(Nee Tews-Sumner)

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

a stairway

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.

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