GROSSMAN, Donna Donna Grossman entered the world in 1946 and was granted her angel wings on June 24, 2011. Donna's kind and gentle manner, warm smile and sense of humour drew people to her and there was no better friend or advocate. Hers was often the delicate voice of reason. If her path crossed yours, you were one of the fortunate ones. She could see the beauty in everything and everyone. Ever the nurturer, you could often find her in her garden, planting wildflowers to attract butterflies or feeding the birds. During the winter, her interests turned to growing orchids and to sewing. The Children's Program at the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre was the beneficiary of many of her quilts as were friends and family. Her post-secondary studies were in education and she was well versed in world politics, the arts, literature and community events. Music, particularly rock and roll and the blues, gave her joy. Family was very important to Donna she treasured each member; whether it was caring for elderly relatives or a thoughtfully chosen gift, she knew how to make everyone feel special. She was everything a child could hope for in a mother and her love of children led to her involvement in the Marion McVeety PTA, where one of her accomplishments was the expansion of the school playground. She was also a Brownie leader for several years. Near and dear to her heart were animal causes, the environment, organizations such as Grandmothers for Grandmothers and the preservation of tradition at Government House. Donna faced her illness with great strength and dignity. She was most grateful to all of the kind and talented health care professionals (including admin staff, clinical assistants, technicians, nurses and physicians) who provided her with such excellent care. Donna is survived by Jack, her husband of 42 years; her daughter Jennifer (Steven); sister Judy (Ian); and several nieces and nephews. Out of respect for Donna's wishes, the memorial service will be a private family occasion. Memorial tributes can be sent to the Regina Humane Society, Box 3143, Regina SK, S4P 3G7, Grandmothers for Grandmothers, Stephen Lewis Foundation, 260 Spadina Avenue, Suite 501, Toronto ON M5T 2E4 or the World Wildlife Fund, wwf.ca/donate . Please consider sharing your memories of Donna by signing the online tributes page at www.regina-memorial.ca . Arrangements entrusted to
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Published in The Leader-Post from June 27 to June 28, 2011