Chantal Debontridder (1954-2021)

Chantal Debontridder, a mother of two, and devoted friend, who lived in Bishop since 2015, passed away unexpectedly on December 2, 2021 at the age of 67.

Chantal is survived by her children, Matthew Duykaerts and Kimberly Aubrey, and by her grandchildren Lucas and Laney Aubrey.

Chantal was born in Brussels, Belgium on January 26, 1954 to Lucette and Robert Debontridder. She worked most of her life in the family business, selling quality shoes. On October 26, 1987 and November 6, 1988, she welcomed her children who were the most important part of her life.

A devoted mother, she enjoyed the Sierras, fell in love with the area and after a lifetime of dreaming of it, she retired to the Owens valley, and became part of the local community.

She was a problem solver and a hard-worker, which she put to use at the Mule Days Festival celebrations, year after year.

A celebration of life will be held for her after the first of the new year.

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