March 6, 1947 ~ December 26, 2022
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Donna on December 26, 2022.
Donna will be remembered by Clarence (Mike) her husband of 56 years; son James; daughter-in-law Lea (Tyler); Grandson Brandon; Brothers Bill (Lisa), Bob (Mony); As well as many nieces and nephews, cousins and even a few aunties and uncles.
Predeceased by her son Michael; parents George and Norma; sister Lillian and brother Wayne.
Donna was one who made friends easily and seemed to know everyone. She loved her family and all her special neighbours. She enjoyed getting together and having fun.
She was a real Angel, well most of the time.
Thanks to Selkirk Hospital and Staff and special thanks to Sang.
Cremation has taken place and as per Donna’s wishes no formal service will be held. Instead take a moment and think of her.
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Bob and Pat Chorney
Clarence, James and family – we were so sorry to hear that Donna passed away. We remember her as a fun filled lady with a great smile! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
I am deeply saddened to hear of Donna’s passing! I have known Donna for many, many years and have always known her to be a fun-loving, warm-hearted wonderful lady. My deepest condolences go out to Clarence, James and to all of the family and to her very close friends. R.I.P. Donna…Heaven has indeed gained another Angel….
Jeff and Jo-Anne Wood
Clarence, Jamie, Brandon and extended family, we are saddened to hear of Donna’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May you find comfort in the love of friends and family and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Sincerely Jeff and Jo-Anne Wood and family.
Frank & Susan Dirksen
So sorry to hear about Aunty Donna ❤️ sending our love to you all, Uncle Mike, James, Lea and Brandon.
Love Frank, Susan, David, Daniel and Ally.❤️
Dear Mike, Jamie, Bill, Bob and families
We are saddened to learn of Donna’s passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. May she Rest In Peace.
Love Fred and Cathy and family
Leslie Smith Adamoski
I’m so sad to hear of Donna’s passing…I can still hear her laugh and will always remember the wonderful family get-togethers. She was a bright light and I believe that she is welcomed with open arms by family and friends on the other side. God bless you all Rest In Peace my dear cousin
Wayne and Linda Adams
We are so sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. Our sincere condolences to you Mike and all the family, as well as to Bob and Bill and your families.
Wayne and Linda Adams
Condolences to the Chorney family, also Billy and Bobbie Buys and families from Larry Scramstad and the Scramstad Family.
I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of Donna, she was such a bright light in our family with and amazing smile, she loved to laugh and have fun. Being around Donna was always such a fun time, I have many great memories as I know we all do. May these lovely memories pull you through the difficult days!
Love and hugs, thinking of All the family right now.
Test in Peace beautiful lady ❤️ Leah, Kevin & boys
Condolences to the Family of Donna….She stays in our memory….as a fine person …
Cherish all of that ….she will Rest in Peace..
So sorry to hear of your loss Clarence and family
Mary Johnson (Sabovitch/Nagam)
Clarence and family, our condolences. I met Donna through Busy Buddies Daycare where she was always a shining light, especially for Ross whom she met when he was two weeks old and held him all the way to St Boniface Hospital when he choked on milk. She continued to be his buddy during his years at Busy Buddies. Her humour, grace and professionalism were outstanding. People grow apart over the years but never leave a heart they have helped shape. Take care of yourselves. Love from Mary, Cindy, Marni, Kristee and Ross.
On behalf of my dad, Johnny Panas, my wife Huong, and my children Misty and Logan.
Auntie Donna was a cheerful lady who was full of life. Her wise life lessons came along with a knowing smile and a twinkle in her eyes. Whether it was a loving hug and kiss on the cheek or a funny story, she was always a delight to be around.
My mom (Jeanie) and dad (Johnny) were very close with their sister-in-law (Auntie Donna), and brother (Uncle Clarence) … which meant my brother (Corey) and I got to spend a LOT of time with our cousins (Michael and James). Just getting four growing boys to play without serious injuries was tough enough! Auntie Donna always had delicious meals for us … especially her famous meatballs! She held my head when I got carsick. She also made sure we rinsed dishes with very hot water before we dried them. I still think about my Auntie Donna’s wisdom every time I do dishes.
Auntie Donna was an incredible grandmother, mother, wife, sister-in-law, aunt, and great aunt. We hope the angels in heaven are with you. Please rest in peace, know that we miss you, and that we will always love you.
Corey John Panas
I think back at all the happy memories of spending time with Auntie Donna as a child, these are some of them. She introduced me to eating salad, I use to hate eating it, now I cannot get enough of it. I use to always bug her about the dangers of smoking, she never once told me to mind my own business or got mad at me for my opinion the the matter. I loved raiding the row of raspberry bushes in her garden, even though the seeds would get stuck in my teeth. Sleepovers with Micheal and James were fun, inside on bunk-beds or outside in the pop-up trailer, she always made sure that we had a snack and took a Flintstone vitamin, and brush our teeth before bedtime. She always remained a classy lady who grew up in town, even while wearing rubber boots covered with cow/chicken poop.
I will miss you Auntie Donna, you will be missed by all that knew and loved you. You leave the world behind a better place for your kindness, many friendships, and devotion to your family.
Love, your FAVORITE Nephew (this I am only assuming),
Im so sorry, no one told me, just found this looking up another friend, my deepest condolences, She was a real sweetheart.