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Judith Deborah "Debbie" Doan
March 19, 1954 - January 18, 2016
Surrounded by the love of her family, Debbie passed away peacefully at home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Beloved wife of 30 years to Gerry Doan. Loving mother of Nicholas Doan and Meghan (Jeff) Elias. Sister of Lawrence Gallipeau (deceased) and sister-in-law to Reanne; sister of Beatrice Ann Gallipeau and James (Gloria) Gallipeau. Predeceased by her parents Louis Gallipeau and Sarah Monaghan. Sister-in-law to Thom and Penny Doan, Dave and Mary Ellen Townsend, and Rob and Carol Bernacci. Debbie was a graduate of St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in Toronto. She nursed for 1 year on Manitoulin Island and for 34 years at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton as an operating room and labour and delivery nurse. Special thanks to all of Debbie’s lifelong friends from nursing, who provided support and comfort, and to all the staff at Juravinski Hospital for their care and compassion. Family and friends will be received at the DODSWORTH & BROWN FUNERAL HOME – ANCASTER CHAPEL, 378 Wilson Street East, on Thursday January 21st from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Parish, 11 Wilson Street West, Ancaster, on Friday January 22nd at 10 a.m., with interment at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Good Shepherd Centre would be appreciated by the family.