Donna Cheryol Graychick

Heaven got a little brighter with the passing of Donna Graychick on January 7, 2014. With heavy hearts, we say goodbye to our wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. Donna passed away peacefully with her family by her side at noon. Donna was born in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan, attended high school, and further pursued her schooling with The Royal Canadian Air Force. Donna moved to Nelson with her husband Ed in 1965. Donna and Ed loved Nelson immediately and raised their four children here.

Daughter of Jack and Hilda Brattan (both deceased). She is survived by her husband, Ed Graychick, and their children Edwina (Jamie), Shannon (Pat), Scott (Karin), and Stephen. Donna is also survived by her sister, Joan (Joe), and her best friend Irene Evanoff (Fred).

Her grandchildren, Jason (Susan), Noah, Ben, Aryana, Natelia and her great grand-daughter Abigail Donna will cherish their memories of her.

Donna always put other’s before herself. On the 18th of January 2014, we will be putting her first with A Celebration of Life at the Hume Hotel, in the Hume Room from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. This will be an informal gathering. If you wish to give a donation, give to the charity of your choice or the local I O D E where Donna volunteered for many years.

Thanks to all the staff at The Nelson and Trail Hospital, in care nurses and medical staff that participated in Donna’s care. Special thanks to Dr. D. Sonnichsen for his small town approach, Brooke (Nurse Trail Hospital) and Cheryl from Cardiac Transport Unit for the compassionate care they provided to our loved one. Special thanks also to Kayla from the Trail Hospital Intensive Care Unit for so graciously guiding our family through the most difficult journey of our lives. We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and generosity we have received from others.

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