Donna Burkholder
Donna Burkholder

Obituary of Donna Burkholder

Donna Carol Burkholder (Price) of Tofield, Alberta passed away peacefully on December 29, 2020 at the age of 70 years. Donna was born on May 4, 1950 to Ewalt and Elsie Price. She was the first of three daughters. She attended Clover Lawn Church and was baptized in her youth. Donna experienced challenges as a teenager when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and died when Donna was 16 years old. Donna would go on to attend Lamont Hospital for her nursing degree. In 1974 while at Marvin and Marg Weber’s wedding, she met Glenn. They would later be married on October 18, 1975. They were so very blessed with four absolutely amazing kids! She loved to be on the farm. Raising chickens, gardening, attending to the animals and in being nature brought her great joy. The family would often go out for picnics around the farm or in the pasture. A special memory the family will have is one last picnic on December 6, 2020 with Donna. She enjoyed the spontaneous trips with Glenn including a last-minute flight to Amsterdam. Donna was a nurse and found joy and fulfillment in her career at the Tofield Health Center. Mourning her loss is her husband Glenn; daughter Connie (Byron) Gagne; sons Brian (Rachael), Lorne (Niki) and David (Caitlin); grandchildren Kara, Alyssa, Caleb, Sophie, J.L., Nora, Ike, Benjamin, Lou and one more on the way; two sisters Eileen Price and Lynnette (Daren) Howatt; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Donna was predeceased by her parents Ewalt and Elsie Price. Due to the pandemic restrictions a private family funeral will be held. Interment will take place at the Salem Mennonite Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee. The family would like to give their sincere thanks to the staff of the Tofield Health Center. The kindness and care given to Donna and the family will not be forgotten. Donna's Graveside Service from M Loewen on Vimeo.
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