Donna Crosby
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Donna Crosby May 9, 1942 - December 24, 2016 Donna May Crosby (nee Elliott) passed away on December 24th, 2016 after a short illness. She is survived by her two daughters, Christine and Sheryl (Tim), her two beloved grandchildren Taryn and Rylan and by her brother Roger and sister Lori. She was pre-deceased by her husband Ken in April 2016. Donna loved nature and was happiest when spending time in her garden. She shared her love of nature with her grandchildren and enjoyed teaching them about trees and flowers. Donna spent many years travelling with Ken in their camper, seeing much of Canada and the US. Many happy hours were spent at the Mayne Island home, sitting on the deck and enjoying good times with friends and family. Donna was a great supporter of her community, primarily in the goal to save the Riverview Lands for community use. She was taken from us rather suddenly and we will miss her immeasurably. No formal service will be held, as requested by Donna. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Jan. 7, 2017.
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January 25, 2017
My deepest condolence to Donna's family
She had gifts of listening, helping,
a gentle spirit, and will always be remembered
Bonnie Olsen
January 12, 2017
On behalf of the members and friends of Donna's at the PoCo Garden Club, we send our condolences to her family and friends. We will miss her warm and loving smile as she was a much loved and valued member of our club.
Eurilda Larsen
January 10, 2017
Donna was a very special lady - always positive with a great smile! We always looked forward to seeing her on Mayne Island. A great colleague and a great friend! She will be missed by many. Our thoughts go to Christine, Sheryl and family.
George and Pat Mauch
January 10, 2017
Donna was a very special lady - always positive with a great smile. We always looked forward to seeing her on Mayne Island. A great colleague and great friend! Our thoughts go to Christine, Sheryl and family.
George and Pat Mauch
January 8, 2017
Thank you for being you. Loved our occasional get together. Cannot believe that both you and Ken will not be with us at our annual Christmas Cheers. Our thoughts are with your girls and family. A missed stitch in our blanket of life will be felt by all. See you both in your garden on the other side. Love your kind and gentle spirit. Fred and Lynn
Lynn and Fred Williams
January 7, 2017
Donna, you have been a wonderful friend for so many years. We have fond memories of you and your family with our family, especially at your place on Mayne Island. Your dedication to preserving River View was so important to us and to Coquitlam. Our heartfelt condolences to Christine and Sheryl and all your family.
Louella and Ed Hollington
January 7, 2017
To my Aunt Donna;
You have always been and always will be my Aunt Donna! One of the very few people I've known my entire life. Also one of two people (the other being my mom, your sister) who always sent a birthday card, no matter where I was living or what was going on, that card would show up...sometimes it's the little things...but it's indicative of your kindness and dedication. I'm so glad we got to spend some time together when you were down here in L.A., and don't worry I will continue to tell you my little cat stories, you always laughed! You're already missed.
Kelsa Kinsly
January 7, 2017
I'm missing Donna so much, especially with all her Riverview collection all over my kitchen. She invited me to join RHCS, and I am so glad she did.
Mary Brown
January 7, 2017
Aunt Donna - You will always hold a special place in my heart, thank you for our memories and for your unconditional love.
Sometimes I can hear your laugh; it brings a smile to my face each time.
Your passion and dedication for volunteering while giving back to your community will be remembered by many. Without a doubt...Aunt Donna you were always the hostess with the mostess!
You are so greatly missed!
Your niece, Stephanie
January 7, 2017
Donna, you were a dear friend, more family than friend. We all miss you deeply but have many great memories to cherish. Our families travelled everywhere together. I think every day of you and Ken and know you are both travelling the world again together.
Penny Hamulas and all the Family, Surrey, BC
January 7, 2017
Donna, was a kind soul with a beautiful soft voice and gentle laugh, married to my cousin Ken. She loved her family and garden and gave hours of work to volunteer services including the Girl Guides of Canada. Sadly missed.
Sandra Crosby
January 7, 2017
We talked to you at Kens celebration in April. It was wonderful knowing you and family. condolences to your daughters. they will miss you alot. RIP.
Isabella Charron
January 7, 2017
Donna and Lori (my mom & Donna's sister, Oct 2, 2016
To my Aunt Donna. You were such a special person, kind, compassionate woman who never forgot our birthdays (including my kids!) You could always rely on a card in the mail:) You will be missed. Love Sharon Simmons
January 7, 2017
I remember Donna as a gentle soul, always willing to listen, very kind and compassionate. I know she was a very supportive wife, who went "above and beyond" in her care of Ken when he was ill. A great mum and grandmum as well. She will be sorely missed.
Allison Huggett
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