Donna Marie Warren
1955 - 2021
Donna Marie Warren
Visitation Information
Visitation
Monday, December 6, 2021
Visitation Time
6:00 to 9:00pm
Visitation Location
C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish, NS
Service Information
Service Date
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Service Time
11:00 am
Service Location
St. Ninian Cathrdral
Burial Information
Burial Date
December 7, 2021
Burial Location
St. Ninian Cemetery
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Donna Marie Warren, age 66, of Antigonish, passed away peacefully on December 3rd, 2021, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish, with her family by her side.

Born in Antigonish, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Georgina (MacMillian) Grant. She worked at Marie’s Flowers for 17 years where she loved getting to greet everyone who entered the store. She took great pride in her flower arrangements and loved telling people she was a florist. Prior to working at Marie’s Donna was the best stay at home Mom. For 24 years she babysat many children in her home. She loved each one of them as if they were her own.

Donna enjoyed life to the fullest. She wanted nothing more than to be surrounded by her large extended family enjoying and celebrating life. Many nights were spent gathered in a kitchen, sitting around a campfire or out by her pool enjoying a few drinks and telling stories. She loved to laugh and have fun and no one made her laugh more than her cherished best friends Donnie MacInnis and Kathy MacIntyre.

Donna and Willard spent 49 years together. In Willard’s words, "She was the best girlfriend, the best wife, the best mother, the best grandmother and best friend." She never missed an opportunity to go exploring the back roads with him. Donna would never let the truck leave the driveway without her as a passenger. Her family use to tease her and call her "Georgie Grant" as her mother was exactly the same. They spent many road trips hauling their camper to PEI and around the province with the gang. Camping trips will never be the same without her being involved in the trip planning stages.

Donna loved her grand children more than life itself. They had her heart and soul. She was an amazing fun Nana who had incredible patience, and her happiest moments were when her house was full of her grand babies. She always greeted them at the door as she would stand in the window and watch and wait with excitement.  When the time came to leave, she would stand in the driveway and watch the car drive down the street. Her love for her family was beyond measure.

Donna will be missed by so many but welcomed home by so many more. There will always be a little piece of Donna’s huge heart and soul in everyone she has touched.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years Willard Warren, children Kelly (Duggie) McPherson, Cambridge; Jeff (Julie), New Glasgow and Donald, Antigonish and grandchildren Jack, Jennifer, Ches and Connor; brothers and sisters; Eva (Bill) Timmons, Antigonish, Jean (Dave) Slade, Amherst, John (Carolyn) Grant and Jim (Lisa) Grant, Antigonish and many nieces and nephews and cousins.

In the words of Donna to her son Jeff just days prior to her death, "Live life like it’s your last day."

Visitation will be held Monday from 6pm to 9pm in C.L. Curry Funeral home, 135 College Street, Antigonish. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday at 11:00 am in St. Ninian Cathedral. Burial in the parish cemetery.

The family would like to thank the nurses in the Palliative Care Unit at St. Martha’s Hospital and Dr. Emma Chiasson for the care that was provide to our Mother. To Sister Katherine MacGillivray thank you for the love and support you gave us during this difficult time. And to Donnie MacInnis, your presence in her final moments showed the true meaning of friendship. Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

 

 

 

Donna Marie Warren