Debra Jane (Stronski) Thompson

April 6, 1954 ~ January 12, 2022 (age 67)


It is with great sadness that the family of Debbie Thompson announces her passing at the Foothills Country Hospice Society on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at the age of 67. 

Debbie is survived by her husband and best friend of 44 years, Bryan Thompson, daughter Amy (Steve) Carver, son Chris (Sandia) Thompson, grandchildren, Ashley Carver, Kaitlynn Carver and Elijah Thompson, her mother Anne Stronksi, and siblings Diane (Rick) Raesler, Connie (Jack) Faris, Sharon (Steve) Marshall, Wendy (Larry) Macdonald, Billy (Carmen) Stronski and their families. 

Debbie was born in Lethbridge and grew up in Turin, Alberta, where she developed her love of horses on her family farm. She moved to Claresholm in her high school years and would end up meeting the love of her life there. She traveled the world showing horses and excelled in her class. Debbie moved to Millarville in 1984 where she raised her family. She started the Thompson Training Center in 1988 in which she was able to live out her passion every day training horses and sharing her talent with others. 

Throughout her life, she competed competitively in many horse events, including pleasure, equitation, trail, reining, working cow horse, and cutting, and her skill was evident through her awards, trophies, and buckles. However, for the past 35 years, she mainly focused on Cattle Penning, in which she won numerous accolades, but her favourite part was getting to do it with her family. 

Debbie and Bryan traveled to many vacation spots and always enjoyed their trips and time together.  

The family thanks the staff at the Foothills Country Hospice Society for the amazing and compassionate care in her final days. 

Debbie will be deeply missed by so many family members and friends she leaves behind. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers, we ask that a memorial donation be made to the Foothills Country Hospice Society in the “Donate Now” section of the website (, or by calling 403-995-4673.


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