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Debra (Debbie) Brunelle

May 23, 1957 - January 16, 2016


Debbie Brunelle, of Oliver, B.C., passed away in Penticton, B.C. on January 16, 2016.

Debbie was born in Willingdon, Alberta, on May 23, 1957.  She was predeceased by her husband, Harold Brunelle on October 6, 2013 and her father, Peter Hamaliuk on June 13, 1980.

She will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by her mother, Jean and step-father, Lawrence Kuly, her sister, Lonnie Atchison, and her niece, Kelty Atchison and Kelty’s fiancé, Cameron MacEachern.

Debbie is also survived by her stepsons, Les Brunelle and his wife Mary, Shawn Brunelle and his wife Madeline, and 6 step-grandchildren.

Debbie will be remembered by her many friends in Oliver for her tireless efforts to improve the quality of life in the community, whether her passion for golf saw her immerse herself in  arranging tournaments, a round or two with the ladies, setting up card and pokers nights, or simply dropping whatever she was doing to share a glass of wine with anyone who stopped by.

A celebration of Debbie’s life will be held at Cherry Grove Estates Hall in Oliver, B.C., on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Oncology Department at the Penticton Regional Hospital, 550 Carmie Avenue, Penticton, B.C. V2A 3G6.  Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting

Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos.



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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Charlie and Edna Goertzen
Relation: friend

Our Deepest sympathy to Debbie’s family. Debbie we will miss you!

From: Gary and Ann Howard
Relation: Golf friends

What a loss to the community. Debbie was a wonderful person who set a fine example for the rest of us with her kindness, positive attitude and willingness to help whenever asked. I loved playing golf with her when the opportunity arose and have many fond memories of those times. Condolences to the family – she will be missed!

From: Elwood and Lynn Hoffman
Relation: Friend

Our hearts are breaking as we send our deepest sympathy to Jean, Lawrence, all family members and friends who loved her. May you rest in peace, dear Debbie. Love from, Lynn and Woody

From: Mary and Colin Grant
Relation: neighbor

We are saddened by the news of Debra’s passing. We didn’t get the time to know her well but our memories of her were of a gracious, kind person. Our thoughts and prayers for peace go out to her family.

From: John & Sharon Surovy
Relation: friend

Our deepest condolences to all of Debbie’s family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all her friends.

From: Betty-Jo Hetherington
Relation: friend

I would just like to say how very sorry I am to hear the sad news of Debbie’s passing. She and Harold were two people we met soon after we moved into Cherry Grove and enjoyed getting to know them both. Debbie was loved by everyone and such an asset on past social committees and in the golfing world. She loved life and I know the past two years were very difficult for her. her struggle is over. I pray God’;s peace for all the family in the days ahead. Sincerely, Betty-Jo Hetherington

From: Irene & Roger lussier
Relation: A great friend

Our heartfelt condolences to the entire Brunelle family. May Debbir rest in peace.

From: Jim and Jennie Barlott
Relation: family friends

Jean and Lawrence may our friendship, sympathy and heartfelt condolences bring you some comfort.

From: Nancy and Emil Lussier
Relation: Old friend in Olds, AB.

Condolences to all of Debbie’s family. She was a good listener, and a great friend.

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Service Schedule

Private service arrangements have been made.

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Oncology Department at the Penticton Regional Hospital, 550 Carmie Avenue, Penticton, B.C. V2A 3G6.  

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