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Born: Feb 04, 1958

Date of Passing: Mar 24, 2021

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On March 24, 2021, with her loving husband and son by her side at St. Boniface Hospital, Donna Lynn Martin (nee Carter) passed away at the age of 63 years after living bravely with Multiple System Atrophy for the past three years.
Donna was predeceased by her mother Cecilia Carter in 2007, sister Marlene Wellman in 2008, and father Robert Carter in 2010. She leaves to mourn her beloved husband of 45 years, Bruce Martin, and their three children: Craig (Tamara) of St. Paul, Alberta, Robynn Clark (Michael) and Kimberly Cleave of Winnipeg; and her ten amazing grandchildren, which were her life's greatest joy: Tianna, Trista, Nathan, Tori, Taylor, Melanie, Cassie, Maddux, Theo, and Summer. She also leaves to mourn her siblings, Brian (Ingrid) of Yellowknife, NWT, Norman (Roseline) of Winnipeg, Jo-Anne (Claude) of St. Albert, AB and Terry (Desmond) of Winnipeg, and many wonderful nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Donna was born on February 4, 1958 and grew up in Winnipeg with her parents and five siblings. She married Bruce, the love of her life, at the age of 17 years, who devotedly cared for her at their home during the progression of her disease. She worked many jobs throughout her life including 31 years with the Government of Canada where she ended her career as a Labour Affairs Officer when she retired in 2013.
She never complained, not once, about her disease and the pain she must have felt for so long. Donna was always happy, especially when she spent time with her grandchildren in Winnipeg and St. Paul, AB. She will always be remembered as the best wife, mom and grandma we could have ever asked for and will forever be in our hearts.
Our family would like to sincerely thank the staff in 4B at St. Boniface Hospital for all of their care, support and compassion over the last week and to Rosie Omichinski, her wonderful physiotherapist who caringly helped Donna every week while enjoying the numerous stories she shared about her grandchildren.
A private funeral will be held at Wojcik's Funeral Chapel, 1020 Main Street on Thursday, April 1, 2021 officiated by Rev. Fr. Armand Le Gal.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Donna's honour to support research for Multiple System Atrophy:

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 27, 2021

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • Dear Bruce. We are so sorry to hear of Donna's passing. Her friendly vibes to our office will be missed. Our sincere condolences to you and your family. - Posted by: Marion Dental Centre (Dentist) on: Apr 01, 2021

  • Dear Bruce and family, We are so sorry for your loss, it is our loss too. Donna was a beautiful person, always the first to help anyone who needed her. You know we would be there if it was at all possible. Please know that we are devastated and our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Donna is now at peace and without pain. Unfortunately we have to live with the pain of losing her. Donna will always have a special place in our hearts. Please take care of yourself, your family is going to need you, especially those wonderful grandchildren. Dwell on the awesome memories, they will help you cope. We send our love. And again we are there in spirit. Take care big brother, I will always be here for you! Love, Lorre, Scott, Kyle, Julia, Tom and Oliver - Posted by: Scott E Martin (Cousin) on: Mar 31, 2021

  • Bruce and Family. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. I will always cherish all the good times we shared. Fly with the Angels my friend. Much love, Bruce and Janet Purtill. - Posted by: Janet Purtill (Friend) on: Mar 29, 2021

  • So sorry to hear of Donna's passing. Last time we saw both of you was at our grandson's hockey game in Fort Gary. Our sympathy and condolences to you Bruce, your children, spouses and grandchildren. Rick & Ghislaine (Gigi) Lambert. - Posted by: Richard & Ghislaine Lambert (Friends from years past in Transcona) on: Mar 27, 2021

  • Bruce, I’m so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. - Posted by: Jan Dahri (Worked with Bruce at Greyhound ) on: Mar 27, 2021

  • Bruce and family, my sincere condolences to all. My thoughts and prayers are with you. - Posted by: Bill yasinski (Hockey acquaintance ) on: Mar 27, 2021

  • Missing you. Donna we had some good times. And. Some. Great memories. I hope and pray you are at peace Love to the family Bruce and family. If you want to talk. I ll be here - Posted by: Johanne. O. Brien. (Aunt ) on: Mar 27, 2021

  • Very sorry to hear of Donna's passing. - Posted by: Hugh MCCORMICK (friend) on: Mar 27, 2021

  • Hi Bruce Terry and I were very sorry to hear of Donna’s passing You will both be in our hearts and prayers Terry & Dave Sidley - Posted by: Dave (Friend) on: Mar 27, 2021

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