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Deborah "Debbie" Ruth Potvin

Debbie passed away on the 25th of August, 2018 in La Habana, Cuba from a heart attack. Debbie was born on February 17, 1964 in Ajax, ON to Gerald and Janet Rowland.

Beloved wife of Gerard (Gerry) Potvin of 32 years.

Debbie spent 25 plus years in the Royal Canadian Air Force as an A.C.O.P.

She was a loving mother of Samantha Taylor and Stefanie McMillan. Devoted grandmother of  

Hailey Taylor, Issabelle McMillan, Summer and Ares Taylor.

 

She will be remembered fondly for her smile and that she loved everyone.

 

Family and friends will gather for a reception on Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 1:00 to 3:00pm at Mitchell Funeral Home 15 High St, Huntsville.

 





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Shep
Posted: 9/15/2018 5:02:00 PM
My sincere condolences to the Potvin family on Debbie's sudden passing. Rest assured she will be with us moose hunting this year. She has the best sight line of us all !
Thomas Thompson
Posted: 9/14/2018 10:36:00 AM
Gerry and Family

My sincere condolences for your loss. Debbie and I worked together at the RCAF Academy in Borden. She was always friendly and always went the distance in helping out when needed. She was always happy and smiling. She will be sadly missed by many whose lives she touched.

May you Gerry, find strength in this dark time. I am extremely sorry for your loss.

Thomas Thompson
Major Kael "Kato" Rennie
Posted: 9/13/2018 3:45:00 PM
Sorry to hear this sad news today. I will fondly remember working with Debbie at 42 Radar Squadron back in the mid-2000's. My condolences to the family.
Mike Dawson
Posted: 9/13/2018 3:40:00 PM
I had the pleasure and honour of working with Debbie in the CAF. Her children should be very proud of her. Our thoughts are with you Gerry and family. RIP Debbie.A
CWO Mike Dawson (retired) sends
Patti Leighton
Posted: 9/13/2018 1:25:00 PM
Gerry and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time, we both have very fond memories of the time that we spent together with you and Debbie.
May your special memories ease your pain over time.

Sincerely,

Rick and Patti Leighton

WO Pascal D'Antonio
Posted: 9/13/2018 1:12:00 PM
Please relay our most sincere condolences from the AC Op and AEC flying community at the 962nd AACS in Alaska.
MWO Gary James
Posted: 9/13/2018 12:55:00 PM
Deb I know your listening, please know that you were an awesome co-worker and an outstanding person. Thank you for always making us laugh and never taking life too seriously. You always had my 6. You will be missed. Trapline clearing frequency Molson flight push button 6.
Les Miller
Posted: 9/13/2018 11:39:00 AM
So sorry to hear about Deb. My deepest sympathy go out to you and the family.
Please take your time in all of this. You were a great couple for a long time. It will take a long time to find closure. God be with you.
Denise Moran
Posted: 9/13/2018 9:13:00 AM
RIP Debbie.... such sad news.... we will miss you :(
Erich F. Braun
Posted: 9/12/2018 6:09:00 PM
Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one. Words can't express how saddened we are to hear of your loss. I can't imagine the sadness you must be feeling from your loss. Words fall short of expressing my sorrow for your loss. May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead.
Erich F. Braun
Posted: 9/12/2018 6:08:00 PM
Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one. Words can't express how saddened we are to hear of your loss. I can't imagine the sadness you must be feeling from your loss. Words fall short of expressing my sorrow for your loss. May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead.
Sue-Ann Galenzoski
Posted: 9/12/2018 5:43:00 PM
My sincerest condolences Gerry. Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss.
Annette and Tony Goddard
Posted: 9/12/2018 4:40:00 PM
Sincere Condolences to Gerry and Family.
We are so sorry for you loss.
Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Lynn Kratochvila
Posted: 9/12/2018 12:52:00 PM
Just met you and Jerry and loved you both. Will miss your smile your warm and living way. Your fun and crazy personality. Fly with the angels my friend till we meet again. Hugs and prayers for family and friends xxxooo Lynn and Billy Winter Haven FL
Kathy Hussey Loveridge
Posted: 9/12/2018 12:17:00 PM
Sending love to Jerry, Samantha and Stefanie during this difficult time.... My heart is breaking .
Roy Dwyer
Posted: 9/12/2018 12:07:00 PM
Gerry and family. I'm so sorry to hear of Debbie's passing. She was an amazing friend and mentor. RIP Debbie
Carol macdougall
Posted: 9/12/2018 10:20:00 AM
My deepest sympathies to your loss of a great woman who has touched many of our lives. She will be missed
Carol macdougall
Posted: 9/12/2018 10:20:00 AM
My deepest sympathies to your loss of a great woman who has touched many of our lives. She will be missed
Gregory Polityka
Posted: 9/11/2018 1:50:00 PM
Our deepest heartfelt condolences. Deb was a wonderful person, so full of life and fun. We will miss her greatly.
Greg & Natalie

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