September 26, 1946 – June 24, 2022
In Loving Memory ~
It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our mom, Donna Lea Kraushaar. She died peacefully in her sleep on June 24, 2022, after a short battle with heart disease. We were not ready to let her go, it was too soon.
Donna was born on September 26, 1946 in Vancouver, BC. She was married and raised her family in North Vancouver, BC. She worked for the City of North Vancouver for many years and in 2011 moved to Kimberley, BC to retire. Donna loved her family more than anything. She was our biggest supporter and our loudest fan. She loved being a nana to her three grandchildren and often said “They can have anything they want!” She loved her home and her garden and spent many hours beautifying both. She was musical – a piano player since childhood and a singer in community choirs. Donna made friends easily, wherever she went, and was passionate about volunteering for the Go-Go Grannies. Donna loved to travel and had many adventures with her family and her friend Tina exploring Europe, Mexico, Cuba and Norway. Donna became a lover of ice hockey late in life when she moved to Kimberley and began supporting the Kimberley Dynamiters. Donna loved her ‘boys” and cheered them on at every home game she could get to. She loved animals and had many beloved cats over the years. Her current cats, Clover and Loopy will miss her terribly.
Donna is survived by her daughter, Brenda (Karl), son Bryan (Nellie) and her beloved grandchildren Leo, Kayla and Izzy. She also had many cousins and dear friends who will miss her.
The service will be held on Monday, July 4th, 2022 at 1pm at the McPherson Funeral Home in Kimberley. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Go-Go Grannies organization as well as the BCSPCA. If you are unable to make the service in person please watch the livestream, which can be found through her memorial page on the McPherson Funeral Services website. A recording will also be available to view afterword if you were unable to watch in real-time.
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