends in this difficult time.
    With our deepest condolences to you and Debra’s family.
    Ralph (and family)

  • Kerry & Greg Burgess and family
    July 15, 2018

    Our hearts go out to you and yours, at this difficult time. Take care of yourself Trevor. Glad that you are surrounded by your loving family’s x

  • David and Myrtle McCurdy and family
    July 14, 2018

    Trevor, our thoughts are with you and your family at this very sad time.

  • Alex Mc Curdy
    July 13, 2018

    .Alex and Catherine Mc Curdy
    July13th 2018
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time.

  • Sue McCurdy
    July 13, 2018

    Dear Trevor, we were deeply saddened by the news that Debra had passed away. We hope that the love and support of family and friends and memories of happy times spent with Debra will comfort you in the difficult days ahead.

    Sue and Michael McCurdy

  • Shahirah Hayes
    July 13, 2018

    Dear Trevor,

    Just sending you all hugs and kisses from DownUnder and Singapore.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and every love ones around you.


    Shahirah, Aizad, Abdul & Faridah ❤

  • Jacqueline Curtis
    July 12, 2018

    My sincere condolences to Trevor and family on the loss of Debra.
    My love and thoughts go with you at this sad time.

  • Jan Kershaw
    July 12, 2018

    Dear Trevor,

    Anthony and I offer our sincere condolences to you and your family. Words cannot express how saddened we are for your loss. If there is anything we can do, please let us know.

    Our condolences,

    Anthony and Jan (#7)

  • Andrew and Della Gagnon
    July 12, 2018

    When we lose a loved one here on earth
    We gain an angel in heaven to watch over us
    Our condolence to Debs family
    Love Uncle Andrew and Della

  • Esther and Jim McArdle and family XXX
    July 12, 2018

    Dear Trevor, grief can be so hard, but your special memories of Debra will help you cope. As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

  • Pamela Saddler
    July 11, 2018

    My heart breaks for Trevor, all of her family and friends and everybody who knew her…. Debra fostered for me at broken promises rescue.. and her huge heart and love for animals always made me feel close to her… She was such a loving and beautiful woman and will truly be missed

  • Kimberly Anderson
    July 11, 2018

    To Trevor and the rest of your family, deep sadness for your loss.

  • Rick Draho
    July 11, 2018

    We will miss Debra but we will always have our great memories.

    Rick and Bev Draho

  • Janet Renton
    July 11, 2018

    I am so sad to hear about Debra. I knew her for a short time, and in that time was impressed by her intellect, courage and clarity, and her concern for her feline companions in spite of her own very challenging health issues. My deepest condolences for your loss.

  • June & Tyler Foy
    July 11, 2018

    Our thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time.

  • Patricia gagnon
    July 11, 2018

    My love goes out to all family and friends. Debbie will be missed dearly my older cooler cousin who I looked up to and hung on every word she said. I wanted her 80s hair I wanted to be just like her. I wish we could have more time together. Her beautiful spirit will be with us always

  • Tobi Torresan
    July 10, 2018

    My heart goes out to the family of Debbie. I will always have fond memories of My cousin Debbie. Love you all ❤️

  • Anna Carter
    July 10, 2018

    Deb, it was a pleasure to have met you and shared some time. You will be missed by many.

    My deepest condolences to you Trevor and to all of Deb’s family near and far.

  • Marnie Edmondson
    July 10, 2018

    My deepest and most sincere sympathies to Trevor,Ruth, Curtis and all of Debra’s family. This news is so hard to accept. I will be forever grateful for the light she brought into my life.

  • Paul & Lorraine Skinner
    July 10, 2018

    Dear Trevor and Family. We are consumed with sadness to learn of the tragic loss of Debra. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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