In Loving Memory Of . . .
March 26, 1936 – November 25, 2013
Donnamae passed away peacefully in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox, BC on Monday, November 25, 2013 after a long, hard battle with several health issues this past year.
She was born in Edmonton, Alberta to the late Earl and Blanche Dick and is predeceased by her sister, Rita and brother-in-law, Bud Nichol.
Donnamae will be best remembered for her compassion for others, her generosity, and her love of nature. Her passion and dedication brought joy and solace to many through the beauty of the gardens she created: not only her own but also through her countless hours volunteered to the Anderton Therapeutic Gardens better known as The Gardens on Anderton.
Donnamae is survived by her devoted and caring husband, Gordon Ireland of Comox, BC; two loving daughters, Deanna (Chris) Jackson of Coombs, BC and Ellen Jackson of Spruce Grove, Alberta; son-in-law George (Heather) Ireland of Langley, BC; nieces, Tracy Nichol of Errington, BC and Terry (Greg) Pearson of Port Alberni, BC; nephew Russell Nichol of Armstrong, BC; cousin, Bob Dick of Edmonton, Alberta; and many, many friends.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Stocks and all the medical staff at St Joseph’s Hospital for the help, car, and compassion shown to both Donnamae and themselves throughout her illness. They would also like to thank Pastor Dave Koleba, his wife, Lydia, and the entire congregation of the Central Evangelical Free Church of Comox, BC who support them in prayer throughout.
You can shed a tear that she is gone
or you can smile because she lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back
or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and love yesterday
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her and only that she’s gone
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty, and turn your back
or you can do what she’d want:
Smile, open your eyes, love, and go on.
~ Author Unknown
By request of Donnamae and the family, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, please consider honouring her memory with a donation to a charity of your choice.
To send a condolence to the family please visit www.yatesfuneral.ca