It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Deborah (“Deb”) Ann Tye on Saturday, June 6th, 2020 at the age of 60. Nothing in life was more important to Deb than her family. She was so very proud of her niece, Karlee (Ben) and nephew, Joel, and she will truly be missed by them. One of Deb’s happiest moments in her life was the arrival of her great nephew, Lincoln James. Every day forward, she thought about him before anything else, and spoiled him immensely! Even though he may be too young to remember her, she made a lasting impact on him, which his parents, Karlee and Ben will be forever grateful for.
Deb is survived by and will be forever missed by her loving parents, Jim and Mary Lou Tye (nee Busteed), and younger brothers, Kevin (Shirley), Dave, and Tom (Crystal), and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family. Deb was predeceased by her infant sister in 1960 and great nephew, Daeton Mantle in 2006. Deb loved to spend time with her parents, and you would often find the three of them at Dresden Raceway during the summer to watch the weekly Sunday horse races. She was also the light to many other people’s lives outside of her family. She worked at McDonald’s in Wallaceburg at the drive thru window for many years, so a vast majority of people were fortunate enough to get to know her and see her often.
Deb was also quite crafty from her experience working at Westbrook Floral for many years, and often enjoyed making ornaments and decorations for others and to decorate her parent’s farm in Blenheim, which she was proud to call her second home. Deb was never afraid to tell anyone in the family like it was or what she thought, and that is something that made her so extra special to everyone.
In honour of Deb’s wishes, cremation has taken place with no service to follow. Those wishing to remember Deb with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Ronald McDonald House Charities – Southwestern Ontario or the Canadian Mental Health Association.