RUSHTON, Donna M. - Peacefully after a brief illness at University Hospital on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, age 69. Beloved wife of Terry. Dear mother of Jessica and Erica. Sister of John McCrea (Cathy) and aunt to Aaron (Brittany) and Dana. Donna was a devoted teacher for many years at Ryerson Public School. She was a Brownie and Guide Leader, Sunday School teacher, and active member of St. Alban’s Anglican Church. Visitation on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond. The funeral service will be conducted at St. Alban’s Anglican Church, 1350 Huron Street, on Friday, February 19 at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. Alban’s Anglican Church would be appreciated.
February 16, 2016, 9:44 pm
I am honoured and blessed to have known Donna. She was truly a blessing in my life and I will miss her. I hope that our Lord brings you and your family comfort and peace during this sad time. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
Steve and Barbara Rastow
February 17, 2016, 10:18 am
Barbara and I were deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Donna. I taught with Donna for many years at Ryerson. She was well loved by her students, the staff, and the Ryerson School community. She will be truly missed by all who knew her. Please accept our condolences and know that we are thinking of Terry, her daughters, and all of Donna's family at this sad time.
February 17, 2016, 10:40 am
Terry and Family: I was saddened to hear about Donna's sudden passing. Although we had lost touch over time, I have happy memories of the Chapleau and Healy years. Please accept my sincere condolences at this sad time.
February 17, 2016, 11:29 am
Terry & family:
We ar so sorry to hear of Donna's passing. Although it has been many years since we have were together, we have many happy memories of Kirkland Lake, and Chapleau with you and Donna. May these memories give you comfort in the times ahead. Janie & Bob
February 17, 2016, 2:39 pm
Terry, Jessica and Erica,
I am truly saddened by the news of Donna's death. I know how close you have always been as a family. Friday Pizza Nights with you and your friends were often the highlight of her week-a shining example of her wonderfully generous spirit. Sharing a passion for Mathematics, involvement in ETFO and working together on other committees allowed me to get to know Donna as a highly respected friend and colleague.
My thoughts and prayers will be with you on Thursday and Friday, however I will remain teaching in Abu Dhabi. With Love, Michelle
Rev. Canon Kim Van Allen
February 18, 2016, 3:50 am
Terry, Erica, my deepest sympathies. I am saddened to hear that your Donna has died. I have many fond memories of her beautiful smile and friendly ways. I am holding all of you in prayer. Much love. Kim+
Wendy (Brooks) Rovinelli
February 18, 2016, 7:40 am
Deepest condolences to the Rushton and McCrea families on your loss of Donna. From our family to yours, we extend our sincere sympathy.
Cousins, Greg, Bob and Wendy Brooks
Phil Hauser family
February 18, 2016, 12:44 pm
Terry, our deepest sympathy to you and your daughters, I am sure Donna will be missed dearly by many.
February 19, 2016, 7:44 am
To Terry, Jessica and Erica, It is with a very heavy heart I send my sincerest sympathy to you. The loss of such a wonderful wife and mother is hard to accept. I am in Portugal just now but will be thinking of you today. All those years ago we shared some special times and although we haven't been close for a long time Donna remains in my memory a dear and cherished friend. Fondly, janet
February 20, 2016, 12:22 pm
I am so sorry to hear of Donn's passing. She was a very special person. I remember when she pierced my ears for me, did a fine job, still working today! She will always be a part of the wonderful memories of my time in Chapleau.
February 20, 2016, 12:25 pm
My condolences on Donna's passing, I remember many happy times at Healey.
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