Of Port Elgin, passed away peacefully with her three children by her side on January 8, 2022 at the Huron Shores Hospice. Donna was born at home on the family farm, Bervie, Ontario, on June 9, 1928. Loving and proud mother of Karen Prentice, Richard and his wife Lisa and Paul and his wife Frankie. Sadly missed by grandchildren Christina (John Scott), Cassia (Ryan Gellatly), Kate, Grace, Sarah, Addison (Lindsey), Dave (Melissa) and Megan (Jeﬀ Dow) and great grandchildren Jack, Caeleigh, Leah, Mitchell, Collins and Harvey. Predeceased by her loving husband Earle Ziegler, her parents Irene and Frank Colwell, her sister Jean (Orville Trowse), her brother Huston and her son-in-law Jim Prentice.
Donna’s teaching career was varied with positions in one room school houses, a school in Leaside, Toronto and ultimately in Port Elgin where she met her future husband Earle. After marriage and having children she supported Earle in the family business. They travelled together, and ultimately retired and wintered in Florida where they had many friends and visits from family. She loved sports, played baseball and basketball when young and became an avid Blue Jays fan. She bowled, curled, golfed and loved to dance. She excelled at bridge and other card games continuing to play into her 90’s.
The family wishes to thank her VON PSW’s who enabled Donna to live in her own home for all but the last several weeks of her life, staﬀ at Tiverton Park Manor and the Huron Shores Hospice team and volunteers.
In honour of Donna’s wishes no funeral service will be held. A family celebration of life and interment service at Sanctuary Park Cemetery, Port Elgin to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Huron Shores Hospice or the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation CT Scanner Project. Online condolences may be made at www.greybrucecremation.com.