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Donna E. MacDonald

Posted By obits On January 2, 2016 @ 11:10 am In Obituaries | 21 Comments

Words cannot express the sadness felt by the loss of a most adored Mother, Sister, Aunt and Friend, Donna E. MacDonald who passed away on December 20th, 2015 surrounded by an abundance of love. A recent retiree of BC Hydro, an avid traveller and the most caring, generous woman with a warm infectious laugh.

Donna’s daughter and family would like to invite those who knew her to celebrate her life on January 10th at the South Bonson Community Center in Osprey Village, Pitt Meadows. Service will start at 2 pm followed by – in true Donna fashion – a cup of tea, light snacks and the exchange of good memories.

In lieu of flowers, donations on Donna’s behalf to the BC Cancer Society or a favoured charity would be very welcomed.

Expressions of sympathy can be made below.

Contact information:

Garden Hill Cremation and Funeral Services, 11765-224th Street, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6A5, Canada - Phone: (604) 463-8161 Fax: 604-463-2929 Email: info@gardenhill.ca

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Condolence from Jim, Karen, Crystal and Julianne Anderson on January 2nd, 2016 2:56 pm

Words cannot express the loss we all feel knowing that we will not hear that wonderful laugh in this life again. Donna left a trail of wonderful memories for us all to follow. She also left behind a beautiful, generous, caring and utterly amazing daughter, a true testament to the kind of person, mother and friend that she was to too many people to count. Rest In Peace Donna, our lives were made richer by having you in them.

Condolence from Maggie Wright on January 2nd, 2016 3:38 pm

I met Donna on the Dave Koz cruise to Alaska and we became Facebook friends following the cruise. We sat together at dinner and enjoyed many laughs with her and Bonnie, Nancy, Melinda and Alicia. My deepest sympathies to all who loved her. Rest in Peace, Donna.

Condolence from Colin Ashe on January 2nd, 2016 4:56 pm

Rest in peace cousin. you were a great lady . Fly high with uncle Bernie and aunt Lil. Love from Cape Breton

Condolence from Linda Clifton on January 2nd, 2016 4:59 pm

Alison your mom was truly the best friend anyone could wish for. I think of her and miss her so much every day.

Condolence from Cousin Bertha Ashe and family on January 2nd, 2016 5:22 pm

My heart goes out to her daughter,family,and her friends wish I could be there but will send donation!

Condolence from Linda and Massimo on January 2nd, 2016 5:57 pm

So very sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences.

Condolence from Tippi on January 2nd, 2016 6:11 pm

My deepest sympathy on Donna’s passing. She was such a sweetheart – it is a big loss. I don’t think we met, Allison, but your mom (my cousin) & I were born the same year. My mom was your grandfather’s sister, Gertie. You and all the family will be in my thoughts and prayers, as will Donna. May God grant you strength at this time, and may your memories and the caring thoughts of others help to comfort each of you. God Bless.

Condolence from Brenda Polutnik on January 2nd, 2016 6:51 pm

Thinking of you Allison at this time.
Your mom was a wonderful person. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Condolence from Lorraine macdougall on January 2nd, 2016 6:58 pm

She will be deeply missed but leaves behind a fantastic daughter. Til we meet again my friend.

Condolence from Trisha Coady on January 2nd, 2016 8:20 pm

With Deepest Sympathy & love . We always looked forward to her visits to Cape Breton with family . She was a family treasure who will be missed & loved eternally . Rest in Peace Dear Cousin Donna . Love Trisha & family xox

Condolence from Janet Weckstrom on January 3rd, 2016 7:26 am

I remember Donna mostly for her infectious laugh and enjoyment of life itself. We did a few trips to Laughlin together and shared a room and I remember how easy she was to travel with and be with. It was not that long ago that we met at the Spaghetti Factory (her favourite) in Abbotsford and had a really nice lunch together. I will miss her very much as well.

I wish to convey my sympathies to all of you for she was a wonderful Mother, Sister, Aunt and Friend.

Condolence from Barb Legaree on January 3rd, 2016 9:24 am

A dear friend who took me under her wing. Always words of inspiration. She was a fun person to be around and will be thought of often. In time the current pain will turn to the warm memories she gave all of us. Rest in peace Donna

Condolence from Kathy Bremner on January 4th, 2016 8:13 am

My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. We will surely miss the presence of a truly loveable and kind person that Donna was.

Condolence from Alexander Guy on January 4th, 2016 10:00 am

My condolences to you and your family. I enjoyed working with Donna for several years at BC Hydro. She was always fun to talk to and shared many stories about her vacations and Pai Gow. Rest in peace Donna.

Condolence from Fabian MacKinnon on January 4th, 2016 11:58 am

Our deepest condolences go out to you and your family. Rest in Peace Donna. Love from your cousin Fabian and Cathy

Condolence from Darlene Morton on January 4th, 2016 1:08 pm

My condolences go out to family and friends. I enjoyed working with her very much. She was a great a great co-worker who was very humble given the amount of knowledge she had. She will be missed.

Condolence from George Aung Thin on January 4th, 2016 2:09 pm

My condolences to family and friends. Working with Donna was always a pleasure. She was always helpful, cheerful and willing to share a laugh with colleagues. You will be in our prayers, Donna.

Condolence from Leslie Kurchak on January 7th, 2016 7:48 am

My condolences to Alison and family. I met Donna years ago when our daughters started springboard diving together. Her laugh was infectious and we had many laughs during the diving meets while watching our daughters compete. We discovered that we both worked at the same place and we would meeting for morning coffee and the occasional lunch at Lai Thai restaurant. Donna, you will be missed.

Condolence from Dr. Helen Henderson on January 8th, 2016 11:10 am

To the family of Donna MacDonald,
On behalf of all the staff at Meadows Dental Group in Pitt Meadows, we would like to express our sincere condolences with the passing of Donna. She will be truly missed by us all!!!


Dr. Helen Henderson and staff

Condolence from Lillian Kolosoff on January 8th, 2016 12:32 pm

On behalf of the Tri Cities Branch of B.C. Hydro Pioneers, I would like to extend our sympathies to the family of Donna MacDonald. She was a member of our group for only too short a time while dealing with medical issues. I talked to her a couple of times and expressed our concern. Our thoughts are with her family.

Condolence from Helen Simms on January 9th, 2016 11:38 am

Dear Allison…I am another cousin….Tillie and Tippi’s sister……your mom was a beautiful, fun and happy lady. Her mom and dad loved her very much as they always talked about her when they came to Glace Bay…A tremendous loss for you, but I am sure your wonderful memories will give you strength and comfort now…God Bless….

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