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DREAMCHASER Deb Quadland You will never be forgotten and missed more than you know. I valued our friendship and loved our chats and whelping advise was priceless! Until we meet again…you will be thought of often. If only I could hear your laughter one more time or the goodbye “Right-O”
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in Loving Memory of Debra Ann Quadland 8-Sep-1954 - 29-Feb-2024 Debra Ann Quadland (nee Halliday) Debra was born September 8, 1954 in Toronto. Her parents were John Allan (Jack) Halliday and Doris Elyssa (Dori) Halliday nee Byrne. Upon Jack’s graduation from medical school, he established a practice in Brantford, specializing in Ophthalmology. The family first lived in Ancaster, and in a few years they moved to Brantford. Deb went to North Park Collegiate Institute, where she played the flute in the school band. Upon graduation from North Park, she decided to become a medical laboratory technologist and attended Mohawk College. She spent her entire 28 year work career working in the laboratory at Brantford General Hospital. Deb married her longtime sweetheart, Geoff Quadland, on April 20, 1996. They had first met in 1969 because her parents and Geoff’s parents had purchased adjacent cottages in Georgian Bay. The couple loved each other dearly and always supported each other, and their relationship lasted until Deb’s passing. Deb was always competitive. She became very interested in owning and showing Arabian horses, and did well in the show arena, becoming well known and winning many ribbons. Throughout her life Deb owned many dogs. At first they were just pets, but later, after showing horses became too much of a burden, she specialized in owning, breeding and showing bearded collies. She produced many champions, including dogs which won Bearded Collie Club of Canada and Bearded Collie Club of America best of breed championships. She became well known and much loved in the “beardie” world for her kindness, generosity and helpfulness to other beardie owners and breeders. In the last 20+ years of her life, cancer became a terrible burden. She would fight it bravely and courageously and subdue it, only to have it raise its ugly head again and again after years of therapy. Finally, on February 29th, 2024, it became too lethal to fight any more and she left this world from the place where she worked for so many years, Brantford General Hospital, with her loving husband Geoff at her side. Deb is survived by her husband Geoff, her younger sister Jody Shewan, her brothers-in-law Neill Shewan and Cyrus Quadland, her sister-in-law Joyce Quadland, her nephews Cameron Shewan, Zachary Quadland and Graham Quadland, and her niece Kelly Shewan. She will also be greatly missed by her many close friends in the Bearded Collie and Arabian horse worlds, from work (at the Brantford General Hospital), and by the many others whose hearts she touched. There will be a celebration of life for Deb at Toll Funeral Home, 55 Charing Cross St., Brantford, ON N3R 2H4. Friends are welcome to join the family from 2 to 5 pm on April 6, 2024, to share memories and joys of her life. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Breast Cancer Network would be appreciated.
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DREAMCHASER Deb Quadland You will never be forgotten and missed more than you know. I valued our friendship and loved our chats and whelping advise was priceless! Until we meet again…you will be thought of often. If only I could hear your laughter one more time or the goodbye “Right-O”
in Loving Memory of Debra Ann Quadland 8-Sep-1954 - 29-Feb-2024 Debra Ann Quadland (nee Halliday) Debra was born September 8, 1954 in Toronto. Her parents were John Allan (Jack) Halliday and Doris Elyssa (Dori) Halliday nee Byrne. Upon Jack’s graduation from medical school, he established a practice in Brantford, specializing in Ophthalmology. The family first lived in Ancaster, and in a few years they moved to Brantford. Deb went to North Park Collegiate Institute, where she played the flute in the school band. Upon graduation from North Park, she decided to become a medical laboratory technologist and attended Mohawk College. She spent her entire 28 year work career working in the laboratory at Brantford General Hospital. Deb married her longtime sweetheart, Geoff Quadland, on April 20, 1996. They had first met in 1969 because her parents and Geoff’s parents had purchased adjacent cottages in Georgian Bay. The couple loved each other dearly and always supported each other, and their relationship lasted until Deb’s passing. Deb was always competitive. She became very interested in owning and showing Arabian horses, and did well in the show arena, becoming well known and winning many ribbons. Throughout her life Deb owned many dogs. At first they were just pets, but later, after showing horses became too much of a burden, she specialized in owning, breeding and showing bearded collies. She produced many champions, including dogs which won Bearded Collie Club of Canada and Bearded Collie Club of America best of breed championships. She became well known and much loved in the “beardie” world for her kindness, generosity and helpfulness to other beardie owners and breeders. In the last 20+ years of her life, cancer became a terrible burden. She would fight it bravely and courageously and subdue it, only to have it raise its ugly head again and again after years of therapy. Finally, on February 29th, 2024, it became too lethal to fight any more and she left this world from the place where she worked for so many years, Brantford General Hospital, with her loving husband Geoff at her side. Deb is survived by her husband Geoff, her younger sister Jody Shewan, her brothers-in-law Neill Shewan and Cyrus Quadland, her sister-in-law Joyce Quadland, her nephews Cameron Shewan, Zachary Quadland and Graham Quadland, and her niece Kelly Shewan. She will also be greatly missed by her many close friends in the Bearded Collie and Arabian horse worlds, from work (at the Brantford General Hospital), and by the many others whose hearts she touched. There will be a celebration of life for Deb at Toll Funeral Home, 55 Charing Cross St., Brantford, ON N3R 2H4. Friends are welcome to join the family from 2 to 5 pm on April 6, 2024, to share memories and joys of her life. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Breast Cancer Network would be appreciated.