Deborah Jane Wagge
Deborah Jane Wagge was born Deborah Jane Laister to her parents, Isabel and Vernon Laister in Fort St. John, British Columbia, on March 13, 1949. Canadian through-and-through, she nevertheless had a wonderful life traveling to and living in many different places, including France, the Netherlands (where she attended university), and Eastern Pennsylvania — a place she would have been particularly proud of this last week. Here she also met the love of her life, Steven Wagge, who she married on August 15, 1976. She began her most favorite journey in life in the next few years, giving birth to a boy, Dane Aaron Vernon Wagge, and then a girl, Jordan Rose Fraser Wagge, and being the greatest mom that ever lived. She was sadly preceded in death by her son, Dane, who passed away in 1996 at the age of 17.
She was many things in life, including a calligrapher, artist, florist, and designer. She was also a grandmother who went by “Bubbles” to two grandsons, Ari Nutter Snedegar and Asher Timothy Snedegar, a mother-in-law to Richard Snedegar, a sister to Darline Laister Harrop and Donald Laister, Aunt to many, and friend to many more. She loved many things in life, including animals, social justice, well-designed things, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and laughing, which she enjoyed perhaps more than anything else in the world outside of her family. She had absolutely no regrets in life or death, and neither does her family. We’ll miss her a lot because she was really a person worth missing.