With her devoted husband of 42 years at her side, Deborah Harriet Chute passed away on 1st September, 2020, in her 73rd year, at Mackenzie Health hospital in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Deborah was born in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia in 1947 to Ronald and Brenda Chute. She is the beloved wife of Chungsen Leung, dear mother of Elysia and partner Jason Dahl.  She is remembered by her brother John. Deborah will be deeply missed by many relatives, friends, members of the Cummer Avenue United Church, North American Native Plants Society and the Richmond Hill Garden and Horticultural Society.  Deborah is an Earth Enthusiast constantly striving to protect, preserve and promote: native plants, wild bees and butterflies.

The visitation will be at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 8911 Woodbine Avenue, Markham, Ontario on Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and again from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. We request all attendees to wear a mask at the visitation. The ushers will ensure adequate physical distancing for the safety of all.  A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date when it is safe for all of us to meet in person.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the following organizations and causes that are dear to Deborah. 

  • Cummer Avenue United Church (www.cummeravenueuc.ca), Online donation is available through www.canadahelps.ca.
  • North American Native Plant Society (www.nanps.org), Online donation is available through www.canadahelps.ca.
  • Mackenzie Health Hospital (www.mackenziehealth.ca), Online donation is available at their website.
  • Richmond Hill Garden and Horticultural Society (www.richmondhillgardensociety.org). Online donation is not available.  Please mail your cheque to:  David Biench, c/o Treasurer for Richmond Hill Garden & Horticulture Society, 14 Westpoint Crt. Richmond Hill, Ontario. L4B 2V6