Tuesday, February 16, 2021

In Memoriam Debra Lynn Symes


Thelma and Louise Sporthorses lost half the partnership in January of this year. Deb Symes ("Thelma") passed away suddenly on January 23. Deb Symes and Heather Smith, DVM ("Louise") pooled their two farms' resources and their shared interests over ten years ago, to become Thelma and Louise Sporthorses, in Alberta, Canada. The partnership created was a memorable one.

With the passing of Deb, the world lost a good person. Below is the announcement on the website for Thelma and Louise Sporthorses.

"It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of half the Thelma and Louise partnership. Debra Lynn Symes (Debs), who was “Thelma,” was born December 12, 1969, in Red Deer and passed away suddenly on Saturday, Jan 23, 2021 in Pincher Creek Alberta with her husband by her side. She is survived by her loving husband Keith Robertson, her best friend Heather Smith (“Louise”), her mother, her brothers, and many other extended family members.

"Deb was passionate about horses and was an accomplished rider, trainer and breeder of horses and mules. For the past 10 years, she has been employed at Buffalo Head Vet Clinic with her dearest friend & partner Heather Smith in Taber. They were the co-Founders of Thelma and Louise Sport Horses and Mules. Deb was a world traveler, full of life and the driving force behind so many of her friends, goals, and dreams. Deb was a jack-of-all-trades, and there was nothing she couldn’t do."

Please read the full memorial page to Deb here.

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