Donna Colley

Obituary of Donna Marie Colley

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COLLEY, Donna M. Donna Colley, a beacon of love and courage, passed away peacefully on April 16, 2024, surrounded by her loving family in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. Born on October 2, 1957, in Halifax, Donna's zest for life and her unwavering spirit touched all who knew her. Donna's early years in Halifax were filled with the warmth of community and the joys of Atlantic life. Her infectious smile and genuine interest in others built lasting friendships that endured throughout her life. As she grew, Donna's character was marked by a compassionate heart and a courageous soul, traits that would come to define her as a mother, friend, and colleague. Her professional journey at Lawtons Drugs spanned an impressive 25 years, where Donna's commitment to service and her ability to connect with people were evident in every interaction. Colleagues and customers alike will remember her for the interesting conversations and the loving care she brought to her work each day. Donna's involvement with the company went beyond her duties; she was a cherished member of the Lawtons family, participating in various associations and initiatives that aimed to better the community. Donna's most cherished role, however, was that of a mother and grandmother. Her sons, Michael Gray, with his wife Tamara; and Darrell Gray, with his wife Krista, were the pride of Donna's life. She instilled in them the values of kindness, bravery, and the importance of family. The joys of her life were multiplied with the arrival of her grandchildren, Chasity, Emma, and Rylee Gray. Donna's legacy of love and strength will live on in their hearts and memories. Those who were fortunate enough to know Donna understood that her life was a testament to the power of love and the human spirit. She faced her battle with cancer with the same courage and positivity that she carried throughout her life. Donna's resilience and grace during her illness were an inspiration to all who supported her during her final journey. As we say goodbye to Donna, we celebrate a life lived to the fullest, rich in experiences, and overflowing with love. Her memory will be cherished and kept alive by the countless lives she touched. Donna Colley's story is one of a loving, interesting, and courageous woman who left the world a better place simply by being in it. We take comfort in knowing that Donna's spirit will continue to guide us, her laughter will echo in our memories, and her love will remain in our hearts forever. Though she has left this earthly realm, Donna's light will never fade. She was truly one of a kind and will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all who knew her.