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Stories and Condolences for the late Debra Marie Jordan


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May 24, 1956 - Juyly 26, 2016

(née Hetzel)


Debra passed away suddenly in the early morning of Tuesday, July 26, 2016 in the St. Boniface Hospital at the age of 60 years.


She is survived by her only child Sandra Landsborough (Tom); brothers Bob, John and Curt (Crystal); sister Sandy and two nephews Joseph and Jakob.   She was predeceased by her parents, Elsie and Joseph Hetzel.


The family would like to thank Lisa Behrendt, Kassie Lawes and John Madill for all you have done for Debbie and also to the Dr's and nurses in the ICMS ward at the St. Boniface Hospital.


A celebration of Debbie’s life will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday August 16,2016 at Trinity Baptist Church, 549 Gertrude Avenue. (see map on this page)


Friends and relatives are encouraged to share in stories and memories of Debbie or condolences for the family by visiting her memorial page at


In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Trinity Baptist Church. 

Debra or Debbie as her friends called her had a personality that was larger than life. There was no doubt she was present when she entered a room. Her infectious laugh filled it right up.

Debbie enjoyed living life to the fullest, she was always on the go. She's been affectionately referred to as a “social butterfly” by the many that knew her. 
Debbie was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church where she found her faith and another family. She loved the holiday meals put on by the church and enjoyed when her family members would attend with her. Debbie also enjoyed our annual Christmas Eve tradition of playing “Chase the Ace”. A game she played with her daughter Sandy for many years before welcoming her son-in-law Tom into the tradition. Another person at the table meant more change for laundry or coffee if she won. We took this game very seriously in our family, everyone was suspected of cheating so quarters were to be kept in everyone's view at all times. 

Debbie loved to volunteer her time. She helped out at the church food bank and in the summer she would go out to Gimli Bible Camp and help out in the kitchen. When she wasn't helping out Debbie enjoyed spending time with her 2 favorite boys, her nephews Joey & Jakob and she never missed an opportunity to tell you how special they were to her; the feeling was mutual. Joey loved his Auntie Debbie and now sees her in the clouds. She also loved her brother Curt and his fiancé Crystal very much and she was happy to get an invitation on one of their many family adventures.

Debbie is also survived by her brothers Robert and John Hetzel who are both feeling her loss greatly.

Debbie enjoyed going to her sister Sandy's house to cat sit. She called it her getaway and referred to Sandy’s cats as her kids. 

Debbie loved spending time with her cousin Lisa who became her best friend and partner-in-crime. They were always on the go together and Lisa's quick action ultimately gave us a few more precious days to spend with Debbie. For that our family will forever be grateful.

Debbie liked to keep many things. Chances were that if you sent her a birthday or Christmas card Debbie still had it. Those were not just cards to her. Each and every card held a special place in her heart. 

The family would express their sincere appreciation to Debbie's friend John Madill for everything that he did for her. We know that he was very special to Debbie and we are happy he could join the family while we said our final goodbyes.

The family encourages friends of Debbie to share stories and fond memories on this memorial page so that others can remember Debbie as the warm and caring women that she was. Regardless of how long you knew her, she always made quite the impression.


There will never be another Debbie and surely heaven is a little brighter for having her. 

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