Graham, Donna Leigh, of Vulcan, passed away peacefully with her family at her side, at the Vulcan Community Health Centre on January 7, 2018 at the age of 71 years. .

Donna was raised at Arrowwood, Alberta by her parents Leigh and Myrtle Williams along with her siblings – Jack and Cheryl. She graduated high school in Vulcan. She ventured to Calgary for a job at the Calgary Herald. She soon moved back to Vulcan to be closer to the love of her life, John. They were married on June 25, 1966 and lived on the family farm at Vulcan until her passing. She was very active in life sitting on many local, provincial and national boards.
Donna is survived by her beloved husband of 51 years, her daughter Ann (Mark) Dyck of Calgary and her son Ben (Janisse) Graham of Dewinton, 5 grandchildren, a brother Jack (Wendy) Williams, a sister Cheryl Hartwell, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 1:30 pm at the Vulcan United Church, Sue MacDonald, D.M. officiating.

In lieu of flowers, any tributes in Donna’s memory can be made to the Vulcan County Health and Wellness Foundation, Box 28 Vulcan T0L 2B0.

Arrangements in care of Vulcan Funeral Home. Telephone 1-403-485-2633. E-mail condolences through www.vulcanfuneralhome.ca.

20 Condolences for “GRAHAM, Donna Leigh 1946 – 2018”

  • Amazing women, she will be dearly missed! We are thankful and blessed to have had Aunt Donna in our lives. Last Christmas, Aunt Donna said she never thought she could hold another baby last Christmas, I am glad it was Harper. Our condolences and thoughts are with you Uncle John, Ann, Ben and the rest of the family.

  • Donna was one of the loveliest, kindest, most intelligent and strongest women I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Our deepest condolences to John, Anne, Ben and to their families. May you all take care of each other. You are in our thoughts and hearts.

  • My sympathy goes out to John, Ann, Ben, and all the Graham family on Donna’s passing. I shall remember Donna for her warm hospitality, her enthusiasm and endless community involvement, and her devotion to family, friends, and community betterment! Donna was a lovely lady who really “made a difference”, and who left the Vulcan County a better place! She will be greatly missed! Marvin Maronda of Lomond

  • My Sympathies to you John and all your famly. So sorry to hear of your loss.She will be greatly missed by each one of you and the people in the community.
    Because of where I now live I won’t be at the funeral, but my thoughts and prayers are
    with you at this time.
    Ted Hartung Cultus Lake BC

  • Our sympathies go out to you John, Ann, Ben and all their families on the passing of a wonderful wife and Mother. She will be truly missed by so very many people. To Jack, Cheryl and their families on the passing of a dear sister and aunt. Certainly a life taken too early.

    Our prayers are with you at this difficult time, and know that we are thinking of all of you as you grieve.

    Sandi and Larry Langhorn, Salmon Arm, BC

  • To the John Graham and Williams family
    Our sympathies on the loss of Donna- a wife , mother, sister and a friend to all who knew her! A wonderful , warm , hospitable loving person devoted to her family,friends and community .
    Her positive attitude should be a lesson for anybody with a debilitating disease such as she had.
    All who knew Donna will miss her but all the fun we all had with her and the memories of her will remain forever!
    Sincerely
    Karen and Eldon Maronda , Whitney ,Kirby and Brett ( who remembers Donna especially for taking her on her knee at 3 years of age and showing her how to take care of her nails)
    Teaching her to look after her nails)

  • My deepest sympathy to John, Ann, and Ben I have a lot of fond memories growing up around Donna and the family.
    Jimmy Tharle

  • I’m so sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. I have such great memories of being neighbours, and babysitting Ann and Ben. Donna was a great friend and neighbour to my parents, Max and Betty Kehr.

  • Our sincere sympathy to John and all the family. Donna was a very special, courageous lady and will be missed by many.

  • Our heartfelt condolences to you and all the family. I have such wonderful memories of our early years together; family picnics, camping and holidays. With our deepest sympathy.

  • Our condolences to John and the rest of the family on the passing of Donna, a wife, mother and Grandmother. Our sympathies are with you.

  • We are saddened to hear of the loss of Donna. Our hearts and prayers are with you John and to all your Famiiy. She was a special lady who cared about her community and she will be missed. Keep your family close and remember all the good memories. We are thinking of you . Doug and Kathy Davies

  • Our sympathies go out to you John and all your wonderful family. Donna was truly a lady who wanted to better her world and community. And she did. I was so glad to get a hug and a chat with her just before Christmas, Hold your memories close. We are thinking of you all. Doug and Kathy Davies

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