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BATSCH, Donna Marie (nee Corradetti)

BATSCH, Donna Marie (nee Corradetti)

January 6, 1951 – Calgary, Alberta  

February 14, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta

 

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Donna Batsch in Calgary on Saturday, February 14, 2015, after her courageous battle with ALS, at the age of 64 years.

 

Donna had a dedicated career working in the oil and gas industry for forty years, most recently at Nexen. She loved spending time at Pine Lake with her family and friends. She enjoyed her trips to Las Vegas, Mexico, Hawaii, and Alaska. Donna was a compassionate person who enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. She will be remembered for her caring demeanor and ability to light up a room.

 

Donna will be deeply missed by her husband Gerry of forty years; sisters and brothers-in-law, Carol and Lorne, Toni and Tony, and Theresa and Vince. Donna was greatly loved and cherished by her niece Michele; nephews, Deon, Shaun, Curtis, Mark, and Michael; and extended family members and numerous friends.

 

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North) on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to A.L.S. Research c/o Isobel Weldon Hogue Director of Development, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary Health Sciences Centre, 3330 Hospital Drive NW Calgary AB T2N 4N1, iweldonh@ucalgary.ca or ucalgary.ca. Our sincere thanks to the staff at the ALS Society, especially Jane and Sue.

 

In living memory of Donna Batsch, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

 

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  1. Donna filled our hearts with wonderful memories to be cherished. She was a very strong woman filled with spirit. I hope there is a place in heaven suitable for the “yellow shirt” Donna.
    My thoughts are with Gerry, family and the countless friends that will forever miss her.

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  2. Joy and Ron Tamura :

    Words aren’t enough! Our deepest sympathy to the whole family. Donna will be missed by many. She was so loved by all she met! I know her and Cathy will be playing cards and laughing in heaven together!

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  3. I worked with Donna at Nexen. I loved Donna’s spunk. Every time I saw her, she had a smile on her face and was happy. I will miss our lunches together and our talks. My deepest sympathy to her husband Gerry and her sisters, whom she spoke of often and loved so much. Donna will be missed very much.

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  4. Joanne Blasetti :

    I am so saddened to hear about Donna’s passing. We grew up together, went to school together and shared the same friends. My heartfelt sympathy to her husband and sisters.

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  5. Donna’s smiling face will truly be missed and she was such a joy to work with. She fought a brave fight and may she now rest in peace.

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  6. Amy (Coppola) Veldhoen :

    My sincerest condolences to the entire family. Donna and I were grade school friends who lived around the corner from one another. I have many wonderful memories of time spent at the Corradetti home with her mom and dad and sisters, and many wonderful memories of childhood friendship with Donna. Rest in peace my dear friend.

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  7. Well Ms. Coradetti as I called her, you will be greatly missed. Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on, and cherished memories never fade because a loved one’s gone. Those we love can never be more that a thought apart. For as long there is a memory, they’ll live on in our hearts.

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  8. Frank & Jeanne Pittis :

    Theresa, Vince and all Family Members
    Our sincerest condolences on the loss of your sister/sister-in-law/Aunt/Wife. Although we did not know Donna, we knew how much she struggled with ALS during the past 2 years and how courageous she was in facing the illness. We pray that God will give Donna eternal peace and help you all through this very difficult time. It is very hard to lose those we love, but cherish the happy memories of Donna in your hearts forever.

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  9. As I read the obituary, the clutch engages. My mind races to catch up to life speed after being hit with my own fathers passing. Back to memories of my comrades working in the old OPSCO offices. The sounds, the smells, the talking, the laughing, the feeling of being part of something special. We were a family and it saddens me to see our members are passing on. Donna was a big part of that family. She worked hard and partied hard back in those days, as at OPSCO it was 24/7. Donna will be dearly missed and I know that my father would have been very saddened by her loss.

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  10. To the end, Donna exuded poise, spirit, energy and the ability to laugh, even in the midst of suffering with her cruel disease.
    Donna always brightened up the workplace with her sincerity and grace. She was dearly missed when she left Nexen. At the time, we lost a great co-worker and now we have lost a wonderful person.
    Donna made an impact in this world. and hope that Donna’s family has some solace in knowing how many people she positively affected.

    I hope her spirit carries on in all of you.

    My Sincere Condolences.

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  11. Dear Carol,
    I am deeply saddened by the loss of your sister. Please accept my condolences. I remember our times together at St. Angela’s School.
    Giselda Gerlitz (nee Rossi)

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  12. Roberta & Keith Rogers :

    Blessed are they that mourn,
    for they shall be comforted.
    Matthew 5

    Our condolences to the Family. Donna reminds us so much our our Aunt.

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  13. My Love and arms wrapped around this loving family, my heart feels your sadness.
    Donna always called me mamma Joy, she was just like a daughter to me. Her and Cathy were very best friends and all my daughters as well. Any wonderful visits I had and when the sisters came to Summerland we toured the wineries in my convertible hood down, and way too much fun, also yummy food in her wonderful kitchen. Thank you for sharing your life with me and my daughters Cathy, Brenda, Joy. Stacy love you forever
    you are so missed my Darling Donna, your mamma Joy Frost

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