Debra Blue Ann Wright
November 20, 1953 –
November 11, 2008
Debbie was born November 20th, 1953 into a loving family, her Daddy Blair, her Momma Jean and brothers Chuck and Ken. Debbie grew up in Edmundston, New Brunswick learning the whys and wherefores of the North New Brunswick Woods.
Debbie, as she is called by her family, was like a sponge soaking up all the knowledge from the people she grew up around. Some who had their Masters in the “How to get along in Life” pamphlet. I know this to be true because of how grounded she was for the rest of her life.
She moved to PEI with her family in her teens where she stayed to finish her schooling after Jean and Blair moved back to the mainland. Here she met her life partner, Peter, and together with their dogs, who fought, and various bits of camping supplies from the “Johnstone Family Store” they embarked on a journey through life that was full to the brim with love, laughter, heartache and a great sense of family and friendship.
Blue, as she is called away from her New Brunswick Family, had the unbelievable ability to relate to everybody and everything around her. Her life was full of experiences. She lived in places called Muskrat Hollow, Little Heaven and Horsefly! She as a Ranch Hand on the Springfield Ranch, she drove cab in Williams Lake, she was a school bus driver in Edmonton, a crane operator in a Nasku pipe yard, a Tower Crane Operator in Edmonton, and a hotshot driver in Alberta. Then she went from Bus Driving in Hinton, to being a Mom for Oakly, to Pottery Worker in Surrey, and back to Springfield Ranch to being Mom to Aja, on to being a Forestry Worker in the Cariboo to School Bus Driving and Swim Instructor in Horsefly and Williams Lake.
Blue walked through this life with laughter, songs, tears, bad jokes and good jokes.
She could always elicit a smile from the people around her, probably because in her mind things just “weren’t that bad”. Mind you, that isn’t to say the lady couldn’t dig her heels in and be downright stubborn!!
Blue was happy to be pregnant, happy to hold a baby in her arms, and that could be anybody’s baby, but most especially her own. She was happy to be on stage, for there she could pull all the faces and jump into any character with ease and aplomb. The World was her stage! She was happy when she was singing and playing music, she was just plain Happy to be alive!
Our Blue left us on Remembrance Day 2008, and she left us with a flood of memories that will put a smile on our faces for a long, long time to come.
What a legacy she has left us with. Blue we love you and we will always sing your songs!