Deb Tye

A photo of Deb Tye

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.


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So sorry to hear about Deb’s passing! She was a great petson!

Words can not describe what i am feeling....Thinking of her family...

So sorry to hear of Deb’s passing. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. I will miss our chats when she came for her hair appointments. She was such a kind and caring person with a beautiful smile. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Tye family.

We want to extend our deepest condolences and prayers to Deb’s entire family.She was the face of the McDonald’s drive thru window a friendly caring person she will be missed.🙏🏼

With deepest sympathy to the Tye Family, May you find the strength you need to see you through this difficult time.Deb was a good friend and will be missed dearly. She was always a pleasure to be around. Dave and Sue Salenbien

Our sympathies and sadness for Mary Lou and Jim. Gayle Esler, Mary Ann Bannon and Brenda Nesbitt.

Deepest sympathy to the Tye family. Deb will be greatly missed by all who knew her. RIP De

She was a great Selkirk Street neighbour and a good friend. Rest in peace Deb.

We are so sorry to hear od Deb's passing...She always had a friendly smile and greeting everyday. She will be missed

To the Tye family we are sorry for your lost. Deb was friendly and always had a smile for you. Harvey would get his coffee in the morning at McDonald's and have a chat with her. I would see her at the library using the computers and watching the horse races. We will miss her.

Dave, Karlee and the entire Tye family........We are so sorry to hear about Debs passing. Bill and I send our deepest sympathies.

All of us at re:find charity thrift shoppe in Wallaceburg are shocked and saddened to hear of Deb's passing. She shopped at our store regularly and we enjoyed her visits, very much. She became our friend. When life was so concerning following Lincoln's birth we prayed with her. She always showed us pictures of him and we saw the joy and love that she felt towards her precious nephew. We knew that the members of her family were very, very dear to her. We will miss her visits and will always remember her fondly. May God bless her family at this terribly sad time.

She always had a smile and was such a warm hearted person when I stopped at Mcdonalds to get my tea and muffin .Always had a kind word to say and make you smile,She will be missed!

I wish to express my sympathies to all the Tye family at this difficult time.

So sorry for ur loss. She always had a smile on her face and I enjoyed talking to her at McDonald’s. She will be greatly missed. RIP Deb❤️

My deepest sympathies to the Tye family on Deb's passing. So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

we would like to send our condolences to all the Tye family in your loss. We pray God will surround you with his love, bring you peace and comfort.

Deepest sympathies to the Tye family on the loss of your loved one.

Dear Jim, Mary Lou, Tom, Crystal and families. Our sincere condolences with the loss of your loved one.

I am truly shocked to read of Deb’s passing. I never really knew her but grew up just around the corner. Once we connected when I saw her at the Wallaceburg McDonald’s we always chatted about life.. thoughts and prayers to you Jim and Mary Lou and the entire family.

It was my pleasure to know Deb. Always a smile, always a positive comment. A truly kind and caring person. You will be so missed by so many 💗

I am disbelief to learn of Deb’s passing. As a colleague and drive-th

Our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers for the Tye family on your loss. From Betty-Ann Pickering and family.

My condolences on the passing of Deb. She will be truly missed by all who had the honour of knowing her.

my deepest sympathy-she will be missed

I was very sad to here of Deb’s passing. I will miss her smiling face and our many conversations at the drive thru window every morning . She will be missed by many people. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Jim, Marylou, Dave, Karlee and family, we are so very sad to hear of your loss. We send our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless. Karen and Tim Nishimura

Our sincere sympathies to Deb s family. Deb was a wonderful kind lady.

Please accept our sincere sympathy in the passing of Deb, our thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this very difficult time. May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you.

Uncle Jim , Aunt Mary, Kevin, Dave , Tom and Family, We are really sorry to hear of Deb’s passing. She made an impact on everyone that she met. You are in our thoughts and prayer. Love Ron, Lori, Megan, Cassie and Ronni.

My heart is heavy with sadness I will miss Deb aka jr so very much. I met Deb while working at McDonalds we worked together every day. After I left McDonalds we kept in touch not as much as we should've though. Last we seen each other I picked her up at the pharmacy drove her to get supper then home. We talked about how she went home for dinner with her parents and seen the children. She told me about the new little addition to your family baby Lincoln. We also talked about her moving out of her apartment into a smaller space she admitted to being a pack rat and found it hard to part with some things. Then we fist bumped calling each other sisters as I'm the same way as her we keep everything. She had a huge smile. This pandemic had hit her hard as it stopped her from being with everyone as much as she wanted. We planned again to get together for dinner after this pandemic was over, as we used to go out with a few friends for dinner and drinks at the Blackgoose or Craby joes. Deb will be missed by all who knew her. My deepest condolences to the Tye family wish I could hug each of you. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Sending love and strength to the entire Tye family as you move forward in the days to come. Sure loved seeing Deb at family gatherings, she will be missed by many. Love and prayers Lisa & Carl Vink

💔 So very sorry to hear about Deb. We remember her so well from the racing days at Buxton & Ridgetown. You and your family are in our thoughts. May the memories and love you shared always bring you a smile. 💫⭐️ A whole new journey has begun for her .

I am so ver sorry to hear of the passing of Deb.

I will miss Deb’s smile and her kindness In the morning at McDonald’s . I would go through the drive-through in the mornings and Deb would always serve me my coffee with a hello and telling me not to work too hard. We sure are going to miss you Deb your kindness was always appreciated. Sending my condolences to the family. Rest in peace Deb.

I never knew Deb's name. I saw her obit and recognized her as the beautiful, kind lady that gave me my coffee every morning at the McDonald's drive thru window. She always had a glowing smile that would brighten my day on my way to work. Dance with Angel's Deb and thank you for making the world a better place.

To the entire Tye Family, Our heartfelt sympathies to all of you. Deb was such a light, full of love and laughter. She will be missed. Sincerely Tanya and Dave Nooyen

We were so sorry to here of the passing of Deb. We normally seen her every morning with a smile on her face at McDonalds. She was so proud of her family and her little Lincoln. We were kept up with the most recent photos. We can't imagine what her family is going through but we are sure you are so proud of her. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Del and Bev.

I’m so sorry to hear of your loss of Deb she was a great friend and her love for Lincoln was evident she would talk about him and show me pictures she truly loved her family my condolences 🌺❤️👍🙏🏼

So sorry to hear of Deb's passing. Way to young. Deb and I were related thru my Grandmother Bertiar Tye. I didn't know Deb well, we met when she worked at Westbrook's and discovered our relationship.

So sorry for your loss, Deb always had a smile and warm hello when we would see her at McDonalds. I know she’ll be missed. Send8ng hugs and prayers for the family.

Deb was always so friendly and full of life. She will be sincerely missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends. She will remain forever in our hearts.

Deb you will be missed you shopped in my thrift store for your crafts.Condolences to the family.Another angel gains her wings.

I am so very sorry. Deb was always a delight in drive-thru. My deepest sympathy's to her family.

I would like to express my deepest sympathies to Deb's family and ask God to give them strength and peace. She was a neighbor of mine. She was always very happy and we talked from time to time. She always had a smile on her face. She was also very polite and very friendly when I would see her at Mcdonald's. I will miss her when I am able to go back into Mcdonald's after the covid thing is over. RIP Deb fly high with the angels. You will be missed.


My condolences to all of Deb family. She will be missed dearly by many with her special greetings in the mornings when I would go for coffee. So sorry Deb we never got to be roommates I will always remember you. ❤️🌈🙏🦋

To all Deb's family you have my sincere condolences. Deb was just such an easy person to like, fun to be with and laugh with. She made friends easily. I did her hair for a long time and we laughed and talked for such along time. our visits were great. I will always remember her with love and friendship. Sleep well Deb, I will miss you. Sharon

My condolences to the Tye family, Deb was a really nice, caring, loveable lady.

Bill and I will miss you so much . Our condolence to the family and Macdonald famiy our prayers and love to all .Dear Deb thank you for all the great memories

I am so sorry for your families loss will miss our many visits at the drive through.she was such a great person.we had many giggles every time we me up at the same places . She loved her family. An she sure loved the little one. So very sorry.

Deb was an amazing person will miss her in the drive thru. Always ask about my mom if we weren’t together, so very caring. To Deb’s family my thoughts and prayers are with you. Rest in peace Deb

Mary Lou, Jim, Kevin, Dave, and Tom My sincere sympathy to you and your families. She was a dear soul with such a friendly and sweet smile. My family will miss seeing her at family gathering and McDonald”s. We always looked for her when we stopped in for lunch Janis , Meredith and Erin

You will be missed. Your smile and awesome personality. Ray and Skip will miss your conversations about Tea refills. Rip Deb.

I am at very sorry to hear of Deb's passing. I looked forward to a chat when she visited the library everyday. I will miss her sense of humour.

Already missing the short conversations and smiling face during the many trips through the McDonalds drive through. Such a nice person RIP Deb.

Oh Deb I will miss you my neighbour friend 😥 I will miss our little visits , fries together at the fry truck and making food that u so enjoyed !! RIP my friend 😥

Deb’s smile and hugs will be missed by her McFamily. To all of the Tye family we are thinking of you all.

Jim, Marylou and family.... so sorry to hear of Deb's passing......Our sincere condolences and prayers Don and Anne Gammage

Jim&Marylou 🌹 Deepest sympathy on the loss of your daughter. Keep those precious memories close to your heart.

Jim and Mary Lou I am so sorry to hear of Deb's passing away. My thoughts and prayers go out to you. Sincerely, Linda Stonehouse-Paling