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DEBORAH ZAMBLE It is profoundly sad that Deborah Zamble passed away at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto on Monday, July 6, 2020, following an unexpected brain hemorrhage. Deborah was the beloved wife of Brian Murray, amazing mother of Matthew and David, much loved daughter of Marcia and Edward Zamble, devoted sister and sister-in-law of Rebecca and Greg Segal; caring aunt to Noah and Madeline. She was born in Kingston, Ontario. She was an accomplished academic and completed undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto, a PhD at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and post-graduate work at Harvard. She returned to the University of Toronto in 2001 and became a full professor in chemistry and biochemistry. Deborah was a remarkable chef, prodigious reader, and loved gardening. The family is very grateful for the many caring nurses and physicians of neurology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology, critical care, and palliative care amongst other departments at Sunnybrook, and tremendous support from Blaire Jones in social work. A private ceremony was held for immediate family only. A life celebration will held at a later date when current restrictions are removed. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Neurology Division may be made at Condolences can be forwarded through

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Published in The Globe and Mail from Jul. 9 to Jul. 13, 2020.
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August 3, 2020
Dear Marcia and Ed:

We cannot imagine what a tragedy this must be for both of you, and her husband and children. We came to know Deborah as a close friend of our daughter Natasha, and, as a guest in our house on multiple Friday nights. I have a memory of the four girls sitting in front of the fireplace playing bridge. It was wonderful to see her at our daughter's wedding, and we continued to follow her academic career through her website, when she returned to Toronto
Our sincere condolences.

Paul Morris and Maureen Yorga.
Paul Morris
July 30, 2020
Dear Brian, I am so sorry for your loss and thinking of you and your family.
Tanya Hauck
July 28, 2020
Dear Marcia, Ed and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and yours. Marleene and David Oslon
July 26, 2020
Dear Marcia, Ed, and family,

We know there are no words for the heartache you are feeling at this most difficult time. You and your family lived side of us in Kingston for many years. Deborah was a frequent visitor to our home and we have many special memories of her spending time at our cottage during the summers.. She had a quiet determination about her, she was smart, kind and had a beautiful smile. We were honoured to be at her and Brian's wedding. Our hearts are so saddened by the loss of Deborah.
Suzie, Ken Taguchi and family
Suzie and Ken Taguchi
July 16, 2020
We are very sad that we lost Deborah.
Arlene Cohen
July 14, 2020
susie siciliano
July 14, 2020
No words could express the deep and heartfelt sympathy this message brings to you and your family. Rest In Peace Deborah.
The Siciliano Family.
July 13, 2020
Dear Marcia and Ed, I am shocked and saddened to hear of the loss of your amazing daughter, Deborah. What an incredible woman she was, from her education and academic contributions to her dedicated family life. Your entire family must be devastated by this tragic loss.
My deepest condolences to you and your family and to Deborah's husband and two young sons, as you deal with the loss of this lovely woman, your daughter ♥ I'm so very sorry.

Sincerely, your friend,
Victoria Wallace
Victoria Wallace
July 13, 2020
Our deepest sympathies.
Jim Reynolds, Brenda Evans, and former Duncan/Balsam Staff,
July 12, 2020
Dear Marcia,
Please accept my deepest sympathy at your time of loss. I can not imagine how you must feel. We taught together at J.G. Simcoe many years ago. You must have passed on your cooking skills as I remember a wonderful lunch at your home.
Barbara Weir
July 11, 2020
I am so sorry to hear this news. Deborah was a talented summer student when I was a Research Associate in Dr Sarkar's lab in the Sick Kids Biochemistry dept. I ran into her a few times over the years at UofT Chem dept when I attended her lectures for high school students or when I asked her to help me out with some aspect of a science fair project. She was clearly a passionate and dedicated scientist. My deepest sympathies to her family and friends.
Danielle Gauci
July 9, 2020
An extraordinary, warm and brilliant colleague, teacher and researcher here at University of Toronto. Deborah was a beacon whose light will be so very much missed but will continue to inspire. Barbara Sherwood Lollar (Earth Sciences, and Chemistry)
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