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
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