Donna Corfield (2022-05-21)
In Loving Memory of

Donna Amelia Rose Corfield

1957 - 2022

Obituary of Donna Amelia Rose Corfield

It is with very heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Donna Amelia Rose Corfield on Saturday, May 21, 2022 in the comfort of her home, with her husband and soulmate Peter, daughter Melissa and long time friend Helen Allegra by her side. Donna was the rock and biggest supporter to her two children Keith (Olga) Graves and Melissa Graves. She was the cherished grandma to Phoenix, Chloe (Dallas), Bailey, Justice, Taya and Keenan. Donna will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by the Graves family to whom she was a proud step-mother and best friend.

A force of nature wherever she went, Donna rose to the top of every job she worked and every hobby she enjoyed. She excelled at everything she put her mind to and made many deep and enduring friendships. The oldest of nine, she is predeceased by her husband Gerald Graves (2009), mother Marian Toy (2003), and father Donald Toy (2020).

In keeping with Donna's wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted to Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905 354 2133) Online condolences may be shared on her tribute page found at

Very special thanks during Donna’s last hours to Diane, Wayne, Donnie, Danny, Sylvie, David, and Karrie. Her light will forever shine bright in the hearts of those she loved.

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Bill Schaubel
1 year ago

Hi Missy. It’s been a long time since we marched together after your Grampa Don brought you out with him to Militaires to play horn with us. Real sorry to read about the loss of your Mom — way too soon.

Susan Taggart
1 year ago

You are in my thoughts at this difficult time. I worked with Donna, and she was a wonderful person. Hold your memories close.

Betty Vigh. Jim and Ray.
1 year ago

Dear Peter and family. Condolences to you on the loss of your loved one. Donna was a good friend who I’ve known for over 50 years. She was always there when needed lately taking care of my late brother-in-law Roy. She will be missed. Rest in peace.

Stephanie Nielsen (cousin)
1 year ago

Donna’s husband Peter, her children, family and friends – my deepest condolences go out to you all. From the day Donna became part of our family, I was impressed with her ways. Intelligent and hard working, a life long learner, I loved to see her at family get togethers. I was so fortunate to be able to spend more time with her when I returned to my home town after retirement. It was Donna who sat beside me at the computer when I was working on my books. In each book, I recognized her by listing her name in the Acknowledgement Section. She shared valuable opinions and gave me expert tech support. When I put on my winter gloves or hat I will think of Donna – she was a knitting whiz. The special family activities she conducted e.g. ‘Tea with Grandma Duck’, special trips she took with her grandchildren, There is not enough space to write all the incredible qualities she possessed. I loved her dearly and will miss her so much.

Helen Allegra
1 year ago

I know a lot of hearts are broken right now., including mine. Let’s remember the things that she loved, all the things that were so important to her, how we are all better people for having known her, that anything she touched, she touched in a positive way. She was never negative, always pleasant, and always always always helping others whatever way she could. Never once in the 50 plus years that we were friends, did I ever see her in any way draw attention to herself or look for recognition. She just quietly helped everyone else and made sure as much as she possibly could, that everyone was okay. Never shy of work, a hard worker all her life, on the job, at home, at other people’s homes, always the first to start the dishes after a holiday meal, drive everybody home who needed a ride, I could go on and on forever about her qualities and thoughtfulness. I will miss her forever. My beautiful life-long friend who took loving care of both my parents when they reached the end, and my brother (her husband) all their married life and when he passed. There are not enough words. Rest in peace.


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