Debbie Wolski

18 April , 195419 February , 2019

Wolski Debra Lynn (Debbie)

It is with profound sadness and broken hearts that we announce the passing of Debbie. Debbie passed away peacefully with her friend Linda by her side at the C.C.U. at University Hospital London on February 19, 2019. Daughter of the late Evelyn and John Wolski. Loving sister of Dena. Predeceased by her sister Nancy, brother David (2019). Survived by her brother-in-law Doug of Windsor, nephew Aaron (Shannon) of Keswick and niece Lorraine Lightfoot of Hanson. Debbie graduated from nursing and worked at University Hospital London in the C.C.U. Unit and later became Nurse educator of Cardiology. She had a 34 year career in nursing which she loved. She will be lovingly remembered by her wonderful friends Sandra, Linda Keogh of London, Fr. Rick Jannisse, and Linda Monika of Windsor, Sue McKenzie (and Family), Joanne Beasley and Penny Spencer. The family will receive friends at the “THORPE BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL”, 96 West Street, Brantford on Tuesday February 26, 2019 from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm. A Celebration of her Life will be held in the Chapel at 2:00 pm. Cremation to follow. As an expression of sympathy, donations would be appreciated to one of the following, Diabetes Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Cardiac Care Program Nursing Education Fund or Participation House in Brantford. On line condolences may be offered at (519)759-2211


  • As an expression of sympathy, donations would be appreciated to one of the following, Diabetes Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Cardiac Care Program Nursing Education Fund or Participation House in Brantford.


  • Visitation Tuesday, 26 February , 2019
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, 26 February , 2019
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, 26 February , 2019

Debbie Wolski

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Kim Pursley ( Welsh )

27 February 2019

Found memories of our time working at participation house. Debbie was a lovely, warm,friendly,fun loving genuine person who I admired and proud to say I knew her, my condolences to Dena.

Rachelle McCready

26 February 2019

I'm so sad to hear of Deb's passing. We worked together many years ago as clinical educators at LHSC and I will never forget the kindness and compassion she exhibited to all. She will be missed and my thoughts are with you at this very difficult time.

Warmest thoughts,
Rachelle McCready

Jenn Mellecke

26 February 2019

So sorry to hear of Deb's passing. Deb was a wonderfully supportive colleague as I worked alongside her as a Clinical Educator at University Hospital. Deb's positivity and encouragement got me through those first years learning the ropes of the job. There was always a smile and a positive word. She will be missed. Jenn Mellecke

Randall & Robin Hicks

25 February 2019

Dear Dena and family, On behalf of Randall and myself, I'm sending our sincere sympathies to you in the loss of Deb Wolski, our friend and nursing colleague. Along with many other nurses, Randall worked with Deb in the ICU at University Hospital in the mid 80s while I worked in the OR. Deb attended our wedding in 1987. She was always thoughtful. Deb acknowledged both of our daughters when they were born and then always asked with a genuine interest about how they were doing as they were growing up. Later on in the years, when Deb and I were both in Clinical Educator roles at the same time, I was witness to Deb being a knowledgeable and lighthearted teacher. She always had a great sense of humour. In the last few years, we were able to stay connected via Facebook. Deb was such a good person, a considerate friend and an excellent nurse. She had such compassion and  was so caring. Deb will be missed by many friends, colleagues, fellow nurses, and patients..... Rest in Peace, Deb.

Robin & Randall Hicks

Fr. Rick Janisse

25 February 2019

Dear Dena and family,

My sincere sympathy and assurance of prayers to all of you upon the death of Deb.
It is so easy to take the priceless gift of friendship for granted.
Deb was true, faithful and concerned for so many and always there for: her family, colleagues, patients and friends.
We know what she meant to us and we pray she knew that she was loved and that her priceless gift of friendship was valued and never to be forgotten.
Rest in Peace Deb.


Kathy Meloche

24 February 2019

My prayers and sympathy to Deb's family.
Deb and I were connected by our profession and friendship. There are many paradigms for living an authentic life. I believe the human spirit is content with three essential elements:
To be loved
To be missed
To be remembered
Deb is loved
Deb is missed
Deb is remembered
In friendship and love.
Kathy M

Gail Hankinson

24 February 2019

To Debs family and friends, please accept my condolences. Deb and I worked together at LHSC. She was always kind and very supportive. When I was faced with a work related challenge Deb wrote me the most encouraging letter for which I was very grateful. I still have it after 8 years. I know Deb will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Take comfort in knowing what a truly amazing woman she was.

Erin Kelly-Brown

23 February 2019

I had the honour of working with Debbie in the Cardiac Care program at University Hospital . She was a leader in the program, always welcoming new people and never missed a teaching opportunity. I believe Debbie faced her own health challenges and those of her patients with dedication and pride. Another Nurse Angel has found her way to heaven.

Wendy Holmes

23 February 2019

I worked with Deb at UH. I remember her kindness when I was ill and she brought me a thoughtful bag of individually wrapped gifts for me to open each day to cheer me up. I will never forget her thoughtfulness and kindness. She was kind to everyone and compassionate.

Donna Swanson

23 February 2019

Dena, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Debbie. My profound sympathy, at this time. I wanted you to know I was thinking of you. Much love and blessings. In friendship and remembrance, Donna Swanson