Cassandra and I are currently pursuing careers in the sports industry. I have a Postgraduate Certificate in Sports Business Management from Durham College and completed a four month internship at Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment from January to April 2012. I currently work part-time at Toronto FC in Match Operations.
Finding your dream job is not impossible. It depends on how much effort you are willing to put into it. I am a very focused person and as the big shot says, “If you don’t shoot, you 100% miss.” Never stop pursuing your dreams!
“Today I will do what no one else is doing so that tomorrow I can achieve what no one else can.” – Jerry Rice.
Angelique Bernadette Debets (née Speet) passed away peacefully on January 22, 2023, coinciding with her 90th birthday. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 59 years, John; John and Angelique were born and raised in the Netherlands. In 1961, Angelique immigrated to Canada and married John. They settled in Oakville and raised their five children on Rebecca Street.
Angelique devoted her life to raising her family. She was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed knitting, taking long walks and eating a nutritious home-cooked meal every day with her family. Angelique is a long-time member of the St. Dominic CWL and has been a Special Olympics bowling volunteer for many years.
Angelique is survived by her children: Dorie Schaad (Johannes December), Timothy Debets (Linda), Sandra Yerian (Geoffrey), O. Nestor Debates (Mary), Andrew Debates (Tracy).
Angelica is Stephanie Coleman (Peter), Cassandra Sand, Christopher Sand (Katie), Alexander Derbez, Nicholas Derbez, Katrina Richardson (Lyon ), Aaron Hill (Dalena), Matthew Hill, Damien Yerian (Salem), beloved grandmother of Hannah. Yerian, Kyle Marchand, Meghan Marchand, Mark Marchand.
She has seven great-grandchildren: Wren Richardson, Clinton Morris, Camden Morris, Everett Hill, Madeline Coleman, Ella Debes-Reed and Bailey Mullins.
Angelique is survived by her sister Johanna Smonnars (Peter), three brothers of Holland and many nieces and nephews.
We will all miss her beautiful smile.
Friends and family may call at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Rd W, Oakville, on Thursday, February 9, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 10, at St. Dominic’s Church, 2415 Rebecca St., Oakville.