2990 Church St., South Mountain, ON

Deb Marriner (Nee Garand) March 29, 1952 - February 23, 2021

Peacefully at home with her family by her side on Tuesday February 23, 2021. Deb Marriner in her 69th year of South Mountain. Beloved wife of Mervin Patterson and the late Glen Marriner. Loving Mom of Krista Marriner (Ronnie Levere) and Kyle (Joan) Marriner. Cherished Nanny of Jaede, Meah, Mikaela, and Grayson. Dearly loved daughter of Bob Garand and the late June (Nee Lawrence). Dear sister of   Derek Garand, Daphne (Geoff) Gobeil, Dionne Garand and sister-in-law of Donna Jean (Murray) MacDonald , Keith (Bernice) Patterson, Judy (Don) Holmes , Mary (Allan) Moorhouse and Sue Marriner (Ron Como).Dear aunt of many nieces and nephews. A Private Family Funeral Service will be held at Inkerman Wesleyan Church. Donations in Memory of Deb may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to the Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain (613-989-3836).

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A Private Family Funeral Service will be held at Inkerman Wesleyan Church. Donations in Memory of Deb may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to the Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain (613-989-3836).  Online condolences may be made at


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    Cindy Ault Peters says

    My deepest condolences to the family. Deb was such a joy to know, she was loved by many – may she now rest in peace. Thinking of you all.

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      Ambrose and Janet Arcand says

      Our sincerest condolences to the family, so sorry for your loss, Bob.

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    Elizabeth Baird says

    My dear Debbie you will be missed.
    My sympthay to your family .

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    Dianne Brown says

    Debbie and I became fast friends when she spent time with her grandfather, Frank Lawrence. I felt like his granddaughter too. Debbie and I had sleepovers when her parents operated the Roebuck store. Her Dad, Bob, often had to tell us to pipe down when we were giggling and talking too late. Even in high school we continued to be besties and confidantes. I have many, many good memories of the time we spent together. The last time I saw Debbie was at the 50th anniversary of South Grenville DHS. RIP Debbie.

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      Neill Earl says

      My sincere condolences Deb was a fine lady and she will be missed!

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    Garry & Diane Munro says

    Mervin, Sending our very deepest condolences to you and your family. May God give you strength at this very difficult time.

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    Terri and Rick Van Haren says

    Lovely lady, loads of fun and a smile thay could light up a room! Rest in peace Deb.

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    Deborah Shaver says

    I am so sorry to hear of Deb’s passing. What a wonderful tribute she had from her friends drive by recently. I’m sure she passed knowing how loved she was by all. Hugs to you Krista and your daughter. Miss seeing you :(( Love to all Deb and Mike Shaver

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    Thomas W. Gobeil says

    So sorry for your loss. Deb was always friendly and welcoming at family gatherings.

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    Lorna Munday-Meevis says

    You were one of my first friends when I came to live in Winchester. I am heart broken to know God has chosen you so early in life, to be one of his Angels. I will miss your bubbly personality and constant support. Knowing you were my friend has made this s hard pill to swallow. Till we meet again . Hugs Lorna xox

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    Allan & Elaine Freeland says

    Our sincere condolences to the family, our thoughts & prayers are with you in this difficult time. I used to work with Deb at the Royal Bank of Canada in Winchester, we had a lot of good laughs, she was such a wonderful person. RIP Deb!

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    Cindy and Jason Schoenfeld says

    An absolutely genuinely warm beautiful woman. Debbie gave us our 1st mortgage and since she lived just down the road would check on us from time to time. Later she drove our boys to high school and really was the best driver they ever had. She looked after all those who knew her, she made everyone feel welcome around her. She will be missed in our community, heaven definitely gained an angel. Condolences to her family, you are in ours thoughts and prayers.

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    Marleen Fawcett says

    I’m so sorry for the loss of Deb ,she was a great lady. Condolences to the family.

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    Debbie and Rick Ferguson says

    Sincere condolences to Bob, Derek and families at this sad time. RIP Deb.

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    Lois Irene Joyce Wattie says

    my deepest condolence to Debbies family she was such a lovely person and will be missed very much

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    Lynn & Dunk Walker and Barbara Garand says

    So very sorry for your loss. DEB was such A great gal. She was sure a bright light in the Garand family. She and that beautiful smile will be missed.

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    Barry & Kate Gray says

    Our deepest sympathy to the family

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    Sue Irving says

    Deb always had the welcome mat out, no matter how long it’s been since she’d last seen you. She touched so many people – I’m so sorry for your loss.

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    Yvonne Couperus says

    My deepest sympathy to the family hold your memories close

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    Sarah Timmons says

    I’m so sorry to hear about Deb. You could always count on her for a good laugh or a “Hey hon how is it going?” She will be truly missed.

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    Wayne and Huguette Burns says

    We offer our sincere condolences on Deb’s passing. Deb was outgoing, friendly and kind. We will miss her.

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    Laurie McElheran says

    My condolences to all of the family. I remember Deb as a bus driver at Nationview who truly cares about the students and always went above and beyond. Once I left Nationview she would show up at my new school to say hello and check in on me.
    We will all miss her smile, loving heart and care for all of us.

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    Jean&Cleland & family says

    Sorry to hear of Debs passing,thinking of boat trips we shared

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    Ben and Rhonda Warren says

    My deepest sympathy goes out to Merv and family. Deb was so much to so many. My first encounter was as a fledgling bus driver where Deb ,aka Diesel Deb quickly made an impact. She cared for her riders as she would her own family. Her smile was infectious and always uplifting. You will always live in our hearts. Rest In Peace my friend.

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    Dale and Edith Wise. says

    Dear Krista so sorry to hear of your moms passing. Watched the drive by of the buses, it brought back a lot of memories of when we drove together and all the breakfasts we shared at Sandy Row on Friday’s. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. Sending you hugs, Dale and Edith.

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    Tertry Garand says

    Our sincere condolences to Deb’s family at this difficult time. Many fond memories of our family gatherings in Roebuck when we were kids. Debbie will always be remembered for her beautiful smile and playful sense of humour. Terry & Donna Row Garand

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    Susan says

    Our deepest sympathy to the family,

    Dave & Sue Kennedy

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    Sharon Richardson says

    Our deepest condolences to the Marriner family. Deb was a wonderful and caring bus driver for our grandchildren. Sharon and Gord Richardson.

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    Gail Culhane says

    We send our sincerest condolences to you all
    Deb’s many memories that she made with you all, will continue to help you heal through this very sad time. 🌹
    We send loving and healing hugs to you all … 🌹

    Gail & Chris and family. ❤️🙏🏻

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    Katy McKibbin says

    Dearest Krista, Meah and the rest of Deb’s family, please accept my deepest condolences on your loss. As Meah’s Kindergarten teacher, I had the pleasure of meeting Deb last year. Each morning after her bus route she would come in to give Meah a hug. All of our students called her ‘Grandma Deb’ and more than one got a morning hug from her. I was often the lucky recipient of her hugs as well. She was a kind and gentle soul who showed genuine care and interest in everyone she met. I am so grateful our paths crossed and will miss our morning chats. Sending hugs, strength and prayers to you all. Be at peace Deb. Xo

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    Stephanie Larocque says

    Rest in peace aunt Deb, may you join uncle Glen and use the sailboat around the world! Miss you lots! Xoxo

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    JoAnn Mathieson and Weegar family says

    I want to send my sincere condolences to Deb’s family and the Garand family! Deb wasn’t a Cousin as we grew up like Sisters even though We had the border between us, Mom always made sure we spent time together when we were young. Deb was always full of fun and laughter and taught me a lot , She will be greatly missed by many and always in my heart ❤️ until we meet again.Now your pain free and in the arms of your Mom, heaven gained a special Angel , fly high with the Monarch butterflies 🦋 💓

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      Carl and Nancy Buker says

      To the Garand and Marriner family, our deepest sympathy in the passing of Debbie. May the memories and the end of suffering she is experiencing bring you peace going forward.

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    Gregory says

    Aunt Deb you’ll be missed by so many. You were always the life of the party and made everyone laugh. Sending our thoughts and prayers.

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    Dave, Isla & Ashley says

    Sending thoughts and prayers. Debs smile and the joy she shared will be remembered always.

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    Janet McKinnon and Richard Appleton says

    Our deepest condolences to the entire family. Deb was an amazing lady with an incredible spirit. Her smile and laugh were contagious and her hugs were second to none. We were blessed to have met her so many years ago. She will be missed by many. Heaven certainly gained a beautiful angel.

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    Frank and Jane Pryer says

    We are very sorry for your loss .Our deepest sympathy to all the family

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    Marilyn Panagapko says

    Deepest sympathy to all the family. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

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    Sheila and Robert Farrell says

    Sending our sincere condolences to Krista, Kyle and the Family.

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    Lourdes Martinez says

    Sending my sincere condolences to Krista, very sorry for your loss, and my deepest sympathy to all your family as well

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    Ambrose and Janet Arcand says

    Our sincerest condolences to the family, so sorry for your loss, Bob.

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    John & Kim Routh says

    Our deepest condolences to Deb’s family. We have fond memories of boating on the St. Lawrence River. Will miss her sense of humor and are saddened to know that we will no longer hear the honking of her horn as she drove by our home.

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