Stephens, Donna (Aged 70, Merlin)
Donna Stephens of Merlin passed away unexpectedly on Saturday June 17, 2017.
Donna was born 70 years ago, one of five daughters to the late Martin & Margaret (Laramie) Klie. She is survived by her sister Alice (Dean) Wigle and her brothers-in-law Donald Clark and Stan Johnson. She was predeceased by her sisters Irene Clark, Marion (Hugh) Gascoyne and Jean Johnson.
While she was still in high school, Donna met a young man named Glenn Stephens. A few years later they began a life as husband and wife for almost 49 years. Donna and Glenn farmed together and raised three children who she was very proud of; Dwane & Sarah Stephens, Sandra & Steve Turner and Chris & Kristi Stephens. They were thrilled when their family grew to include their grandchildren Valerie, Josh, Ryan, Emma, Prestyn and Averie Stephens and Kristin Turner.
Family meant everything to Donna and it would come as no surprise that she considered the residents and staff of Southwestern Regional where she worked for many years to be her second family. She was loved and respected by all.
Family and friends are invited to the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Friday where visitation will take place from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and then begin again at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Service for Donna officiated by Pastor Eric Skillings will take place in the Charing Cross United Church on Saturday June 24, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Cremation to follow with a private family interment in Ouvry Cemetery at a later date.
Friends wishing to remember Donna are asked to consider a memorial donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.