September 12, 1960 to December 23, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Debbie Gittins. She is survived by her husband and longtime sailing companion Keith Sangster, sister Susan Gittins, parents Roy and Chris Gittins, sister-in-law Maureen (Phil) Soichuk, and nephews Timothy Soichuk, and Bryan (Ami) Roberts.

Debbie was born in Merritt, BC and attended school in Coquitlam, graduating from BCIT business program and went on to obtain her Certified General Accountant certificate. For the last 9 years Debbie and Keith have sailed on the pacific coast of Mexico for the winter months and on Okanagan Lake for the summer months.

The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Chemotherapy Department, and the Team 4 Community Health nurses. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital, the Red Cross or the BC Cancer Society. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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