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  1. Donna Peverill
    April 4, 2017 @ 1:45 pm

    Dear Ryan,

    I was lucky to have met Donna over 35 years ago. In the earlier years we spent a lot of time together, playing baseball, travelling back and forth to work and generally having a lot of fun together. As the years passed and we didn’t see each other as often we still stayed in touch and what I remember most was when we connected it was like we just spoke yesterday. She had such a great sense of humour and we always shared a lot of laughs together. I will miss her.

    You have her same sense of humour and I remember how much she enjoyed bantering back and forth with you about things because of it! I know that you have lost a friend as well as a Mother.

    Ryan, she was always so proud of you and was especially proud when you joined the regular force and became a father to Ellie. She was a fantastic Mother and Grandmother, a kind and generous person and a great friend to many.

    I am so sorry for your loss.

    Donna Peverill

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  2. Wanda Grandy
    April 2, 2017 @ 5:17 pm

    Donna was a beautiful person, inside and out. She had a special gift to make everyone laugh and everyone loved being around her. I worked with her for many years and will miss the twinkle in her eyes. Donna especially liked talking about her niece, nephew, and especially her son Ryan and granddaughter Ellie. Donna was so proud of the strong, young man Ryan has become.

    My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

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  3. Cathy Fraser
    March 31, 2017 @ 10:57 pm

    I worked with Donna at CFNES and we became good friends. She had a great sense of humour and a big heart. She was so proud of her son Ryan and over the moon when Ellie came along. I will cherish the pictures Donna shared with me. My thoughts and prayers go out to Donna’s family.

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  4. Cathy (McKenna) Paget
    March 30, 2017 @ 8:56 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May you find strength and courage in each other in the coming days and weeks and may all of your wonderful memories of a beautiful mother, daughter, sister, sister-in-law and aunt give you peace in the years to come.

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  5. Nancy Aylward
    March 30, 2017 @ 6:45 pm

    I have had the privilege to live next door to Donna as we all grew up in Eastern Passage. Over the past year Donna was home to her mom’s a lot visiting and helping her friends.
    Steve and I were shocked to read the news of Donna’s passing she did all she could to beat her battle with cancer; however, the cancer won. Donna was an outgoing, caring individual who’s laugh you could hear from any corner of a room.. She was there for her mom when Marie’s partner died even though she was fighting her own battles. That was just the type of person she was. Donna was very proud of her son Ryan and was excited when he announced she was a grandmother for a beautiful little girl Ellie. Donna you will be missed by all who you have touched with your heart and your strength.
    (Nancy Aylward & Steve Henneberry)

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  6. frank horne
    March 30, 2017 @ 4:08 pm

    our deepest condolences marie and all your family on the loss of donna ,our prayers are with you all.frank,Sandra and david horne

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  7. Carolyn
    March 30, 2017 @ 10:08 am

    I worked with Donna for quite a few years at the Canadian Forces Naval Engineering School. She was a wonderful person with a great sense of humour! I was able to share some laughs with her when she was kind enough to pop in to our workplace a few months ago for a quick visit. I was so happy to see her. I will miss her lovely smile.

    My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.

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  8. Cheryl MacLeod
    March 29, 2017 @ 10:04 pm

    Susan and Billy
    I’m so sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. I remember her smile and laugh from our years at school and on the ball field. She will be missed.

    Thinking of you at this time
    Cheryl (Clements) MacLeod

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  9. Jim MacDonald
    March 29, 2017 @ 4:24 pm

    Hello Robars and family members,
    I wish to extend my condolences and sorrow at Donna’s passing. you are in our thoughts.

    Sincerely,
    Jimmy MacDonald

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  10. Cally and Paul
    March 29, 2017 @ 1:54 pm

    Dear,Billy, we are very sorry to hear of your sister’s passing.
    Such a young age to lose a sibling.
    Our condolences to all your family,

    Cally and Paul

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  11. Evelyn Keirstead
    March 29, 2017 @ 1:39 pm

    Dear Ryan

    I worked with Donna for many years, over 25 I think, but really only got to know her well during the last couple and particularly so during the last year. She spoke of you so often, as well as of her nephew Kyle. She spoke of your love, kindness and consideration towards her. It made me feel warm inside just hearing her speak of you both. When you asked her to move to Gagetown with you so that “you could look after her for a change” she was so touched by the sweetness of your offer.

    She was very proud of you Ryan. When you joined the military, she was so excited to show me your graduation picture. She was very lucky to have such a caring son. Meeting your daughter Ellie and getting to know her was a real joy to her.

    Donna had a very hard last year, as you know. Myself and some of her other colleagues would meet up for coffee when she was feeling up to it and I was always struck by how positive she always tried to be. She was a kind and thoughtful person. The last time I saw her was the week before you came down last Christmas; I visited her at her apartment. She was busy canning apple topping for you and others and with knitting baby bonnets for new born infants in the Grace. That afternoon, for me, really made me realise what a wonderful person she was. She will be missed.

    Evelyn Keirstead

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  12. Teresa Walsh
    March 29, 2017 @ 1:14 pm

    Marie, Susan and family I’m so so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Teresa & Charlie

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  13. Laurie Wigle
    March 29, 2017 @ 12:46 pm

    On behalf of the entire Wigle Family I would like to offer our most humble condolences. I cannot imagine how difficult a time this must be for the Robar family. In retrospect we all enjoyed an ideal childhood and upbringing in a fabulous community. Through these developmental years there were so many wonderful shared experiences our lives become ever connected. I offer all the comfort possible and will be thinking and praying for the Robar family in this time of sorrow.

    Respectfully
    Laurie Wigle

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  14. Margaret Gibb
    March 29, 2017 @ 11:59 am

    With love to the family

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  15. Cathy & Donnie Negus
    March 29, 2017 @ 11:59 am

    Mrs Robar, Susan, Billy, Diana, and family,
    Sorry to hear of Donna’s passing.
    You are all in our thoughts during this very difficult time.
    May she rest in peace.
    Cathy & Donnie Negus

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  16. George Johnston
    March 29, 2017 @ 11:37 am

    Our deepest condolences to Billy and family for the loss of your sister Donna.

    George Johnston & family

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