Sad news: Student death

Flags have been lowered at Niagara College campuses to honour the memory of a student, Debora-Lynn “DeeDee” Venne.

DeeDee was a term one student of the Personal Support Worker program. She died suddenly on June 4 at the age of 48.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the Welland Funeral Home (827 East Main St., Welland) on Wednesday, June 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, June 8, from 2 to 4 p.m., and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at Paroisse Sacré Coeur (72 Empire St., Welland) on Friday, June 9 at 11 a.m. Cremation will follow.

DeeDee’s obituary is available online at

Online condolences may be made at

Niagara College extends its condolences to DeeDee’s family, friends, classmates and faculty.

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