If you were a horse, a dog, a cat, a monkey, a parrot, a raccoon or a goat (Donna had them all), you would know and understand Donna. If you were a person, maybe not so much. She was kind, gentle and steady with an inner strength not fully realized until she faced a tragic terminal diagnosis. Her too soon departure on March 19th at only 64 has left us all heartbroken. Surpassing her love of animals was her love for her two sons Kyle (Robin) and Dylan and her two gorgeous grandsons Max and Kade. Donna said the little ones would not remember her, but Kyle and Robin won’t let that happen. She has also left her siblings Sue (Ian), Brian (Arlene) and Julie (Graham), her sons’ father Tim, many nephews and nieces, in-laws Ron, Carol and Teresa and many friends, Andrea being the longest. Donna was the consummate Boy Mom as she cheered them on at their dirt bike races. But then as a teenager it was not unusual to find her under the hood if not under her Dodge Charger. Donna worked at the Mississauga Animal Services for many years before and after running her own horse boarding stable. She possessed the knowledge of a veterinarian. If heaven is like it is supposed to be our beautiful Donna is cantering along on her beloved Taz and together, they search out all her departed pets. Oh and of course her parents Norma and David Lacey and young Tylee and Sierra – but animals first because Donna was Donna. If we had to pick a song it would be “I did it my way”. To our much-loved Mother, Nana, Sister and Friend – We love you!
Honouring Donna’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Condolences for the family may be offered at www.EganFuneralHome.com