MacLeod
In Loving Memory of

Donna Marie MacLeod

1952-2021

Obituary of Donna Marie MacLeod

Peacefully after a short illness, Donna passed away on Sunday, March 14, 2021, at the Greater Niagara General Hospital at the age of 68. Beloved mother of Allison MacLeod and Melanie (Ryan) O’Connor, and cherished Nana of Cameron. Dear sister of Thomas (Sheryl) Chaudar, and aunt to Steven. Donna was predeceased by her parents, Mary and John Chauder.

As we remember Donna, friends and family know that her greatest passion was for travelling, which she loved to do. Anywhere there was a beach, ocean, and sunshine; she was in her element and found the most enjoyment there. Donna had a great sense of humour and adored spending time with her family and getting together with her friends.

A special thank you to Debbie Rowe, Sheryl Chaudar and Allan MacLeod for their love and support that they gave to our mom and family; “Lots of hugs and love from mom and us”. Also, a special thank you to the hospital staff at the Greater Niagara General Hospital for their compassionate care.

In accordance with Donna’s wishes, cremation has taken place and arrangements have been entrusted with Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133). An interment will be held in the springtime, in the family plot at Fairview Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations in memory of Donna may be given to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be shared on Donna’s tribute page found at EssentialsNiagara.com.

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Ron & Brenda MacNeil
2 years ago

Dear Allison, Melanie, Allan and Extended Family, our sincerest condolences. The loss of a loved one is never easy, gaining an Angel is a priceless blessing.
Sending you love and prayers and wishing your Moms memories bring you joy and warmth.

Terry kelly
2 years ago

Very sorry for your loss i grew up with Donna in Table Head and have always thought of her as we were friends growing up my prayers and thoughts are wit you all .

Lindsey Saleh (Landon)
2 years ago

Sending my thoughts and love to the family. I remember Donna at many gatherings and parties my grandparents (Lawrence and Jackie Landon) house when I was young. She was always smiling and laughing. Much love to you all.

Rayna Beaupre
2 years ago

Allison and Melanie, my deepest sympathies to you and your family. Thinking of you at this sad time.

Sarah Erskine
2 years ago

Such sad news. So sorry for your family’s loss.

CAROLE PORTER
2 years ago

Mel and Allison. I was shocked to read of Donna’s passing. She was the happiest person I knew and made our working together for almost 20 years such fun! I know you will miss her greatly. Sending much love. Carole & Cliff Porter

John Tobias
2 years ago

I was very sorry to hear of Donnas’ recent passing from cancer. I will keep her and her family in my prayers. I only knew Donna briefly at a young age. My wife also passed away from cancer almost 6 years ago. So i have some sense of how difficult a time this is for you all. May God bless and comfort you all.

Pauline Holland
2 years ago

Your mother and I were teenage friends and this is the first time I have seen her since we were 20! My condolences to her children and family.
Pauline Holland

Marlene Johnson & Family
2 years ago

To Allison, Melanie, Al and Extended Family we send our Heartfelt Sympathies on your loss of Donna. We were so very sorry to hear this. It seems like only yesterday that we were all neighbours on Epsom Court. Please know that you are deeply in our thoughts. Hugs to you. Take care.

Janie Palmer
2 years ago

To Allison and Melannie: I so dearly remember Donna’s infectious and remarkable laugh as we worked side-by-side for many years at United Way. She always gave her all and was greatly appreciated for that. And, yes, she lived for our summers or travelling wherever it was peaking. May she rest in peace. This is very sad news but at least she will be reunited with Nan.
Janie Palmer

Barry & Deby O'Connor
2 years ago

Dear Alison, Mel, Ryan and Cameron thinking of you all and sending loving thoughts your way🥰your mom and nana was a very special person. I’m happy we got to share in the joy of our grandson Cameron and your family which became ours💕was a true blessing. May your many memories give you comfort at this time and for years to come.
All our love to you all 🥰🙏
Love Barry and Deby O’Connor

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Aunt Kae to Alison, Mel and Cameron
2 years ago

Donna was a dream sister-in-law. She was always welcoming went we visited – such good meals – and laughter! And fun filled evenings out, across the river, with her mom. Always buying cheap American gas and hiding groceries and a few other things from Customs!! She was such a character! Ann, Bridget and I will always miss her!

Bonnie Bailey
2 years ago

With deepest sympathy Allison, Mel and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Haven’t seen Donna in many years but remember her fondly from our years on Epsom Court. I can still see her smile and hear her laugh ! Heaven has another angel. Rest in Peace Donna.

Twyla Cyr (MacDonald)
2 years ago

My condolences to Donnas family.
Donna was such a beautiful person and so kind. I remember visiting her and Al with my Dad as a young girl . God bless her

Debra (Egan) Sutherland
2 years ago

Our condolences to Donna’s family. I haven’t seen Donna for many years. But I still remember her walking me to St. John’s School every day for two years.
Cousins, Debbie, Paula, Bernie and Aunt Lillian

Debbie Nadolski
2 years ago

The world has lost such a vivacious, wonderful woman. Gorgeous inside and out. My condolences to Donna’s friends and family. I’m sure I’ll see you on a beach again someday, with your big warm smiles. xo

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Doug MacDonald
2 years ago

Our condolences to Allison &Melanie and their father Al.
From Doug & Tootsie MacDonald, Cape Breton

Rhonda Wiley
2 years ago

Melanie, Allison, Tom and Sherry my sincere condoléances. Donna was a dear friend we would sit on the bank of the river in Chippawa laughing talking about our next get together with our gang of ladies. Donna was a little fire cracker, with a heart of pure gold.

Love Rhonda

Cathy & Frank LaPenna
2 years ago

Our deepest condolences to Allison , Melanie and families . So sorry to hear about your Mom . So glad that we got to get together seeing Donna and you girls when we had our luncheon.

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Sharon McNeil
2 years ago

Allison, Melanie and families, my deepest condolences to all, I have so many great memories of your Mom. I always looked forward to her dropping by when I was young and taking me along shopping with her for the day.

Love Sharon xoxo

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Kim Nelson
2 years ago

I met Miss Donna and the ladies on a DDR vacation. Donna was always dressed to the nines, with a huge smile , twinkling eyes and had a wonderful laugh . Sweet as sugar! She had a very close loving relationship with her wonderful daughter Allician, like best friends. ( I never had the pleasure of meeting her other daughter ). I wish we had more time together as a group, the laughs we had ! We will remember her fondly, every beach I go to will remind me of her gentle soul. I will go to the beach and think of you as I look to the star filled sky. Your at peace now at home in the Lords house. God bless and keep you safe Miss Donna. Xoxo Your forever friend , Kim Nelson

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Flo and Frank Girhiny
2 years ago

Flo and Frank Girhiny…We would like to pass on our condolences to Allison,MelanieSherry and Tom and her extended family. We have a lot of good memories of Dona especially when she was a young girl who moved to Ontario from Cape Breton.Forever in our prayers..

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Brenda Barton
2 years ago

Allison, Melanie and families, I send our deepest condolences on the loss of your Mother, sister and beloved Nana. She was one helluva gal!!!!! The fun we had at the house with my parents, Lawrence and Jackie, and at get togethers will never be forgotten. It truly seems like yesterday we were together celebrating my Mom’s Birthday (and of course same day as your Moms) at Millenium Trail. She will be missed. As Debbie mentioned, her sense of humor was spot on and her laughter contagious! Time passes, lovely memories will stay and even get stronger, your Mother loved you dearly and deeply. You are in our thoughts as you are grieving,
With Love Brenda and Don Barton and Families

Debbie Rowe
2 years ago

Allison, Melanie, Sherry, Tom and Steve. We seen Donna’s health failing but her leaving us so soon is such a SHOCK. Donna left us a few laughs over the past few weeks, especially the night laying in bed and Allison telling the “Toni perm” stories. Even Donna who had been quite quiet near the end, had a real good laugh. It’s memories like that that will keep Donna close to us. I will definitely miss one of my travelling friends (and part of the CC girls) but will, when the timing is right, have a toast to Donna on a sunny beach. You are now at peace, no more looking for answers or you feeling like a guinea pig. RIP my dear friend. Love you so much “Miss Donna” and never will you be forgotten but missed a lot. HUGS. Miss Deb and Bill xoxo

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