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Debra Sharon Wentzell

WENTZELL – Debra S., 66, of Milton, Queens County, passed away suddenly in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater on Saturday, December 28, 2019.
Born in Liverpool, Debra was a daughter of the late Peter and Alma (Conrad) Francis
Debra, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, touched the hearts of each and every person she met and left a lasting imprint on our lives. From the spring time, when she looked forward to when her gardens first began to bloom, to family reunions, get togethers, visits and calls with her brothers and sisters and extended family, to the holiday season, sharing laughter, cooking and baking, she captured each precious moment. Strong in her faith, she had a heart of gold, that could not be measured in size, and every person in her life was considered family. She was a giving person, and thought of others before herself, always helping others as it brought her great joy. Debra worked for Wa-Su-Wek Limited for a number of years and also served on the Board of Directors. She proudly served Acadia First Nation as a councillor for 25 years with a deep love and respect for her community. She lived for her grandkids Kristen, Kale and Emily, and loved sharing in the many joys of their lives. In her recent years, she looked forward to daily visits with her daughter Avis and evenings watching movies with her son Peter. Her heart was full of love for us all. Although she is no longer an angel here on earth that touched us all in some way, she is an angel now in heaven looking upon us. For those of us that were blessed to have Debra in our lives, we were honoured for the time that we had with her.  
Debra is survived by her daughter Avis (Jack) Johnson of Milton, her son Peter Smith (Cathy Swansburg) of Milton; her grandchildren Kale Johnson, Kristen Smith and Emily Swansburg. Her sisters Judy Boutilier (David Dobson) of Port Medway, Helena Keans (Walter Bond), Angela Francis and Joan (Edward) Labrador, all of Liverpool, Marilyn (Willard) Bauman of ON. Her brothers Barry (Bonnie) of Greenfield and Mike (Karen) of Milton.
Besides her parents, Debra was predeceased by her husband Earl, her sisters Shirley and Barbara Mooers and her brothers Steve and Edward.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral home, Liverpool. Funeral mass will be held Friday, January 3, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Gregory’s Catholic Church, Liverpool, NS. Father Pat O’Meara officiating. Reception to follow in the Milton hall. No flowers by request. Online condolences may be made to


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