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DONNA MARLENE DUPUIS (CLAYDON)
Born: Jun 08, 1935
Date of Passing: Aug 31, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
DONNA MARLENE DUPUIS
June 8, 1935 - August 31, 2021
Donna is now in His Holy presence and enjoying the complete rest that He promises.
While residing at Meadowood Manor and before her passing Donna was granted time for many special visits from her three sons, grandchildren, family, friends and clergy.
Our sincere appreciation for the kindness and compassion of the care workers and staff of St. Boniface Hospital, Meadowood Manor and Riverside Lions Residence.
Donna was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Gordon Ronald Dupuis (2013) and her brother Gurth "Norman" Claydon (2018). Donna is survived by her brother Mark Claydon and her three sons: Michael (Judith), Brian-Paul (Janet) and Donald "Larry" Dupuis; sisters-in-law: Michele (Bob) Drew, Joan (Wally) Bjarnason and Lynne Claydon (Norman); grandchildren: Andrea, Benjamin, Chelsea, Jor-el, Travis and Chance (Joey) Moore. Donna will be sadly missed by her nieces, nephews and friends.
Born and raised in Winnipeg, Donna resided her entire life in St. Vital. A bit of a social butterfly through her school years, Donna maintained a lifelong friendship with her classmate, Veda Lindsay. In her younger years, school and cottage life were a highlight for Donna. It was at Caddy Lake that she met her first and only love, Gordon. Soon afterwards they married. Together Gordon and Donna enjoyed many summers at Middle Lake near Keewatin with family, their dogs and her unusual wildlife friends (for many years several named seagulls returned each summer). In the winter months she enjoyed travelling near and far with her sisters-in-law. Donna's faith had a profound influence on her children, those close to her, and also her younger brother with memories of how she encouraged them to memorize scripture. Donna dedicated herself to family, work and her community. Donna was a long-time member of St. Vital Community Church, now known as New Beginnings Church. She supported several Christian missions and charities. As a two-time cancer survivor, she volunteered as a counsellor, helping women affected by breast cancer. Donna actively participated with the shaping and development of the Dakota-Parkville community, preparing petitions and attending council meetings to advocate for improving roads, ensuring green spaces and promoting residental development. She was a member of the Heather Curling Club and competed in bonspiels into her senior years.
Celebration of Life service will be Wednesday, September 15, at 10:30 a.m. at New Beginnings Church, 1073 St. Mary's Road. Please adhere to Covid Health Restrictions requirements of masks and social distancing. Light refreshments will follow the service. Please RSVP by 12:00 noon on Monday, September 13. Email: Office@nbcwpg.ca
At a later date a private family interment is planned for St. Vital Cemetery.
If so desired, those interested to make a donation in Donna's memory please consider a contribution to her beloved community church (New Beginnings Church), or Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter.
A video of the funeral service will be prepared and made available on the www.nbcwpg.com and www.eternalgracefunerals.com
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 11, 2021
Condolences & Memories (2 entries)
My sister Cheryl met Donna in the Lyons Manor and spent many hours chatting with her over the last several years.. Cheryl constantly mentioned her as a considerate warm hearted person and confidant, who welcomed her with a smile whenever they met. She treasured her friendship and misses her greatly. - Posted by: Cheryl Wilson (Friend) on: Sep 14, 2021
Sorry to hear of Donna’s passing . Always enjoyed our times spent at Big Whiteshell lake at our cottages then later met up again at the Heather Curling Club where we both curled. Always enjoyed her company and her views on any subject. - Posted by: Sylvia Ellis (Friend) on: Sep 13, 2021
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