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Donna went to her heavenly home on Thursday September 9, 2021.  

She was a wonderful Daughter, Loving Mother, Donny, Great Grand-Donny, Auntie, and friend who will be dearly missed. 

Donna grew up in Chaplin and moved to Moose Jaw as a young woman. She worked at the Bank of Montreal for over 30 years before retiring. She loved her job and all the friends she made while working there. 

She loved to surround herself with family and friends for any occasion and threw the best parties — with her favourite being the Christmas Eve suppers she would cook for everyone. 

Some of her favourite pastimes were bowling, playing slow pitch, watching her favourite team The New York Yankees, and watching curling. She loved playing the piano and said a piano made a house a home. 

She was kind and generous with a big smile that would light up a room. She always thought of others before herself and got the most joy from giving to others. 

Donna was predeceased by her parents Wesley and Bertha Coates. Her brothers Albert, Roy and Glen and sister Agnes and her sisters-in-law Doris, Hazel, and Jean. 

She will be loved always and sadly missed by her daughters Debbie (Dan) and Darcia; Grandchildren Courtney (Dave) and Matthew (Tereza); her Great Grandchildren Ellie, Jolie and Clark; her brother Dennis, and many nieces, nephews and friends. 

A Celebration of Donna’s Life will be held on Tuesday, September 14th, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Moose Jaw Funeral Home. Pastor Doug Shepherd will officiate, and a private family interment will follow. Those unable to attend are invited to view the service virtually by going to

Donny as you Rest In Peace, know your love and kindness will always be with us.

Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. James Murdock, Funeral Director 306-693-4550