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Donna Vank

Donna Doreen Vank (Thompson)

July 20th, 1957 - July 28th, 2020
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Obituary

Passed away, peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. She had just passed her 63rd birthday. Loving wife and best friend of 43 years to Richard Vank, loving mother to Natasha (Greg) Wernham, of Tillsonburg and Chantale (Ben) Leclair, of Otterville. Loving grandmother to Chloe, Jeremy, Jaden, Andrew, Dakota, Gavin, and Dallas. Dear sister of: Terry, of Panama; Diane Davison, of Port Dover and David (Sheree) Thompson, of Port Dover. Donna was predeceased by her parents Donovan Thompson (1972) and Lola Thompson (2015). Donna is also survived by her many nieces and nephews, aunts, and cousins. Donna was a co-owner along with her husband Richard of Grate Restoration Stoveworks & Country Collectibles, since 1998. She also ran an online business Vintique Flair. Donna and her husband Richard were also previous owners of Courtland Antique Warehouse and Fashion Accessories Unlimited. Donna enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, travelling, camping, thrifting, and antiques.

Friends and relatives are invited to offer their support and caring by sending flowers, posting photos, tributes, favourite memories, and hugs from home on Donna’s tribute page at the www.verhoevefuneralhomes.com. Due to COVID-19 safety restrictions, public visitation will be LIMITED to ONLY guests that sign up for a specific time to attend. Time slots will be available by visiting Donna’s tribute page at verhoevefuneralhomes.com or by calling (519-842-4238). Each person attending must be listed as a guest. Guests must wear face masks and maintain social distancing rules. Guests are asked not to attend if they are ill, if they have been around someone else who is ill or have travelled. Guests are encouraged to attend only when their time slot begins, if guests arrive too early, they are asked to wait in their vehicle. If guests arrive too late, they may be unable to enter. Public visitation will take place on Friday, July 31, in the MAURICE J. VERHOEVE FUNERAL HOMES – BURIAL AND CREMATION SERVICES INC. Chapel, 262 Broadway Street, Tillsonburg, with four time slots available: 2:00 to 3:00 pm, 3:15 to 4:00 pm, 7:00 to 8:00 pm and 8:15 to 9:00 pm. A Private Funeral Service to Celebrate Donna’s Life and Legacy will take place on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at the Tillsonburg Cemetery, by Pastor George Schmidt, of Koinonia Church, Bloomingdale, ON. Memorial donations to the “Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada” (for mechanical heart valve research), would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the Maurice J. Verhoeve Funeral Homes, Tillsonburg, entrusted with confidence with all funeral arrangements.

“The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at St. Mary’s General Hospital, Kitchener for their loving care and compassion.”
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, July 31st, 2020 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    When
    Friday, July 31st, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Location
    Maurice J. Verhoeve Funeral Homes - Burial and Cremation Services Inc.
    Address
    262 Broadway Street
    Tillsonburg, Ontario N4G3R7
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Each person attending must be listed as a guest. Please RSVP online or call 519-842-4238.
  • Second Visitation

    Friday, July 31st, 2020 | 3:15pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Friday, July 31st, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Maurice J. Verhoeve Funeral Homes - Burial and Cremation Services Inc.
    Address
    262 Broadway Street
    Tillsonburg, Ontario N4G3R7
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Each person attending must be listed as a guest. Please RSVP online or call 519-842-4238.
  • Third Visitation

    Friday, July 31st, 2020 | 7:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, July 31st, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Maurice J. Verhoeve Funeral Homes - Burial and Cremation Services Inc.
    Address
    262 Broadway Street
    Tillsonburg, Ontario N4G3R7
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Each person attending must be listed as a guest. Please RSVP online or call 519-842-4238.
  • Fourth Visitation

    Friday, July 31st, 2020 | 8:15pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Friday, July 31st, 2020 8:15pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    Maurice J. Verhoeve Funeral Homes - Burial and Cremation Services Inc.
    Address
    262 Broadway Street
    Tillsonburg, Ontario N4G3R7
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Each person attending must be listed as a guest. Please RSVP online or call 519-842-4238.
  • Private Funeral Service to Celebrate Donna's Life and Legacy

    Saturday, August 1st, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, August 1st, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    Tillsonburg Cemetery
    Address
    191-193 Simcoe Street
    Tillsonburg, Ontario
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Due to COVID-19 safety restrictions, each person attending must sign up with the family prior to Saturday. This is to ensure that attendance numbers comply with local and provincial guidelines.
    Officiant
    Pastor George Schmidt, of Koinonia Church, Bloomingdale, ON
  • Interment

    Saturday, August 1st, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, August 1st, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    Tillsonburg Cemetery
    Address
    191-193 Simcoe Street
    Tillsonburg, Ontario
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Due to COVID-19 safety restrictions, each person attending must sign up with the family prior to Saturday. This is to ensure that attendance numbers comply with local and provincial guidelines.

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Sincerely John & Darlene McCarthy

Posted at 09:43pm
Rick &Family, Please accept our heartfelt sympathies for your loss. May God hold you close in your journey through grief and sorrow.
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Sharyl-lynn Clarke

Posted at 08:50am
I am truly sorry about your loss. Donna holds a very special place in my heart. Your family is in my prayers.
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Nancy Legue

Posted at 08:34am
So sorry to hear about Donna passing. I worked for Donna years ago in her store in Tillsonburg and Port Stanley
We had allot of good times selling Fashion Accessories . Donna was a very inspiring person she went threw allot of health problems.
She always had a beautiful smile on her face and was always very out going.
Her faith kept her going and the love of her husband Rick and her family.
Sincerly Nancy Legue

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Carol Davison

Posted at 10:25pm
Our deepest condolences to Rick and the family in the loss of Donna, she will definitely be missed by alot of people. She was an amazing wife, mom, sister, aunt and friend. RIP Donna and God Bless Love always, Al, Carol and family
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Love Sergio and Sarah Benevides

Posted at 11:34am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your lossour thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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