Donna Yvonne Hamblett

January 14th, 2021

Donna Yvonne Hamblett passed away on January 14, 2021 at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital with her family by her side. She was born on December 28, 1941 in Port Dover, Ontario.

Donna was a long-time employee at Walmart in Trail. She enjoyed being in her flower gardens, spending time with her granddaughters and taking road trips with her besties.

She is predeceased by her husband Bill and brothers Robert and Russell. Donna is survived by her daughter Penny, son Darryl, granddaughters; Tylar, Rowan, Dakota and Pyper, her brother Ivan (Pam), sister Joan (Al) and sister-in-law Marilyn.

She will be missed dearly by all who knew her and memories of her will be cherished forever.

As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society at 565 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4J4 or online at or to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada at 4720 Kingsway, Suite 1103, Metrotower 11, Burnaby, BC, V5H 4N2 or online at 

Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.

You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence.


I am so sorry to just now read of Donna’s passing. We were neighbours of hers in Montrose for many years. It was always so nice to stop and chat with her while I was out walking, she was always tending to her beautiful yard and flowers. Donna was always my go-to teller at Wal-Mart, always a smile on her face and I loved hearing about her grandkids and family. So sorry for your loss, she was a great lady.

I didn't know Donna very well, but she and I would often talk when I'd see her at Rosewood Village and occasionally at Walmart. I was saddened to hear of her passing. My condolences to her family and friends. She was a lovely lady.

Penny and Darryl, so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I enjoyed our chats in the halls of Rosewood, and at Walmart. Sending hugs to your families.

So very sad. I would always try to go to her checkout..she was so much fun to talk to. My deepest condolences to her family.

So very to hear of Donna's passing. She was such a joy to be around. I will miss her. Hugs to Penny and the girls and of course her son. Linda D.

I worked many years with Donna in Walmart and had many chats. She was a lovely lady and shall be missed. My sympathy to the family in their loss.

I was shocked to hear of Donna's passing, we were friends starting in our single years! Don't know if she ever mentioned The Summer Gardens where we danced every Sunday night! After she & Bill moved west I lost track of them until Nibby's wife Pam put me in touch with her a year ago! it was so good to talk to her & reminisce about the old days! My prayers & condolences are with you Penny, Darryl, her Granddaughters, Sister & Brothers (especially Nibby)

I am so saddened to hear of Donna's passing. She and I worked together at Walmart and had so much fun! Her quick wit and sense of humor made the ugliest of days much brighter! My condolences to Penny, Darryl and Families. She will be missed <3

My sincere condolences. Donna was a spark of bright light in many of my days. They world truly is a better place because she was here.

I am so very sorry for your loss. When I saw this obituary, I was shocked and saddened. Although I never knew her, personally, I recognized this beautiful lady as the gorgeous person who checked me through Walmart on many occasions. My condolences to her family.

Sending hugs to Darryl & Penny, your mom was and is a awesome lady, enjoyed working with her.and spending lots off time chatting up a storm. Will miss her deeply.

Penny, Darryl and girls. So sorry to hear about your mom's passing. She was a wonderful neighbour to us. Our thoughts and prayers are with all at this time. Karen Steve Parkinson

Dear Penny, Darryl, Rowan, Dakota, and Pyper We are so sorry to hear about Mom, Grandma, she was a wonderful person, always made us feel welcome the few time we were there. Keep your memories close to your heart to help you get through the days ahead Love Aunty Donna, Marsha, Shelley and Mason❤

I am so sorry for your loss. She was a very beautiful woman, that we all loved working with her. She will be dearly missed by us all.

My sincere condolences to you Penny and family. I never knew Donna but I can tell she loved her family by how involved she was with her grandchildren. My hope to those that loved her is that you will remember the happy times and find comfort in those memories. Rest In Peace Donna Yvonne Hamblett.

So sorry for your loss.

So sorry to hear that your mom passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

What a wonderful lady, always smiling and willing to take care of those drop-in visits. First met Donna and Bill in the early 1960s and we followed them around western Canadian during our working days. The visits to Summerland were always a hoot, with many laughs. Donna was always a great mother to Darryl and Penny and and their families. She will be missed!

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