Donna Marie Benoit
1952 - 2023
Donna Marie Benoit
Visitation Information
Sunday, January 15, 2023
Visitation Time
2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm
Visitation Location
C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish, NS
Service Information
Service Date
Monday January 16, 2023
Service Time
Service Location
St. Ninian Cathedral - Antigonish, NS
Requested Charity
Canadian Cancer Society or the Antigonish Food Bank
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Benoit, Donna Marie, age 70, of Antigonish passed away on January 11, 2023, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.

Born in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late John Henry and Eileen Isabel (Davidson) Benoit.

Donna was a very special person and a true gem.  She lived her life with dignity and grace.  A woman of tremendous faith and strong convictions, she was kind, giving, courageous, and strong. Everyone who met Donna loved her immediately.  She had a wonderful sense of humour and loved chatting and visiting. She enjoyed playing cards, knitting, cross-stitching, and baking, especially her famous apple cake. Donna enjoyed her career as a child care provider for many children and families in the neighbourhood.  She also spent several years working for St. Ninian Parish in the parish office.

She loved her independence and was grateful for her neighbours on South River Road and then later on St. Ninian Street.  She looked forward to her regular visits to St. Ninian’s for Mass and a follow-up with her coffee club.   Donna was an amazing sister and a fabulous aunt.  She was the glue of the family.

She is survived by her siblings, Charles (Sharon), Valley; Bill (Marguerite), Antigonish; Ken (Rosalind), Fall River; Lois (Louis) Hudson, Clydesdale; Darlene (Steven) Richard, Dartmouth; Kathy (Peter) MacEachern, McArras Brook; Mary Theresa (Rick) Grant, Hammonds Plains; Andre (Elaine), Sweets Corner; and Sharon (Dave) Pregitzer, Cochrane, AB; and many very special nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by a brother in infancy and her very good friend, Bonnie Fraser.

Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish.  Funeral Mass will be held Monday at 11:00am in St. Ninian Cathedral, Antigonish, with Reverend Danny MacLennan presiding.  Burial in the parish cemetery in the spring.

In Memoriam, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Antigonish Food Bank and an act of kindness in Donna’s memory would be appreciated. 

A very special thank you to Dr. Patsy Allen, Dr. Che, Dr. Rice, and Dr. E. Chiasson, and the amazing nurses and staff of the Palliative Care Unit at St. Martha’s Hospital. 

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