Henderson's Langley Funeral Home

20786 Fraser Highway, Langley, BC


Deborah Marie Froese

October 5, 1953January 9, 2020

FROESE, Deborah Marie (nee Hougen)

On Thursday, January 9, 2020, Debbie Froese, wife, mother, daughter, aunt and sister, passed away at the age of 66 years after a valiant battle against cancer.

Debbie will be forever remembered by her husband and best friend Jack, and their precious children, Marilyn Morgan, Jason Froese (Amanda) and Jennifer Huttema (Ray); her grandchildren, Ethan, Brendan, Carson, Brody, Isaiah, Tyler, Jackson, Melodirose, Barrett and her parents Jack and Patricia Hougen; her sisters, Barbara Daenckaert and Beverly Harris. Debbie will also be remembered by her numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and dear friends.

Debbie was raised on a dairy farm in Abbotsford and attended Abbotsford Senior Secondary School. Debbie married Jack on October 6, 1973 and settled on Jack’s family farm in Mt. Lehman. In 1979 Jack and Debbie purchased their own farm in Langley. Debbie was the co-founder of J D Farms Specialty Turkey and was a vital part of the business, developing innovative recipes and always treating her customers and staff as her family.

Debbie loved volunteering for Aldergrove Soccer Club, Aldergrove Rotary, Langley Centennial Museum and many other causes to help families in Langley.

Debbie was especially proud of her role in founding and volunteering for the Thank You For Caring Society which hosts the “Thank You For Caring, A Christmas Tea” which raises money to assist families in need in Langley.

Debbie was a loving supporter of her husband, Jack, in his role as the Mayor of The Township of Langley. Debbie loved being a cheerleader for The Township and joined Jack in the many social and fundraising activities as a community builder.

A Celebration of Life will be held in memory of Debbie on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Christian Life Assembly, 21277 56 Avenue, Langley, BC.

Memorial donations in memory of Debbie may be made to either: Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation (lmhfoundation.com) Langley Hospice Society (langleyhospice.com)


24 January

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm

Christian Life Assembly

21277 56 Ave. Langley, BC V2Y 1M3,


Deborah Marie Froese

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Danny Evans

January 22, 2020

A wonderful lady and a friendly smile . Good time to reflect on a special lady

Steve and Linda Hatcher

January 20, 2020

Words seem so inadequate at a time like this. She was a twinkling, sweet light in our lives and we are missing her so deeply. Jack, Marilyn, Jenny, Jason and family, we are here for all of you always. Her love will surround you forever.
Hugs and tears,
Linda and Steve Hatcher.

Pauline Auline

January 19, 2020

Dear Jack and family,

Thinking of you all at this difficult time. It was a pleasure to meet and know Debbie. A beautiful warrior princess who fought so hard to stay. Heaven has gained a very special angel. 💕

Doug Allen

January 19, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Debbies passing. She was such a kind person . My deepest sympathy to you Jack and your family for your loss. RIP Debbie.

Allan Craig

January 17, 2020

Our condolences to Jack and his family.
Debbie was a wonderful and special person, always a smile for everyone.

Allan Craig
Char Girardi

Don Oliphant

January 16, 2020

Dear Jack and family;

My sincere condolences to you all.

Debbie was a very warm, precious woman and a class act.

May she rest in peace

Debbie Carss

January 15, 2020

Sincere condolences to Mayor Jack & family. We met her at Mr. Warawa’s Christmas music concerts. A very kind person. Also met her at Township elections which I was involved in. Deeply missed by all.

Ed and Rita Mazur

January 15, 2020

Sooo sorry to learn of the loss of Debbie. Her beautiful smile always lit up a room. She will always be remembered as a kind and gracious lady!! Our thoughts and prayers for you Jack and all your family are with you!

Tammy Simpson

January 14, 2020

Condolences and heartfelt sympathy to you all. Debbie will be missed by so many people, and touched my heart personally with her kindness and support while we restored The Flowerdew House across from JD farms. God bless you Jack and blessings to all the Froese family. I pray you feel surrounded with love.

Donna Porter

January 13, 2020

My sincere thoughts and prayers are with Jack and the family . Debbie was truly an example of love and support for her family and community .Her example will be remembered . Thank you for support of Langley Hospice .