Peacefully at Extendicare Maple View on Wednesday September 5, 2018 in her 80th year. Loving wife of the late Barry Mills (1992), and Palmer Maniacco. Loving and devoted mother of James Mills (Melinda), Trevor Mills (Lori), Marney Mills (Dino Stefanizzi) and Jennifer Naccarato (Gino). Stepmother of Carl Maniacco (Terry Lynn), Ted Maniacco (Diane), Palmer Maniacco and Suzanne Vaisanen (Tom). Proud grandmother and Moo-Moo of Logan, Jackson, Owen, Shye-Austin, Val Butler of Nassau Bahamas, Michael, Jarret, Emily, Alex, Adrien, Cory and Dylan and many great grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents Ida and Whitney Cudlipp and by her in-laws Richard and Evelyn Mills. Dear sister of late Reginald Cudlipp (Beverly) and Robin Valentine (Ian). Sister-in-law of Mona Govette (late Jay), Patricia Milligan (late Elmer), Ronald Mills (Dodie), late Valerie Nardo (John), Rosalie Lapossie (late Robert), Gerald Maniacco (Judi), James Maniacco and Sandy Pruce (Andy).
Donna will also be remembered by many special nieces and nephews. For many years leading up to her passing, Mom’s devotion to her children and extended family was first and foremost. She was the glue that held us together. We will always remember our endless travel adventures,rambunctious family gatherings and partaking in their many entrepreneurial endeavours.
Over many years, Donna enjoyed spending her free time driving for CNIB, cooking and travelling for the Bandettes as well as volunteering for many other non-profit organizations. She was a kind and compassionate soul who touched and brightened up all the lives lucky enough to have known her. Putting others’ needs before herself, Donna would go out of her way to help a perfect stranger. Her dedication to others was endless.
Friends and family are invited to visit at the Arthur Funeral Home – Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington St. E., 705 759 2522) on Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 6 pm to 8 pm. Funeral service to be held in the chapel on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 11 am. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to A.R.C.H. would be greatly appreciated. A very special thank you to the staff at Sault Area Hospital-2A and at Extendicare Maple View for their care and compassion for our Mom. Messages of condolence may be offered at http://www.arthurfuneralhome.com