Anna “Donna” Donalda Macdonnell
August 22, 1922 – December 16, 2018
It is with great sadness that the Macdonnell family announces the passing of our mother peacefully at the age of 96 on December 16, 2018.
She is survived by daughter Patricia DiPietro (Aldo); son Cameron (Lois); and grandchildren Adrien DiPietro and Diana Gilles (Tim), Jennifer Turnbull (Chris), Mark Macdonnell (Jacinta), James Macdonnell (Sarah-Lynn) and Peter Macdonnell; great-grandchildren Brandon and Sarah Gilles, Andrew and Amelia Macdonnell, Gianna DiPietro; sister-in-law Margret Smith (Scotsburn, NS) and Dennis Gurnhill (Morrisburg, ON).
She was predeceased by her husband Melville of 49 years;, parents Donald and Anna Smith; sisters Inez Gurnhill, Patricia Morrison (Ellie); brothers Harold (Elva) and Ronald Smith.
Born and raised in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. Trained at the Foundling Hospital in Montreal 1943-45 where she met the love of her life, Mel and were married September 1945.
After the war moved to Souris Manitoba, Baldur MB, Glenboro MB, Shoal Lake MB, Strasbourg SK, Atikokan ON, Rivers MB, Thunder Bay ON, Winnipeg MB, retired to Smith’s Falls ON, Pictou NS, Winnipeg MB.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, December 21, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Thomson “in the Park” Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Many thanks to the Golden Door Geriatric Centre for their kindness and care.
Donations can be made in Donna’s memory to The Golden Door or Cancer Care Manitoba or charity of choice.
Golden Door Geriatric Centre
CancerCare Manitoba – Online Donations
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Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Anna Donna Donalda Macdonnell 2018..