November 12, 1950 – August 28, 2011
For three years Donna Maureen Edwards fought with dignity and determination against cancer, and on Sunday, August 28, 2011 she passed away knowing she was extremely loved by her husband, Alan Antonishka, of Calgary who rarely left her side.
Donna was the daughter of Robert and Edith Edwards of Wetaskiwin, AB, who both predeceased her. She is survived by her sister Elaine Wagar; her niece Jen Wagar, and her nephew Mitch Wagar of Airdrie, AB. Nothing was more important to Donna than her family, her friends, her music, and her profession, and throughout her lengthy illness she was humbled by the support and love she received from those devoted people that visited, wrote emails, and telephoned both her and Al. Donna was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, loved to sing, play piano, garden (especially her flowers), and particularly enjoyed her summer retreat in Radium and the cabin on the Sunshine Coast of BC.
A Celebration of Donna’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Calgary Humane Society, 4455 – 110th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 2T7, Telephone: (403)205-4455, www.calgaryhumane.ca. Al and the Wagar family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to the doctors, staff, and many volunteers at the Southwood Hospice for a level of care and compassion unprecedented as a vocation. You all are a very special group of people. Thank you so much.
In living memory of Donna Edwards, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences