Debra Fosbery (Polehoyke)

It is with regret that the family of Debra Louise Fosbery (Polehoyke) announce her sudden passing on March 12, 2007 after a short, courageous battle with cancer at the age of 51.

She was a bundle of joy born to Pauline and Nestor Polehoyke on Sept. 26, 1955. When Debbie was one year old her parents moved to Williams Lake.

The family roots became firmly planted as Debbie thrived, learned and bathed in her parents’ love. She attended all of her schooling in Williams Lake and graduated from Columneetza Senior Secondary School.

While attending school little did she know that her husband to be was at the same school.

After Debbie graduated she was employed for a number of years with a financial institution. Debbie also attended several courses preparing herself for the computer world.

Debbie and Lee met in 1976 and were married at the St. John’s Lutheran Church in May 1977.

Their starter home was a mobile home on Dog Creek Road.

Their next move was to Ninth Avenue, where their first child Shaun was born.

Debbie’s love for Shaun showed that love has no limits. Twelve years later, Alison arrived and their family was complete. Their next move to Roberts Drive would bring new challenges.

Debbie was a fun loving, vibrant person who respected people for who they were and asked for nothing less in return. She had an extraordinary talent for home decorating, cooking and was happiest at home entertaining.

As her children matured, Debbie was inspired to apply her skills and talents once again as she and her son opened a new business called Galaxy Games.

Even as we believed that nothing could ever hurt us, a little more than a year later life dealt her the final challenge a challenge that her immeasurable love, passion and courage could not overcome.

The invaluable help of family and many others should have made the difference, but the challenge was greater than all of us.

Debbie is survived by her husband Lee, children Shaun, Alison; parents Nestor and Pauline of Williams Lake; brothers, Reg (Darissa) of Vancouver, Bryan of Williams Lake, Dean of Vernon and many relatives.

We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to all the doctors and nurses at Cariboo Memorial Hospital and to Dr. McMann.

A special thanks to Pastor Andy Kahle and the ladies of St. John Lutheran Church for tea and a wonderful lunch.

Praise to the pianist, Sheila Freeston and soloist, Fay Breck.

Our deepest appreciation for all the flowers, food, cards, phone calls, visits, loving care and support that you have shown us in our difficult time.

A thank you to La Prairie Funeral Services.

Debbie’s mortal remains will be laid to rest in the Williams Lake Cemetery. There to await the great day of resurrection when the Lord shall summon the living and the dead before His presence. To God be all honour and glory.