March 7, 2018
(nee Chevalier; September 12, 1937 - March 7, 2018) Surrounded by family, Donna answered God's call to return Home. Donna, born to the late Joseph and Dorothy Chevalier of Woodslee, Ontario, is survived by her twin brother, Donald (Dem) and big brother Paul (Mary Jane), predeceased by siblings Irene (Bill Fitzpatrick), John (Colleen), Albert, Cyril (Edna), Sid (Betty), Evelyn (Markham), Ben (Mary Margaret), Gerald (Ursula), and Bill. With former husband Bill Dawson, Donna was the loving parent of Dorothy (Dee), Daniel and Mary Lynne, and step-mother to John Poisson through her beloved late husband, Ernie Poisson (2009). She will be deeply missed by her grandchildren Mackenzie and Alexander (Dan), Stirling (Dee) and Jordan (John), and her network of extended family. A born teacher, Donna spent her professional career with the Essex County Separate School Board where she made a difference for numerous students as a teacher and coworkers as a negotiator for labor rights. Always ready to serve others, Donna was a member and past-president of the CWL, active in diverse aspects of parish ministry at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Woodslee, a volunteer at Country Village nursing home, and a strong supporter of her favorite foreign missions and devoted God-mother to Joan Fitzpatrick, Michelle Lucier, Bob Chevalier, Tim Chevalier, Anne Chevalier-Leclair, Matthew Chevalier and Christine Delaurier, We thank the multitude of family, friends and neighbors who supported Donna this past year, performing acts of kindness and selflessness in her reflection, especially those who held her close in these last few weeks and everyone who prayed for her. We thank the medical staff of 4West and the Cancer Care team. Visitors are welcome from 10:30 am to 11:30 am, immediately before the Memorial Mass to be held Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 11:30 am at St. John the Evangelist Church (1668 County Rd 46, Woodslee). Cremation has taken place, interment to follow at another date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Transition to Betterness (www.t2b.ca). Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. N, Essex entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences may be made online at www.kennedyfh.com.
(nee Chevalier; September 12, 1937 - March 7, 2018) Surrounded by family, Donna answered God's call to return Home. Donna, born to the late Joseph and Dorothy Chevalier of Woodslee, Ontario, is survived by her twin brother, Donald (Dem) and... View Obituary & Service Information
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(nee Chevalier; September 12, 1937 - March 7, 2018)
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