My heart goes out to you, Joseph. You and Deborah both deserve peace...and you each have earned a rest. Take care, my friend.
Deborah Palmer passed away on January 11, 2021 at the Bess and Moe Greenburg Family Hillel Lodge. Beloved wife of Joseph Ostrowski and mother of Lucas Ostrowski (Elana Finestone), Deborah was a warm, generous and loving person, with a wonderful sense of humour and a creative spirit. She earned a degree in developmental psychology and worked with young families before traveling the world with her husband Joseph, living in Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong. Upon returning to Canada and settling in small town Georgetown Ontario, she cultivated deep friendships with a community of similarly kind and generous people, and created "A Movable Feast" cooking school. Deborah was a fabulous and inventive cook, drawing from culinary experiences of her travels, as well as her own inventiveness and intuition. She ultimately moved to Ottawa, where she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Despite her devasting decline, she continued to touch people with her warmth.
A green burial and graveside service will take place in the coming months. The family thanks the staff at Hillel Lodge and her dedicated caregivers for the care and kindness extended to Deborah.
Donations to the the Dementia or Alzheimer's Society or to the Bess and Moe Greenburg Family Hillel Lodge would be gratefully acknowledged.