Donna Margaret Proctor
1932 - 2022
Donna Margaret Proctor
Visitation Information
Private family visitation.
Service Information
Service Location
Private Family Funeral - Livestream link available on this website at 1:00 pm on Monday, January 10,
Burial Information
Burial Location
St. Ninian Cemetery at a later date.
Requested Charity
Alzheimer's Society of NS; Canadian Cancer Society of NS or Charity of Choice
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Proctor, Donna Margaret, Antigonish.  It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother Donna; at Milford Haven Nursing Home on January 06, 2022. She was born in Antigonish on August 2, 1932 to William Joseph Purcell and Anna Theresa (Mac Donald) Purcell.

 Donna grew up in Pleasant Valley with her  three siblings and loved to reminisce about her childhood. She fondly remembered helping out on the farm whether it was milking the cows or tending to the beautiful vegetable gardens. In 1950 Donna completed High School in Mabou and then went on to Mount Saint Bernard College where she graduated with secretarial. Soon after graduation she met the love of her life, John Vernon Proctor; a handsome young teacher who had graduated from St.F.X. They were married for 60 years until his passing.  Together they raised five children and when Mom wasn’t working outside the home she was busy preparing meals, lunches, laundry, sewing, knitting and carting kids to sporting events, Highland Dance competitions, the golf course and the Keppoch. She tried to run a tight ship which became a little more challenging when we were all teenagers. There was always one of us who didn’t quite know our curfew which made for some interesting nights and several prayers no doubt. Even though Mom and Dad were very busy they found time for themselves and loved to dance and travel.

Mom spent many hours volunteering with various organizations including St. Ninian’s Parish and the RK Mac Donald Nursing Home. She was a devout Catholic and believed in the power of prayer. She held on tightly to her rosary beads never letting them out of sight. After we were all married and Mom had retired from Lands and Forests she turned her attention to her grandchildren. She was very proud of all of them but held a special spot in her heart for Joshua and Jarret as they spent a lot of time with her.

Donna was predeceased by her devoted husband John, daughter Therese, her parents and her brother Edmund. She is survived by her children, Kenneth (Janice) Antigonish; Trisha (Reg) Landry, Tatamagouche; Paul (Darlyne) Cape George; AnnMarie (Paul) Cameron, Antigonish. Nana will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, Eric, Laura and David Proctor; John, Steven and Nicole Landry; Jordyn Proctor; Allison and Scott Cameron; Joshua and Jarret Mac Donald. Great granddaughters, Rylan, Lila and Remi Doiron. Donna will be missed by her sisters and beloved friends, Marie MacLellan and Agnes MacDougall, along with several nieces and nephews.

Sincere thanks to all the staff at Milford Haven for all their kind and compassionate care of our mother.

Due to Covid restrictions, there will be a private family visitation and funeral service only.  A live stream link to the funeral Mass will be available of C.L. Curry Funeral Home website at 1:00 pm on Monday, January 10, 2022.

Family flowers only please. Donations in memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of NS, the Canadian Cancer Society of NS or a charity of your choice. Online condolences:

Donna Margaret Proctor