Cruikshank’s Halifax Funeral Home

2666 Windsor Street, Halifax, NS


Donna Christine Stewart

February 4, 1944September 23, 2019

With heartfelt sadness, Donna’s family and friends announce her passing on the morning of Monday, September 23 with daughter Alison by her side. Donna was born in 1944 in Alberta and raised on a farm near Wetaskiwin some thirty miles south of Edmonton. She earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Alberta and in 1966, went to Newfoundland where she lived for about 2 ½ years in Cornerbrook and Stephenville. There she began her thirty-one year career with the Federal Department of Manpower and Immigration, which subsequently brought her to Nova Scotia to work in their Halifax, Windsor, and Kentville offices. She raised her children in Wolfville and spent much of the last twenty years in Halifax, where she enjoyed many musical events, participating in the St George's community, hosting lovely ESL students from around the world, and all the other things she did with dear friends. Donna was predeceased by her much-loved brother Edward Lind in 2017 and special cousin Joy Nystrom. She is survived by her son Jeffrey, daughter-in-law Kanako, and granddaughter Emma who reside in Tokyo and by her daughter Alison and her partner Jeremy Tan who live in Montreal. She will be missed by family and friends in Alberta, Montreal, the UK, Sweden, Japan and her many, many friends in the Maritimes. Cremation has taken place and her ashes will be scattered in Alberta in the future. Donations if desired may be made to St Georges Round Church or the Canadian Cancer Society.

The funeral service will be held Saturday, October 19 at 10 a.m. in St. George’s Round Church 2222 Brunswick Street, in Halifax.


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Parveen Sodhi

October 19, 2019

I met Donna way back in 1991 since she was a close friend of my then fiancé Amar Sodhi. The Stewarts were like family to him in Wolfville.
I have some wonderful memories of time spent with Donna over the last several years. She will be missed dearly. My heartfelt condolences to Jeff and Ali.

Larry Peterson

October 18, 2019

To: Alison,Jeff and family.
Please accept our deepest condolences in the passing if your mother. We knew her as a friend and a long time coworker at both the Halifax and Kentville Canada Employment Centres. Donna was a kind and caring person who will be sorely missed by all.
We are glad we had the opportunity to visit with her before her passing.

Larry & Edie Peterson

Andrea Ricker

October 8, 2019

Allison and Jeffrey,
My deepest condolences to you both. Your mother was a wonderful woman who always brought joy and light to every gathering she attended. Thinking of you both during this time,
Andrea Ricker.

Linda Goucher

October 5, 2019

Donna and I met when she came to work in the Windsor office many years ago and even after we moved on to different locations, she kept in touch. She was always so thoughtful and kind.

Sincere condolences to Donna’s family.

Linda Goucher

Glenda Foster

October 5, 2019

So sorry to hear of Donna's passing. Worked with Donna for many years at Canada Manpower Centre, later Service Canada. She was always upbeat and had a great sense of humor. She will not be forgotten. My sincere condolences to her family.