Deb Drake

5 December , 196729 July , 2018

It is with heavy hearts the family of Deb Drake announces her sudden passing on July 29, 2018 at the age of 50 years.

Deb will be forever remembered by her loving sister Donna Drake as well as numerous other relatives and dear friends. She was predeceased by her parents Ellwood and MaryRose Drake.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 3, 2018 at 2:00 pm at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 10661-82 Avenue NW, Edmonton. The family graciously declines any food or flower tributes. In lieu of donations, they will be gratefully accepted to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of AB, NWT & Nunavut.

At Deb’s request please feel free to wear your favorite plaid or Hawaiian shirt.


  • Chris Drake, Active Pallbearer
  • Keith Rogers, Active Pallbearer
  • Tory Leslie, Active Pallbearer
  • Shawn Rogers, Active Pallbearer
  • Paul Pucylo, Active Pallbearer
  • Tracy Twerdohlid, Active Pallbearer


  • Visitation Friday, 3 August , 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, 3 August , 2018

Deb Drake

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Mary Doyle

4 August 2018

I'm so sorry for your family's loss. Deb will be sadly missed. I have known Deb for many years. She and her family were a fixture at St. Anthony's Parish always in the same spot. Deb was always so kind to my family, especially to my mom and my boys. I was also lucky to have gone to school with her. And it was literally just a few weeks ago that a friend of mine and I were reminiscing about school and Deb's name came up. We were talking about how positive and fun she was. Always full of joy. I will miss her dearly. But now Deb, my dad and mom can have some great chats like they use to have at church. We love you Deb and please keep praying for the rest of us. We will try to follow your example to live each day to the fullest.
Love Mary, Doyle and Jasper

Colleen Walker

3 August 2018

Deb ,

I loved your friendly personality always putting others first instead of yourself, I would say to you many times Deb, you need to take care of yourself, but that wasn't you. I loved working along of you at work. our
funny halloween costumes of Salt and Pepper and Coffee and Tea, i'll miss all the fun we had at work with the games and events youorganized from doing our crosswords puzzles, and watching young and restless on our coffee breaks you loved having fun at work. I will miss you my friend.
Donna, My heart goes out to you as you go through this difficult time . My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family .

Lisa Lutz

3 August 2018

Deb was a tremendous force of joy, energy, and booming laughter! (Oh my, that laugh was contagious!) She was such a charismatic, caring, generous, and loving person . Deb always made time for get-togethers, lunches, and snuggles with baby Silas.

We had oodles of FUN at the AISH office when we worked together, especially at Halloween! Deb was one person knew how to REALLY enjoy life; she was an absolute riot as a colleague. Clients and coworkers respected Deb, and adored her vitality. I am so glad we kept in touch after I moved on.

I am still shocked and very saddened by this sudden loss. I was recently thinking that it would soon be time to meet up with Deb & Donna for another delightful Japanese feast, and to capture the next series of photos with Deb hugging my little "squirmy-wormy" grandson, Silas. I was wanting to engage in some light-hearted chit-chat, catch up on the goings-on, and spend some feel-good time with some wonderful company.

I feel deeply for you, Donna. I know how very, very close you and Deb were as life-long sisters. I wish you strength and comfort as the days come, and I hope the best for you on your healing journey.

Lisa, Halle, & Silas Lutz

Jason, Wendy and Zac Redmann

3 August 2018

Rip Deb
I can say that it does hurt that you will no longer be at family gatherings as you had always felt like family, it was strange when you were not there , and when you were there it was always great to hear the love that was in your heart towards everyone, and the truly caring that you gave out to not only myself but also to Wendy and Zac
You are a very special person that was taken from this world way too soon
Save a special place for us all and we will see you again ( we will have drinks when we get there ) 😪

Donna, we are so sorry to have missed services today, we were unable to get Zac home from
Camp in time and would have had to come in late and we did not want to be disrespectful- please know our thoughts and love are with you.

Valerie Pullen

3 August 2018

My heartfelt condolances to the Drake family on this very difficult time. Deb was a joy to be around.

Patti Shapka

3 August 2018

Sorry to hear of Deb's passing.. I met Deb in St.Mary's Catholic High school..she was a breath of fresh air.. Many laughs were had. It was great to reconnect with her after so many years. You will be deeply missed by many Deb ❤

Gary Zimmermann

3 August 2018

The words fail me... which is testament to your special place in many hearts.

Sylvia Beaulieu

2 August 2018

From the time I first met Deb, many years ago, she always had a zest for life, enjoyed a good laugh and loved with all her heart. While there will be no new memories to be made I will cherish all the years of memories I have.
Donna, and all those feeling the loss, may we all find comfort in each other and the memories that we share.
RIP, Dear Deb, you will be missed.

Maurice Fontaine

2 August 2018

Dear Donna:

I was deeply shocked and sadden to hear about the passing of your beloved Sister Deb.
I will always remember Deb's wonderful sense of humour.
The fun times we had playing cards or board games like Taboo and us laughing so hard over our silly antics while playing this fun game.
Or one winter playing street hockey by the side of your house.
Donna, my Thoughts and Prayers are with your Sister Deb and with you at this time of hardship.
I will be wearing my Hawaiian shirt in Deb's honour.

Melanie Switzer

2 August 2018

My heart breaks for you and the family Donna, Deb touched so many lives. I will always remember her smiling face in the audience at so many of my shows . She will truly be missed 💗