Deanna Rawn

Deanna Rawn PHOTO.jpg


Suddenly at the result of a motorcycle accident on Saturday May 7, 2016 at the age of 49 years. Beloved fiancee and best friend of Darren LaForme. Loving mother of William, Molly, and Garrett. Loving step-mother of Michelle, Darren (DJ), Raven, and Sammy. Dear daughter of Shirley & the late Jim Rawn. Sister of Kirby, and Glena. Daughter-in-law of Woody Porter, and Velma (LaForme) Harkness. Sister-in-law of Debra, Gabe, Nenna, Wendy (Lewis), Cheryl, Carmel (Cam), and Dwayne (Marykay). Also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Deanna worked as a Dispatcher for many years for the Ontario Provincial Police. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her family and friends. The family will honour her life with visitation at the Hyde & Mott Chapel, R.H.B. Anderson Funeral Homes Ltd., 60 Main Street South, Hagersville on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral service will be held on Wednesday May 11, 2016 at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow.



Posted by Ells & Linda on
Our condolences to Deanna's family and friends.
Posted by Nancy Dickey on
Deanna will be sorely missed by many.
Her light has gone out on this plain, but shines brightly
Inn the night sky.
Posted by Sandy Johnston on
My heart goes out to all of Deanna's family and friends. She was a kind, loving, and giving person and she will never be forgotten. May each of you find peace in your memories of this beautiful woman. xo
Posted by Erin Marvell on
My condolences to Deannas family and friends. She will be missed at work.
May you all find peace in all the happy memories you shared with her.
Posted by Tamare White-Wolf on
Extreme condolences to everyone who knew her, especially her loving family, as she was one of the finest ladies, with the biggest spirit of love within her which is indescribable with any words! I love spirit sister and will always remember you as a strong and most dynamic woman!
Posted by Cherrianne Hesson on
Shirley our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this time. We are so sorry for your loss. I can remember the day you brought her home from the hospital. Deanna blossomed into a very loving and beautiful mother daughter and wife. We will miss her. If there is anything we can do please let us know.

The Hesson Family.
Posted by Kathylea Bayley on
My sincere condolences to you all, Deanna was a sweet Lady, god has gained an angel, thinking of you all.
Posted by Shirley Tortington on
Deanna was a beautiful lady loved by all, she will be sadly missed. Fly high Deanna, send us a kiss on the wind. My sincere condolences to all that loved her.
Posted by pat laine smith on
My heart is broken, I have known the family for 60 years we were living on Gunn street when we met and shared many memories, this is like family,,I just want to say all the family was special to me, so my heart goes out to all of you and the biggest Hugssss.1m
Posted by Lori & Darryl on
Darryl and I are so sorry for your family's loss of Deanna. May the Lord be with you and comfort you in this time of sorrow. With our deepest sympathy... Lori & Darryl
Posted by Terry Rupert on
It only seems like only yesterday that this smiling, bubbly, energetic, little girl moved into a house just 2 doors down. In all of the time I lived on Pratt Road I never saw Deanna down. She was a determined young girl who was bound and bent to conquer anything that life could throw at her. I am saddened to hear of this tragic accident. Life seldom makes sense sometimes and we can only believe that there is a higher purpose for Deanna. I will always choose to remember that determined little girl who marched to her own drummer. RIP my friend.
Posted by Gail Goodman on
It is with a heavy heart that I say good-bye to my second cousin. We were getting to know each other thanks to FaceBook. I regret that we didn't get to spend time together in 2013 when I was in Toronto. Love and prayers for all Deanna's family and friends,me specially Shirley and Darren.
Posted by Debbie Byron Turner on
From all of the Byron Family and extended family of our Wonderful Uncle Bob Henderson our deepest sympathy.
We are all so sadden to hear of her passing , your in our thoughts and prayers

Debbie Turner and the Byron Family
Posted by Debbie Byron Turner on
From all of the Byron Family and extended family of our Wonderful Uncle Bob Henderson our deepest sympathy.
We are all so sadden to hear of her passing , your in our thoughts and prayers

Debbie Turner and the Byron Family
Posted by Holly Press on
My condolences to Deanna and Darren's families. Deanna will be greatly missed by her OPP family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Posted by Glenda Mills on
Thoughts and prayers go out to all the family. Very heartbreaking
Posted by Celeste Sousa on
My heartfelt condolences to Darren, William, Molly, Garrett and the rest of the family.
We will miss Deanna's spirit OPP Dispatch. I'll always remember her for her kindness and giving nature. She truly had a heart of gold and would give you the shirt off her back if she knew you needed it.
Our friend sadly goes 10-7 and another angel walks through the gates of Heaven.
RIP Deanna #307647
Posted by Nicole Ginn on
Our condolences to Deanna and Darrens families.You were her life. Deanna was such a kind spirited woman that both myself and my husband were fortunate to work with. RIP Deanna.
Posted by Patti Corson on
Our condolences to all of Deanna's family and friends... My heart is broken, I can remember meeting Deanna in public school and becoming fast and lifelong friends. To this day, when ever she was in Barrie she would stop in and see me at our restaurant.. She was always loving, kind and supportive. The heaven's are a lot brighter with Deanna's light shining there now...
Love, the Corson family
Posted by Darlene Botman on
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories of Deanna to forever hold in your heart.

My deepest condolences.
Posted by Tammy Almost on
Please accept my deepest sympathies for the loss of Deanna. Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort and strength.
Posted by Maarit Steinwedel on
RIP my dear friend Deanna Rawn my heart breaks to hear you have passed.
I remember back 22 years ago in Barrie when we met at the video store, we had the same ideals, same passions, you made me laugh, we have each other advise, you were so proud of your kids, and deeply loved the man in your life.
I treasured your friendship and I will always remember you.
You will be missed my dear by so many.
My deepest condolences to your family and friends.
Posted by Aleksandra Lovelock on
Condolences to Deanna's family and closest friends. I will miss our chats at work. Deanna was a very caring person who spoke fondly and proudly of her children and Darren. RIP Deanna. Gone too soon....
Posted by Jennifer Cavanagh on
You will be missed. Saddest 10-7 we have had to do here in work. My heart is sore thinking of Darren and the kids and what you have to deal with. My thoughts with all of you.
Posted by Sandy Adkin on
My condolences to Deanna's family. To Deanna.... I have to believe that God has bigger plans for you...Rest in peace as you will always be in our hearts.

Sandy Adkin
Posted by Shirley Gregory on
I was shocked, and saddened to hear of Deanna's accident and passing. She was a lovely woman. My sincerest condolences to her family and close friends.
Posted by Barry Williams on
I am still in shock over the news of Deanna's passing. I remember her as a bubbly little girl who lived next door, who had great desire to have fun and always had a terrific smile. I always teased her about her beautiful, flowing long hair and promised to marry her if she never cut it. R.I.P. Deanna and my heart goes out to Glenna, Kirby, Shirley and the rest of her family.
Posted by Wendy Dunlop on
My heart goes out to the family and friends of Deanna.
A dearly treasured friend of many years, the laughter the tears..will miss it all. Be at peace Deanna spread your wings and soar with the rest of the angels. Your smile will be the brightest.
Posted by Ruth Barrett on
I was so shocked and sad to hear the news. We'd been out of touch for a long time, but had just reconnected in the past few months. It's too sudden and cruel. I still think fondly of the gang of us playing as children and hanging around as teenagers back in Barrie, and that makes it all the more difficult to process.

My deepest sympathies to Darren, Deanna's lovely kids and her whole family. So many friends have poured out their love for this strong and vibrant woman, and we must find some comfort in seeing just how much she was loved.

Be at peace.
Posted by Ivy Rudolph on
My condolences to Deanna's family at this sad time....such a shock to hear this sad news of Deanna's passing.
Posted by Helene Pinault and Jeff Jones on
Our deepest and sincere sympathy to you and your family Kirby. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.
Posted by Sandy and Steven Coyle on
Dear Molly I was so sorry to hear from Steven about your mom. I remember her as a wonderful person. I am so sorry for your loss. You always have a special place in my heart as one of kindest friendly , nicest young lady who shared Steven's childhood. I don't remember all of his friends but you were (are) special because you had such a good mother to follow. My prayers are with you. Mrs. sandy Coyle and Steven. I still remember when you filled his car with balloons.
Posted by LeannaGilbert on
I just want to pass on my prayer and thoughts to the Rawn family at this time. My heart goes out to all of you who suffered such and sudden and unexpected loss. I am very sorry for your pain.
Posted by Camille Kosokowsky on
I am very sorry for your loss and offer my deepest condolences. I had not worked with Deanna for very long, but in the few conversations we had, she was kind, funny and spoke of how much she adored and loved her kids. My thoughts are with your family during this difficult time.
Posted by Deb Campbell on
Darren, Molly, Billy and Garrett. Please accept my deepest sympathy for the tragic loss of your beloved partner and Mom. I will miss working with her at the PCC. She always talked about you guys, struggles and positives. She was SO proud of you all. She accepted everyone for who they were, worts and all. She took what life threw at her and made the best of it. Please look after each other. Keep making Deanna proud of each of you. XOX
Posted by Jennifer and Todd Horsfield on
Our hearts go out to Deanna's family. I will miss her amazing
smile and lovely spirit at work.
May the heartache now turn to loving memories.
Posted by Linda Watt on
I worked with Deanna at the Orillia Comm. Centre many years ago. I will always remember her infectious smile and how her eyes sparkled, especially when she spoke of her kids. Deanna had such a beautiful spirit and was taken much too soon. Please accept my condolences. I am so sorry for your loss.
Posted by Jennifer + Jarret Craig on
RIP Deanna. You will be missed here on this earth but I believe those taken too early have a higher purpose. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family!
Posted by Teresa Pickering on
I have fond memories of Deanna that I will always treasure. We worked together for many years. She was kind thoughtful and caring. Most of all she was very proud of her family and the life she had built with Darren. Her family gave her joy and love. Please accept my sincerest of sympathy. I will not forget her.WCVVV
Posted by Cheryl McNamara on
My sincere condolences to Darren, Molly, Billy and Garrett and Shirley and to all her family.
Taken to soon, so much left in life to have been done, you have touched so many people wirh your compassion you will be so missed.
R.I.P Deanna
Posted by Jeff Preszcator on
Our deepest sympathies to Deanna's family. She will be dearly missed.
Posted by Sue Lovell on
We are so sorry for your loss. Oh so many fun times on Pratt Road with Deanna. She was an amazing friend and neighbour. Terry and I will always have great memories of her. Our hearts go out to your family at this difficult time. Sue and Terry Lovell xo
Posted by Valerie Cook on
I have worked with Deanna for a long time now and what stands out the most is how proud she was of her kids and how excited she was for her upcoming marriage. A life taken too soon that god must have bigger plans. My thoughts are with your family just this time of need. Take care of each other, and RIP Deanna.
Posted by Katherine Burt on
I am an OPP constable and worked with Deanna both when I was at the Orillia detachment and up to currently in west region.
I learned of her death late last night and I can't believe it. I just spoke with her about 3 weeks ago. i was shocked to learn of her sudden death.
the picture on this memorial page of Deanna, to me, captures her spirit... a bit mischievous, good at her job, hold her ground if she feels right, playful,friendly, approachable, intelligent, strategic, fun...this is how i will remember her.
i am so sorry that i will never be dispatched by her ever again, and i am so very sorry for the loss of all who were in her life.
Posted by Lori Varty on
I met Deanna in highschool. We had re-connected through Facebook and had many conversations about her children, her Mom, and her upcoming wedding. Wow, she loved her family. I hope that love continues to carry you forward. Sending my deepest condolences to Darren, Molly, Billy, Garrett, Shirley and to all her family and friends. See you on the other side my friend.
Posted by Rob Jolicoeur on
I worked with Deanna in Orillia and always found her to be full of energy and had a welcoming spirit. My heart goes out to her family and all the people who knew and worked with Deanna in the OPP family. We lost one of our own too soon.
Peace, Prayers and Blessings,
Posted by Bill Benjamin on
I can still remember seeing Deanna the first time as she had transferred in from Orillia to London. She was full of confidence and not one to take much (nothing) from anyone. Honestly wondered how we would actually get along. The worries faded quickly. Many a time we chatted as she sat dispatching Oxford and I near her. She was always so open and honest about her life. Refreshing as most want to keep up appearances. Some days we would be laughing and other days it would be of a more serious nature which made you think. She gave advise and searched for it. You could talk to her about anything. I liked that about Deanna.

Deanna was a strong woman. She will be missed but also remembered.
Her legacy now lives on with her family.
Posted by Joan & Dan Stevens on
To Glena and family;
We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you in ths time of grieving. God Bless
Posted by Monica on
Deepest condolences to the family and friends of Deanna. She was a great person to work with; she didn't hesitate to make conversation or reach out to people she hadn't met yet. I'll miss her positive attitude and her contagious smile.
RIP Deanna.
Posted by Rose Pieterman on
My sincerest sympathy to the family. Deanna will be missed dearly. May you find strength in your memories to get through this tragic time. My heart goes out to you all.
Posted by Melissa Smith on
My deepest condolences to Deanna's family and dear friends. My heart has been broken since I heard this tragic news. Deanna was so much to so many. I know she touched many lives very deeply and many are grieving this loss. I have not seen her since our teen years in Barrie, but she was someone that you would never forget; she was always there with a quick smile or a kind word. A candle is lit; may the light carry you on angel's wings. Rest well, Deanna.
Posted by Joanne & Bruce Woodcock on
Our deepest Sympathy to Darren, Molly, Garrett & William & all the family. It was such a shock, one day hearing about her bike and wedding the next she is gone. How she was going to go for a mothers day ride. Well ride free and I shall look for you in the stars riding your broomstick no doubt. My heart goes out to you all. I shall miss you Deanna.
Posted by Melanie Steadman on
My heart goes out to Family and Friends during this difficult time. Deanna always had a light about her. She was so easy to talk to and always loved sharing stories of her children and her love for Darren. She enjoyed her job here at the OPP and it showed. She had a real passion for people. You will be missed. I know she will be watching over us.
Posted by Michelle Simpson on
Deanna was on my shift when she working in Orillia before transferring to London. I just spoke with Deanna when I was at the Comm Center in London back in April after not seeing her for a couple of years. She was very excited to talk about her upcoming wedding and give me updates on her children. She will be missed by her OPP family. My sincere condolences to all her family and friends.
Posted by JoAnne and Mike Bishop on
Condolences to the family from Nova Scotia ❤️
Posted by Deb Reddy on
I worked with Deanna at the OPP in London. Although I haven't worked with her in a while one solid memory stands out. Her love for family. She glowed when she talked about them and Darren. She will be missed. Gone way too soon.

My condolences to all that are close to her.
Posted by Nathen, Michelle & Chloe Bearss on
Our deepest sympathy goes to Deanna's family. She will be missed at the PCC. So sorry for your loss
Posted by Marilyn (Flanagan) Drope on
Shirley, I read , with sadness, of the unfortunate passing of your daughter. Though we have lost touch, I just wanted to give you a written hug. Reading the accolades of other people, she was much loved and obviously inherited the best traits of her Mom. We live in Barrie. Wish you peace and wonderful memories.
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