Donna Stephens

A photo of Donna Stephens


Charing Cross United Church
Saturday June 24, 2017
2:00 p.m.


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Friday June 23, 2017
2:00 - 4:00 & 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Donna Stephens of Merlin passed away unexpectedly on Saturday June 17, 2017. Donna was born 70 years ago, one of five daughters to the late Martin & Margaret (Laramie) Klie. She is survived by her sister Alice (Dean) Wigle and her brothers-in-law Donald Clark and Stan Johnson. She was predeceased by her sisters Irene Clark, Marion (Hugh) Gascoyne and Jean Johnson.

While she was still in high school, Donna met a young man named Glenn Stephens. A few years later they began a life as husband and wife for almost 49 years. Donna and Glenn farmed together and raised three children who she was very proud of; Dwane & Sarah Stephens, Sandra & Steve Turner and Chris & Kristi Stephens. They were thrilled when their family grew to include their grandchildren Valerie, Josh, Ryan, Emma, Prestyn and Averie Stephens and Kristin Turner.

Family meant everything to Donna and it would come as no surprise that she considered the residents and staff of Southwestern Regional where she worked for many years to be her second family. She was loved and respected by all.

Family and friends are invited to the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Friday where visitation will take place from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and then begin again at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Service for Donna officiated by Pastor Eric Skillings will take place in the Charing Cross United Church on Saturday June 24, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.   Cremation to follow with a private family interment in Ouvry Cemetery at a later date.

Friends wishing to remember Donna are asked to consider a memorial donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.

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Dear Glenn Stephens and Family, May the Tender Love of God bring PEACE and COMFORT in a Special Way to your Heart. Our Condolences from Murray Family.

Glenn and family. Margaret and I as well as our family extend our sincerest condolences to each one of you on the passing of a great lady, wife , mother and grandmother. Her huge smile and infectious laugh will be missed around the tractor circles and at our show. Thank you to each one of you for sharing her with us. Our prayer is that God comforts and gives you strength to carry on through the coming days. Our comfort lies in the fact that God answers our prayers. We will hold you up in prayer in the days to come. God Bless.

Chris; Our thought's and prayers go out to you and all your family. We are so sorry for your loss.

Sincere Condolences to Chris and to all the family.

Sandra & Steve and to the entire family; we express our sincere condolences to all of you in the sudden death of your Mother, grandmother and wife. May the God of ALL comfort hold you in HIS loving arms during this difficult time.

Dear Sandra, Steve and Kristin, We are so very sorry to learn of the sudden loss of your dear Mom. We will keep you and all your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Dear Glenn and family Our deepest condolences with the loss of your wife, Donna. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family. from Barry and Sandi, and Kearney Planters staff

My heart is broken as I remember the years and fun times we had with Donna and Glenn. Donna was a very special lady whose zest for life effected all who knew her. Certainly me. I will always remember Donna as my thoughts now are with Glenn and their family in this most difficult of times.

Deepest condolences to your family. May loving memories comfort you in the days ahead.

Chris, Kristi and family. Our deepest condolences on the passing of your mom. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Glenn & Susan Cudmore , and former co-workers of Access Fire.

The Lord knows the pain you feel, the grief you carry, the tears you cry, the memories you'll cherish, the comfort you'll need, the strength you'll require. Steve and Sandra and Kristen Thinking of you today and praying the tender ministry of the Lord will comfort you. Hear me, O Lord; for Thy lovingkindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of Thy tender mercies. Psalm 69:16 KJV Deepest sympathies lolvethoughts and prayers and hugs at this diffiicult time Sara (Nee Vandertil) and Jeff Karr and family

Donna was a wonderful lady with a very caring personality, and a great laugh! She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. My condolences to her family and friends.

Glenn and family - I am stunned and saddened to hear of Donna's passing. I have many fond memories of time spent around my Dad's piano with Donna singing her heart out and not wanting the evening to end. She was a very special person and will be missed by many. Our condolences to all of you. May God watch over you and provide strength to each of you during the difficult days ahead. Brenda and Ton

Sandra, Steven & Kristin - our sincerest condolences to you & your families. May your memories keep her close in your hearts. Dean (Don) & Stel Webster & family.

Dear Glen and Family: We are so sorry to hear of the death of Donna. She was a special lady who always had a smile and seemed to enjoy life. She will be missed by many. Sending thoughts and prayers at this very difficult. May Love, Energy and Light guide you and your. Kevin and Sharon

Shocked at this news. My deepest condolences to all of you. :(

I knew Donna as such a caring, supportive staff at SRC to both the residents and her co sorry for your loss.

At this difficult time may you find comfort in knowing that others share in your sorrow.

Glenn and family, Such a sudden and sad shock for you all. May you find comfort in your many precious memories. We send our sincere sympathies. Ted and Brenda.

So sorry to hear of the sudden loss of your mom Dwane and family. We last saw your parents in Wheatley at The Car Barn on Donna's birthday, as it is the same day as Mike's, and we were celebrating too. I also worked at Southwestern Regional Centre with her. We are thinking of you during this sad time. Bless you all.

So sorry to here of your loss.Donna was a great woman and loved by many.You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

So so very sorry for this terrible loss. She was a wonderful woman, always friendly and kind. Know that your family is in our thoughts.

Glenn and family it saddens me to hear of the passing ofDonna she was great fun and pleasure to work with, may her spirit live on in the great memories you share of her.... her laugh and smile is one I will always remember thoughts and prayers to you all.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this difficult time. God bless, Joyce and Bill

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this difficult time. God bless, Joyce and Bill