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Donna Stewart

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February 19, 1954 - June 26, 2016

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Obituary Announcement

Stewart; Donna


Donna Marie Stewart (Forbes) passed away peacefully in St. Joseph's Hospice at the age of 62, on Sunday, June 26th 2016, with her family at her side. Donna will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 39 years, Frank Stewart, her daughters, Larissa (Jeremy) Large & Calla (Owen) Nicol, her mother Freida Forbes, her mother in law Marjorie Stewart, sister Pat (Brad) Latner and brother Jim (Maureen) Forbes.  Donna was the cherished Nana to 5 grandchildren, Graydon, Corbin, Arabel, Huntly & Bryson, a loving aunt to her nieces and nephews and will be greatly missed by her many lifelong friends. Predeceased by her father John Forbes. As a lifelong resident of Sarnia, Donna was passionate about the city, her neighbourhood and the community.   She loved summers in her backyard and at the cottage, and spent many winters in the arena helping with Sarnia Girls Hockey.  Donna was a longstanding Sarnia Organ Donor Awareness Group board member and one of the founders of Jazz & Blues in the Village.  For the last 13 years, she served as festival director, organizing an army of loyal volunteers and managing countless festival details.  Donna worked in the office of St. Lukes United Church for over 20 years and was the helping hand behind her husband’s Mitton Village store, The Eye Guy. The family want to express their thanks to the doctors and nurses at the London Regional Cancer Centre and St. Joseph’s Hospice for their compassionate care of Donna. Cremation & private family service has taken place. The family wishes to invite friends to a Celebration of Donna's Life on Saturday July 9th from 1 - 4 at the Sarnia Legion. Remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family online in “Donna’s Guestbook” at Should friends desire, donations can be made to the Sarnia Organ Donor Awareness Group (SODA). Arrangements entrusted to McCormack Funeral Home – Stewart Chapel, 254 George Street, Sarnia.



Saturday July 9, 2016

Sarnia Legion Hall

1 - 4 pm



Private Family Services



Lakeview Crematorium


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Bill and Johanne Chong

Message For The Family.

To the whole Stewart family. Donna will be surely missed , her smiling face and kind demeanor will be remembered by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May Donna rest in peace.  Bill and Johanne Chong

Kim Ventura

Message For The Family.

Frank, Larissa and Sassy, I am so saddened to hear about Donna. I have many fond memories of her growing up and especially during our hockey years. She was always smiling and was kind to everyone she knew. Stay strong. With Love, Kim

Adrienne Baxter

Message For The Family.

So sorry for the loss of your beloved wife and mother. Thinking of you all..Sincerely Adrienne Baxter

Marylou Dudley

Message For The Family.

Dear Frank and Family; Please accept my sincere and heartfelt sympathy in the loss of Donna. A wonderful girl I met through the Jazz Festival and a very great loss to this world. Just a nice "Gal". My prayers and thoughts are with your family as you take this difficult journey. Heaven has gained another Angel and you will have a special one to watch over you!

Bruce & Marna-Rae Walters

Message For The Family.

Our sincere condolences on the passing of Your Wife, Mother, and Grandmother. Donna was very much loved through life and admired by many. We had a lot of good times as we were growing up at Johnston Memorial School and then after at SCITS. It was always good to see Donna and Frank when we would go to their neighbour Julie & Rob's and talk in the driveway as they or we were coming or going. Again our heartfelt condolences to Frank and the Family.

Fred and Faye Bouchard


 Message For The Family.

Our deepest sympathy to the entire Stewart family. Although we didn,t know Donna personally we heard many wonderful things about her from Marjorie. Peace be with you all!

Henderson Family

Message For The Family.

Our love and condolences to Calla, Owen and all of your family. We are so sorry for your loss. Love, the Hendersons xoxo

John Bond

Message For The Family.

Dear Frank and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Donna's passing. Since meeting her during 2003 as a member of the Jazz & Blues Committee I saw how dedicated she was to the success of this Project. .. It was such a pleasure to work with and for her. She was the Heart and Soul of theJIT&BITV and will most certainly be missed. May we share with you our most Deepest Sympathy. Johnny Bond and Edith Boyle I

Jan Morphy

Message For The Family.

Feeling very sad for the Stewart family as they go through this difficult time...I remember teaching Calla and Larissa at Johnston Memorial School....this family was one of the beating hearts of our school and community...may this wonderful lady be at peace with the angels. ..xoxo

Kathy scott(Blondin)

6877 hyde street errol village

Message For The Family.

I was so very sad to hear about Rita. She was so gregarious and full of life. I met Rita when I was working at Sears Optical. I just loved her joy and enthusiasm with everything that came her way. When we spoke, i found out that she actually knew my parents Ted and Wilma Blondin. We had quite a funny store to share re my dad from years ago. Know that she was loved! It was my mom who called me to tell me of Ritas passing. She also loved Rita.. Whenever I see the colour of purple, I will always remember her..

Kindest regards Kathy Scott

Lora stevens

Message For The Family.

I loved working with Donna at st.lukes. she was always in the office with a big smile to greet me with when i would come to get ready for choir. Our little talks over the years were always highlights in my day. She was defiantly a special person to us all at the church. She will dearly be missed by us all

Joyce & Kevin Pettit


Message For The Family.

To Frank, Larissa, Calla and families, we were so saddened to hear of Donna's passing. Know that we are thinking of you all at this difficult time, she shall be missed by all that knew her.              Deepest Sympathy, Kevin and Joyce Pettit

June Alexander


Message For The Family.

Frank and Family - I was so sorry to read the passing of donna.  I have known both of you for many years.  Over the past couple of years I had the pleasure of volunteering for Donna at the Jazz festival in the beer and wine booths.  Her infectious laugh and gentle mannerism, I will remember always.  I am unable to attend her celebration of life as I will be out of town, but on that day I will be thinking of her.  My heart goes out to you and your family.

June Alexander

Paresh Thakkar

Message For The Family.

The the entire Stewart family, I send my sincerest condolences. Donna was such a kind and supportive person who will be greatly missed by the community.

Robb Sharp

Message For The Family.

Frank and Family. So very very sorry for your loss. Donna was an inspiration to all of us at J&BITV and will be missed.

John and Karen Dugas

Message For The Family.

Frank and family, Please know you are in our thoughts at this difficult time. May you find comfort in loving memories.

June and Dave Weiss

Message For The Family.

Dear Frank and family : Our deepest sympathies to you and yours as you come to terms with your loss. May all those wonderful memories that you cherish, also help to comfort you at this time. We are thinking of you. Sincerely, June and Dave Weiss

Jo Anne Kirby

Message For The Family.

To Frank and family, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and all that knew Donna.

Jan and Dianne Polley

Message For The Family.

Just read about Donna's passing in the Journal! We are so sorry for your and your family"s loss, Frank. Wishing you love and peace at this most difficult time. Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers now and in the future. We and the community mourn with you in the loss of the beautiful person she was and is. --Jan and Dianne

Megan Busby

Message For The Family.

Frank, Larissa, and Callie, We are very sorry to hear about Donna/ your mom. She was always my favourite hockey mom. I have many memories of Donna and your family and I am very glad to have known such a great lady. She will be deeply missed. We send our condolences to your family and you are in our hearts.               Megan and Sue Busby

Susan and Les Laur

Message For The Family.

Frank and family...we are so, so sad to hear about Donna! She was an amazing lady and we so enjoyed her company! She was an asset to all around her. She will be missed by all who knew her! Nothing we can say can relieve the pain you all must be feeling but In time do hope the memories of Donna will help you smile once again. We will cherish the times spent with Donna and that will last forever! We will be away and so sorry we will miss the memorial service for her on Saturday but will be thinking of all of you!

Lori Mitchell-McNally

Message For The Family.

Dear Frank and Family ... Such devastating news about Donna. My deepest and most heartfelt sympathy. Donna was a wonderful, loving and supportive "kindred spirit" ... she will surely be missed. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Lori Mitchell-McNally.

Greg Robbins

Message For The Family.

Frank and Family. Our deepest sympathies and condolences to you and your family on the passing of Donna. She fought a hard fight and maintained a brave and determined front to the very end. She put everything into the success of Jazz in the Village and will be sorely missed. Greg and Chris

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