Mrs. Deborah May Kozmenski Ames

July 28, 1958April 14, 2010

Deborah May Ames(Kozmenski)

Memorial Service Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. St. Alban’s Cathedral

July 28, 1958 - April 14, 2010

It is with heavy hearts that we announce Deborah has passed away at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital. She had fought a long and courageous battle with cancer.

She was predeceased by her father Paul Kozmenski, infant daughter Angela, and father-in-law Gerald Ames Sr.

Deborah is survived by her husband and soul mate Gerald, her son Allan (Lisette), her daughter April (Jason) Ficek, granddaughter Keira Ficek, her mother Gladys Kozmenski, brothers Rodney (Lorna) and Shawn, sisters Karen Chartier and Roseanne (Drew Norris), mother-in-law Glenyce, sister-in-law Nancy, brother-in-law Murray, many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins and aunts.

Debbie and Gerry have been married for 34 years. Throughout the years Debbie went back to school and completed her Grade 12, acquired a certificate in building maintenance, and owned and operated their own business, Winnipeg River Marina. She also worked at Canadian Tire, Beaver Lumber, Kenora District Housing, Kenora and Keewatin Non Profit Housing.

Debbie took great pride in her children’s accomplishments. She was proud of her son and daughter and loved them with all her heart. Keira, her granddaughter, was her special gift from God.

Debbie and Gerry were more than just husband and wife; they were friends, business partners and companions. They shared, loved and grew together as one.

Deborah was a strong woman, a gentle soul, a proud mother, loving wife, supporting sister, caring daughter and a good friend to all she knew.

Debbie looked forward to all holiday occasions so she could decorate the house and cook wonderful, delicious meals for her family and friends. She enjoyed gardening and all the plants blossomed under her green thumb. Sitting on the dock in the evening, with a fishing rod, was one of her quiet pleasures in life.

The family would like to thank the 3rd floor nurses for their compassion and thoughtfulness while Deb was with them.

A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Alban’s Cathedral.

Deborah, Mom, Sis we love you with all our hearts. It has been a privilege to share your life. We will treasure the time we shared and the memories we have. Love you forever. We will celebrate your life.

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Brenda Benson

May 6, 2010

Hi Shawn: My sincere condolences for the loss of your sister. May you and your family find peace in all your memories, you have of her. God Bless you all, during this time and in the coming years.

Isabelle & Cory

May 6, 2010

Please accept our condolences Gerry. We're so sorry for your loss

April 23, 2010

My deepest sympathy for your loss. My thoughts and prayers at this time.

Sean Crawford

Bob Cunningham

April 22, 2010

Hi Gerry. I'm so sorry to hear of Debbie's passing. It's been a very long time since I've seen either of you, but I remember the two of you as a wonderfully happy couple, very much in love. My toughts are with you and your family at this time of your loss.

April 21, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Gery and family at this time.

Barb&Dennis Pearson

April 21, 2010

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.