Viner; Deborah Gail , age 65, of Lakeview, Nova Scotia, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at Hospice Halifax on February 10, 2022.
Daughter of the late Murdock and Anne (MacLennan) MacAulay, Deborah lived in Cape Breton for many years. While raising her family, she pursued many hobbies such as cake decorating, sewing, swimming, singing, playing guitar, and was an involved member of the River Denys Presbyterian Church. A love of learning led her back to school where she completed a Bachelor of Arts in Community Studies followed by a Master of Arts in Education. She had numerous interesting travels taking her to Vietnam, Thailand, China, Mexico, the Bahamas, and Greece where she swam 28 kms in the Mediterranean Sea to raise money for student bursaries. Deborah dearly loved her five grandchildren and cherished every moment spent with her husband David.
Deborah is survived by her husband David Viner, her children Kelly (Paula Derdiger) MacPhail, Duluth, MN, and Crystal (Craig) Doggett, Milton, NS, sister Murdith MacAulay, Port Hawkesbury, NS, brothers Glenn (Helen) MacAulay, Sudbury, ON, and Roy (Barbara Butler) MacAulay, Mahone Bay, NS, grandchildren, Kennice, Kyleigh, Kathryn, Owen and Irene, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, former spouse Raymond MacPhail, River Denys, NS, and best friend “Grasshopper” Carolyn Laybolt, Eastern Passage, NS.
At Deborah’s request, her body was donated to Dalhousie University for the advancement of science. A private family Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations in Deborah’s memory may be made to Hospice Halifax or to a charity of your choice. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.chandlersfuneral.com
She greatly appreciated the love and support of the Viner, MacPhail, and Doggett families. Her family would like to thank Dr. C. Giacomantonio, palliative care nurse Mitch Devoe, and the staff at Hospice Halifax for their support and compassionate care.Print Obituary & Condolences