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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Donna Marie Colwell.

Donna passed away on April 16, 2012 in her 78th year. She was predeceased by her son Jerry. She is survived by her husband of 61 years Jim, sons Michael and Brad, daughter-in-law Bernardita Fernandez, grandchildren Steven, Rachel, James, Amanda and Nicholas, and great-grandson Rome.

Donna was born in Brantford, Ontario. After living in Oshawa and Edmonton, Donna and Jim moved to Lake Cowichan in 1976 and operated the Lake Cowichan Auto Supply. Donna later opened the Lake Cowichan Garden Centre with her son Jerry. Donna was proud of her gardening talents. She loved the Lake and had no desire to live anywhere else. The family wishes to thank Dr. Peter Postuk, the home-support workers at VIHA, and the staff at Cowichan District Hospital. Our deepest gratitude to the friends and neighbours who helped and supported Mom in her final days.

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