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Debra Fieguth
November 29, 1953 - May 8, 2016
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<div itemprop="description">Fieguth, Debra <br><br>Passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, May 8th, 2016, Mother’s Day, at the Kingston General Hospital. Wife of Rev. Dr. Ian Ritchie, and daughter of Menno and Joyce Fieguth of Battleford, Saskatchewan. Sister of Cheryl Zacharias (Jan) and sister-in-law of Susan Radecki (Al), Bill Ritchie (Sylvaine), and Carol Ritchie (Slavik). Dear aunt of Thomasin, Noemi, Sophie, Samuel and great-aunt of Anatolia. <br><br>Known as mother to Chewe Nkole (Thandi), Debra Mashamba, and to hundreds of international students, refugees and people around the world. Known to them as “Mama Debra” she made hundreds welcome into their first real Canadian home. She started the Diocese of Ontario Refugee Support work, which has recently welcomed over fifty refugees from Syria and other countries.<br><br>Kind hearted, her warm smile and ready hospitality was known to thousands. Journalist and author by profession, she threw herself into volunteer work from Habitat for Humanity to refugee and immigrant support as well as countless other causes. <br><br>Relatives and friends are invited to visit at ROBERT J. REID & SONS - The Chapel on the Corner, 309 Johnson Street (at Barrie St.) on Friday, May 20th from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. GEORGE, 270 King Street East, on Saturday, May 21st, 2016 at 2 o’clock in the afternoon, Rt. Rev. Michael Oulton officiating. Interment Glenhaven Memorial Gardens, Glenburnie. As expressions of sympathy, donations in memory of Debra to the Diocese of Ontario Refugee Support “DOORS” or to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. <br><br>Rest in Eternal Memory. <br></div>