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In Loving Memory of Deborah Yvonne O’Donovan

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2 May 1953 to 9 March 2018

Debbi was a long-time member of ACE with her mother Renee and sister Denise.

Debbi’s funeral was held at Lupton House, Brixham, where we learnt that Debbi had been a good student at school and she trained as a teacher. She met her husband Kevin and they had many family holidays abroad.

Unfortunately, her career was cut short when she was diagnosed with MS. She joined the charity Access to Community Education known as ACE and enjoyed the friendship, support and the activities.

She enjoyed our guest speakers and she usually asked searching questions. She joined in the IT, swimming, art, gardening and mobility classes. She never let anything put her off and she was always positive about her life.

When she struggled to hold her head up in swimming she adopted a blow-up life jacket and she used a mask and snorkel.

On behalf of her sister she annually presented the ‘Good Egg Award’ for members or volunteers whose contribution to ACE had been especially noticeable that year.

Debbi is now with Denise and Renee and she is greatly missed.

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