Leaving many to grieve, Deborah Alexis Cappos left us suddenly on May 20th to continue her journey. Deborah, born in Kamloops on August 25th, 1950 to the late Louie and Ruby Cappos, grew up and attended school in Princeton BC. She was exceptionally talented, possessing a keen and analytical mind. Deborah achieved an Arts degree; a B.Ed. specializing in Women’s studies and was a mentor to many. She taught grade K to 12 throughout her teaching career and was passionate about making a difference in her students’ lives.
Deborah was known and admired for her talent and ability to create amazing things. Her extensive talents included designing and creating everything from elaborate wedding gowns to the stylish everyday clothing she wore. Deborah had a lifelong interest in theatre and the arts, participating as both an actor and costume designer. She was also well known for her time working as a director with Mary Kay.
Deborah had a selfless devotion to her friends and family, often traveling great distances to be with the one’s she loved, preparing delicious food; sharing time and creating memories. Deborah enjoyed camping, found peace in nature and sharing her love for the outdoors. She loved to share stories, read good books, and play her guitar. Deborah was always so proud of everyone in her life, especially her two girls.
Deborah is survived and will be missed by two daughters: Shelann and husband Paul; grandsons Alexander and Shea Andersen; Daughter Jenny Armitage and fiancée Dustin Quinlan; her sister Linnea; her nephew Luke, his family and numerous friends.
A service of celebration of Deborah’s life will be held July 4th, 2pm, at the Redfish Elementary School. As Deborah was a lifelong teacher and learner, her daughters have requested that in lieu of flowers donations be sent to: The Deborah Cappos memorial fund, in support of a Bursary yet to be named, at The Valley First Credit Union, Box 190, Princeton B.C. V0X-1W0