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Donella "Don" Jean Williams (Parker)

April 16, 1938 - November 22, 2020


Donella (Don) Jean Williams (née Parker)

Don passed away November 22, 2020, at the age of 82, in Jubilee Manor, Nelson, BC after a brief illness.


Don was born on April 16, 1938 in Nelson.

She married Ken on March 25, 1961.

Mom lived her life in Nelson. She started work at the CIBC until 1970, when she became bookkeeper for the Lord Nelson Hotel. She worked there until she took early retirement in 1998. She bowled for years, then put it aside until she returned to Seniors Bowling, where she won many awards and medals. Other hobbies Don enjoyed were knitting, crocheting, cross stich, all needlework, reading, crosswords and jigsaw puzzles.

Don is survived by her daughter Cyndi Haight, and son Derrick Williams. Grandchildren Nicole (Markus), Brandi (Gavin), James (Shannon) and Jaden. Great grandsons Dallas, Kayden, Max and Xavier, all of Nelson. Sister Patricia Sipley (Lindsay) of Warman, Sask., as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Don was predeceased by her husband Ken (2004) son Dalton (1997), her mother (1993) and sister Alice (2007).

Service to he held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation, 3 View St. Nelson, BC V1L 2V1

We would like to thank the Pavilion in New Denver and Jubilee Manor for their care of Don.


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From: Thompson Funeral Services Ltd.

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Mitzi hufty
Relation: Friends since elementary school

I will miss you and our phone calls

From: Rick and Shari Donaldson
Relation: Friends of the family

A very lovely lady who will be missed dearly💕 I will always remember her smile and kind heart from
my days at the Lord Nelson- heartfelt condolences to you Derrick and Cindy and family- if you need anything please let us know.

From: Gary and Birthe Parker
Relation: Gary’s Cousin

Gary and I are so sorry for your loss ❤️. Don will be missed.

From: Lorne & Lillian Jackson Elkhorn MB
Relation: friend of family

We are thinking of you and your family during this time of sadness. With the covid 19 virus it really compounds your grief when family can’t get together. We got to know Don when we traveled to BC with Lindsay and Pat.Our sincerest sympathy

From: Cathy Prive
Relation: Friend

Fond memories of working with her at Lord Nelson Hotel and her friendship with Eddy. Condolences to you Cindy and Derick and the families.

From: Maureen, Andrew & Alison Forsberg
Relation: My aunt

Our deepest sympathies to Cyndi, Derrick, Nicole, Brandi, James, Jaden and the rest of the family. Although we didn’t get to spend a lot of time together as family, our times together hold great memories. So much laughter and so much love. I’ll miss you Aunt Don!! ❤️❤️

From: Maria Tichonow
Relation: friend from years ago.

Sending condolences to Don’s family. I worked with Don at the Nelson Hotel for several years in the mid 70’s. It was probably the best yard of the hotel in that era. She had a wonderful way always smiling. Everyone’s mom at the hotel. Rest in peace.

Service Schedule

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Memorial Gifts

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation, 3 View St. Nelson, BC V1L 2V1

Thank You Notice

We would like to thank the Pavilion in New Denver and Jubilee Manor for their care of Don.

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