Deborah Richards Kellogg 1955 — 2020

Deborah Richards Kellogg

November 1, 1955 – May 15, 2020

With profound sadness we announce the passing of Deborah (Debbie)Richards Kellogg. Deb slipped away peacefully in the early hours of Friday, May 15, 2020 with family by her side.

Left to mourn her loss are Husband of nearly 40 years Dieter Dudy, son Ryan Dudy (Dannielle), daughter Kaitlin Methot (Brendan), sister Patricia Kellogg (Darla), sister Sharon Kellogg, grandchildren Sophia and Alyse and a multitude of nieces and nephews and in-laws. Also remembering Deb are a host of friends that have basked in Deb’s love and radiance.

Deb was predeceased by her Father, Leonard Bradley Kellogg, Mother Lois Kellogg, and Brother Michael Kellogg.

Deb was born in Pittsboro, N.C. and spent her first number of years on the family farm before moving with her family to Kamloops, B.C. Deb spent her school years in Brocklehurst and North Kamloops excelling both athletically and academically. Deb continued her education at both Caribou College and the University of Victoria earning a Bachelor’s degree in French Literature. After a year teaching in France Deb reconnected with Dieter and the two married in 1980. This was followed by the birth of Ryan 1982 and Kaitlin 1986. Deb and her family re-located to Kamloops in the fall of 1989 and in time along with her sister founded Thistle Farm.

Deb was selfless in all aspects of her life, caring of others, kind, a great listener and wonderful friend to all. She loved to travel and explore new places especially when accompanied by her greatest companion, Dieter. Deb was a talented photographer and would often get up before the sunrise just to catch the perfect shot. She was known for her infectious smile, compassionate spirit and unfailing sense of goodwill. Deb has left this world a better place just by simply having been in it, her shining light will remain with us all for eternity.

The family would like to thank, Dr. Malan, all the staff and doctors at the B.C. and RIH cancer clinics, all the family friends and Rotarians who helped in so many ways and the great staff at Marjorie Willoughby Hospice. A celebration of Deb’s life will be held in the fall when it is deemed safe for all those touched by Deb’s life to congregate.

“Ring the bells that still can ring, forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything,

that’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen

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10 Tributes

  1. John Dermot Coughla
    Posted May 23, 2020 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    To the families sorry to read of your loss, another angel has been fitted with her wings and us here on Earth to console each other. may she rest in peace till we meet again.

  2. Patricia Zerr
    Posted May 26, 2020 at 11:09 am | Permalink

    Our condolences to Dieter and family
    I have known Debbie for many years and she had a heart of pure gold. She will be missed

  3. D. Kerr
    Posted May 27, 2020 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

    Condolences to Dieter and his entire family from Pat Jacobs and family. Xoxoxo

  4. Olga Savovich
    Posted May 27, 2020 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

    Our condolences to Debbie’s family. She was so kind and generous. She will forever be remembered for her gracious smile…from our school days at Norkam Secondary and at the Farmers Market. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family at this time of sorrow.

  5. Michelle Jean
    Posted May 27, 2020 at 7:01 pm | Permalink

    My deepest condolences to Dieter and the whole family. My heart is with you.

  6. Jim Schneider
    Posted May 28, 2020 at 6:54 am | Permalink

    So sorry to hear of Debs passing. I have a lot of great memories of Deb from elementary school at George Hilliard School. Rest in peace Deb.

  7. Sigi White
    Posted May 28, 2020 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    Dear Dieter and family. It was a great shock to me to read the obituary yesterday in the paper.
    Feeling your pain and sorry, I know what it feels like to live through such a loss. My deepest condolences to you and the family. Es tut mir so sehr leid, dass Du Deine liebe Frau verloren hast.
    Sigi White

  8. Alex McLean
    Posted May 28, 2020 at 10:14 am | Permalink

    Dieter please accept our absolutely heartfelt sympathies on Debbie’s passing. Such a treat, I always so enjoyed her visits to the office and occasionally seeing her at the market.
    Our love and thoughts are with you and the family.

  9. sharon moore
    Posted June 2, 2020 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    I am so sorry to hear that your Mom has left us, Ryan and Kaitlin. She was a special lady and you will miss her so much. We are never ready to lose our Moms. Keep the good memories in your hearts. My thoughts are with your family.
    Warm fuzzies to you,
    Sharon Moore

  10. Blake and Darlene
    Posted June 5, 2020 at 9:29 pm | Permalink

    Dieter, Ryan and Kaitlin. So sorry to hear of your loss. We know it is a sad and difficult time for all of you. Remembering our connection with Debbie in those daycare years and beyond. She was always bright, cheerful and friendly. Enjoyed running into her from time to time over the years.

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