Obituary of Donna F. Grant
Donna Faye Grant – Sept 3rd, 1942 – Jan 7th 2023
The passing of Donna Faye Grant (Churchill) of St Andrews, NB occurred peacefully at home, surrounded by family and nature after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Born in Argyle Sound, Yarmouth NS, on September 3rd, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Bruce Wilbur Churchill and late Dora Mae Hazelton.
Donna was predeceased by her loving husband of 55 years, H.R.Grant (Bob), and her sister Anna Oleary. She leaves behind her son Bruce Grant (Karen), daughter Debbie Grant (Jimmy Shortell) as well as four adoring grandchildren, Kelsey Grant, Stephanie Savoie (Marc) and Nicolas Arseneau (Danielle), Parker Shortell and two great grandchildren Malee and Emmett. Also respected and loved by her brother Bruce Churchill (Sylvia), sister-n-law Patsy Grant MacLeod and brother-in-law David Grant (Ellen) as well as many nieces, nephews and devoted friends.
Donna’s first career was nursing; her passion for helping people then continued as she earned her Bachelor of Social Work Degree (S.T.U. – 1983), following with a Master in Education (U.N.B – 1988). Her credentials included being certified in Reality Therapy and Control Theory Psychology. Prior to establishing her own private counselling practice, Donna held the position of Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Fredericton Chapter.
Upon retiring, Donna was always lending an ear to whomever needed it at the time. She and her late husband spent many hours touring in their favourite sports car, traveling with great friends, enjoying the family cottage, walking her fur babies and spending quality time with her children and grandchildren. At 77 Donna and Debbie hiked Sable Island, a life long dream. Her retirement “gig” was to visit the various Casinos from Halifax to Vegas, often with her girlfriends by her side.
A very special thank you to Dr. Julie Levesque – Taylor and the compassionate extra mural nurses from the St. George office.
Donna’s wishes were to be cremated and buried with her late husband in the St. Andrews Rural Cemetery, which will occur late spring and a private Celebration of Life to follow. Details to be announced at a later date.
Funeral arrangements are under the care of Humphreys Funeral Home, St Stephen, NB
Online condolences to the family and / or donations to the charity of donors choice and be made at www.humphreysfh.com
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