Deborah MacLean

Obituary of Deborah Lynn MacLean

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Age 49, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her close family, on Monday, June 22nd, 2020. Deb was born on April 15th, 1971, in Windsor to Elizabeth “Betty” (Hope) and the late William “Bill” Hines. Upon graduating from Windsor Regional High School, Deb extended her education by obtaining a certificate in Early Childhood Development. This education allowed her to successfully open the first day care Centre at Marble Mountain, Newfoundland in 1995. She returned to Windsor the following year to continue at Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia. Deb served Mermaid Theatre for over 25 years, initially as a production associate, later she took on the role of Production Manager and Associate designer. Deb created thousands of beautiful objects, leaving a lasting legacy for the company’s national and international tours. She even got to drive one of their shows to Vancouver, where she got to travel across the country something she had always wanted to do. Deb contributed immensely to Nova Scotia Snowboard, where she served as a volunteer, always at registration wearing her t-shirt and a huge smile. She served in the roles of Director of Fundraising, President and Past President of the association. She was a beautiful soul with an infectious smile and a compassionate spirit. She could light up any room she stepped into and always had a way of making anybody feel special. Deb adored spending time with her family and friends. Whether it be biking, snowboarding, lying on the beach or simply sitting on the deck with a glass of wine, she truly loved life. She will be greatly missed by many. Deb’s spirit is survived through her loving husband, Andrew; children, Lydia and Ewan; mother, Elizabeth “Betty” Hines; brother, Terry (Lisa) Hines; sister, Susan Hines-Kennedy and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Besides her father, Deb is preceded in death by her grandparents, Clyde and Elizabeth “Libby” Hope; Arthur and Hazel Hines; nephew, William “Billy” Cleveland and many aunts and uncles. Special thanks to Dr. Cathryn Smith, the Oncology team at the QEII, the palliative care team at the Hants Community Hospital, Valley Regional Hospital staff, EMS, VON staff, as well as any other medical professionals who assisted Deb along the way. It is truly appreciated. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, a celebration of life will be announced at a later date, to ensure the many lives she has touched are able to attend and pay their respects. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Nova Scotia Division, 5826 South St., Halifax, NS B3H 1S6, in honour of Deb. Arrangements have been entrusted to DeMont Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317). Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: “Always remember to be kind.”