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Offline AJL

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Tribute to Donnae
« on: February 16, 2019, 06:46:27 PM »


It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our dear friend and HEG family member Donnae, who left us on February 12, 2019. 

Donnae was a founding member of the Hornby Eagle Group, and served a term as President of the society.  She contributed greatly to this project and shared her wisdom and experience freely. 

Her compassionate nature and wonderful sense of humour drew everyone to her;  she was kindness and generosity personified.

Donnae dreamt of becoming a veterinarian, but life had other plans for her.  No matter where her road took her, animals remained a priority.  From raising orphaned squirrels to rescuing domestic cats, birds and anything else that hopped, walked, slithered or flew across her path, Donnae always gave her utmost. 

Donnae was a warm presence in the chatroom, regaling us with funny stories of her 'other life' as a Civil War re-enactor.   She and her group were committed to finding the histories and graves of the Canadian volunteers who joined that battle, so that they would not be forgotten.  She was overjoyed when her group was able to fund and erect a monument to those long-lost soldiers, and proud that her husband is the arborist who cares for the Witness tree on the battlefield at Gettysburg.

Donnae was a gifted painter, and she began to dabble in photography when her travels took her to many Civil War sites in the USA, to Hornby Island and many other areas of Canada. She enjoyed seeing new places and meeting new friends, but her deepest pleasure came from sitting quietly, observing nature.   

Donnae was sadly predeceased by her daughter last winter.  She leaves to mourn her beloved husband, a daughter, grandchildren and extended family, her birds, her little cat, and hundreds of friends and comrades. 

Fly with the eagles, Donnae.  Thank you for blessing our lives with your love. 


From Donna's family:
God hath not promised skies always blue,
Flower-strewn pathways all our lives through.
God hath not promised sun without rain, joy without sorrow, peace without pain.

But God hath promised strength for the day, rest for the labor, light for the way.
Grace for the trials;  help from above.
Unfailing sympathy. Undying love.








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There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before.  ~Robert Lynd, The Blue Lion and Other Essays

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Re: Tribute to Donnae
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2019, 05:48:39 PM »


HEGPS would like to invite those who wish to share friendship, thoughts and memories of Donnae to join us in our chatroom on Sunday, February 24 at 5PM nest (Pacific ) time. 

Please bring your favourite memories and stories, to celebrate the life of a true friend
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Offline jeavverhey

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Re: Tribute to Donnae
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2019, 03:34:41 AM »
I regret that I am unable to be here to share memories of Donnae but she definitely will be remembered and missed.  Donnae was a sweet and caring wwoman who always had a way of seeing the positive in every situation.  God speed old friend.

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Re: Tribute to Donnae
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2019, 04:53:07 PM »
 

Sunday evening in our chat  we had our get together to remember Donnae.  She will be part of our world thru our memories.  Fly high Donnae
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Re: Tribute to Donnae
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2019, 07:11:55 PM »
 :heart Typos
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