Deborah Jones (Saunders)

Passed 08/13/2019

Obituary for Deborah Jones (Saunders)

JONES (Saunders), Deborah. Died August 13, 2019. Born December 2, 1958 in Halifax, she grew up in Spryfield. In 1981 she married the love of her life, Bryan Jones. “He was a rock star,” she said, “and he noticed my slender boots and long brown hair!” For many years she worked as a hairdresser. She especially enjoyed working in nursing homes where she would do haircuts for the seniors. “They were all my grandmothers and grandfathers,” she said. Eventually she handed over her hairdressing shop to Rose, who soon became one of her closest friends. In her spare time, Debbie taught figure skating, and spent many happy hours in her gardens and with her pets. She enjoyed entertaining family and friends, and weekends spent “with the girls,” especially Laurie, Stephanie, Bernadette, Gail, Bernice, Sandra, Kelli, Sandra. For over 30 years she and Brian spent summer weekends at their trailer in Coldbrook where she had many friends and which she called her “happy place”. “I couldn’t wait to get there,” she said. She was a devoted member of Church of the Holy Spirit in Lakelands, Nova Scotia, where she served in many different roles, including warden, Sunday School teacher, and fund raising. Debbie was predeceased by her father, Randall James Saunders, and her brother, Thomas Saunders. She is survived by her mother, Ethel Saunders (nee Banfield), sister Ethel Saunders, sister-in-law, Kathy Saunders, and son, Blaize, and his fiancé, Erica Bennett. She loved her family more than the whole earth. “Tell everybody I knew that I loved them.”

Funeral Service to take place at 322 Herring Cove Rd, Emmanuel Anglican Church Spryfield, August 24 2019 @ 10am



Funeral Service

10:00 AM
Emmanuel Anglican Church
322 Herring Cove Road
Halifax, NS B3R 1V4
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Brian, my deepest sympathies to you and Blaize. Debbie will be greatly missed. Sincerely, The Poole’s
- Craig Poole
Debbie was my hairstyling teacher at Michael's. She really cared about her students, so much so that when one of her students wanted to get married and money was a real issue, she helped bring the dream to life, even making the cake. Another memory I have is as a grade 4 student at Ida Mae Marriott school. Debbie walked me safely home from school and protected me from a girl who was threatening to "beat me up." From an early age she had a maturity and confidence beyond her years. She died too young. I'm sorry for your loss.
- Joanne Grant
Brian and family, are thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Darlene and Darren Davis
- Darlene Davis
Brian, although we never kept in touch after we left the campground, Debbie was a great person and we thought of her often, and will always remember her smile and her kindness. Our sincerest condolences to all the family at this very difficult time. Your old Sherwood Forest neighbours, Cathy & Donnie
- Cathy Negus
Brian and Blaze, I will never forget Debbie's laugh. She brightened up the whole room and could always see good no matter how bad things were. She was a true friend to my sister Heather and always had a funny story to tell her. She will be sooo missed. She truly is an Angel in Heaven.
- Sandra Whitehead
The world is a sadder place without this talented kind person.Worked with Debbie at Michael’s and had a short friendship..So sorry ..
- Valerie Best
Brian & Blaze, she was a rebel without a cause, but you always knew she had your back. God gives us love, someone to love , he lends us. Kelli, Ian and Chase
- Kelli MacPherson
Brian hun I am so sorry for your loss, my love and prayers go out to you and Blaise. I remember so well the first time I met Debbie way back when you two first started dating. She was so sweet and we became friends almost instantly. She will be dearly missed by all who’s heart she touched and I am sure there were plenty. God be with you hun. Love ya your friend Karen Davis
- Karen davis
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Pat and Lewis
- Pat Brimicombe
My heart breaks for your loss Brian & Blaze, my deepest condolence to you both and your family. Debbie was the real deal - genuine to her core and know she will dearly be missed. Thinking of you xo
- Brenda Gamble
So sorry for your loss
- Melody Veinot
Thinking of you @ this difficult time. She will be missed.
- Ginnie MacMullin
Brian and Blaize, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May your good memories live on forever. Our deepest sympathy . Vicky and Alan
- Vicky Graham
Sandy and I are so sorry for loss Bryan and Blaise. You guys were her world and everyone knew it in Sherwood Forest. Lots memories to hold dear to you. Deb is now gardening in heaven with no pain. Sandy Kirk and Darlene Robicheau
- DarleneRobicheau
Thinking of you all. Joy & Don Morash
- Joy Morash
So sorry for your loss Bryan and Blaise. Many happy memories of our times in Sherwood Forest. Debbie will be greatly missed.
- paul treleaven
I was one of many students Debbie taught from Michael’s she was an amazing teacher and great roll model . I will never forget her kindness fly high with the angels Debbie
- Laura parker
So sorry Brian and family. Three in short time that is very hard. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.Heather and Dave Cox Vestry St.
- HeatherCox

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