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Donna Winstone

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September 1, 1942 - June 25, 2022

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Donna Winstone (nee Davidson) on Saturday, June 25, 2022.

Donna will be deeply missed by Don, her best friend, husband of 53 years, and in her later years, her caregiver; her three children, Brent (Andrea), Lara (Dana), and Bruce (Kathe); her sister Marlene Doran (Fred); her sisters-in-law, Joan Andries, Donna Sainsbury (Peter) and Betty-Anne Winstone; her five grandchildren, Jenna, Luke, Shore, Juniper and Tenzin; her many nieces, nephews, and cousins; and her many friends and extended family. She was predeceased by her parents, William Parker (2006) and Ruth (2010) Davidson.

Donna was a remarkable woman. She was first a mother, educator, and lover of music. Singing and caring for others were her two great passions. She was born and grew up on a farm at Birtle, Manitoba and was always proud of her rural roots. She graduated from Birtle High School (Governor General's Award). She attended United College and graduated from the University of Manitoba with Bachelor of Science and Education degrees. She taught at Manitou, Beausejour, Glenlawn, and the Adolescent Parent Centre; a program for young mothers who brought their children to school with them. She was a Mathematics teacher first, but also had many other gifts that she shared with all her students: including her love of reading, music, cooking and sewing.

Donna was an accomplished pianist and loved singing. She sang in the Carolyn McDade Choir and also the West Shore Singers in her later life at Gimli. She played the piano at Regents Park United Church for the Youth Choir (WARP) and at Clandeboye and Winnipeg Beach United churches. She was a pastoral care worker at Regents Park United for four years in the 1980s. Her caring for others shone through in everything she did.

Donna was a quiet presence and leader in all aspects of her life: work, home, family, and friends. She was a lifelong learner herself; forever curious. She continued to be a voracious reader and a singer and listener of music. Even when she lost her voice, she never lost her ability to share her love that she felt to all, in her smile and her amazing hugs. She has been a shining light in our lives, so full of liveliness, empathy and giving of support to others. She was a grounding and nurturing force throughout her life for all of us, and most importantly in her family's lives.

We will miss you so much Mom; may you rest in peace.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.

Donna's family kindly requests that all of her friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour her memory by watching the photo-biography above. Please, also consider sharing your own photos, memories, and stories by making use of the comment section on this page.


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