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Donna Frances (Doncaster) Morrison March 10, 1932- March 25, 2022 Whycocomagh It is with heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Donna Frances (Doncaster) Morrison on March 25, 2022, at Victoria County Memorial Hospital, just two weeks after celebrating her 90th birthday. She was born March 10, 1932 in Washington, DC, but was raised in Bronx, NY. After finishing school, she worked as a Secretary at Maxson Corporation Engineering, New York. This career provided her the opportunity to meet people from all over the world, which she truly enjoyed, and often spoke of. Although she lived in New York, she looked forward to spending every summer at her Uncle Allan’s in Melford, Cape Breton. During one of these summer visits, she met her soulmate, Donald. On January 21, 1955 they married in Tremont Presbyterian Church, Bronx, NY. Soon after, they moved to Iron Mines, Cape Breton. They lived there for several years and started a family, before building their family home in Whycocomagh in 1963 where they raised their four children. The door was always open for family and friends to create many special memories over the years. Until recent hospitalizations, she enjoyed the comforts of being in her own home, and we are so grateful she was able to spend her last Christmas at home. Mom endured a lot of hardship in her life, losing her husband and 16-year old son, Brian, within two years, and continuing to raise their three children and run her husband’s business, D.A Morrison Welding Ltd. Despite the strugglesshe was faced with, she made the most of the cards she was dealt (being an avid Auction 45 player). She exhibited such strength and positivity; the pillar of her family. We will always remember her for her wisdom, knowledge, humor, vivid memory, kindness, support, and love for her family; all which she maintained until her last day. Despite the health complications Mom had in the last few months, she lived life to the fullest. Nobody loved life more than Mom/Grammie. "Buy the expensive shoes! Get your hair done! Go out and have fun!" she would always tell us. She had many interests over the years, which included; playing Auction, Solitaire, shopping, keeping up on world events (especially US Politics), and watching hockey, Judge Judy, Dateline, and World News. Nothing interested her more than her family, especially her granddaughters, Breann and Jane, and great grandson, Lachlan. She had a special bond with each of them, beyond a typical grandmother relationship, which we are so blessed to have had. She loved hearing daily updates and watching Lachlan grow. Mom always put others first, and was always our biggest fan, celebrating our successes and providing encouragement and comfort during hard times. There was no better story teller, and nobody that enjoyed a laugh, long visit, or a cup of tea with just a splash of milk. Her positivity, perseverance, and zest for life are things we will try to carry on for her. She was predeceased by her one true love; Donald Angus (May 3, 1976), son; Brian Angus (September 7, 1978), parents; Mamie Lizzie (MacPhail) and Roy Leslie Doncaster, brothers; Burton and Richard (New York), and in-laws; Annie and Gordon Cann, Evelyn and Earle Williams, Miriam and Bill MacKenzie, Barbara and Norman MacRitchie, John and Annie Mae Morrison, Alec and Jean Morrison, and George Morrison. She is survived by children; Don, Elizabeth (Ian) MacLean, and Eileen (Dale) MacAulay, all of Whycocomagh; granddaughters Breann (Wade), and Jane (Brett); and her pride and joy, Great Grandson, Lachlan William. She will be dearly missed by her family. A piece of Mom/Grammie will live on in us forever, which we will be forever grateful to her for. She would want us all to make the most of life. In keeping with mom’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 31 from 2-8 p.m. in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Whycocomagh. Funeral Service will be held Friday, April 1, 2022 at 11 a.m. in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Whycocomagh with Margie MacIntyre LLWL officiating. Burial to follow at Stewartdale Cemetery. We would like to thank the staff at VCMH for the compassionate care they showed Mom over the past few months. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church or Stewartdale Cemetery Fund. Words of comfort may be forwarded to www.haverstocks.com Visitation Information Visitation Thursday, March 31, 2022 Visitation Time 2-8 p.m. Visitation Location Dennis Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 12 Main Street, Whycocomagh Service Information Service Date Friday, April 1, 2022 Service Time 11 a.m. Service Location St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Whycocomagh Burial Information Burial Date Friday, April 1, 2022 Burial Time Following Funeral Service Burial Location Stewartdale Cemetery, Whycocomagh
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