MORGAN, Donna Doreen

It is with great sadness and much love that our family says farewell to our beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother Donna Doreen Morgan, who left this blue planet on Sunday, July 19, 2020 at the age of 75 years.

Donna was born on April 11 in Calgary, Alberta, to Frederick and Verna Jane Morgan.  She was predeceased by her brothers Harold, Robert, and Norman, and her sister Gwen. She is remembered fondly by her sister, Winnie, and her brother Gordon.

In 1964, she met our father, Percy Belcourt through her friend, and his cousin, Mabel in Calgary.  She moved to St. Albert with him, where they raised their four children.

Mom loved her family and always made sure we had fun. She sang to us and taught us songs. She also taught us bible stories.  Mom really enjoyed cooking and baking. She loved to read true stories and loved knitting, making puzzles, doing crossword puzzles, playing Facebook games, family get togethers, and music.

When she first arrived in St. Albert, she worked at the Convent on Mission Hill.  She worked at Dairy Queen in the early 70s; managed A&W at St. Albert Centre in the 80s and won awards for having a high-quality control.  All her staff called her Momma Cheese; and everyone loved and respected her.

Children always felt comfortable coming over to our house.  A lot of wayward youth ended up there.  Mom also worked at the Youth Detention Centre cooking for the youth and ran the concession at the Canadian Athletic Club Arena.  Mom also worked at the Star of the North Retreat Centre as a cook for the Priests and guests.  She was very skilled at cooking for large crowds.

Mom’s home cooked recipes were always very authentic and delicious.  Her specialties were cabbage rolls, turkey dinner, home made soups and a variety of baked goods.  We always sat down to supper at 5:00 p.m. and ate together family style.  We would come home for lunch at noon to a nice hot meal and watch the Flintstones before heading back to school.  My favourite thing she made on cold days was home made French fries and fresh baked bread.

Mom worked as a housekeeper for Newman Theological College and St. Joseph Seminary from about 1990 to the early 2000s.  She left after injuring her back, spending a month doing physio at the Glenrose before bouncing back to normal.  Her next gig was working at Superstore where she remained until her retirement in 2010, at the age of 65.

Mom met her partner Dougie Brown in the mid-90s. They shared a home in St. Albert and were close companions. Mom cared for Dougie after he suffered two strokes and Dougie took care of mom a lot during this past year.

Mom’s favourite flower was the Sweet Pea; her favourite drinks were Paralyzers; she loved to play the Facebook farming and café games; and she really loved sharing recipes and inspirational messages with her family and friends. Mom had a strong faith in God and knew in her heart that she would go to Heaven.  Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were her most cherished gifts. She had a great memory and loved to recall stories from back in the day.

Her loving memory will be cherished by her best friend and companion, Dougie Brown, her daughter Roxanne and her three sons Troy, Trent (Kyla), and Trevor (Jennifer).

Donna will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Jesse, Chaeleen, Kyla, Desiree, Brianna, Caine, Brooke, Chantal, Sammy, Dylan, Gracie Anne, and Percie Mae; she will also be lovingly remembered by her great grandchildren Malakai, Ophelia, Aiden, Bentley, Anystyn, Lilith, Bronsyn, and Asher.

A private celebration of Momma’s life will take place at a later date.

Tribute donations may be made in memory of Donna to Pilgrims Hospice Society. www.pilgrimshospice.com (780-413-9801).

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John Mik

I use to work with Donna At New Man Theological Collage She was hard working Gall We had some great times in those day,s

Tracey Anderson

Donna, you were a ray of sunshine . All the lives you touched will forever be inspired by your wisdom, kindness and your humour. I loved being your friend. We shared so many good times together including road trips. Thank you for your heartfelt thoughts and prayers while we were both facing treatment at the Cross. Your love for your family was what you lived for. I fondly remember how excited you would get as each new addition came along. You were an amazing woman and I know I am a better person for knowing you. You once said to me,”At my funeral if you see anyone crying tell them the joke What do you call two guys with no arms and legs hanging above your window.?” Kurt and Rod! I pray for your family at this time your passing has left a big hole in their hearts. God Bless you Donna and Thank you foe what you did while you were in this world. Peace ❤️ and Faith my good Friend. Fondly yours, Tracey

Erika Smith

Trevor,Caine and family,

So sorry for your loss.
My sincere condolence.

Erika

Cheryl Birnie-Browne

Auntie Donna was such a kind, fun lady who had a great laugh and smile. She will be truly missed. Thoughts and prayers to Roxanne, Trevor, Trent, Troy and families.
Rod and Cheryl Birnie-Browne

Sandy Simmons

My sincerest condolences to everyone who loved Aunty Donna. May your memories be sweet and give you comfort in the love you shared.

I’ll always remember her smiling face when we saw each other—no matter how much time had passed. She taught me how to be welcoming, kind and how to chit-chat. She always made me feel special and important enough to be acknowledged. We were to visit for cake and coffee on July 25th, instead I will raise a Paralyzer in memory of her.

Say hello to our loved ones in heaven and Rest In Peace, sweet Aunty Donna.

Jodi

I will always remember the Toni perms she gave Staci and I when we were little….

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