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Donna Toews

November 1, 1944 — June 21, 2018

Peacefully on Thursday, June 21, 2018, Donna Margaret Toews passed away with family by her side at the Portage District General Hospital at the age of 73 years.

Predeceased by her husband George Toews in 2017; her daughter Cheryl; son Kevin; mother Peggy Nicholls and father Earl Nicholls.

Left to celebrate Donna’s life are her daughters Lynda (Robert) Froese, Carole (Vern) Froese, Janice (Dean) Ducharme; grandchildren Jasmine (special friend, Andrew) Froese, Julia (special friend, Josh) Froese, Tyler Froese and Chance Ducharme; brother Ken (Kathy) Nicholls; sister Rita (Dave) Brandner; brothers-in-law Ed (Doreen) Toews and David (Marilyn) Toews along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Donna was born in Portage la Prairie on November 1, 1944.  She lived in Oakville all of her life.  Donna married George in 1963 and together they raised their three daughters.   She worked for several years as a medical receptionist for Dr. Harsanyi.  Donna loved family, especially her grandchildren.  She had a strong faith and a great presence at the Anglican Church.

We would like to thank the doctors and nurses that cared for mom during her illness.

A time of viewing and visitation will take place on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. A celebration of Donna’s life will take place on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the Oakville Community Hall at 2:00 pm.  A private family interment will take place at Oakville Cemetery.

Donations in Donna’s memory may be made to St. Luke’s Anglican Church, c/o Marie Alford, 163 3rd St. Oakville, MB R0H 0Y0 or to Victoria Quilts Canada, Neepawa Branch, Box 285, Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0.

A tree will be planted and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel. 204-857-4021

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Donna Toews, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Viewing and Visitation

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

7:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel

56 Royal Rd S, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1T8

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Oakville Community Hall

MB-331, Oakville, MB R0H 0Y0

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