12 Campbell Street, Castlemaine
195 High Street, Kangaroo Flat (Bendigo)
Debbie passed away on Monday after a two year battle with brain cancer.
Taken from us all way too soon at the young age of 61.
Dearly loved wife to John. Sister to Ricky and Rhonda.
Mum to Leah, Daniel, Nicole and Brock. Mother in-law to Cameron, Madison and Zoe.
Nanny Crystals to Amara, Lincoln, Ellie, Addi, Bella, Elsie, Farley and Henley.
She will be missed by all. Forever in our hearts and always in our memories.
In keeping with Debbie's wishes, a private cremation has been held.
You were my little Sister, and my life won’t be the same without you, you left way to soon; we had so much to do together still.
I will miss you forever and ever Sis 👩❤️💋👩💞😘
You will be sadly missed Deb.
Dearest Debbie, a true friend and brilliant caring mother and wife. I cherish my time with you and the care you showed Shannon.
Sincere condolences to all the family as bright light shines on Xxxx
Dearest Deb, Tank and Nanny Crystals.
How amazingly strong you were.
27 years of friendship with Nicky and lots of memories in that time that included you and the rest of your family so very much,
from sleepovers as kids to weddings as adults and so much in between.
My heart goes out to your family with you gone, you meant so much to so many people.
We will all continue to see your sparkle in the stars Deb, wear your crystal crown proud you special lady.
Lots of love Elly.
Dear Deb, I have so many memories of us as kids that I will cherish. Cuz it was so good to reconnect over the last few years so to make and share more memories and getting to the family’s, it is so sad that you have been taken way to early. I will miss the amazing person you were on the inside and out 🌹😇🥰 xx
We know you’ll be shinning brightly Deb and keeping a watch on everyone to make sure they put their crystals out. My girls will forever think of you when they see their crystals ❤️ When we are back up the Mount next I’ll go through the bog holes for you. Loved our camping adventure and your country music x You fought a courageous fight, Wonder Woman. Condolences to you all. Love Nicole, Mick, Bella, Lexi and Harper.
In our life we meet people who give sparkle to our life .. Deb was that person to me. Her positivity and love for her family and not to mention her tie dyed outfits! Deb you welcomed me into your family and made me feel like I was part of it, I appreciate that more than you’ll ever know.
Remembering our road trip when Leah was in labour.. got the call, your coming from Paynesville, I have at least 3 hours to get ready. I reset the alarm for an hour, but you kept ringing me..I’m 2 hours off..I’m 1 hour off until you finally arrived in Narre Warren but couldn’t remember how to get to my place! Picked me up finally after another call and the road trip started. We talked, we laughed, we cried and forever forged a bond that could never be broken.
What about us singing at the top of our voices at the bay city rollers concert, like we were 17 again! Buying our bay city rollers scarf and wearing it with pride! Debb xx
Crystal Nanny, I will forever talk about you, tell your grandchildren how beautiful, positive and amazing you are. You will forever be in their hearts and memories. Teddy Nanny xoxo
Brightest star in the sky ⭐️
Til we meet again.. Debb xox
P.s thanks for introducing me to pumpkin cakes.
Shine brightly Deb up in heaven with your crystals and your angels. We only worked together for a short time but you will always be in my thoughts. Love to John and your wonderful family xxx
Debbie you were such a strong lady, it was an honour knowing you and your family. Scott felt like one of your family, I’m sure you will be smiling on his beautiful baby girl Margot. Have a drink with Ken if you see him. In my thoughts often julie jordan xxxx
Never did I think I would loose you this young! I thought we would have you around forever. I still can’t believe you’re actually gone.
You were such a caring, supportive, hard working, loving, strong and positive person. Someone with so much to give. Someone with so much more to contribute.
Growing up you have always had our back. You did what ever it took to provide the best life for us kids and did your best to make us happy. You drove us all the way to Baringhup to go to school (the school we were most happy at). You drove us to sport after school and on weekends. You allowed us to constantly either be at friends’ houses or have friends over. You gave us guidance and then trust to make the right choice and learn our lessons.
You shared with me your love of gold jewellery, art, crystals and your belief in the spirit world. You have shared with us your work ethic and how you have to work hard to get what you want in life. You’ve taught me to believe in myself, chase my dreams and to live my life to the fullest. You taught me so much but something that I live by is to not take anyone’s shit and to stand up for myself.
I have so many memories to cherish…some big achievements you were right there by my side for. You watched me graduate when I completed my teaching degree. Something you were always so proud of me for. You never wanted me to take a gap year incase I never went back to uni! Then when Cam and I got married, you were there to walk me down the isle. You were also there for the birth of Bella. Probably my most precious memory.
We made so many other memories together- getting our motor bike licences together, working together at the fish and chip shop, zoo trips, going to Puffing Billy, Halls Gap adventures, going to see Charmaine Wilson and Mitchell Coombes live, our family holiday to Portland and travelling the Great Ocean road, park visits and walks. You also showed so much patience when teaching me to drive and spending countless hours with me behind the wheel. You even trusted me in the kitchen to trial and experiment with recipes. I will certainly cherish these memories we have made over the years doing things together.
Growing up I remember so much time surrounded by music- dancing shows on tv and being totally in awe of all of your high heel shoes, Rock and roll, dancing in the street at Easter time in Maldon, driving in the car with the music loud, and cleaning the house with the music blaring. Some artists I remember you playing- Randy Travis, Shania Twain, Brooks & Dunn, Vika and Linda, Billy Ray Cyrus, Cher, Leanne Rhymes, Reba McEntire and Jimmy Barnes.
I feel so lucky to be your daughter and even luckier to say you are/ were my absolute best friend. I wish we had more time to make more memories. Now I already miss our daily chats and phone calls. I miss you so much but I know you will be right by my side in a different way now guiding me from the spirit world.
Love you to the moon and back, Leah 💖😇🕊xx
There is a new angel that has just got her wings but before you got your heavenly wings you were an angel here on earth
What an amazing person you were we didn’t spend much time together but when we did it was always fun
I couldn’t believe it when I had a stroke you contacted me and asked how I was going, it blew me away
You had just had brain surgery but yet you thought of me
I will never forget your amazing strength
You have left but you will never be gone as you have left so many memories for everyone to cherish forever
Fly free my friend
I still have the crystal you gave me close by. You saved me that day. Your an awesome woman Deb. I know you will shine bright over us every time the moon is full. Blessed to know you and feel your energy. Rest easy now.
Such a vibrant and happy person, who will be sadly missed by all those who had the pleasure to know her. Best regards to all the family.
– Alastair Robertson
Taken way to soon.
You were one very special lady Deb, will think of you whenever there is a full moon getting those crystals ready!
Always so happy and positive.
Lots of memories. Our thoughts are with John and the family.
– Ian and Jenny
Deb, (2nd mum)
Your life had such an impact on not only my childhood but my daily adult life as well. Being around you would always feel comforting and care free. You took me in most weekends for years and would treat me as if I was one of your own.
Your smile and laugh I’ll never forget,
Your love and kindness I’ll always remember.
Rest easy now Deb.
Rest easy cuz it has been a pleasure to know you and share in your life. You will be missed forever ❤️❤️
A Tribute to My Cousin DEBBIE ( Using the Letters in her Name )
D. DEVILISH, DETERMINED, DOTING and a real DIAMOND.
E. ENTHUSIASTIC, ENERGETIC, EAGLE EYED, she didn’t miss much, EASY to like and ENCOURAGING.
B. BOSSEY in her child hood, while playing as kids we had many a BARNEY, Debbie was always right except for the day she went home wearing only the BODICE on her dress and I was left in the park holding the skirt. This happened when we all lived in Rokeby.
BUBBLY that was Debbie’s nature.
BUSY she always had something on the go whether it was Family, Art,
Crystals or looking up Family History.
B. BEAUTIFUL, BRIGHT and one of the BEST.
I. INNOVATIVE, INTERESTING, INTELLIGENT
E. EASY to like, EASY going, and ELEGANT.
EMPTY, this is how our lives will be without Debbie but remember we all have our lovely memories for ETERNITY.
Fly High! Beautiful Lady.
Until we meet again Cuz Love Lorraine XX
Deb I have so many wonderful memories with you and the kids, such as you writing letters with Lincoln to help him practice his writing, he would get so excited checking the letter box to see if a new letter had arrived yet. You taught them how to love crystals and they still sleep with them under their pillows. You were such a positive and strong woman who we are going to miss very much.
Rest easy Deb, love always
Chelsee, Lincoln, Addilyn and Henley
Dear Debbie, Thank you for letting Nick and I explore our teenage years in a safe and fun environment. Making us laugh, the late night pick ups, Blue Sea fish & chip nights and treating me like family whenever I stayed over. I still think of all those happy memories whenever I drive through Wesley Hill and all of us sitting around the little dinner table chatting while John cooked. It takes a village to raise a child and I’m very grateful you were in mine.
Thanks for everything x
The brightest star in the heavens..The most precious of all Crystals..Shine bright Mrs Clutterbuck.
Love Sharon Fussell
I have thought so much about which memory of you to share. Our love of crystals and so much more. There is one memory that always makes its way to the front of my mind when I think about you. This memory makes me smile every time. We were finishing up on shift or on a break. We got talking about your tattoo you had just got done. So we went into the locker room to have a bit of show and tell. It was the Taurus with the crystals in the background. However, to see the tattoo you had to drop your trousers. So there we are in the locker room you with your trousers down, and me on my knees checking out the workmanship. Then in walked a few other girls. What a sight for them to try and process. I remember the look on their faces. Jaws dropped, eyes wide open, they didn’t know where to look! We of course took a moment to realise just how funny we must have looked and burst out laughing. I think the reason this will forever remain as my favourite memory is because it has everything we had in common. Crystals, spontaneous reactions, laughter, and enjoying being middle aged and still shocking the younger generation. So Debbie, thank you for so many wonderful times we shared, conversations we had, laughs to get us through a manic shift, and being an awesome supervisor. Thank you for everything you brought to our lives. Miss you Debbie 💜
Rest in peace my beautiful friend, will miss all our laughs and hugs.
Love always – Gladys Cook.