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.Print This Obituary & Condolences