IREDALE, Donna Leah
March 01, 1958 – July 10, 2019
Iredale (nee Hanna) was born on March 1, 1958 in Calgary Alberta, to Dave and
Doreen Hanna. She attended high school at Central Memorial in Calgary and
graduated from SAIT a diploma in Architectural & Civil Engineering Technology
with honorable mention.
her childhood Donna enjoyed time with her family, travelling with her
grandparents out into the Okanagan Valley, spending time with her older sister
Debbie, and with her father doing anything outdoors. Growing up Donna loved
animals; she always had multiple horses, dogs, cats, birds, and fish and
enjoyed playing guitar and dancing.
an adult Donna’s childhood passions always remained. She loved music, painting,
travelling the world and she could often be found gardening and surrounded
herself with beautiful flowers and plants. She was also an
avid photographer and shared her wonderful pictures with many. She always
had a caring and positive attitude, wore a smile and never hesitated to lend a
helping hand to anyone in need. She was always the giver.
her most recent work she discovered the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT),
an organization that helps raise orphan elephants in Kenya and other much
needed conservation work across the country. She was so thrilled to adopt one
of these orphans named Mbegu, she soon started adopting more as gifts that she
gave to her entire family every Christmas. She always spoke of visiting the
orphaned animals and lending a hand where she could.
Donna is survived by her husband Ken Iredale; her three children Matthew (Jennifer), Kyle (Burcu) and Kristin Bird (Hawk); her parents Dave and Doreen Hanna; her sister Debbie (Bob) Bray; her nieces and Nephew, Emily, Tasha and Mackenzie Bray; her sister-in-law Wendy Iredale; and her stepchildren Okie and Skylar Iredale.
A private celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations in memory of Donna can be made in her name to the DSWT at www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org
Arrangements entrusted to Cochrane Country Funeral Home, Florence (Flo) Simpson, Funeral Director. Ph: 403-932-1039.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of IREDALE Donna Leah March 01 1958 – July 10 2019..
Death notice for the town of: Cochrane, Province: Alberta