DeBeck- Miriam (Shantz) of St. Thomas passed away suddenly at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Saturday August 17, 2013 in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Peter DeBeck and loving mother of Kristine Burgess (Terry), David DeBeck (Deb), Dan DeBeck (Cathy), Kathy Manfredi (Rick), Sue Rath (Dean), Debbie Dennis (Greg) and John DeBeck (Kim). Loving grandmother of Carrie, Mark (Courtney) Laurie (Shane), Jason, Justin (Sonja), Joshua (Cynthia), Brianna, Kyle (Heather), Ashley, Devon and Jace. Loving great grandmother of Ava, Bailey, Mackenzie, Paige, Leah, Kaiden, Lily, Ayden and Maison. Survived by 3 brothers and 6 sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. Miriam was born Feb 9th, 1925 in Stratford.
A Memorial service will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St. St. Thomas on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. Interment of ashes in Holy Angels Cemetery. Cremation has taken place. Visitation at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations to the charity of ones choice.