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HENLEY, Donna Yvonne

August 16, 1929 – October 31, 2011

Donna Henley of Calgary passed away peacefully at the Peter Lougheed Hospital on Monday, October 31, 2011 at the age of 82 years.

Donna was born in Calgary on August 16, 1929 and grew up in Saskatoon. It was there she met Bill and they were married in 1951. She will be remembered as a loving and caring mother and grandmother, always putting her family’s needs before her own. She was a trusted friend to many, reaching out and helping others whenever she could with her optimistic outlook on life. She was a wonderful listener and was always there when you needed her. Donna enjoyed golfing, curling, camping and a good game of bridge. She appreciated the simple things in life and valued time with family and friends.

Donna is survived by her children Grant (Patti), Lynda (Gerry), Cathy (Wayne), Dean (Colette); and by her grandchildren Tom (Lindsay), Carly (Brad), Jenna (Jason), Tanner, Laura and Emily. She is also survived by her sister Pat Coghlan of Saskatoon. She was predeceased by her husband of fifty-seven years, Bill Henley and four sisters, Phyllis, Nan, Gwen and Peg.

The family would like to thank Donna’s caregivers: Bev Paine, for her dedication, love and loyalty, she has been with Donna for more than three years and became a member of the family. Also Mary Wallace and Gaynor Hepworth who were loving and caring companions and provided a constant source of support during a very difficult time. Their loving care will always be remembered.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Church of the Good Shepherd (408 – 38th Street S.W.) on Friday, November 25, 2011 at 11:00 AM. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403)290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.com or a charity of choice.

In living memory of Donna Henley, 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. My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to all the Henley family. Donna was a very special lady and was like a 2nd Mom to me. I have many, many fond memories of times spent with Donna and the Henley family. Donna was a very smart, kind and loving person. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Donna is now with her Lord and Savior, re-united with her husband, family and friends.

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  2. Al and Deborah :

    Our condolences to all the Henley family. We have many fond memories of all the fun times we had with your family, especially the New Years get togethers. Donna was always so welcoming and genuinely interested in hearing about what was happening in our lives. Donna is in our thoughts and prayers.

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  3. Ken and Darlene Skitch :

    It was an honor to know your mom. She was a wonderful person to be around. She always had a smile for you, words of encouragement and always interested in how you were doing.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  4. Barry & Wanda Thompson (Ries) :

    We are sure sorry to hear about Donna.
    She was a wondeful neighbour and was a great help to our mother in her times of need. God Bless.

    Barry & Wanda Thompson (Ries)

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  5. John and Debbie Tait (Ries) :

    I am so sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. She was a wonderful person. The last time I saw her was a few years ago and the first thing she wanted ot know was how my family was doing, because of the loss of our mother. She always waved when you passed by the house and gave you that beautiful smile she had. Losing a mother is hard but when they are suffering it best to let them go to the Lord and be at peace. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the Henley family.
    God Bless

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  6. Mary Joan Barrett :

    I was saddened to hear of Donna’s passing. As a neighbour and a friend, she was always ready to lend a hand to our family. A mother’s love is so very special and I know that she will be missed. May fond memories and her love envelope all of your family, as you grieve your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  7. Peter Laureshen :

    To Lynda, Cathy, Dean, Grant, Tom, Carly, Jenna, Tanner, Laura and Emily. I know that the loss of your mother and grandmother is a great blow to all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.

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  8. Shaganappi Ladies Golf Club :

    The Shaganappi Ladies Golf Club would like to send our condolences to Donna’s family.

    We were blessed to have such a wonderful, caring person in our club and we loved golfing with her and seeing her each week.

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Donna’s family and friends during this most difficult time.

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