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Deborah Haring (née Duffy) 1969-2019

Class of 1986

Deborah, always Debbie or Debs to her schoolfriends, was born on 19th April 1969 in Edinburgh and brought up in Dundee and Kirkton of Balmerino, by Bill and Ina. She started DHS in L1 and many of the friends she met then remained close friends. Her parents were always most welcoming, and many people will remember happy times spent in Balmerino and her mother’s wonderful food.

After leaving school, Debbie completed a BA (Hons) at Newcastle Polytechnic in Fashion Design and then spent a year working in Barcelona, followed by a year in Chile, before settling in London. In London she worked for a company who provided statistics for the fashion industry.

She married and moved to Leeds and although the marriage did not last, she and her husband had two daughters together, Lily and Violet. The girls were her pride and joy. When they were grown up, her plan was to return to Kirkton of Balmerino to be with her widowed mother, but sadly, she died before
this could happen.

Debbie suffered debilitating ill health for much of her adult life. But in September 2019 she was diagnosed with cancer and she died on 11th December 2019 in Leeds.
She is survived by her mother, who still lives in Balmerino, and the girls, Lily and Violet. She is dearly missed by her many friends.

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