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VANCE, Donna Gail

April 11, 1937 – Regina, Saskatchewan
January 9, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Donna passed away surrounded by her children in Calgary, AB on January 9, 2019.

Born in Regina, SK on April 11, 1937, she was the daughter of Jane and Donald Crichton. Donna did everything for her kids. She always ensured her children had the best and worked numerous jobs while they were young to build a home for her family. She went to school and took night classes to become an accountant, which she thoroughly enjoyed. She spent the majority of her career with Globe Envelopes. When her first grandchild was on the way, she moved from Regina and relocated to Richmond, BC. When her grandson Taylor was born three months early, she retired and moved to Calgary to help out. Donna had a long struggle with COPD and in the end COPD won. Despite being diagnosed over 30 years ago, she enjoyed travelling, spending time with her family, and time with her friends at Legacy Estates.

Donna is survived by her children, Craig Vance, Sheralee Stelter (Chris) Rod Vance (Natalie); grandchildren, Daniel (Nikki), Amadea (Warren), Krystal (Dana), Sarah(Ryan) Taylor, Ryan, Mac, Alisa, Simon; great-grandson Benjamin; and her sister Grace Johnson and family. She will be especially missed by all of her friends at Legacy Estates.

Donna was predeceased by her parents Jean Brown and Don Crichton.

Please join us in celebrating Donna’s life on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in the lounge at Legacy Estates (3000 Millrise Pt. SW, Calgary AB). Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, please make a memorial donation in Donna’s name to Cerebral Palsy Kids and Families, 121 – 7015 Macleod Trial SW Calgary, AB, T2J5H2.

In living memory of Donna Vance, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Carolyn (Stelter/Andres) Corbett

    Sheralee & Chris and families ~
    My sincerest condolences on the passing of your dear mom. Donna always gave me a smile and a hug, that’s just who she was. I have fond memories of her at our church in Calgary, and bringing Tyler or Ryan along with her. She was a beautiful person in every way. I will be thinking of all of you and wishing I could be there on Tuesday, but some previous arrangements can’t be changed, I’m so sorry. May the Peace that Donna had in her Lord be yours throughout this time of grieving. Much love, Carolyn and family.

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  2. Sheralee, Chris and family,
    I was so saddened to hear of your loss. Donna was such a lovely person. She was warm, kind and easy to chat to. She always had a smile for everyone.
    Carolyn & family.

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  3. Craig, Sheralee and Rod,
    I was so sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. Michelle let me know and was so
    pleased that she was able to attend the memorial service. All the best to all of
    you and your families.
    Eileen Vance

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