JA Snow Funeral Home

339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS


Donna Marie Farmer

May 15, 1938November 3, 2019

Age 81. Our family is saddened to announce the passing of Donna Farmer, R.N., on Sunday, November 3, 2019, with family by her side. Donna was soulmate to her husband, Fred, of 59 years and mum to Kathi Farmer, Toronto; Paula Thomson, Ottawa; Leean Amirault, Halifax and Mark Farmer, Toronto.

She was Gran to Shannon and Veronica Litt, Kyle and Julia Thomson, and Sam and Daniel Amirault. Donna was a dedicated nurse and spent most of her career in Labour and Delivery nursing at various hospitals including the Halifax Infirmary and the Grace Maternity. She was recognized for her contribution to religious education in the public school system with the Diocesan Medal from the Catholic Diocese of Halifax, continuing her lifelong dedication to children.

Sincere thanks to the staff at Ivany Place (Northwood Bedford) and especially the wonderful caregivers, LPNs and RNs of Periwinkle Cove, Ivany Place who cared for Donna during these past years. Cremation has taken place.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Sunday, November 10th from 5-7 p.m. in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Children's Wish Foundation.


  • Celebration of Life Gathering Sunday, November 10, 2019


Donna Marie Farmer

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Penny Taylor

November 9, 2019

My heartfelt sympathies to Donna's Family. Your Mom was so proud of all of you. She and your dad worked so hard to give you all so much , they cherished you. May she rest now peacefully.

Jerry Lawrence

November 6, 2019

Fred and family,so sorry to hear of Donna's passing.We have great memories of the Farmer family on Kingfisher,never a dull moment !
Highlighted with Fred decorating the Christmas tree in the front window for all to see ! Keep those memories close to you, God bless her.Sheila,Jerry,Michael,Peter and Patrick. Your family added so much to the neighborhood,we still miss Kingfisher !