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Debbie Rosenthal

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August 26, 1967 - March 13, 2024

With heavy hearts, we announce that Debbie, loving wife, mother, grandma, daughter, and friend, passed away peacefully after a 4-year battle with cancer on Wednesday March 13th, 2024, with her devoted husband and daughter by her side.


She was survived by her loving, devoted husband, caregiver, best friend and companion Garry, sons Jordan Daignault and Austin Herie, daughters Ashley Rosenthal (Tanner) and Kayla Rosenthal (Andrew), grandson Jace, parents John and Carol Rosenthal, sister in-law Cheryl Bencze (Peter), and many close friends. Ken and Lee, Adam and Michelle, Mike and Brandy, Jared and Elizabeth, Darryl and Kathy, Tammy Taylor, Phil Symynshen and the list could go on indefinitely. 

She was a free spirit who loved and lived life on her own terms and inspired anyone around her to do the same. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.


Debbie grew up an Elmwood girl. She was stubborn, feisty, opinionated, she was also loving, caring, compassionate and wore her heart on her sleeve. She worked very hard all her life and made the best of what life handed her. She really enjoyed travelling, having started in the last couple years and she had a huge list of places she wanted to see and experience. Arizona and Cube being two of her favourite places. San Diego was the one place she wanted to go to the most on her list and a piece of her always will be there.


Debbie was a very proud mom of two boys that she raised and two daughters that came with her adoring husband. She was glowing when she became a Glamma, she spoiled her grandson like only a true Glamma could.   


Debbie adored her time on the motorcycle and the friendships made while out riding. Those memories will last our lifetimes and will be cherished by all who knew her.


There will be a Celebration of Life for Debbie in the place where she met the love of her life, The Silver Spike Saloon, 200 Bond St., Winnipeg, MB. The service will be held on Sunday May 12th, 2024 at 2pm. 


A huge thank you to all the doctors, nurses, and staff at the palliative care unit at the St. Boniface Hospital for making Debbie’s stay as peaceful as possible. We would also like to thank the staff at Ethical, Amy Braun, for making this difficult process a little easier. 

In lieu of flowers, please give generously to my 2024 Breast Cancer Pledge Ride by clicking here

Debbie's family kindly requests that all of her friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour her memory by sharing photos, memories, and stories, using the comment section on this page.


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Claude & Sandra

May 12, 2024 at 1:04 AM

Our little Spitfire, always smiling always laughin. You brought a smile to us everytime we saw you.

we love yah and will always have a special place in our hearts.

we are so lucky to have had the pleasure to know you. Thank you.

Claude and Sandra. Hugz, kisses, love and many warm, fun and fond memorie.


May 9, 2024 at 9:07 PM

I’m so sorry for your loss Garry, my condolences to you and your family.  ❤️😢

Lady Diane

May 9, 2024 at 9:00 PM

Debbie was always a joy to be around. Always a welcoming smile.

Will miss dancing with her at the Silver Spike.

Condolences to everyone who misses this beautiful lady, especially Garry.

Deb S

May 9, 2024 at 8:32 PM

A short  love story  you two had  garry,never-ending  ,it was a blessing  to  both but  let the memory's  keep you  strong 💪  a breath of laughter  she truly  was , 

Lee-Ann V

May 9, 2024 at 8:24 PM

My deepest condolences to you Gary, to her family, and all those that loved her…. She will truly be missed by so many.

I will remember  as a spunky, caring, warm and approachable person who loved being on the back of your motorcycle! It was very clear the love you two had for each other.  She always stopped to say hello when our paths crossed… sharing a story, and a laugh or two.

Rest peaceful Debbie!

Tammy Taylor

May 9, 2024 at 8:24 PM

They say great things come in small packages…..this couldn’t be more true with my wifey. The  comments and statements she said on a regular ring through my mind. She was her own person , and like it or not, you never had to guess where she stood on any matter lol.  I think that was one of many of her great qualities. I miss her so much. It’s just not the same driving Garry crazy without her. Im sure she would be proud of my efforts lol. We may not see her  but “ make no mistake “ ( quoted directly from her lol )  she hasn’t gone far.  ❤️


Tracy mandarino

May 9, 2024 at 8:11 PM

I'm saddened that I will  never see her smile light up a room again . Im also going to miss her amazing hugs every single time I ran into you both somewhere. She gave great hugs and it never mattered how long it had been since she last saw you . Her and I had lots of great conversations about life and love . Gary I'm glad you were loved by her and she will be forever missed but in our hearts  always ♥️

Love you forever girl continue to smile down on us .

Rocky & Christel

May 9, 2024 at 6:11 PM


It was great meeting you and Debbie in Cuba and and when we acted as 'greeters' in Cuba again for your honeymoon. We sure had a lot of fun!

Debbie was a great friend and she will be missed.

Our deepest condolences.


May 9, 2024 at 6:10 PM

I miss our laughs Deb! Those nights where all we did was laugh. Sitting on the concrete talking and laughing. I’ll cherish those memories forever. I miss you Debbie. I love you forever.


May 9, 2024 at 6:10 PM

What to where do I start... Debbie was a hell of a woman. The saying of dynamite comes in small packages reins true with her. A spitfire of a woman  with a heart of gold. Loved laughing riding and having dinners with all. Gone but never forgotten.  Lov ya ma.

Jeff Ryan

May 9, 2024 at 6:09 PM

What to say... I met Debbie when she was dating Gary... We saw each other at many  functions,  and on many rides. I learnt about her and her ways, we had mutual respect and love between us 3, Gary, Debbie, me. Too many good times to mention. I will miss her loving hugs and company. Rest easy my friend... We shall all ride again together...


May 9, 2024 at 6:08 PM

I’m so grateful for our fast friendship. It was Sisters at first site.  You are a firecracker that will be missed greatly. I know you will be riding shotgun with all the “Timbits” keeping us safe. We will love you always Deb and keep Garry close.  I don’t think we’ve managed the google eyes yet but we will my friend. Thank you for sharing your journey and always being you!

D says to keep all the heifers in order up there till we see you again🌷


May 9, 2024 at 5:48 PM

I met Debbie when Garry and Debbie were dating and I was blessed to be invited to both their wedding at Kildonan Park and their wedding social.  A fun and memorable time was had by all!  Debbie and Garry loved riding and often hung out with fellow 'riders' at Timmy's on Main St. I'd occasionally stop by and chat when I was out on my walks. Garry, sending my deepest condolences to you and to Debbie's family. Her light went out way before her time.


May 9, 2024 at 5:29 PM

We at 133 Matheson Ave send our deepest condolences to Garry and family in the loss of such a vibrant lady. Your memory will continue on with us. Rest  in peace Debbie.

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