November 13, 2017 9:36 pm
Updated: November 16, 2017 8:10 pm

Terminally ill Saint-Lazare mother dies after struggle with breast cancer

Deanna Darby was a single mother of two young children. The Saint-Lazare resident died Sunday after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.


Deanna Darby, a single mother of two from Saint-Lazare, died Sunday night. She had breast cancer, which was diagnosed as terminal by doctors in August after the disease had spread to her bones and liver.

The Saint-Lazare Facebook page “Circle of Friends” broke the news of Darby’s death. Many of her friends and neighbours left touching goodbye messages in response to the post.

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Darby’s two children according to the group will be staying with another family member.

Members of the Circle of Friends group had come to the aid of the Darby family by starting a GoFundMe campaign this past summer.

The group raised close to $18,000 of their goal of $20,000 to cover Darby’s food costs and transport fees to her chemotherapy appointments.

READ MORE: Saint-Lazare community raising money for terminally ill single mother

The funeral service for the late mother will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 at the Hudson Baptist Church at 3141 Cote Saint-Charles, doors open at 1 p.m.

People attending the funeral service no longer need to bring plush toys like previously asked.

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