Donna McMurtry

Donna McMurtry

Wednesday, January 22nd, 1947 - Saturday, September 19th, 2020
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Peacefully at her home in Brockville, at the age of 73 years. The eldest daughter of the late Keith McMurtry and survived by her mother Mildred McMurtry of Dunrobin, ON.

Donna will be sadly missed by her partner Jeff Dowell of Brockville. She was forever grateful for his ongoing support that allowed her to live life to the fullest. Her loving sister Linda (Lawrence) Fox of Brockville, Deborah Murphy (late Leo) of Ottawa, Jim McMurtry(Donna) of Kinburn and John McMurtry (Brenda) of Dunrobin Shores. Predeceased by her brother Michael.

Treasured aunty of her wonderful and caring nieces and nephews, Rachel Murphy (Jon) of St. Petersburg, FL, Bridget Charron (Bill Bowerman), Keith Murphy all of Ottawa, Natalie (Joe) Valeriote of Burlington, David Fox (Candace) of Brockville, Montana McMurtry of Kinburn, and Emily McMurtry of Dunrobin.

Sadly missed by her great nieces and nephews, Cole Valeriote of Burlington, Jacob Fox of Brockville, Lily and Sydney Charron of Ottawa.

Donna was a graduate of Brockville General Hospital School of Nursing in 1969 and worked as a Registered Nurse for 18 years before leaving nursing to pursue a very successful career as a Realtor for 30 years in Dunrobin, Ottawa and Brockville.

Donna was a member of the Ontario and Canadian Real Estate Associations, Ottawa Real Estate Board and Rideau St. Lawrence Real Estate Board from 1987 until her retirement in 2017.

She will be greatly missed by canine companion, Princess Pearl and by many friends and colleagues in Ottawa and Brockville.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at the Irvine Funeral Home, 4 James Street, Brockville on Saturday, September 26, 2020 from 12:30 - 2 pm followed by a private graveside service at Oakland Cemetery. Covid protocols will be in place for the visitation and service.

For those planning to attend call 613-342-2828 or email to pre-register.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation Palliative Care would be gratefully acknowledged.

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    Saturday, September 26th, 2020 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm
    Saturday, September 26th, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm
    Irvine Funeral Home and Chapel
    4 James Street East
    Brockville, ON K6V 1J9
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Posted at 07:15pm
Rest in peace, Donna. We will cherish our memories of you forever. With love, the McMurtry and Murphy families.

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Frank, Lily, Sydney

Posted at 05:08pm
Our deepest condolences to the entire family on your loss.
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Dave Fox

Posted at 11:39am
Will miss you Auntie. You were a very special person with a kind heart that helped so many others. A Class Act all the way. Love you and will miss you.

Marlene McEvoy Muff

Posted at 01:49pm
I met Donna when we were in Grade 7 at Alta Vista school and we became the very best of friends. It was a wonderful time in the world to grow up. We enjoyed the special friendship of youth - positive and supportive and at the same time adventurous and fun. I cherish the many, many happy memories.
Marlene McEvoy Muff, Deep River

Leona Gray

Posted at 10:33am
My condolences to Donna's loved ones.

I was a friend of Donna's while we were at Ridgemont High School in Ottawa. I have many happy memories of her playing ukulele and singing country songs with our other friends: Marlene, Jill, and Penny. Lots and lots of good times and laughter.

Leona (McBride) Gray

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