Irene Donna Sundstrum
August 20, 1946 – October 21, 2020
Sundstrum, Donna (Penny) Aug 20th 1946 – Oct 21st 2020
We are heartbroken to share that our beautiful matriarch died in Port. Alberni from cancer at the age of 74 years. Predeceased by daughter Becky Lebrun-Sundstrum. Survived by loving husband of 53 years Arne; children Korey (Alison), Karen (Steve); grandchildren Jennifer (Gerrit), Alycia, Dylan (Caitlyn), Kyle, Chelsey, Jocelyn and Ethan; great-grandchildren Greyson and Abbey; brother Tom; nephews David and Gregory as well as extended family Ivan and Eddy.
Born on the mainland, growing up in East Vancouver, Donna moved to the island with her family as a teen. She met Arne through a mutual friend at a Grey Cup Party. The couple married and soon got their own place at the Lake. Her genuine interest in people and gentle nature, endeared her to all who knew her. She took pride in creating a warm and welcoming home, for family and friends. A smart and curious life-long learner, Donna had a keen interest to always know more.
Grammy found joy spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, making time to cheer them on in sports, dance or at school and family events. She laughed easily and was a kind, loving and loyal friend to animals and people. As an accomplished gardener and lover of plants, time with her hands in the soil brought mom much delight. She was an avid curler and twice went to the provincials. Recently she found yoga and Reiki helped her gain strength & balance.
Donna will be remembered for her ability to make everyone feel special and her huge capacity to love. Due to COVID a public gathering will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send wine!
Donations in Donna’s memory may be made to: SPCA, 4936 Broughton Ave, Port Alberni, BC., V9Y 8R6. A special note of thanks to the compassionate folks at Ty Watson Hospice for their tender care of Donna and our family during this terribly sad time.
4936 Broughton Avenue, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 8R6
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Irene Donna Sundstrum
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November 18, 2020
To Irene's family I am so sorry to hear of her passing I am thinking of you all.Saying prayers.