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CHANNELL – Donna Jean (nee Turner)

July 16, 1936 – February 27, 2011

Donna Channell, beloved wife of Earnest of Calgary, AB passed away peacefully in her home at the age of 74 years.

Donna was born in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan to Joseph and Ethel Turner. Her family moved to Burnaby, BC in 1942 where Donna grew up to attend Burnaby North High. In 1956, at the age of twenty, Donna moved to Calgary and a few years later met the love of her life and her future. She married Ernie Channell on May 19, 1962 and they shared forty-eight wonderful years together. Donna will be remembered as a person who loved and encouraged everyone around her. She enjoyed meeting new people and always took the time to share her smile and giving nature with all.

Donna is lovingly remembered by her husband Earnest Channell; her children, Corinne and Bob Murray of Okotoks and Gord and Shari Channell of Calgary; her grandchildren, Ryan, Kyla, Cheyanne and Cody Murray and Eric and Taylor Channell. Also left to mourn her passing are her brothers Edward Turner and Richard Turner as well as numerous brothers-in-laws; sister in laws; nieces and nephews. Donna was predeceased by her father Joseph Turner, her mother Ethel Turner (nee Sawden).

In respect of Donna’s wishes, a Celebration of Life will be held in her honour at the Glamorgan Community Center, 4207 – 41 Avenue SW on Saturday, March 12, 2011, beginning at 3:00 pm. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Calgary & Area Chapter, 150, 110 Quarry Park Blvd. S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 3G3 Telephone: (403) 250-7090, .

In living memory of Donna Channell, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200.

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  1. Karen Davidson :

    Good friend Donna has gone, and left us with memories of many happy times shared. Our thoughts are with you, Ernie and your family.
    Bob, Eileen and Karen Davidson

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  2. Kim & Gord Driedger & girls :

    Ernie & Family, Our thoughts are with all of you at this time of sadness. Donna was such a warm & friendly person I remember her always smiling and so interested in all of us we had some great chats down at the beach she was so fun to be around we feel lucky to have spent some time with her… Family take care! Friends from Columere Park

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  3. Sharry and Carl Cimolini :

    Uncle Ernie, Corinne and Gord, Rob, Shari and family.
    We loved Aunty Donna and our memories of her are close to our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We hope to see you soon.

    Take care,
    Love, Sharry and Carl, and family xoxo

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  4. Laura Marie Cadrin :

    Uncle Ernie and family…
    We were so saddened to hear of Auntie Donna’s passing. Although we have not stayed in touch, we want you to know that we are thinking of you.

    Love, Laura and David Cadrin

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  5. Kevin Bottrell :

    Ernie and family,
    Although a lot of time had passed since I had the pleasure of seeing Donna… Remembering that amazing smile and her genuine loving and caring nature will stay with me forever. My thoughts are with all of you.

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