OBITUARY

Debra Blinn

20 October , 195513 March , 2019

Cohoon-Blinn, Debra Helen, 63, passed away in Digby General Hospital on March 13, 2019, with her family by her side. Born in Ashmore, she was the 9th child of the late Burton Cohoon and Vivian (Thibodeau) Cohoon-Lake. Debra is survived by her husband and best friend, for 42 years, Emile, daughter, Michelle Thibodeau (Craig Thibault) Doucetteville, Joseph (Lee Ann) Digby, Johnathan (Ashley Roberts) Tumbler Ridge BC, stepson Chris Blinn and his two sons, Saint John NB; grandchildren, Aleah Thibodeau, Meah Thibodeau, Ava Thibault and Remington Thibault all of Doucetteville, Addison Blinn Digby, Brook Sparks Digby. Surviving siblings, Phyllis (Bev) Handspiker, Digby; Sharon LeBlanc Yarmouth, Darlene (Jim) Madore Digby, Wlliam (Billy) Cohoon, Whitehorse ; Donna Cohoon Yarmouth. Also survived by step-father Anselm LeBlanc (Papa Aus) Weymouth, whom she had chosen as her father, he had raised her from the age of 3 and she always considered him the compass that pointed to home. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by brothers, Lee, Larry, Arnold and Tommy , brothers in law, Roy Harnish, Achille LeBlanc and Vincent LeBlanc. Debra attended the Weymouth Consolidates High School. In her early years she worked for Weymouth Motors as one of the first Irving girls. Debra became a born again Christian at the age of 28 and had strong passion for the things of God and her most important goal in life was to have raised her family to know the God who greeted them. They ran Journey’s Lake Campground in Ohio for 5 seasons before becoming owner/operator of Cliff Haven Manor, a safe place for seniors' room and board, Digby, from 1991-2016. During those years, Debra felt it was her calling to care for and give love and support to her many clients. In 2011 Debra became an ordained minister through The Stephen Wade Evangelistic Association Inc. and was instrumental in creating The Shepherd Lamb’s Ministry with her husband. She was also involved in the pioneer work in Faith Community Church of God, Digby. Her passion was sharing God’s plan of salvation and winning souls for Christ. Funeral to be announced at a later date. Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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Family of Sandi Innes Yorke

24 March 2019

Heart felt condolences go out to Debra's family from the family of the late Sandi Innes

Teri Dahlgren

22 March 2019

My sincere sympathies to Emile and family. Debbie was a lovely lady. Full of kindness and joy for everyone. She will be sadly missed., and it
was an honour to have known her. May fond memories of Debbie bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. My deepest and heartfelt condolences.

Doreen and Wayne Hall

21 March 2019

We just learned of Debbie passing. What a shock !we met Debbie when she was Sandi Innes care giver, a beautiful Christian , may you rest in peace Our prayers are with you

Murray Marshall

20 March 2019

Emile
We were so sorry to hear of Debra's passing! Sending along our sympathy to you and the family.
Murray and Shirley Marshall

Susanne and Larry King

19 March 2019

So very sorry to hear about your mom's passing . Thinking of YOU and all your family at this tragic time . May God give you strength and peace.

Bill Hall

18 March 2019

Dear Emile and family,

I am so sorry to learn of Debbie's passing. I will always be grateful for the genuine, heartfelt, love and care that your family gave to my mother. Mum used to get a big kick out of Debbie when she would step-dance for her a little bit. Sure looking forward to seeing them both again; "when we all get to heaven."

God Bless,

Bill Hall & Family

Karen LeBlanc

18 March 2019

Dearest Emile, Jon , Michelle , Joey and families , Words cannot to begin to express how shocked and heartbroken I was to hear of Debbie's sudden passing . I met Debbie on one of my very first trips to Weymouth many years ago and have been friends ever since . Where have those nearly 50 years gone to . As we all know life becomes so busy but never a time came that when we ran into each other she always took the time for a chat and of course a few laughs . I will treasure our long friendship and know that she will be missed by her dear family , friends and church followers . Keep her tucked within your hearts and treasure all those beautiful memories that you had together . With heartfelt sympathy Karen LeBlanc and family

Julie and Peter Fenton

18 March 2019

We are so sorry to hear about Debbie our prayers go out for u all May God surround u all with His comfort and strength We will miss Debbies sweet smile and her love she always showed but we know she is with her Lord and Savoir and someday we will rejoice together again in His presence around His throne You r all in our thoughts and prayers at this time

Ron Smith

18 March 2019

Emile, My Sympathies go out to you and your Families...I was Shocked to hear of Debra’s Passing.I would like to Thank You and Debra for being there for me when I Lived in Nova Scotia,you Both are Great And Caring People...May she R.I.P and God Bless You Both..

Sue Lombard

17 March 2019

It was so sad to hear of Debbie’s passing and know the heartache that her absence will bring into your lives. It is said that memory is our link to eternal life but in the days ahead your memories will not always be easy because you will miss her so. Yet they will be always reminders that you will meet again. My thoughts and prayers are with you all, now and through the days ahead.

FROM THE FAMILY