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YUCK, Donna Janice (nee Dewar)

1951– Roxbrough, ON
2014 – Calgary, AB

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Donna Dewar. Donna passed away peacefully, at her home, on Monday, February 3, 2014 at the age of 62 years.

Donna was born September 16th 1951 at the family farm and grew up in Maxville, Ontario. Donna was a cat-lover; even at a very young age, she nurtured the barn cats on the farm and continue her love of cats until her dying day. In 1971, Donna graduated Nursing School from Ottawa Civic at the young age of 20. She started her career in nursing in Ottawa before moving to Regina where she continued to practice while caring for her young family. After a lengthily career, Donna retired from nursing in Calgary and was recognized with long-service award in 2001.

Donna enjoyed quilting, knitting and spending hours in her garden; flowers were her favourites. She adored Sweet Peas and Daisies but her most treasured and sentimental flowers were the Roses. She transported rosebuds from her mother, Rhoda’s garden in Maxville all the way to Calgary – don’t ask us how she made those roses thrive in Alberta…Donna certainly had a green thumb!

Donna was always happy and willing to help others; putting herself and her needs last. Donna loved spending time with her family and treasuring her grandchildren.

Mom, you will be greatly missed. Words cannot describe the loss we are all feeling but the life lessons you taught us, the memories we’ve made with you through the years ensures that you will live on, within each of us, forever. We love you, we miss you, god speed.

Donna is survived by her son Jeremy (Miranda), and daughter Courtney (Rob), and grandchildren Alysia, Noah and Daylee. Donna is also survived by her sister Joan (Stuart), her brother Robert “Mack” (Monique) and her sister-in-law Jean. Donna was a loving Aunt to Lori, Sarah, Cindy, Angela, Jonathon, Jeffery, Stephanie, Jason, Donald and Christopher.

Donna was predeceased by her loving parents, Donald and Rhoda Dewar along with her older brother James “Jimmy” (Jean).

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  1. Darlene Wallace :

    My deepest sympathies at the loss of your mom. Donna was truly a caring person who loved the Lord and took pride in raising her family and caring for her home. I enjoyed many years having Donna as my sister-in-law. I remember Donna as always having a smile on her face and a great story to share. I will miss you Donna!! Rest in peace, you deserve it.

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  2. Mike & Kathy Clark :

    Deepest sympathies to the whole family. May she rest in peace.

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  3. Laura Benson and Madi Smith :

    Our deepest sympathies for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

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  4. Jeremy and Courtney I want to express my deeply heartfelt feelings of sorrow and pride as you deal with the many different emotional trials of the recent passing of your adoring and loving mother and past partner of mine. Even though we have been apart for many years, I was always truly amazed how Donna could find something positive in life especially when it came to her children and grandchildren. Her passion was additionally noticeable when mention was made of her newest granddaughter Daylee as well as Alysia and Noah. Donna was taken from all of your lives way too soon and I wish to express to all who knew her that this special, kind woman was needed more in a better place. I want to let my children know how proud I am of them in dealing with their tragic loss and that I love them very much. Dad

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  5. Betty and Blaine Beard :

    So sorry to hear about your Mom ,Courtney.This is just to let you know our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this time.

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