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Born: Jul 04, 1967

Date of Passing: Apr 20, 2022

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July 4, 1967 - April 20, 2022

Peacefully, on Wednesday April 20, 2022 after a brief illness, Donna passed from this life at the age of 54 with her husband and son by her side.
She was predeceased by her mother Rosemarie (Ruth) (2013), her father Dominique (Dom) (2016), and her mother-in-law Sonia Romaniuk (2016). She leaves to mourn her passing her husband of 28 years, Greg Romaniuk, their son Brandon, and extended family members too numerous to list, and according to Donna, too expensive to mention individually.
Donna was born and raised in Winnipeg's North End. After graduating from St. John's High School in 1985, she tried one year of post secondary education at the University of Winnipeg, but it was not her cup of tea. Donna loved to cook and bake and took a night course through RRCC, receiving a diploma in Commercial Baking.
Donna started working at Holy Family Home in 1983 as a casual employee and worked her way to part-time and eventually full-time status. She started in the kitchen (Dietary). While at Holy Family, she became close friends with three young men who she said would be her bridesmaids when she got married; she was disappointed that she had to give up the idea because the boys could not agree on a dress that they all would wear! Donna eventually left Dietary to work in Housekeeping, and later became a Supervisor in Laundry Services. After 37 years of service to Holy Family Home, Donna officially retired January 1, 2021.
The family would like to thank the staff at Victoria General Hospital Urgent Care, St. Boniface Hospital Intensive Care Unit, and Grace Hospital Intensive Care Unit for the quality of care she received at these facilities.
As a strong Catholic, Donna appreciated Father Moïse Adossou visiting her at the Grace Hospital to pray on her behalf and administer Sacrament of the Sick.
A celebration of Donna's life will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Korban Funeral Chapel, 907 Main Street, officiated by Father Sam Argenziano.
A private interment will be held for Donna for immediate family only, at her request.
Flowers are graciously declined. A donation to a charity of your choice may be made on Donna's behalf.

In Reposo
Vichnaya Pamyat
(204) 956 - 2193
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 30, 2022

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • I also started working at holy family in the 80s. I knew Donna a long time. Also through some mutual friends at St. John’s. Whenever I saw Donna, she genuinely wanted to know how I was. Both of our sons close in age. So proud of Brandon and his martial arts. Donna would just light up when she talked about him. I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences. Lisa Crozier - Posted by: Lisa Crozier (Friend ) on: May 09, 2022

  • Greg and Brandon, our deepest condolences on the loss of your wife and mother. I will remember the time Greg you came to see Donna at work and I said to her kiss him goodbye and she said you had a sore back. I went and got a little stepladder and she stood up on it and kissed you. Brandon your Mom always talked about your martial arts that you were doing and the tournaments she went to watch you in. She was very proud of you. Again our deepest sympathies Bonnie and Brad Anderson - Posted by: Bonnie Anderson (Co-worker) on: May 05, 2022

  • Donna and I knew each other for a short time while working at Holy Family Nursing Home. We had a lot of nice chats that still put a smile on my face til this day. Although I didn't know her that long, everytime we saw each other we just clicked and always had something to talk about as though we knew each other our whole life. A Great Loss of a Beautiful person! May she rest in peace, and may God help you Greg and Brandon get through this. I know, she is watching over you and always will. Vichnaya Pamyat Donna!🙏🙏🙏😢😢😢 - Posted by: Sonia Szelemej (Friend) on: Apr 30, 2022

  • I had the pleasure of first meeting Donna many years ago as our children went to school together as well as they played soccer together. Such a sweet, caring lady, whom I enjoyed our conversations whether it was at a school function or at a soccer game. A beautiful person taken way to soon. My heart goes out to the family. May she fly with the Angels.❤️🙏🏻.With deepest sympathy Isabel, Diego, Matteo, and Adriano Moncado. - Posted by: Isabel Moncado (Friend) on: Apr 30, 2022

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