Deborah Vetter

July 12, 2020


VETTER, Deborah Rose (nee Ganzert)

December 9, 1957 – July 12, 2020


It is with a profound sense of sadness and loss that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, and wife, Debbie Vetter. Debbie grew up, as one of five children, born to Wendlin and Elizabeth Ganzert, on a farm outside of Reward, SK. She often shared stories of her life growing up on the farm; with a dirt basement floor, outhouse, and shared beds and bathwater, her upbringing provided grounding for the rest of her life. Debbie would eventually move to Saskatoon, marry Jim Vetter, embark on a long and fulfilling career at the Saskatoon Cancer Centre, and start a family of her own. Debbie and Jim would go on to have three sons, who, along with her grandchildren, would be the joy of Debbie’s life. As a mother and grandmother, Debbie was the consummate caregiver, the unwavering fan in the stands, and the embodiment of pride in her family. She simply glowed when talking about her children and grandchildren. At work, Debbie was a staple of warmth, kindness, and compassion to colleagues and patients alike. Outside of family and work, she loved her dog Bayly and her grand-dogs Cairo, Nina, and Dieppe. She also enjoyed taking photographs, traveling, and spending time at the lake. Ultimately though, she spent much of her time selflessly and devotedly supporting her kids and grandkids in their various activities. Debbie’s life came to an end, with many of her loved ones by her side, on July 12; however, she will continue to live on in our memories, our hearts, and in the indelible mark she has left on all of our lives. Debbie leaves behind a legacy of love in her husband, Jim; her children, Reagan (wife, Kristine), Jaren (wife, Terra), and Bryce (wife, Jill); her grandchildren Neven and Quinn; Emma; and Cohen, Iylla, and Charlotte, respectively; her sisters Connie (husband, Norbert) and Cathy; her brothers Don (wife, Brenda) and Mike (wife, Jan); her father, Wendlin; and her countless friends, co-workers, and others whose lives she has touched. She was predeceased by her mother Elizabeth. A Private Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 28, with livestream viewable to the public. Please respect the family’s wishes during this time, as numbers are limited. To view the service please click this link: . In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Saskatoon SPCA (5028 Clarence Ave S, Grasswood, SK S7T 1A7) or to the Close To Home Campaign, c/o St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation (1702 20th St W, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0Z9). Arrangements in care of Travis Minor – Mourning Glory Funeral Services (306) 978-5200.

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