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Donna Mae Moyer

March 14, 1943 ~ September 19, 2019 (age 76)

Donna Mae (Kobelsky) Moyer March 14, 1943 – September 19, 2019 Donna Mae (Kobelsky) Moyer of Onanole and Niverville, MB passed away September 19, 2019 at Bethesda Hospital in Steinbach, MB at the age of 76 years. Our Mother, Grandmother, sister, aunt and friend: Donna Mae Moyer, was born in Biggar, SK on March 14, 1943, and raised on the family farm north west of Landis, SK, alongside 10 other siblings. Donna’s parents provided Donna with an opportunity to attend her grades 10, 11, and 12 at Leipzig Convent graduating in 1961, followed by attending Saskatoon Teacher’s College earning her a Teacher’s certificate. From there Donna taught at Watson, SK and Landis Elementary School, SK. Interestingly enough, having her youngest brother Ken in her classroom. From there, dated and later married her husband, Ron Moyer on September 5, 1964 in Landis, SK, quickly followed by daughter Lisa, born in the spring of 1965, sons Gary in 1966, Scott in 1969, and Jeff in 1971. The family started out in Saskatchewan and ventured to Manitoba to raise their family in Onanole, MB adjacent to Riding Mountain National Park. Many opportunities abound with family and friends near and far. Donna was a pillar for her family who were the center and love of her life. She was instrumental and inspirational in everything she did: community volunteerism, helping others, substitute teaching, babysitting, cooking, baking, sewing, gardening, yard work, “skating, hockey, swim” Mom. She was determined enough to take swimming lessons and learn to swim with her family. Mom attended church faithfully, was actively involved in all church activities and enjoyed teaching catechism. She enjoyed curling, bowling, sewing, playing bridge, card and board games, camping, fishing, picnics, days at the beach, cross country skiing, boating and water tubing. Mom participated and loved everything that was of interest to her and family and friends. Trips included Walt Disney World, Las Vegas, the Caribbean, Whitehorse, Alabama, West Edmonton Mall, British Columbia, and Vancouver Island, as well as numerous family visits & vacations to Saskatchewan. Donna is predeceased by husband Ron, parents Nicholas and Teresa Kobelsky, parent-in-laws Leo & Edna Moyer, brother Paul Kobelsky, brother-in-law Gary (Mildred) Affleck, sister-in-law Lorraine (Bob) Kobelsky, sister-in-law Angel (Robert) Moyer, and niece Caroline (Ray & Helen) Moyer. Surviving are daughter Lisa (Harvey-Karlee & Christopher), son Gary (Leanne-Amy, Colleen, Stephen), son Scott (Tia-Skyler, Keagan, Andrew), and son Jeff; sisters Edith (Andrew) Danderfer, Pauline Kobelsky, Wilma (Bruce) Sizer, Margaret (Myles) Impey, Mildred Affleck, sister-in-law Karen (late Paul) Kobelsky; brothers Bob (Ida) Kobelsky, Gerry (Julie) Kobelsky, Norm (Ellie) Kobelsky & Ken (Dolores) Kobelsky; brother in-laws Robert (late Angel), Raymond Moyer, & Andrew (Ruth) Moyer, sister-in-law Helen Particelli. Prayers at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 26th, and a Funeral Service at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 27th, 2019 at St. Dominic’s Roman Catholic Church in Neepawa, MB with Father Mark Filips officiating. Luncheon and reception to follow. Interment at St. Jude’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Erickson, MB. Pallbearers: Gary Moyer, Scott Moyer, Jeff Moyer, Skyler Moyer, Stephen Moyer, and Keagan Moyer. On behalf of Donna, her family would like to express our thanks and sincerest gratitude to the Health Care Providers at Minnedosa Hospital, CancerCare Neepawa, Health Science Center/CancerCare Manitoba, Niverville Credit Union Manor, and Steinbach Hospital/CancerCare Steinbach. Health care providers and the friends she made along the way, fell in love with Donna’s courage, positive outlook, perseverance, strength, willfulness, determination and caring & compassion for others. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to CancerCare Manitoba. White’s Funeral Home of Neepawa, MB in care of arrangements.


Donations may be made to:

CancerCare Manitoba
675 McDermot Ave. Room ON1160, Winnipeg MB R3E 0V9


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