Dona had a strong spirit and rose above many hardships, both in her early years and later in life. She loved to travel, and passed the times between visiting friends and family by doing wonderful oil paintings of landscapes. Although in a great deal of pain in her last couple of years from various health problems, she always managed to have a smile for, and inquire after how her friends and family were doing.
Left to mourn her passing are her children, Kathy (nee Onderwater) and Gerald Olzsweski, Bernie and Lee-Anne Onderwater, Nancy Onderwater and Don Onderwater, and 7 grandchildren, Nicole, Martin, Penny, Sebastien, Saphira, Chandra, and Chadrack. They are joined in their sadness by Dona’s mother, Florence Barret, and 7 brothers and sisters and extended famiy.
A service was held at an earlier date.