In Memory of






Obituary for Deborah Anne van Dyk (Adair)

van Dyk, Deborah Anne (nee Adair) born January 31, 1961 passed away on January 3, 2023. Loving wife of Martin for over 34 years. Beloved mother of Nicholas and Michael. Proud grandmother of Felix and Amelia. Daughter of Anna Marie (Curtin) and the late Stewart Adair. Sister of Greg, Paul, and Michelle (Dana Clark). Aunt of Connor and Jordan Adair and Aidan and Tristan Clark. Deborah was educated at The University of Waterloo where she graduated with a mathematics degree in 1985 after which she began her life-long career as a software developer.

Deborah was a quiet and kind soul, positive and optimistic throughout her life. She was incredibly bright and courageous. Deborah was a woman of incredibly varied interests and talents. From her earliest days she read endlessly. She made exceptionally beautiful quilts from scratch. She kept a vegetable garden from which she sourced the ingredients for home-made pickles and relishes. She shared in Martin’s love of car racing and appreciated the beauty of the “metal” music that her sons introduced to her. She adored all things Dutch, made stamppot and baked wonderful speculaas cookies. Deborah liked to travel with her three guys and delighted in exploring new places, languages, and cuisines. She enjoyed spending time in her backyard with a glass of wine and the company of family and friends. She had a lovely smile and a somewhat secretive sense of wit that only seemed to grow more in her final days. She will be missed by all.

The family would like to offer special thanks to the staff at Sunnybrook Hospital, Ontario Community Care Services, Southlake Regional Health Centre and Toronto Western Hospital for the kind and gentle care of Deborah.

Friends may call at the Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main Street South, Newmarket on Monday, January 9th from 2-4 pm and from 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, January 10th at 11 am at St. Elizabeth Seaton Church, 17955 Leslie Street, Newmarket. A reception will be held at the church immediately following the funeral service. The family will depart from the reception for a private interment service thereafter. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE SERVICE ONLINE
If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.

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