HALLIDAY, Donna Noreen (Dow), age 72 of Drumheller, Alberta passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, July 15, 2019 in Lacombe, Alberta. Donna fought a long and courageous battle with stage 4 lung cancer. She lived life to the fullest alongside her family and friends while fighting with such strength, determination and positivity that she lived nearly 3 years after her initial diagnosis.
Donna was born December 19, 1946 in High River, Alberta to Donovan & Elsie Dow. Donna spent her childhood years being raised in Claresholm, Alberta and then moved on to pursue her post-secondary education where she earned her Nursing Aid Certification.
On June 18, 1966 Donna married James (Jim) Halliday and they resided in Drumheller, Alberta where they raised their three children.
Donna’s greatest passions in life were her children and grandchildren; Son, James (Jamie) and his wife Tara; grandsons Liam and Lachlan. Daughter, Shauna and her husband Lorne; grandson Devon and granddaughters Kaileigh and Mckinley. Daughter, Jody and her husband Dan; granddaughters Micaela and Abby. Donna will be fondly remembered by her bothers Wayne and Ronnie Dow and their families. Donna’s legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of her family.
Donna was a very social person who spent countless hours volunteering at the Sunshine Lodge and Pioneer Trail Senior Centre. She enjoyed spending time with friends, attending local events, playing bingo, cards and ……many more cards.
Donna was predeceased by her Parents, Donovan & Elsie Dow and her Husband, James (Jim).
Donna will be dearly missed by all family and friends that were blessed to be a special part of her life. She had a zest for life like none other, she lived life to its fullest with a little spark of spunk, personality and humour.
Please join the Family in a Celebration of Life to remember Donna on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at the Newcastle Community Hall from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.