Debra-McCafferyThe Niagara Catholic family is mourning the unexpected loss of the Board’s Chaplaincy Leader, Debra McCaffery, who passed away on Friday, November 6.

The Board asks for all our prayers and that the following message be shared:

“Debra  was surrounded by her three children, family, close friends and had the prayers of the Niagara Catholic family at the time of her death. While we grieve at the suddenness of her passing, and try to come to terms with our loss, our faith teaches us that Debra is celebrating in Heaven with the loved ones who had gone before her, and with the Lord she loved so dearly.

It is this faith that will see Debra’s family, friends and colleagues through the difficult few days and weeks ahead.

While we grieve for a life cut too short, we give thanks for the gift that was Debra – for her smile, her compassion, her forthright nature, her commitment to Catholic education and for all she did for so many throughout the years.

The flags at all Niagara Catholic schools and sites will fly at half-mast until sundown on the day of her funeral. Visitation for Debra McCaffery are posted here.

Please keep Debra’s family, and the Niagara Catholic family, in your prayers.”