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DONNA ROSE BABCOCK
1947 - 2022
Donna Rose Babcock (Kau) passed away peacefully with her family by her side. She reached 75 years. She was born on March. 9, 1947 in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Survived by her Son Christopher, Daughter Stacey (Cory) and Grandchildren Jake (Beth), Jeremy (Ayshia), Amanda (Dustin), Ashley, Kaylea (Dylan), Jarrett, Cassandra, Marissa and Jeffrey. Not to mention, 10 Great-grandchildren and quite a few Cousins. She is also survived by her Siblings Charles, Belinda (Richard) and Michael.
Predeceased by her Sons Randall, Jeffrey, Daniel, Mother Claire, Brother George, Sister Sharon and Nephew Joshua.
Donna grew up in Thunder Bay until she was a young teen when her family moved to Winnipeg. In 1966 Donna married Klaus Kau. They had 5 beautiful children together over the 22 years they were married.
Donna was a wonderful caring mother and Gramma. She had a great sense of humor and loved to joke around, sing and dance. She couldn't go anywhere without hugging everyone she knew and the one's she had just met! Her grandchildren have wonderful memories of times spent with her. Donna often went above and beyond, giving of herself to her family. She gave love a whole new meaning.
Donna was always up for adventure and travel. Countless summers spent in Grand Marais. It was her family's favourite place to be. She never missed an opportunity to celebrate milestones and birthdays with her loved ones. She would even make up her own holidays.
After many years as an employee at Freshwater Fish, Donna stepped out of her comfort zone and went back to school for 4 years to obtain her degree in Social Work. While studying she realized it was exactly what she was meant to do. She built a career with Winnipeg Child and Family Services.
Donna was heavily involved with the Winnipeg Chapter of Huntington's Disease Society. She volunteered countless hours and attended numerous events. She also took part in drug trials for Huntington's Disease.
There is much we value and love about Donna. She will be lovingly remembered and never forgotten. We will miss you forever and always.
The family would like to thank the staff at Kildonan Personal Care Home for their continued support over the passed 14 years.
In lieu of flowers please consider donating to The Huntington's Disease Society. A public Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, October 1 at 10:00 a.m. at Glen Eden Funeral Home, 4477 Main St. in West St. Paul.
Family and friends may sign a Book of Condolence at www.glenedenmemorial.ca
Glen Eden Funeral Home
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 24, 2022
Condolences & Memories (1 entries)
Aunt Donna was very kind & loving to me when I was 14, and came to visit for a few wks many yrs ago. I remember buying each of my cousins (Jeffrey, Chris & Stacey) a treat from the corner store, each getting them what they picked out, but when we arrived back at the house, they each cried and fought over each other’s treat. Aunt Donna said “…always, I mean, always get them the same thing, that way they won’t fight…” lol I never forgot that lesson, so when my own kids were small, I always remembered that lesson, and always got them the same treat and they never fought (over treats) over what the other one got 😂 I haven’t seen my aunt in many yrs in person other than pics Stacey would post. She looked very well cared for in the Home. I pray Stacey, Chris, family & friends that loved Aunt Donna God’s peace, comfort and his grace as they mourn her loss. Keeping memories alive and pics of her around really helps. God bless, Sheila xoxo - Posted by: Sheila (Niece by marriage (Klaus Kau was my uncle)) on: Sep 25, 2022
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