Donna BARNES

Barnes, Donna Hazel (Anderson)

Loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt passed away peacefully with family by her side on October 29th, 2015, 2 days past her 75th birthday after living with Alzheimer’s. Donna was born in Pitt Meadows October 27, 1940 to a pioneering family, to parents Henry and Hazel (Park) Anderson, granddaughter to W.J. and Mary (McMyn) Park, great granddaughter to John and Maggie (Potter) McMyn. Donna was raised in Pitt Meadows partaking in many of Pitt Meadows activities, including once being a flower girl for the May Day Parade and walking to visit family and friends, creating many fond childhood memories. She met, fell in love, then married the love of her life Rodney Douglas Barnes June 10th, 1961. They made their home in Thornhill on 100th Ave. (Whonnock), where she resided until three years after the passing of her husband. She then moved to Albion and then Holyrood. Donna loved life and laughter. This showed in many of her daily activities. She was an avid seamstress, an amateur photographer and an outdoor enthusiast; the greatest of those loves being gardening, bird watching and camping. She worked as a secretary at a Maple Ridge penitentiary, bookkeeper for the family drainage business, at a hardware store and the Whonnock post office. Left to cherish her memories are her 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 4 great- grandchildren, her son Glenn (Leanne) – children Tyrone, Brock and Dyson, her daughter Melanie (John) vanden Eykel – children Brandon (great-grandson Jacob, great-granddaughter Kaylynn), Joshua (Carissa), (great-granddaughter Hanna), Stacie (Joel) and Chandehl (David) Morgan, her daughter Maureen (Richard) Timmer – children Jordan and Robyn (Logan) Howlet, her son Todd – children Christopher (great-granddaughter Alexandria), Adam and Daniel, brother Doug (Sharon) Anderson, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Our thanks and appreciation to all the time and patient care everyone gave to our mother. Special thanks to Dr. Wasti, Christina, MaryAnn and Holyrood. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Alzheimer’s Society. A celebration of Donnas life will be held November 21, 2015 at 1:00 at the Whonnock Lake Center 27871 – 113 Ave. Maple Ridge.


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