Donna Marilyn Busse

December 13, 1948November 3, 2012

BUSSE, Donna Marilyn (nee Weiss) December 13, 1948 – November 3, 2012

It is with immeasurable sadness we announce the loss of our loving angel Donna, after a seven year struggle with cancer at the age of 63 years. Donna was born in Medicine Hat, AB to the late Elmer and Helen Weiss. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Richard and was the most loving mom to her daughters, Marla (Rob) Bondy, and Danielle (Colin) Drescher. Donna was the ultimate grandma to Logan Bondy and Jade and Braeden Drescher. Our angel leaves behind sister, Pam (Ron) Bolokoski; nieces Tasha and Fiona with whom she was especially close; brothers, Jerry (Donna) Weiss of Medicine Hat and Bill (Mary) Weiss of Calgary. She is also survived by brother-in-law, Earl (Kathy) Busse of Medicine Hat; uncle, Don (Margot) Weiss of Medicine Hat; and aunt, Ella Starling of Red Deer as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Donna began her career as a hairstylist with Olive Foss at Woman’s World in Medicine Hat. After moving to Calgary, she worked at Maison Jakes Uptown, David of Paris West Brook and Wildwood Coiffures. Donna retired early to care for her grandchildren until they were ready for school. She enjoyed her family and grandchildren, decorating with her daughters, travelling with family and friends and summers at the family cottage. Donna enjoyed spoiling her family, going overboard on every possible occasion, especially at Christmas. We thank her for all of her love, support, kindness and generosity! Donna was always giving, never taking. We will love, miss and treasure her memory forever. The Family would like to thank the following for extending Donna’s life: Dr. H. Suresh and staff; Dr. P. Ghatage and Staff at Tom Baker; Dr. Herzogs Fachklinik, Germany; Dr. Melina Roberts, Advanced Naturopath; and the staff of Agape Hospice, Calgary, AB. A Funeral Service will be held at FOSTER’S GARDEN CHAPEL, 3220 – 4 Street N.W., Calgary (across from Queen’s Park Cemetery) on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly Agape Hospice, 1302 - 8 Ave. N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website

FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM Telephone: 403-297-0888 Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial


  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 10, 2012

Donna Marilyn Busse

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Cyndi Muir

December 27, 2012

Our sincerest and deepest sympathies to Richard, Marla and Danielle, and all the family. While I only met Donna for a brief moment in time while vacationing in Mexico in 2006, she was such a gracious and charming person. I kept in touch with her and I knew she was a special lady. She sent a photo of my husband and I in a lovely picture frame that she purchased from Macy's on one of her New York visits. I will treasure it dearly. Cherish your memories of her.

Carla Gilmour

December 18, 2012

Rick, Marla, Danielle and family,

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Alex and Carmela Rea
Carla and Shane Gilmour and family

November 19, 2012

my deepest condolences to the family . I remember Donna as a great young lady when she trained under me at the Womens World in Medicine Hat . Thanks for remembering me in the obituary , It brought back lots of good memories. Olive Foss , Victoria B, C.

Cheryl and Doug Cox

November 12, 2012

Dear Rick, Marla, Danielle & Family
We have just returned to Canada and learned of your loss and want to send special hugs and acknowledgement of our wonderful memories of Donna.  We remember her world as her family, a world which could not have been better but for her leaving too early.
Love Cheryl and Doug Cox

Darrell Verbonac

November 11, 2012

Richard, Marla, Danielle,
My deepest sympathies to you and your families.
Darrell Verbonac

Renee and Paul DeBlock

November 10, 2012

Rick and Family,
Our sincere condolences - know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.

Lynn Janzer

November 10, 2012

Heartfelt sympathies to Rick, Marla, Danielle & families. Our thoughts are with you today and in the days ahead. May your fondest memories keep your wife/mother/grandmother dear to your heart. Dwight & Lynn Janzer & family
Pat & Janet Janzer & family

Dave & Judy Elder

November 10, 2012

Dear Rick, Marla, Danielle & family, So sorry to hear of your loss, she was a great lady & will be sadly missed.. Would have come for the funeral, but the weather did not co-operate.

November 10, 2012

Dear Rick, Marla, Danielle & Family.
Our heart felt sympathies go out to you all on the sad loss of your wonderful Wife, Mother & Grandmother.
You are in our thoughts & prayers.
Love Lynda, Rik & John

Laverne Wing

November 10, 2012

our sympathy Rick,Marla & Danielle, may you feel warmth and comfort in the love Donna had for each of you. May the wonderful memories you have of your wife and mother give you strength through this very tough time. Thinking of all of you at this very sad time, Laverne & Barry and family