Phillips, Donna Marie

Phillips: Donna Marie passed away peacefully in Souris Hospital with her family by her side on July 14, 2020, at the age of 81. Donna was born in Hartney, Manitoba on December 31, 1938 to Albert and May McBrien. They moved to the Melgund District in 1945. She went to school in Melgund and Hartney, then took a secretarial course in Brandon. She worked in the Law Office in Deloraine until she married Clare on October 18, 1958. She was very active in the Melgund and Hartney communities. She was an active member of the Royal Purple until it closed. Donna was also very active in the United Church, UCW, rink, and many other events. She did countless hours of volunteer work in the community throughout the years. She followed the kids and grand kid’s sports from Notre Dame, Saskatchewan, Denver, Colorado, Minot and Grand Forks, North Dakota, Winnipeg, Pine Falls, Snow Lake and every place in between. Donna is survived by her husband Clare of 62 years. Three sons; Edward (Jo Ann), James, Richard (Sheri) and five grand children; Kyle (Drew), Brett (Kendal), Jodi, Kaylee and Nolan. Donna is also survived by her brother Bill (Janice)McBrien and  nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Albert and May McBrien. A family funeral service was held at the United Church in Hartney on July 20, 2020 followed by the interment in the Riverside Cemetery, Hartney. If anyone wishes, donations may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba or the Hartney Community Health Centre.


9 thoughts on “Phillips, Donna Marie”

  1. We are so sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. She was such a nice lady, always with a ready smile. Our deepest condolences go out to the Phillips Families.

  2. Deepest sympathies on the passing of Donna, she was a wonderful person.

  3. To the Phillips families.
    Our sincere sympathy on the passing of your mom / grandma.
    Donna was such a wonderful person and will be so missed. May the memories you have help to carry you through the rough days ahead.
    Penny & Bob Schoonbaert

  4. Hi Buster and family
    We are saddened to hear of the passing of Donna but we are all getting to that point in our lives ! We sure thought about ALL the great times we all had together and treat that as a great memory of Donna .
    We feel very lucky to still have good health and that we are able to watch our 2 grandsons in their sports as they grow up.
    Jay; the oldest is going to be an electrician and Tyson just graduated from grade 12 and like Jay did; is going to Bottineau to take a year at collage there. I think that he will take Business Admin. and hopefully something works out from there.
    Hope things are going ok for you otherwise. If you are ever in or near Boissevain please feel free to pop out to George lake where we live now; 15 mins towards the Peace Gardens direction. There is a sign on the Highway on the left and a winding road in but the lake is beautiful and lovely for swimming and barging.
    Thinking of you
    Laurette & Wayne

  5. Saddened to learn of Donna’s passing. Treasure your memories of your wife, mother and grandmother. It was nice to see them at Hartney United Church on Sundays.

  6. Deepest sympathy to the Phillips family -we always enjoyed talking with Donna and Clare at many sports outings. She will leave many good memories for you to hold in your hearts.

  7. To Buster, Ed, Jim and Rick and families.

    Thinking of you all during this time. It was always a joy to have a visit with Donna. She was a very sincere person. My first memory of Donna goes back along ways. I was a young lad walking in a walkathon and I was done in and Donna tried to get me to stop. I was stubborn and kept going. Often when my feet are aching I think back and should have listened to her! May She Rest In Peace!

  8. Dear Buster and family – We are sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. Donna always had a beautiful smile and a kind greeting for everyone who crossed her pathway. Thinking of you all as you have lost a mom, mother-in-law and grandma. Ed and Joanne, this past few weeks have been terribly hard on your family to lose both Donna and Pat, both great ladies. ~ Jim and Lori Denbow and families

  9. Hi gang Sorry to here about your mother What a crazy year eh Battle on thinking of you

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