Donna Ann Thompson

February 2, 1950 - December 29, 2022
January 6, 2023 38 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

With profound sadness, the family announces the passing of Donna Ann Thompson of Meanook, AB, formerly of Edmonton, AB and Miramichi, NB. Donna passed away on December 29, 2022, at 72 years of age.

Donna was a dedicated Registered Nurse for many years throughout New Brunswick, Ontario, and Edmonton before her retirement. As a nurse, she worked in many aspects of the Health Care system and different offices, from Oral Surgery to Emergency to ICU.

Donna’s boys meant the world to her. She was the kind of mom who was always there for them and ready to help no matter what. She gave all her love and effort to provide every opportunity her sons could wish for.

This love and dedication continued when she became a grandmother. It was no big deal for her to drive from her home in Meanook to Edmonton for the afternoon to watch her grandchildren’s hockey games or judo fights. Donna loved spending time with the grandkids and was always willing to take them for a long weekend or even a week. She loved her family more than anything and would go anywhere to see her family’s joy.

Donna was survived by “her three boys”; Her husband of 43 years, Christy; her son Tugger and wife, MaryBeth; her son Jarett and partner, Harmony; and her pride and joy grandchildren, Braelyn and Bryce. She also leaves her brother Billy Cleland of Fredrickton and sister Margaret Cleland of Saint John, New Brunswick.

Donna will be missed by numerous friends that span three generations from across the country, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Donna was predeceased by her parents, Donald and Yvette Cleland, her sister Karen Cleland and her beloved dog Blu.

A small service will be held on January 18th at 1 pm at Trinity Funeral Home 10530-116 Street Edmonton, AB, with a Celebration of life held in Perryvale at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Perryvale Community Hall Society or the Athabasca Healthcare Centre Auxillary.

  1. Our deepest condolences Chris, Jarret and Tugger. Donna was the most caring and considerate lady. We have many fond memories and am lucky to have known her. Rest in Peace my friend

  2. Our deepest condolences Chris, Jarret and Tugger. Donna was the most caring and considerate lady. We have many fond memories and am lucky to have known her.

  3. Donna was a childhood friend I knew her whole family very well in the Miramichi her Mom, Dad, Aunt Grandparents , Karen Margaret and Billy. I knew she lived in AB we kept in touch I am presently in Fort McMurray. I am deeply saddened over this The one thing I did know she dearly loved her husband and children God rest in peace Donna

  4. Our sincere condolences to Chris, Tugger, Jarett and the rest of the family. Donna was a wonderful friend and will be greatly missed. In years past in the provinces of Alberta & later in New Brunswick we had some memorable visits and adventues!

  5. Please accept my most sincere sympathy to all family members and most of all to Chris, Tucker and Jarred, Billy and Margaret. Donna was a wonderful person to have a chat with when she visited her late dad and my late aunt Diane.Sending love, strenght and prayers.

  6. So sorry to hear this news of Donna’s passing… roommate in training and partner in crime during those days as well as a friend for many years. My heart weeps!! Our sincerest condolences to Chris, Tugger and Jarett as well as the grandchildren, Billy and family.

  7. Christy, Tugger, Jarrett.❤️❤️ Our hearts are broken for you. Sending hugs and love your way. Donna was a wonderful person an friend.

  8. Oh my,,,,I’m so very sorry to hear of Donna’s passing, we kept in touch over the years through Facebook,,my sincere condolences to her family,,from a Miramichi N.B. Neighbor Karen Dickson Morang

  9. The world has lost a sweet lady. My heartfelt condolences to Chris and his family. I will miss you my life- long friend. RIP❤️

  10. My condolences to Billy, Margaret, and Donna’s family and friends.

  11. The world has lost a sweet lady. My heartfelt condolences to Chris and family. I will miss you my life- long friend. ❤️

  12. I was deeply saddened to read of Donna’s passing. We were friends from our school, Girl Guide , skating days in Miramichi. We lost touch for a few years, reconnected in Fredericton and then reconnected again on Facebook.. Really a lifelong friend as were Karen, Margaret and Billy and her mom was my guide leader. Donna was a wonderful , caring person. Sincere condolences to all of her family.

  13. While I never met Donna in person we talked several times by phone and texted over the past few years. She seem like a very kind and caring person and I will miss our chats on our family’s history. She always mentioned her family and their love of hockey. I’m so very sorry for your loss.

  14. So sorry to hear about Donna’s passing. Hoped to see her again this past summer at our high school reunion. Sounds like she lived a deep,caring life especially with her family. Many BLESSINGS to her and her family and friends as she has been a blessing to us.

  15. We are so saddened by the news of Donna’s passing. She was my roommate in our nurses training days and worked together in Saint John following. There are so many great memories. Our hearts go out to Donna’s husband,Chris and to their sons Tugger and Jarret , and the daughter-in-laws and grandchildren.We send our sincerest condolences.

  16. To Chris,Tugger,,Jarett and family.
    So sorry to hear the sad news of Donna’s passing. I thought she sounded very positive when we last talked and her spirits were high. I know how much she loved all of you and she was so proud of her grandchildren. I will be thinking of you ,and you are in my prayers..

  17. To Chris, Tugger,Jarett and the family. So sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. The last time we spoke ,she was so positive and her spirits were high, Donna was full of life and loved you all and she was so proud of her grandchildren..You are in my prayers..RIP, Donna. We will meet again, of that, I am sure.

  18. My sincerest condolences to you Christy, Tugger, Jarett and families. As a nursing school classmate, I especially remember Donna’s beautiful smile and soft spoken, caring ways. May you find strength in remembering her love for all of you at this difficult time..


  19. Couldn’t believe Donna passed away today. Thought it must be a mistaken identity. There were a lot of days I would be reminded by her positive notes on facebook -to stay positive in this -not so positive world. My condolences to Billy and Margaret. Your big sister was a rock in so many ways. She will be missed.

  20. My sincere condolences to Mr. Christ Thompson, Tugger and Jarett. And of course the rest of the family. You will never be forgotten “Gram” . I called her that because I felt she loved me just like my Grandma loved me. She was so caring, for everyone. Thanks for introducing me to your mom JT.

  21. My deepest sympathy and so very sorry for your loss Chris, her boys and her family. Donna, Karen and I were all childhood friends as we lived just down the road from each other. Rest in peach dear sweet lady. I was Kay Stark.

  22. My deepest condolences to all the family. Donna was a wonderful person with a heart of gold. I am so sorry for your loss.

  23. My deepest condolences to the family. I was a classmate during in nursing school. She was always friendly and had the biggest smile. So great with the patients we worked with.

  24. The Moncton Hospital School of Nursing has made a donation to the Canadian Nurses Foundation in Donna’ memory.

  25. I wish you and your family my deepest sympathy during this time of sorrow. May you be comforted by the promise the Bible gives that your loved one will soon live again in a peaceful paradise on the earth where death will be no more. (John 5:28, 29; Acts 24:15; Revelation 21:4)

  26. My deepest condolences to Donna’s family. May your memories of happy times together help you at this time. I was a classmate of Donna’s in nursing school and when I think of her I remember her beautiful smile and how lovely she was.

  27. I’ve known her family, and Donna, since I was young. We were friends on Facebook and had regular contact. She always seemed so bright and happy and I know the love of her family was so strong.
    My sympathies to her husband an children, as well as, to Billy and Margaret. God Bless.

  28. Donna grew up not far from me, and I remember her as a nice person. Very sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. My sincere condolences to Billy, Margaret and Donna’s husband and family.

  29. MY deepest condolences to Donna’s family in your loss.I was a classmate of Donna’s at Moncton Hospital .

  30. My sympathies to Donna’s family. I was a class mate of hers from the Moncton Hospital School of Nursing. Remember her friendly attitude and smile.

  31. Deepest condolences from our family. I knew Donna my entire life as the mom down the road always ready with snacks and juice when myself, Jarett and Tugger needed a break from street hockey or other shenanigans. She will be dearly missed. Our hearts go out to Christy, Tug, Emmy, JT, Harmony and Braelyn and Bryce.

    Love Brock, Holly, Charlie and Hayes.

  32. Christy, Tugger, Jarrett, M E and grandchildren, I understand how your hearts must be aching. It’s hard for me to grasp that Donna is no longer in this world. Although we lost touch in the last years, I have always valued my friendship with her, which I never would have had, had it not been for Tugger. I thank you for all the time you all included our family in your functions. Elmer and I are sending our prayers, deepest heartfelt condolences to each and everyone of you. God bless and guide you through this dark time.

  33. Please accept our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your beloved Donna. She will be missed by all that knew her.

  34. Christy, Tugger, Jerret, and grand children; so sad to learn about the passing of Donna.
    Sincere condolence

  35. Hey Christy my condolences to you and family on the passing of Donna..
    May she rest in peace.
    May the good Lord grant you the strength to cope with your loss.

  36. Chris, Jarret and Tugger so sorry for your loss of one fantastic lady and a great Mom and Granma.

  37. Christy, Tugger, Jarett and the rest of the family; Ann and I were so sorry to hear of the loss of Donna. Our condolences go out to you and all your family in this time of deep sadness.

  38. Christy and family,
    Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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