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Donna Eveline Jensen (Shillington)

April 24, 1949 - April 29, 2017


Donna Eveline Jensen ( Nee Shillington)

 It is with great sadness to announce the passing Donna Eveline Jensen on Saturday April 29, 2017 after a hard fought battle with cancer.  Donna was born April 24th, 1949 in Saskatoon, SK to the late Howard and Eveline Shillington.  The family moved to Islington, ON when Donna was 4 years old.  She met the love of her life Carl, and they were married in Islington June 26th, 1971.  After working for many years in Calgary, Donna and Carl retired to Balfour, BC.

Donna was a bubbly free spirit who enjoyed a passion for cooking, sewing and crafts.  She so enjoyed teaching these interests especially to seniors and children.   Her recent move to Balfour on the shores of Kootenay Lake brought her tremendous joy in retirement and a new direction in the Second Winds Music Group which she thoroughly enjoyed.  She will be sorely missed.

Donna is survived by her sister Shirley (Roger) Vick, Edmonton, AB, brothers Bill (the late Carol Ann) Shillington, West Vancouver and Alan (Carole) Shillington, Cambridge, ON, brothers-in-laws Alyn (Colleen) Jensen, Chipman, NB, and Eric Jensen, Cranbrook, BC, sister-in-law Myrna Jensen, Kimberley, BC. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, her best friend from high school -Marlene Davison of Cobourg, ON and many other special friends.

We would like to extend our gratitude to the Doctors, Nurses and staff at Kootenay Lake Hospital for the care and comfort provided to Donna.

For those wishing to remember Donna, a donation to the Kootenay Lake Hospital foundation would be appreciated.

Cremation has taken place.  Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service.



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From: Julie Matthewson
Relation: Friend for over 30 years.

Carl my heart goes out to you during this difficult time. Donna was a beautiful friend and we will surely miss her. I know she is in a better place and now free from any weakness. She is probably eating her heart way. Just remember Carl we are here for you.

From: Terry and Denyse Rapsey
Relation: A very dear friend who I have known for about 50 years

I will miss her. While younger, she was a mixture of mother, sister and good friend who was always there to take in a stray.

From: Laura Santarossa
Relation: Calgary "grandchild"

Oh Carl, we are so saddened by this news. Donna was the most amazing woman with the kindest heart. We will miss her tremendously. I’m so sorry our kids didn’t get a chance to meet her. They would’ve loved cooking with her and making some fun crafts. Praying for you during this difficult time.

From: Michael Santarossa
Relation: Past tenants

We are less one bubbly, shining person in the world. She was taken away from us too early. She was the most positive person I have ever met. She was expressive, kind and generous. Carl, I will always remember the day she came into my classroom and helped me teach the kids how to make a treat and the holiday dinners you invited us to when our family was across the country as well. Thank you Donna for letting us be a part of your life. We are sad we never got out there for you to meet the kids. Jensen’s will be on our minds and in our hearts forever.

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Private service arrangements have been made.

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For those wishing to remember Donna, a donation to the Kootenay Lake Hospital foundation would be appreciated.

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