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Debra Lynn Adams Keane

Debra Lynn Adams Keane


Debra Lynn Adams Keane
May 29, 1951 – April 7, 2022

On April 6 Debra Lynn put on her favourite outfit, fluffed her hair, applied a little blush and adorned her best dangly earrings to head out for dinner with two of her best girlfriends; Kate and Michelle. Sadly, it wasn’t meant to be, Debba passed away in the morning of April 7 after suffering a blood clot the night before as a result of stage four lung and brain cancer. She left us peacefully and with her friend at her side.

Debra Lynn was a southern belle at heart and a hippie in spirit, she was born in Alameda County California in 1951 to Reudolph and Ida Adams. She was predeceased by her parents and her older brother Rudy and survived by her younger sisters Viki McAbery and Renie Grant.

Debra Lynn was a loving mother and grandmother; remembered lovingly by daughter Amy Walt (Chris), grandsons Giovanni(23) and Markus(18); daughter Sarah Granewall (Curt), granddaughters Baylee(13) and Zoe(11) and predeceased by her youngest child Adam Keane. Tragically Adam was killed on March 26, twelve days before Debba passed away. Debra Lynn believed with her whole heart that when she left this world she would be with her son. She found peace in this knowledge and died with a purpose, the same purpose she always held as a mother, to care for and love her children to the best of her ability.

Debra Lynn graduated from San Leandro high school in California and started her first job with the FBI in San Francisco. Shortly after she migrated to Canada in 1971 landing in Nelson BC where she met Thomas James Keane and over the next 18 years they married, moved around BC (Lund, Vancouver, Terrace, Vernon and Victoria) and had three remarkable children. Debra and Tom divorced in 1990 and Debra carried on as a strong single parent for the remainder of her years. She enjoyed a variety of hobbies and activities throughout her lifetime; community theatre, a love of basket weaving, Halloween costume creating, cooking, dragon boating, the occasional motorcycle convention and an undeniable passion for gardening. She was a true Renaissance woman with an adventurous spirit, a feisty attitude, a spiritual soul and a loving heart. She loved her family and cherished her friendships. She will be greatly missed by many and remembered by all that crossed her path. Rest in peace Debba, give Adam a kiss from all of us.

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  • The Robbins -

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad and difficult time. Sending our love to all the family. Love, Ted, Theresa, Spencer & Nick xo

  • Jo-Anne Cannon -

    I dragon-boated with Debra Lynn many years ago, and re-connected with her several years later, through a different affiliation. She had a big heart and an even bigger personality. She was truly one of a kind and she will be missed.

    My sincere condolences to her daughters and grandchildren.

  • Chantale Taillefer -

    I worked with Debra-Lynn at Whole Foods and I will never forget her vivacious spirit, her love of people, her spunk, and love for
    Life and family! She was ine-of-a-kind. I went to visit her about 2 months ago and she was so brave and serene in the midst of everything that she was going through. It was a true inspiration.
    My deepest and most sincere sympathies to your family.

  • Viki McAbery -

    I was so fortunate to have Debba in my life especially as I was the baby in the family
    I can see her smile and her eyes
    I’m going to miss our new found relation ship but I will s5ill be here and talk with you❤️
    It soothes me to know you have Adam with you and all the others that have gone before you
    All love and light
    Your little one

  • Renie Adams Grant -

    Rest In Peace Debra Lynn. Hold your Son, Adam in your arms and soar with the Angels Land at the feet of Jesus and rest there. I love you and with a broken heart I say goodbye until we meet again.

    • Renie Adams Grant -

      Rest In Peace Debra Lynn. Hold your Son Adam Thomas McKinley Keane in your arms and soar with the angeks Land at the feet of our Lord Jesus Christ and rest there. It is with a broken heart ❤️ that I say I love you. ✝️

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