Donelda "Donnie" Gaye Gorniak

January 4, 1949September 17, 2022
Obituary of Donelda "Donnie" Gaye Gorniak
Donnie was born in Regina Saskatchewan on January 4, 1949. She grew up in Wolseley SK where she met her husband Lawrence and married January 30, 1967. Together they settled on the family farm north of Glenavon SK in 1977 and raised five children. Aside from grain/cattle, farming Donnie worked at the Glenavon Library, Wolseley Grocery Store and spent many years at Abbott Laboratories in Wolseley SK. In 2011, Lawrence and Donnie moved from the family farm to Wolseley SK where Donnie enjoyed her retirement years. She loved volunteering her time while living in town. If she wasn’t busy with her beautiful yard full of flowers, children and grandkids, adventuring on city trips with Lawrence to enjoy a day of shopping, she would be at the Wolseley Lakeside Home painting nails or just visiting with the residents. Where she became known as “The Nail Polish Lady”. She also had an amazing artistic talent, and enjoyed drawing with her grandchildren. Donnie will forever be remembered for her kind heart and love for her family. She would greet everybody with her beautiful smile and warm welcome. After a six-year battle with Multiple Myeloma Cancer, Donnie passed away at the Broadview Hospital with family by her side. Donnie was predeceased by her father Ted Folbar; mother Leslie Green; stepfather George Green; grandsons Carter & Broden Dancsok and great-granddaughter Brielle Williams She will be forever cherished by her husband Lawrence Gorniak; sisters Wendy (Terry) Willoughby and Sherri Folbar (Dennis Dureault). Her five children Lori(Glenn) Todd; Darren(Sharon) Gorniak; Daniel Gorniak; Conrad(Kim) Gorniak; Lisa(Leo) Daley. Her thirteen “Sunshine” grandchildren: Nicole (Mitch) Harreman; Dustin Todd, Jenna (Dylan) Williams, Faith, Paige, and Jonathan Gorniak, Cody Gorniak, Cassie, Josh and Tylan Gorniak, Dawson Dancsok, Mckenzie and Hunter Daley; eight great-grandchildren Kaleb, Tommi, Kayden, Kohen, Rhett, Harper, Tucker and Cooper; Also left to mourn is her Chihuahua Rosie. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. The family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to ALL the staff of Broadview Union Hospital. Your compassionate care and small gestures did not go unnoticed. Also, special thanks to Kelley Phillips (Palliative Care Co-ordinator), Deb Kenny (Homecare Assessor/Co-ordinator) and Kathryn Markwart (Homecare Registered Nurse). You all made our decisions so much easier. If friends so desire, contributions may be made to the Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan, 200-4545 Parliament Ave., Regina, SK S4W 0G3 or Lucky Paws Dog Rescue, c/o Roseanne Cole, 1057 King Street, Regina, SK S4T 4E6.

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