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Born: Nov 24, 1956

Date of Passing: Feb 03, 2023

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November 24, 1956 - February 3, 2023

After a courageous battle with Cancer, Debbie Britton passed away peacefully, with her soulmate Russell, and all of her loving family by her side at her home in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Debbie was 66 years young when she passed.
Debbie was born in Erickson MB on November 24, 1956. Her family later moved to Headingley, MB in 1959, where she lived and raised her family.
Russell Britton and Debbie became a family in 1989, were married August 10, 2002 and lived a wonderful life for more than 33 years!
Debbie leaves to mourn, her husband Russell and their three children, Bob (Christina), Kris (Allie) and Ashley (Shaun), as well, her five grandchildren, Marisa (Bob), Joshua, Kara, Sylas, Ada, (Kris); her brothers and sisters, Murray (Dawn predeceased), Donna (Steve), Dwight (Sharon), Dennis, predeceased (Lori), Kim (Ian predeceased), Shannon (Darren). She is survived by her very "Special" Aunt Thelma Hince (nee Robinson) and her "Special "school chum and lifelong friend Tanis Nott, as well as uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and her many friends.
Debbie was predeceased by her father Bob Lavineway and her mother Jean Lavineway (nee Robinson).
Debbie was a beautiful and caring mother and wife, whom expressed her undying love always, which was evident to everyone who knew her, these same feelings extended to her family and friends.
Debbie attended school in the St. James Assiniboia School Division, Phoenix Elementary, Hedges Junior High, and Sturgeon Creek Collegiate.
Debbie was employed with the Province of Manitoba, the Headingley Correctional Institute and Manitoba Driver Licensing, and several Public Service facilities in her earlier working career.
Special thanks to Debbie's medical team Dr. Rumbolt, Dr. McKay, Dr. Krahn, Dr. Perch and their medical staff.
Russell and family would also like to recognize Shannon for being such a strong advocate for Debbie over the past year. As well, Donna, Kim, Sharon, Jayne, Orville and so many other family members for their assistance in providing loving care for Debbie!
In lieu of flowers, Debbie requested that contributions be made in her name to CancerCare Manitoba.
A Celebration of Life will be held to honour Debbie on February 18, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Headingley Recreation Centre located in Headingley, Manitoba.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 11, 2023

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • So sorry to hear about Deb's passing. Heartfelt condolences to all, special thoughts to Russel, Bob & Chris.😞 - Posted by: Alan Bohn (Friend) on: Mar 10, 2023

  • We are sending our condolences at such a tough time, although we haven't met Debbie, we feel like we had through nice family stories. - Posted by: Tina and BARRY flumerfelt (Family to Shaun and ashley) on: Feb 17, 2023

  • Sorry that Debbie’s life was ended prematurely to a terrible illness. So sorry for your loss Russell and family. I knew her mom, Jean when I lived in Headingley and worked at Husky with her when I was still a student. With deepest sympathy Sandra (Taylor) Puhach - Posted by: Sandra Puhach( Taylor) (Russell Brittons cousin ) on: Feb 15, 2023

  • I knew Debbie through her sister, Shannon and I worked with her at MVB. She was a great person. My condolences to her family. - Posted by: Bonnie Berglin (friend) on: Feb 11, 2023

  • I am so sorry to hear of Debbie's passing. I worked with her in the Driver Licencing section @ DDVL during the 90's. She was a very nice person to work with. Please accept my condolences ... - Posted by: Barry Richardson (Colleague from DDVL ) on: Feb 11, 2023

  • I worked with "Murphy" at Motor Vehicle Branch years ago. She was so much fun and had an excellent sense of humor and contagious laugh. She also spoke her mind and was very down to earth which made her that much more magnetic. I'm certain she fought hard, because thats just her way. RIP my dear friend. My condolences to all of the family. - Posted by: Marie Larsen (Friend) on: Feb 11, 2023

  • My condolences to the family, I worked with Debbie at 1075 Portage Ave motor vehicle branch, she was an amazing person, we had some great laughs always something to talk about, she will be greatly missed 🙏 - Posted by: Lorraine perreault (Friend ) on: Feb 11, 2023

  • I'm so sorry to read of the loss of your sister and sister-in-law, Dwight and Sharon and family! Though I didn't know her, she sounds like a vibrant and beautiful person! I know you have many happy memories of your special times together! I hope you can take some comfort in those cherished times! Hugs to you both! xox Sharon & Mike Lefley - Posted by: Sharon & Mike Lefley (Former co-worker ) on: Feb 11, 2023

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