Smith, Donna Myrtle

Donna Myrtle Smith, 80, of Chelmsford, ON, passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at Maison McCulloch Hospice in Sudbury with her close family and friends at her side. Survived by her sons David Campbell (Sherry), Gordon Campbell (Sandra), and her daughter Heather Campbell. Blessed with six grandchildren, Mitchell (Carly), Alexander, Siera, Kyra, Katy and Michael (Blair). Survived by her dear sister Joanne Avery, nieces, and nephews Mark Avery (Barbara), Jonathon Avery (Nicole), and Gillian Petersen (Michael) and great nieces and nephews Sarah, Catherine, Madeline, Joshua, Connor, Claire, Lauryn, Cameron. Predeceased by her mother and father Margaret (104 years) and John Smith (67 years). We cannot forget and appreciate the lifelong love and support of her long-time friend Jim Sedore and wife Ramona. Donna was admired by her family and friends for her love of animals especially her beloved dogs over the years. After a career as an Executive Secretary she devoted her time to community work. She shared her love of music, either in playing the organ at church or teaching piano lessons to children, running the Markstay-Warren Public Library or operating her pet sitting business. Our special thanks to Bayshore Home Health palliative care nurses, Angie, Doris and Jade, and all the staff at Maison McCulloch Hospice. Memorial service to be arranged at a later date when COVID restrictions are lifted. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Pet Save or a charity of your choice.


9 Condolences

  1. Joanne, I am thinking of you. I have very fond memories of the rare occasions I was able to visit you and Donna in Toronto over so many years. I remember Donna as being very talented, quite headstrong and certainly a champion for the animals she cared for. I know you will miss her so be kind to yourself.

    David, Heather, Gordon and your Families:
    I was sad to hear about the passing of your mother and grandmother. A mother or grandmother can never ever be replaced yet I trust that you will treasure the memories. Be patient with your feelings and take very good care of yourselves as you grieve her loss. Please accept my sincere condolences; my thoughts are with all of you.

    Cousin Wendy Booth
    Palm Harbor, Florida

    By: Wendy Booth
    February 3, 2021
  2. I am sorry to hear of Donna’s passing, my wife and I appreciated her commitment to KBC and her playing the piano for the morning service and hymn sings. My sincere condolences to her family.

    By: Paul Carlson
    January 14, 2021
  3. To Heather, Gordon, Dave, Joanne (mom) and family,
    It was very sad to hear of Donna’s passing on December 31st. I have some great memories of spending time with my aunt Donna in Toronto many years ago. I think, however, she seemed happiest when she moved north, giving herself lots of space to enjoy time with her pets. Her love of music and books helped her become a part of the community too. My sincere condolences on behalf of my family Barb, Sarah and Catherine.
    Love Mark Avery

    By: Mark Avery
    January 5, 2021
  4. My sincerest condolences to you and your whole family, Heather.

    By: Carrie Regenstreif
    January 5, 2021
  5. Dear David, Gordon and Heather and families &
    oanne and family – Thinking of you and yours at this time of your loss. Whenever we got together with Donna Myrtle and all of you there was lots of laughter and good stories that we shared. Donna was always kind to me and we will all miss her. Sincerely, Helen Booth

    By: Helen Booth
    January 4, 2021
  6. Offering my sincere condolences, and sending my love to the entire family. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

    By: Hafza
    January 4, 2021
  7. So sorry to hear of Donna’s passing.
    I will personally always remember her energy and sense of adventure.
    Condolences to the whole family.

    By: Paul Avery
    January 4, 2021
  8. My sincere condolences, Heather. I hope you can reminisce and gather strength from the family and friends that knew your mom best. You are in my thoughts.

    By: Louise Gaudrault
    January 4, 2021
  9. Very sorry to hear.
    Dieter and Judith

    By: Dieter Buse
    January 4, 2021

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