Deborah Lee Kartel

July 19, 1960 - June 23, 2020

Deborah Lee Kartel, 59, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since 1968, formerly of Ontario, Canada, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2020 in Cape Coral. She was born July 19, 1960 in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

Debbie was of the Presbyterian faith. She was a graduate of North Fort Myers High School.

Debbie worked for area cable companies for the last 37 years where she made many lifelong friends.  Debbie will be remembered by her warmth, kindness and infectious smile.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 35 years, Paul Kartel of Cape Coral; loving father, Robert Philip of Cape Coral (Gayle Fox); sister, Cheryl Ann Beaton (Scott) of Antigonish, Nova Scotia; as well as an aunt, Linda Jay of Oakville, Ontario, Canada, and two uncles, William Philip (Deanna) of Puslinch Ontario, Canada, and Douglas Philip (Kathy) of Burlington, Ontario, Canada.

Deborah was preceded in death by her mother, Arlene Bunny Philip.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Details to be announced via

Memorial Contributions in memory of Deborah Lee Kartel are suggested to your favorite charity.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Mike Kartel Jun 29, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    I still remember being a part in your wedding. It was my first time being in a wedding and I was so nervous. Your calming personality me feel so at ease.
    I truly feel blessed that you became a part of our family. We will forever miss you.
    Your kindness and loving heart will always stay alive in our memories.

  2. Tommy Staebell Jun 29, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    Aunt Debbie, I know you are in a good place looking down over us. We will forever miss your sweet smile and the love that you showed for all of us. Don’t worry, because Uncle Paul is in good hands. The Love you showed him will continue to flow through all of us and we will keep him safe. I wish there was more time to say goodbye, but I am blessed to have had you as part of our family. I love and miss you. Rest in peace Aunt Debbie!

  3. Vickie Jun 30, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    The memories I have with Uncle Paul and you will never be forgotten. Standing up in your wedding and the endless vacations I will always cherish and remember. I will miss our talks. You always made me smile and new how to make things better. You are now are angel from above. Love you always and forever.

  4. Jim and Ann Bertsche Jul 1, 2020 at 6:41 am

    Aunt Debbie, your smile was always a ray of sunshine in everyone’s lives….you had a kind word for everyone and were an inspiration to all of us. You will always be close in our heart and your memory will live on forever and we will miss you!

  5. Mike Moore Jul 4, 2020 at 10:25 am

    Debbie was like an Aunt to me. She and Paul were always present in our families celebrations and even our hardships. She had a huge part of what I deem the best years in my career at TWC where we all forged a family! Paul you still have us here and will always be there for you! Debbie will make sure of that! Rest Debbie. God bless

  6. Jay Hollingsworth Jul 4, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    Paul, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. If you ever need anything please reach out.

    Debra was a wonderful person and someone I will never forget.

    Love Jay & Dolly Hollingsworth

  7. Betty Becker Jul 4, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    Debbie was the first person I met when I transferred to Cape Coral TWC. Debbie has a contagious smile and her and Paul were always so helpful. You are dearly missed Debbie. Paul, you are in my thoughts and prayers everyday. M y heart is broken.

  8. John W Nieves Jul 5, 2020 at 12:07 am

    Thank You for your smile every day when i used to come to work. May God blessed you and your family always.

  9. Dan Wright Aug 13, 2020 at 11:43 am

    Paul, my family extends our sincerest condolences.

    It was a privilege to work with Debbie. She was a great teammate at TWC and possessed so many wonderful qualities. Debbie was very conscientious and brought her “A Game” to work every day. She always enjoyed a challenge and led by example.

    Most importantly, Debbie was kind, thoughtful, and caring. She will be fondly remembered by many. Paul, my thoughts are with you and your family.

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