Donna Theresa de Moissac passed away at Vernon Jubilee Hospital on Thursday, October 29, 2009, at the age of 83 years. Donna will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by son Michael (DeeDee) de Moissac of Abbotsford; daughter Tracey (Del) Griffin; grandchildren Tawney (Bobby) Dirksen, Darcey (Kenn) Buxton, Dustin Griffin, Cole Griffin; great grandchildren Adora and Bentley Buxton. Pre-deceased by her husband Mitch in 2007 and son Mark in 1986.
Donna was born October 10,1926 in Saskatoon, Sask. She graduated from St. Paul’s School of Nursing in 1947 and practised nursing until she married Mitch in 1949. Donnas’ passion was sports of all kinds and she was an avid hockey fan. She enjoyed reading and always had a good book on the go. Donna and Mitch were fortunate to spend many years travelling in their motorhome to go fishing or spending the winters in California.
Donna was extremely proud of her Irish heritage:
Be they kings, or poets, or farmers,
They’re a people of great worth,
They keep company with the angels,
And bring a bit of heaven here to earth.
A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, October 31, 2009, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Armstrong. Father Anthony Ackerman, officiate. Donation in memory of Donna may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.