GRIF­FITH Donna

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On March 25, 2016 Heaven gained a beau­ti­ful an­gel when Donna Grif­fith, a loved; daugh­ter, sis­ter, wife, aun­tie, mom, and nanie, passed away at the age of 57 af­ter a long coura­geous bat­tle with breast cancer. The love for Donna will con­tinue with her hus­band of 33 years, Keith Grif­fith, daugh­ter, Jolynn ( Trygve) Pugh, son, Kacey (Shaina) Grif­fith, and her 4 won­der­ful grand­chil­dren, Keely and Tryp Pugh, Rexstin and Klyde Grif­fith. She will be for­ever re­mem­bered by her par­ents, Don and Betty Melvin, sis­ter Joani (Gra­ham) Robert­son, Raven and Cole Robert­son, mother-in-law, Geral­dine Grif­fith, Lori Grif­fith, Lance (Mary) Grif­fith, Elsa (Kevin) Martin and nu­mer­ous nieces, neph­ews, great nieces and neph­ews, aunts, un­cles, and cousins. Donna was pre­de­ceased by her grand­par­ents, Ge­orge and Verda Melvin, Curt York, Bill and Hazel Sn­od­grass, fa­ther-in-law Dave Grif­fith and brother-in-law Del Grif­fith. Mom had a pas­sion for the ranch­ing way of life. She loved rid­ing with her fam­ily to check cows, in­spect the new baby calves, and lend a hand to her neigh­bours. Her other life­long love was rodeo, both com­pet­ing and spec­tat­ing. Mom en­joyed rop­ing, rid­ing, and bar­rel rac­ing. She worked for the Al­berta High School Rodeo As­so­ci­a­tion tak­ing rodeo en­tries and vol­un­teered at the Hand­hills Lake Lit­tle Britches, Hand­hills Lake Stam­pede and 4-H Rodeos. Mom im­mensely en­joyed watch­ing her son, son-in-law and friends com­pete in rodeos but her favourite peo­ple to watch ride and rodeo were her grand­kids. Mom was a bus driver for the Prairie Land School Divi­sion driv­ing to Delia School for 15 years. She drove over 200 km /day, one of the long­est routes. Mom en­joyed the kids on her route, watch­ing them grow and change through the years. Mom was a great friend to so many and a won­der­ful neigh­bor. She was a lov­ing and self­less per­son, al­ways putting oth­ers first. Mom had a beau­ti­ful soul that will now watch over all those she loved. A huge thank you to the staff on the On­col­ogy Pal­lia­tive unit in Red Deer for all their love, sup­port and care to­wards mom. Also thank you to all the friends and fam­ily who lent a hand at the ranch dur­ing this bat­tle. A Cel­e­bra­tion of Life for Donna will be held Satur­day April 2, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at the Delia & Dis­trict Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Delia, Al­berta. In lieu of flow­ers me­mo­rial do­na­tions may be made to the Rain­bow So­ci­ety of Al­berta/South­ern Divi­sion in Mem­ory of Donna Grif­fith, P.O. Box 1153 Sta­tion M, Cal­gary, Al­berta, T2P 2K9, (email ad­dress is sharonf@rain­bow­so­ci­ety.ab.ca). Court­ney-Win­ter’s Fu­neral Homes are in care of the ar­range­ments.

De­cem­ber 19, 1958

- March 25, 2016

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