November 30, 1952 ~
October 16, 2004
Formerly of Campbell River – passed away from a hard fought battle with cancer at her home in Cloverdale, BC.
Donna leaves behind her fiance Bryan Gordon, Sons Wade (Sheelagh) and Clayton (Teresa) Neuwirth. Parents Don and Eleanor Sumner, Sisters: Candice Paisley, Vicky (Ron) Pankratz, Michelle Sumner (Tim Samuels) ; Brothers Robert Sumner, and Randy Tews. Grandchildren: Sierra, Stephi and Jorja. Nieces and nephews and many dear friends.
A Celebration of her Life was held on October 20 at Hastings Park hosted by the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Association where Donna was a devoted employee of 17 years. She really loved her job and the people she encountered and they were all Donna’s family.
Donations can be made to the B.C. Cancer Foundation, Suite 200-601 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC., V5Z 4C2.
if tears could build
If tears could build a stairway
And memories were a lane
We would walk right
up to heaven
And bring you back again.
No farewell words were spoken
No time to say goodbye
You were gone before
we knew it
And only God knows why.
Our hearts still ache in sadness
And secret tears still flow
What it meant to lose you
No one can ever know
But now we know you want us
To mourn for you no more
To remember all the happy times
Life still has much in store
Since you’ll never be forgotten
We pledge to you today
A hallowed place within our hearts
Is where you’ll always stay
Donna you are loved and will be greatly missed.