625 North Road
Coquitlam, BC V3J 1P2
Phone: (604) 936-9987
Fax: (604) 936-6912
Email: info@burquitlamfuneralhome.ca
815 Brunette Avenue
Coquitlam, BC V3K 1C5
Phone: 604-936-9987
Fax: 604-468-2575


Debby Giassi McDonald

Debby Giassi McDonald

Thursday, September 3rd, 1970 Friday, March 6th, 2020

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Obituary for Debby Giassi McDonald

Our beloved Debby passed away peacefully after a courageous three-year battle with Ovarian cancer. Debby is survived by her loving family: husband, John; daughters, Chiara and Cassia; mother Ederina; brother Brian (Jodie), nephews Alexander and Braedan; brother-in-law Jim, nieces Nicole and Heather, father-in-law Bill (Pops), Nana Mildred and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Debby was predeceased by her beloved papà, Aldo Giassi. In her life, Debby made friends so easily and she kept them all close. She will be dearly missed by Team Debby and everyone they represent. The Family would also like to extend special thanks to the medical staff at Royal Columbian Hospital, St. Paul’s Hospital, Crossroads Hospice and the Coquitlam Community Palliative team for their compassion and tremendous support of Debby throughout her journey. Funeral service will take place at All Saints Parish, Coquitlam, BC. Date and Time: to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Debby’s name to Ovarian Cancer Canada www.ovariancanada.org/donate.

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John McDonald

My dear Principessa. Thirty days have elapsed since you left this plane. I am still have no words for the rest of the world. I miss you so much.
Comment | Posted at 12:43am via Condolence


My dear friend and colleague Debby will always be remembered as a truly honest, genuine, joyful and pleasant person. It was an honour knowing her and learning from her about strength and courage. I hope such loving memory of our Debby offers some comfort to the McDonald and Guassi families during these difficult times. In her last message to me, she said about the challenging time ahead for her and her family: “..... together we are strong, we can do this!” I pray for this strength now and forever!
Olga Petrov and family
Comment | Posted at 08:34pm via Condolence

Olga Petrov

With loving memories of "Debby Giassi McDonald",
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Environmental Engineering program and BCIT are mourning the loss of our dear Debby. She was a great colleague but above all a shining star of our department, always kind, willing to help students and faculty and make sure all of us are happy. Sincere condolences to McDonald and Giassi families.
Olga Petrov, Program Head, Environmental Engineering, BCIT
Comment | Posted at 07:59pm via Condolence

Terry Yau

John, Chiara and Cassia, heart-felt condolences to each of you. Debby was a beautiful person and a true friend to everyone. She will be greatly missed by many; a beautiful bright light dimmed too soon.
Our thoughts are with you, Terry, John, Kaitlyn and Lauryn Yau
Comment | Posted at 01:36pm via Condolence

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