Deborah Ann Whitman

June 14, 1951January 10, 2021

Deborah was born on June 14, 1951 and passed away on January 10, 2021. She was the daughter of Fred and Lucy Whitman of Bedford and later New Minas. She was predeceased by a sister Nancy, brother Ronald and her parents.

Deborah went to Acadia University from 1969 to 1973 to study German and then completed her BA degree at Dalhousie University in 1975. She also attended Miss Murphy's Business College.

She was artistic and most enjoyed photography, sketching, music and reading. She loved animals, especially her cat Samantha. She had great faith in God.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 22nd at 2:30pm in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland St. Attendance is very limited due to Covid-19 so the service will also be available virtually via:

The family wishes to thank the doctors and staff at the hospice in Halifax, for their kindness and care.


  • Funeral Service

    Friday, January 22, 2021



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Jean Campbell

January 20, 2021

We have known Debbie for many years. On the day before she passed away we visited her. Her last words to us as we were leaving were, "I am in God's hands".
Our sincere condolences to her family.
Donald and Jean Campbell

Renee Grandbois White

January 20, 2021

So sorry to hear of Deborah’s passing. Her beloved cat Samantha is here warm and loved for the remainder of her years.
Deborah spoke highly of the comfortable and kind surroundings she found herself in at Halifax Hospice. I know that Deborah also had her faith to sustain her in her final days. Rest In Peace Deborah.

Darrell & Una Bergman

January 19, 2021

Debbie was a long time friend of ours who had her challenges ; but through it all maintained her faith in Jesus Christ. We are thankful we had many conversations on the phone over the years and got out together on special occations. She enjoyed getting together with her friends.

It is Comforting to know that her suffering is over and she now has eternal life with the one who loved her most and who she trusted to forgive her sins and take her to heaven.

Our sincere condolences to her family.

Carolyn Campbell

January 18, 2021

I am saddened to hear that Debbie died. My friend, Becky, and I
met Debbie at Acadia and have kept in touch with her ever since.

Hellen Codling

January 17, 2021

Hebrews 12:1-2
I met Deb on Facebook through mutual friends. Each morning and evening we would chat. I would send her my devotional, psalm and prayer photo I do for a friend. We enjoyed sharing jokes and sharing needs and prayer requests. Deb grew in her faith over the years and looked forward to going to be with Jesus! To God Be The Glory!

Rhoda Blaauw

January 17, 2021

Our family has known Debbie since about 2002, and we've stayed in touch over the years. We were glad her family was there to help and comfort her, since we live out of province, and were grateful that she was calm and in no discomfort shortly before her repose when I spoke with her last. We love you, Debbie; you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Our warm condolences to her family.

Sandi Nixon

January 16, 2021

I met Deborah on face book. I was so amazed by her quiet strength, her grace and her dignity. She never said 'why me'. She just met her days with that quiet strength. I will miss her positive posts. My condolences to her friends and family along with warm thoughts and gentle hugs.

Alex Quinn

January 16, 2021

I got to know Deborah on fac ebook the last 6months or so she was a very sweet kind fun lady!we did speak on the phone and she was full of great energy laughter and great ideas!very smart!She was a very loving woman and sent great texts too!I will miss her but so glad she was in my life!A special gift !to all that met her !a positive brave source of inspiration!A very strong faith !that carried her through her illness!Blessings! Until we meet again love hugs oxoxoxAlex Quinn

Becky Williams

January 16, 2021

I met Debbie at Acadia . She was a sweet, smart girl. We've kept in touch over the years although not often in person. I'm glad I got to see her just before Christmas. She was my friend and I loved her dearly. Her faith in God often sustained me. Rest in peace, dear friend. See you later. Becky

Jo-Ann Parsons

January 15, 2021

Debbie and I went to school together, she was a sweet girl and in the last little while we kept in touch through Facebook. Her faith in God was what she leaned on to get her through her illness. She was such a gentle soul. Rest in peace Debbie.

Jo-Ann (Dort) Parsons