Debbie Adam Memorial
Debbie Adam was born on March 6, 1966, and she lived in Nobleton all her life - first on Cross Avenue, and then on the 11th Concession.
She received her first pair of figure skates on her third birthday and fell instantly in love with the sport. Under the tutelage of Dave Thomas of the Nobleton Figure Skating Club, she performed a solo as Tinkerbell in the annual ice show. She was only five years old. After that she was frequently paired with her friend David Wilson who later went on to become well known in the skating world.
Life was never simple for Debbie as she was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when she was 2 years old. Every day of her life she took at least 100 pills to aid digestion and with infection and endured several hours of rigorous therapy along with 3 sessions of inhalations each and every day.
When she skated at the Toronto Cricket and Curling Club she got up at 4 a.m. in order to complete her morning treatment before her 8 a.m. ice cession. After graduating from King City Secondary School with honours, she went on to Queen's University where she skated with their figure skating teams and competed against other universities, eventually winning a Queen's varsity letter.
Debbie excelled in all that she did, giving her utmost to everything she undertook, although she was sometimes struggling to breathe. She told her parents she loved every facet of her life, and she wouldn't change any part of it, and that she appreciated every moment of it all the more because she knew she would die young. She said goodbye to us on November 7, 1994.
She was 28 years old.