Deborah C. Grey born and educated in Vancouver, British Columbia. In 1976
she graduated from Prince of Wales High School, receiving the citizenship Award,
All-round Female Award, Female Athletic Award and Gold Pin (medal) in Drama.
After high school Deborah attended Burrard Inlet Bible Institute at Port Moody, British Columbia. She graduated in 1973 and joined the college staff for a year. Deborah left to attend Trinity Western College in Langley, British Columbia, graduating in 1977.
Deborah Grey moved to Edmonton in 1977 to attend the University of Alberta. She graduated in 1978 with a double B.A. Degree in Sociology and English, followed in 1979 with a Bachelor of Education/After Degree.
Having completed her formal education, Deborah obtained a teaching position on the Frog Lake Indian Reserve. From there she moved to Dewberry, Alberta where she taught in the Dewberry Junior and Senior High School for nine years. Deborah instructed in a variety of High School subjects, but the Canadian politics section of the social science course was her favorite. Politics had been a life-long interest and she soon found herself actively involved in the 1988 General Election. She became a candidate for the Reform Party for Beaver River constituency in November1988. In March 1989 a by-election was called and Deborah was elected as M.P. for Beaver River in the House of Commons. She was re-elected M.P. in October 1993, elected Caucus Chairman in November 1993 and was appointed Deputy Parliamentary Leader in June, 1995.
Deborah's outstanding public service record has been recognized. In 1992 she was the recipient of the Canada 125 medal. In 1966 Trinity Western University presented her with the Alumni Award of Distinction.
Deborah enjoys many outdoor sports - swimming, kayaking, canoeing, waterskiing, archery, and camping. Other special interests include drama, public speaking and travelling.
Deborah married Lewis Larson in 1993 and resides in Heinsburg, Alberta and