Donna died peacefully at Boundary Trails Health Centre on Thursday March 4, 2021.
Born Donna Joan Garwood in Peterborough, ON in September of 1932, she grew up in St. Vital in Winnipeg, MB. Donna studied nursing at Grace Hospital, graduating in 1958. The following year, she married David G. Lumgair of Thornhill. Their daughter, Leslie was born in 1960 and son, Bradley in 1961. Fellowship and service were important to Donna including hosting for Canada World Youth, United Church Women (UCW) and annual fundraising for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, to which she devoted time and energy for 35 years. Hosting gatherings was a great joy, as Donna loved making everyone feel at home, making sure they were well fed and included. Donna was raised with a dog by her side, and no one has ever loved dogs more. Donna was at the heart of her community of Thornhill, a city woman adapted to farm life—no chickens please—where her love for life blossomed in an abundance of house plants, perennials and annuals in the garden. The bird feeder was a source of great pleasure. It drew flocks to her kitchen window (including those d*** squirrels), as well as the deer that regularly visited the yard.
She is survived by David, her husband of sixty-one years, daughter, Leslie (Blair Jackson), son, Bradley (Carol-Lynn Chambers), daughter-in-law, Freda Lumgair (Dale Stambuski), three granddaughters, Nicole (Matthew Salo) and great-grandson, Coen, Kaitlyn (Travis Andersen) and Robyn (Shawn Cline).
The family would like to acknowledge the care received from Boundary Trails EMS, ER and Palliative care staff. Your compassion and kindness were greatly appreciated.
Private family memorial service at Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden. Interment will take place at Knightcot Cemetery at a later date. Donations in Donna’s memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the Menzies Medical Centre Foundation.
Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden
In care of arrangements