Daryl, Larry, Gary, Harold & Jeanette,
I am very sorry to hear about Donna's passing. I have such fond memories of my time spent at the Dooks family home and hanging out in the valley. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Perry Weir, Slocan, BC
Donna was like another mother to me. Her generous spirit and hospitality always made me feel welcome. Having the shelter and comfort of her home to go to, especially for Sabbath lunches, gave me a sense of security and acceptance. This helped me tremendously by sheltering and growing my fragile spirituality. For this I will be forever grateful.
Donna was meticulous, thoughtful, self-sacrificing, and strong willed. She raised two of my best friends to have these same caring and compassionate characters. It has been a blessing to have been a part of her life and to have shared so many special moments with her and her family. I look forward to watching her influence continue to develop in Lindsay and Ashley, and by God's grace to meet again when Jesus returns.
Harold, Janette, Daryl, Penny, The Dooks & Brown Families: We are all very sad to hear of the passing of your dear one Donna. We only had the pleasure or meeting Donna a few times, and are most grateful to have made her aquaintance. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you, at this difficult time. Our hearts are heavy, but we also know that she is safe asleep awaiting our Lord's return. Our deepest condolences. Scott and Debbie Wheeler & Family
I wish with all of my heart I could be home with my family at this time of pain. I miss you all from the depths of my soul and am sending all my love across the oceans that separate us. I will always continue to love and admire Auntie Donna in all of her wonderful loving, caring, thoughtful and beautiful ways. My life is forever touched and changed by having her in it and I can't wait to see her again. Missing you and loving you always.
So sorry for your loss Ashley! I will let Shilo know as soon as we hear from her and Jay again on the Appalation Trail.
With Sympathy from:
Russ and Terri Bruce (Shilo's mom and dad)
Steve & the Dooks family .... seems like just yesterday that as friends we ran carefree on Virgilwood Drive ... We've packed in a lot of life since then and here we are still present for each other to grieve dear, dear Donna. The inherent losses in life (some dreams, houses, jobs etc) does not quite prepare one for the also inherent loss of loved ones .... our faith and the understanding of 'rest' and 'a morning' buffers some of the ache. My memories of Donna include her elegant, short (like me!) stature, her rich singing voice, and her calm, warm inviting presence. A loss indeed ... yet Donna's life serves as inspiration to us who remain to live out all her fine qualities in our connections with each other as we continue on life's journey. I will continue to send lots of courage and good energy your way as you cope with the acute loss. Condolences to the entire family.
Ashley and family. We send our sincere sympathy to you and your family. Donna was a kind and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. We are thinking of you and sending our love.
Papa and Roberta
Steve, Ashley, Lindsay and family.....I had the great pleasure of working with Donna. I unable to attend today but i wanted to express my sincere condolances. Donna was an amazing person and we were all so lucky to have known and have her in our lives. Her courage and bravery was and inspiration to us all during her illness. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.
My deepest condolences to the family. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers, I am so sorry for your loss. To Donna's two beautiful daughters, Lindsay and Ashley, you are a legacy to your mother's warm heart and cheerful smile. I will remember her most when I watch you with your little ones. All my love and warmest blessings as you miss her, until that blessed morning.
I will remember our times from days gone by, and our conversations from past to present. The most graceful and beautiful woman I have ever met. My prayers for the entire family will continue past these present days of sorrow, and to the days ahead. What a wonderful family reunion Jesus has promised us in Heaven one day, and so I look forward to that day.
While we did not know Donna, we consider Tim and Lindsay some of our closest friends; they are a reflection of what I'm sure Donna's life was like. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in your memories and your time with her. Much love, Nick and Rachel
The countless sleepovers, haystacks, trips to Wonderland; all happy memories of Donna that will forever stay in my heart. She was like my second mom growing up. I can't imagine what you are going through, but thank God He made the promise to comfort us in times of sorrow. We have this hope that we will soon be reunited and made whole. My prayers are with you and know I love you all!
Steve and family: My deepest condolences
to you all during this difficult time.
I have known Donna for many years working
in Emergency in Oshawa. Blessings and prayers are with you all during this time.
Helena (Emergency LHO)
It's been a long time since our TJA days but the memories of the people who touched my life then are held close to my heart. It hurts to think of the sorrow you all must bear but I am grateful for the Burden Bearer who carries us along with all our burdens. Trusting He is carrying you now. Longing for resurrection morning --- let's hold on to Jesus until then!
Over the years Donna has been such a dear friend to me that it really felt more like we were family. In fact, people often mistook us for sisters. I was honored by her friendship. We shared many wonderful times full of fun, laughter, and long talks. The loss of her has left a large hole in my heart. Ashley and Lindsay, I love you. Your mother left behind a wonderful legacy in you. You have grown into amazing women and she was very proud of you.
Steve, we are so sorry to hear of you and your families loss. Donna was an amazing woman and nurse. We have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Eric, Brianne and Sophie
Our hearts are deeply saddened as we grieve with you. Donna was truly an inspiration to all of us. We join you in longing for the day we will be reunited in Heaven and continue to hold you up in prayer during this difficult time.
Peter and Betty Bayer
Though miles may have separated us, the times went spent together at family gatherings will remain wonderful memories for us. Thinking of all of you at this time.
My heart is saddened that your family has grown smaller. Blessings and prayers sent your way that the Presence of God will envelope your family during this time of mourning and loss and will sustain you.
Auntie Donna fought a courageous battle and lived life fully. I respected her so much, especially as a mother, she was named guardian to our children should anything have happened to Marty and me. I loved her and will miss her. I am glad she can now rest until we meet again.
I have been trying to find the words to say to express this moment in time. But I cannot seem to come up with anything that truly describes the way I feel. Just know how sincerely sorry I am for your loss and how I grieve with you. She will be missed terribly.
I look forward to that great day when we will be reunited. You are all constantly in my thoughts and prayers and I love you with all of my heart.
Steve,Lindsay and Tim, Ashley, Gerald, and Dooks family... It has been a privilege to be part of your family and to have Donna as a friend. Although a beautiful voice and a sincere heart have been stilled, we know that there will be an eternity to spend together. Donna was always valiant and hopeful and she will always be a part of our hearts and memories. We will miss her beautiful smile but I am sure we will see it in our grandchildren.
I'm sorry to hear about this loss, but Donna grew in the Lord and you'll all meet again in the Kingdom of Heaven. I met Donna a few times, she was really sweet to me. My thoughts and prayers are with all the Dooks family and it's many wonderful branches. God Bless.
Steve - we are so sorry to hear of Donna's passing. You and your family are, and will continue to be, in our thoughts and prayers.
Wayman and Catherine Carson
"Steve, My deepest condolences to you and the entire family. It was a sincere pleasure to know and work with Donna. She will be fondly remembered as a friendly, enthusiastic member of the Branson Hospital and church family..."
Steve & the Dook's family, I'm so sorry about the death of Donna. I remember her as friendly and outgoing. It's hard to see a loved one go. I can relate because dad died one day before Donna and their Memorial will be on the same day. As I grieve for my dad, I will be keeping you & your family in my prayers & thoughts too. I'm comforted by the promise that we grieve with hope in the Hope Giver whose presence gives us strength.
Steve, I'm truly sorry to hear your family's loss of Donna. I know she fought for quite a while and Sharon tells me it was very hard for her in the last weeks. I'm glad to hear she died while at home with all of you with her.
She left a legacy of two loving daughters who I hope will give each other and you the support you'll all need in the future. With sympathy, Jo-Ann Hunt