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ROGERS, Donna Marie (nee Vaughan)
September 9, 1955 - January 7, 2016
It is with heartfelt sadness that our family announces the sudden passing of our Mother, Daughter, Sister, Niece, and Friend.
Donna is survived by her two beautiful daughters Jessica (Paul) and Meagan; her father Ken; sisters Darlene and Kelly; her Aunt Marj and Uncle Dale; mother-in Law Shirley; brothers-in-law Bill (Liz), Don (Darlene), and Robert; sisters-in-law Cindy (Jack) and Lori (Barry); and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
Donna was predeceased by the love of her life, husband Rick Rogers, her mother Nonie, her sister Carla, and father-in-law Bill. Donna also leaves behind many other loving relatives and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Evergreen Funeral Chapel (16204 Fort Road, Edmonton) on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
Our family would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all our family and friends who have provided love and support throughout this devastating time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
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Published in Edmonton Journal from Jan. 11 to Jan. 12, 2016.
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February 9, 2016
I know it is late but I just heard of Donna's passing. I was terribly sadden by the news. I worked as an IT support analyst at the Legislature Building and she was such a kind person to talk and work with. I will forever remember her. My sympathies to her many friends and family.
Luc Lalancette
January 22, 2016
Sorry to hear of your loss, I met Donna & Rick thru my best friend Lori Necyk. sending out prayers for the family.
Loraine Troppmann
January 20, 2016
Ken (and family), Our deepest sympathy regarding the recent passing of your beloved daughter Donna. Please accept our sincerest condolences and know you are in our prayers.
Bob and Norma L
January 14, 2016
Jessica, Meagan, Darlene, Kelly, Marj, Rhonda and family. We were shocked and saddened by the news. So glad I had the opportunity to meet such a wonderful lady. I had a great time in Vegas a couple years back with Donna , Rick and family. I feel privileged that Rhonda let me join a Vaughan vacation. Happy memories to remember them by. Deepest condolences.
Lisa Sielski
January 14, 2016
We were so saddened to learn of Donna's sudden passing. Our heartfelt thoughts are with Jessica, Meagan and the entire family. We had the privilege to work with Donna in the Provincial Legislature. We will fondly remember her smile, quick wit, and humour.
Pam Boutilier and Carol Dillman
January 14, 2016
Amanda Arbour
January 14, 2016
Terrible loss...I worked with Donna during her many years at the Alberta Legislature. She was a lovely woman both inside and out. My deepest sympathies.
Heidi Friedrich
January 14, 2016
An absolute tragedy to lose two great people like Rick and Donna. I was honoured to know them via the Red Eye.
Roger Pogue
January 14, 2016
To the family of Donna,
I was saddened to hear the news of Donna's sudden passing. I worked with her in the Minister's office of Transportation. She was a great lady, full of spirit and a joy to work with. I know she will be missed, but she will always be with you in spirit.
Tracy Demeter
January 14, 2016
To my sister and my friend. I can't believe you are gone. This sadness and devastation hurts my heart tremendously. I love you very much and will keep all of our memories close to my heart. Give everyone up there a huge hug from me ok.
Kelly Vaughan
January 13, 2016
My heart goes out to Donna's family. It was a pleasure to work with her at the Alberta Legislature. Know that many share your sorrow and wish you peace.
Phyllis Hennig
January 13, 2016
Jessica and family so sad to hear of your loss. I knew your mother from the Legislature many years ago. I never made the connection between you and her. What a small world. My sincere condolences.
Maryanne Gibson
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Maryanne Gibson
January 13, 2016
I had the great pleasure of working with Donna a few years back. She was always fun loving and passionate - she will be very missed. My very deepest condolences the family.
Ken & Jillian Faulkner
January 13, 2016
My sincere condolences on the loss of Donna. I remember her from the Legislature bldg. too. Take care and my prayers are with you.
Hughena Burke
January 12, 2016
I'm so sorry to hear about your 2 heart breaking losses. I can't even imagine what you are going through. I've done your Moms hair a couple of times. She talked very highly about everyone her family and what they ment to her. It is truly a shock, she will be greatly missed .
Colleen Lodge
January 12, 2016
Words can't begin to express the loss all of us are feeling with the sudden passing our close family friend. Donna was such a infectious individual that left a positive impression with everyone she met. She will be truly missed but never forgotten. I know she will be greeted with open arms and will continue to entertain us as we share stories and memories of our great friend.
Lori Crowe
January 12, 2016
Jessica & Meagan
It is with deepest sympathy that I write this message, I have known your mom for many years first meeting her when Meagan attended Clareview Playschool. Though I did not see your mom often when we did meet up there was always a hug and laughter. I will miss seeing her Tuesday evenings at Rundle Park golfing. She will be missed by many.
Take care of each other.
Pat Langner
January 12, 2016
Rest in peace Donna. I, too, remember Donna from the Legislature. She was so friendly.
Elisabeth Reib
January 12, 2016
Donna was, in equal parts: caring, ethical, principled, hilarious, thoughtful, tough (but often in an easy going way), proud (especially of her family, of whom she spoke often) and a great friend to all those who knew her. She is already missed by those of us who called her friend.
Paul Whittaker
January 12, 2016
Jessica and Meaghan,

I worked with your Mom many years ago, and during that time I felt as though I knew you through our conversations. Her love for you and your dad was always her first priority, but she looked after all of us. My deepest condolences.
Elaine Williams Allin
January 12, 2016
I was shocked and saddened to learn of Donna's passing. Even on the toughest days, she could always make me laugh. My deepest condolences to you.
Jim Campbell
January 11, 2016
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
January 11, 2016
I was very saddened to learn of Donna's passing. I knew Donna in the days we both worked in the Legislature Building. My heart felt sympathy to her family.
Susan Purdie
January 11, 2016
My sincere sympathy to all of Donna's family at this sad time. I first met Donna while I worked at Alberta Transportation and we remained in contact for many years. She was a wonderful person and may your happy memories of her give you comfort in the days ahead.
Brenda Baron
January 11, 2016
Very sorry to hear about Donna's passing. We had many laughs, and shared many stories in the Legislature - mostly about our Chrysler vehicles. I loved mine, she hated hers. I'll certainly miss her.
Barrie Harrison
January 11, 2016
Jessica, Meagan, Ken, Darleen & Kelly I'm sorry for the loss of your Mom, Daughter & Sister I have you all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May the wonderful memories help to ease the pain. You are all blessed with another amazing angel to watch over you and protect you. (hugs)
January 11, 2016
I am very sorry for your loss. She was full of energy and really cared about helping Albertans.
January 11, 2016
We are so sorry to hear about your Sister.
Are prayers are with you at this difficult time
Laura and Gary Graves
January 11, 2016
Our sympathy to the family
PeterEmily Kostiuk ,
January 11, 2016
Rest in peace Donna.
Remember you from the Legislature
Tony Dasilva
January 11, 2016
Dear Jessica and Meagan, I went to high school with your mom and have kept up with your lives through our mutual best friend Gill. There are no words to express how sorry I am for your loss. I hope it brings you both some comfort to know your mom and dad are reunited. I send my deepest condolences, love and a hug.
Cindy Cohanim
January 11, 2016
It has been such an honor to have recently begun to know your Mom Donna, such a great, truly loveable and kind person.
I cannot even begin to understand what you are going through right now, but I would like to offer my prayers, condolences and lots of love to you Jessica, Meagan and family.
Laura Buckler
January 11, 2016
I'm so sorry to hear about your sister
My prayers are with you.
Laura and Gary Graves
January 11, 2016
Jessica and Meagan: I worked with your Mom many years ago. I will always remember her as being invariably helpful, cheerful and fun to be around. She often shared stories about your Dad and the both of you. She loved her family very much. She leaves behind many friends that she worked who have great memories of her and your family. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time and we share your sorrow. Gary G. Mar
January 11, 2016
I feel blessed to have had Donna in my life the last 3 years. She was an amazing, strong woman and will sadly be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Rita and Tim McKinnon
January 11, 2016
Our deepest condolences to Darlene and the Family words can not express the sadness we have for you .May Donna live forever in your hearts
Barb and Dennis Schultz
January 11, 2016
Jessica & Meagan,
I worked with your Mom for many years and in almost every conversation we had she would talk about the two of you - always with a smile on her face and a sparkle in her eyes. She was clearly so proud of you both and always had great stories to share. I'm praying your Mom is at peace and know she and your Dad will be watching over you.
Leanne S.
January 11, 2016
Jessica, Meagan
Words may not suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow that I feel for the passing of your mother. Please accept my condolences.
Brittany Helvik
January 11, 2016
My deepest sympathy to the family of Donna. I worked many years with her at the AB Legislature. She was a wonderful woman!
Rhonda Checknita
January 11, 2016
Darlene, I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
Debbie Snell
January 11, 2016
Our hearts are broken. We will miss you dear Donna. May you forever rest in peace with your sweet Ricky. Love You.
Leah Heil
January 11, 2016
Our hearts break for your entire family.
Such a shocker.
Embrace each other. She lives forever in your hearts.
Randy and Linda Schauer
Linda Schauer
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