Friday, March 1, 2024
March 1, 2024

Deborah Jean HAMILTON

Deborah Jean Hamilton

June 9, 1954 – January 19, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Deb Hamilton, after a long battle with cancer. She leaves behind her husband of 43 years, Jim Hamilton, her three children, Leslie (Greg), Gavin (Alex) and Rosie (Richard), and five wonderful grandchildren, Sarah, Miles, Soarova, Everik and Chelsea.

Deb grew up in Richmond B.C., where she and Jim met while both working in a Super Value store. They soon married and lived on a sailboat for three years. In 1992, with three children, they moved to Salt Spring Island and purchased the Mobile Market. After 10 years, Deb went on to work at Old Salty, where she enjoyed working with her fellow staff, and serving locals and tourists.

It’s difficult to believe that Deb’s healthy and active lifestyle would come to such an early end. Golf and bridge were her passions, which she enjoyed with her many friends, and Deb and Jim had many travel adventures. Hawaii and Palm Springs were always special locations, with multiple visits and many great memories. Other favourite destinations included Australia, and a cruise around New Zealand. Even after Deb’s diagnosis, Deb and Jim cruised the Panama Canal. But the highlight was a golfing trip in Scotland with six friends, ending at St. Andrews to see the British Open. During her summers, Deb enjoyed her vegetable garden. But her favourite spot was in the blueberry patch, relaxing on a lawn chair, picking blueberries and enjoying a glass of wine or two.

Many friends and neighbours were instrumental in providing for Deb’s comfort and care. Special mention goes to those who cared for Deb at home, and also to all those who visited and loved her. The care and compassion of the nurses, doctors, and staff at Lady Minto was exceptional.

Deb will be greatly missed. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 8 at 116 Fairview Rd., with further details to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Deb, to the Lady Minto Hospital Foundation, would be appreciated.

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