23 January , 1920 – 8 July , 2018
We are deeply saddened to announce that our Mom, Donna Mae McKenzie (nee Sutherland) passed away peacefully on July 8, 2018. Donna was born in Brandon, Manitoba on January 23, 1920 and was the youngest of five children. Mom moved to Vancouver at the age of 22 where she worked as a telephone operator for BC Telephone until she met her late husband, Earl. They moved to Victoria in 1960. She cherished her three kids and worked hard at being the best Mom ever. She was brave, smart and quick-witted. Mom loved to bake, was a beautiful seamstress, an avid 10 pin bowler and a phenomenal speller! She leaves her children Patricia, Bruce (Diane Crowther) and Dale Patterson (Rob Christison). Mom was much loved and will be forever missed. Special thanks to Dr. Wray and the staff at Saanich Peninsula Hospital Extended Care for your kindness and care over the past eight years. No service by request.
"If I could have chosen, I would have picked no other... to be my lifelong friend and precious Mother."
- No service by request
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