It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend Deborah Anne Huddlestan (nee Jennings) on November 16, 2014.
Debbie was born July 26, 1951 in Victoria, BC to Gordon and Patricia Jennings. Debbie is predeceased by her husband Al Huddlestan and her parents. Left to mourn Debbie are her siblings Barbara Clarkson (Kevin), Elizabeth Brookman (David), Bill Jennings (Jody), children Katrina Huddlestan, Erin Seto, Heather Smith, Lindsay Stephenson and Katherine Smith. Adoring grandchildren Mina and Kaiya Seto, and Ethan and Quinn Stephenson. Niece Julie Clarkson (Michael), great nieces Shanice and Shanelle.
Debbie grew up in Nanaimo, and taught in Smithers before moving to Port Hardy in 1976. She raised her family in Port Hardy while teaching both elementary and secondary school and was passionately involved in community services until her passing. Debbie was incredibly devoted to her family and friends and was loved more than can be expressed. She will be remembered for her compassion, humor, and beautiful smile.
A celebration of life will be held at the Port Hardy Civic Center on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 1pm. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to a memorial bench for Debbie and Al Huddlestan.