Mrs. Donna Mae Gervais, surrounded by the love of her family, passed away at the Drayton Valley Hospital on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at the age of 71 years. Donna’s fight against cancer was long, yet extremely courageous. She was born in Calgary and grew up in the Crossfield area on the family farm. In 1964, Donna married Lawrence and in their 50 years of marriage, they raised three children and were blessed by four grandchildren. Donna was a true caregiver; always ensuring the needs of others were met before hers. Her twenty years of nursing at the Drayton Valley Hospital was evidence of her love of others. Donna will be lovingly remembered and profoundly missed by her husband, Lawrence; children, Miles, Michelle (Shane) and Nicole, grandchildren, Bryce (Brittney), Brody, Kade and Elle; sisters, Kay Johnson and Diane (Les) Madsen; many extended family and numerous friends made throughout the years. Donna was predeceased by her parents, Matthew and Helen Dunsmore. The Gervais family wishes to extend their appreciation to the entire staff of Drayton Valley Hospital for the wonderful care provided to Donna over the years. Donna’s beautiful life will be celebrated at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #269, 5204 51 Avenue, Drayton Valley on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. In honour of Donna, memorial donations may be made directly to Drayton Valley Health Services Foundation (Palliative Care or CT4DV), 4550 Madsen Avenue, Drayton Valley, AB. T7A 1N8.