Vernon Funeral Home


Deborah Ann Morrison

5 August, 19531 April, 2021

On Thursday, April 1, 2021 Debbie Ann Morrison, loving wife, dedicated Mom to many, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Aunt and Great Aunt passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. Debbie was born to her parents Hubert and Barbara Scarrow in Kelowna, BC and was raised in Winfield, BC. She grew up on the farm and attended Winfield Elementary and George Elliot Secondary School. In 1971, Debbie moved to Nelson, BC to further her education at Notre Dame College. It was there that she met her soul mate Alan. The two were married the following year on October 7,1972 and an adventure began. Debbie and Alan became parents in 1974 and continued on to have three biological children and two adopted. They moved out to Alberta permanently in 1976 for the soul purpose of employment. Debbie kept herself busy and active as a parent as well as involved herself in numerous different jobs throughout the years until she found her calling as a foster parent. She was actively involved in a few voluntary roles for community clubs throughout the years such as the Rochester Willing Workers & Rochester Community, Family Support Society. As time progressed, Debbie and Alan ventured into providing support for children in a group care setting and later created a successful drive and support service program for families in need. Debbie has left a lasting impression with many. Her ability to make all feel welcomed and comfortable is a trait many share about her. She had such a giving nature and could always find the positives and always seemed to be able to make things better. Debbie was compassionate and dedicated and family driven. She loved to travel and often invited others to join on these excursions. Debbie was very sociable and her kind, giving and gentle spirit made her a friend to all. Debbie leaves behind her husband (Alan) of nearly fifty years, Daughter Victoria Dzivinski (Allan) and their four children (Liam, Owen, Evan & Mya), Son Daniel Asema (Elizabeth), Daughter Barbara Ellis (Ed) and their three children (Skye, Alyssa & William) as well as Great Granddaughters (Olivia & Echo), Son James (Gwenyth) and their two children (Gavin & Patience), Son Jason (Joy) and their three daughters (Julia& Jillian), & (Morgan). Debbie also leaves behind two sisters and a brother with many cousins, nieces and nephews of whom she loved dearly. A Celebration of Life for Debbie will take place at the family residence at 7875 North Fintry Estates, BC August 5-8, 2021, with the hope that a worthy tribute can be made for an extraordinary being.


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Arlene Everett

8 April 2021

I am sorry to hear about the loss of a wonderful lady. Debbie was our neighbor for 12 years in Rochester. We kept in touch sporadically through Facebook and when my mom died she shared some memories of her. Rest in peace.