June 2, 1939 – August 28, 2019
Donna Kay was born in Provost, Alberta on June 2nd, 1939, and passed away in Red Deer, Alberta, on August 28th, 2019 with family by her side.
Donna leaves her loving husband Trimble, daughters Janet and Jean, son Judson (Diane) and five grandchildren Chelsey, Shannyn, Ryan, Kaden and Emmitt.
Donna attended the University of Alberta and taught school in Edmonton for five years, where her passion, dedication and talent for art were recognized in projects in her classroom. She was an accomplished pianist, playing for choirs, school performances and later filling her family home with songs everyday. It was at university she met and married her husband of 58 years. Donna and Trimble moved to Red Deer in 1964.
Donna was a busy mother of three and still found time to dedicate to her community. She was a Charter Member of the Sunnybrook United Church, sang in the choir, taught Sunday School for 10 years, and wrote the Sunnybrook School weekly paper for many years. She was President of the Red Deer Kinette Club, Chairperson of the ladies section of a Provincial Rotary Club’s Conference, board member of the Red Deer Women’s Shelter, served on committees for the Red Deer and District United Way, and served as co-chair of the women’s section of a Provincial Chartered Accountants Convention, and with her husband, they were Honorary Chair Persons of the Red Deer Cancer Society.
Donna was a wonderful hostess. Many of her friends and family enjoyed the festive parties she prepared with love and care for many years. Her grandchildren loved her baking, and were fortunate to have learned many recipes from Donna. She took great pleasure in playing bridge and golfing with her girlfriends as well.
She, with her family, enjoyed summers at Sylvan Lake, skiing at Canyon Ski Hill and later golfing in Arizona in the winters. She and her husband, with friends from Red Deer or University days, travelled to Europe and Asia, which created a greater appreciation for their lives in Canada and in Red Deer.
Donna will be remembered for her brilliant smile, gentle disposition, her helpful spirit and love of family. She will be missed beyond measure.
At Donna’s wishes, there will be a private celebration of her life with family. Condolences may be sent to her family at firstname.lastname@example.org. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Red Deer Hospice Society, which would be appreciated.
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