HAKANSON, Donna May 12th November 1941

15th September 2009 With heavy hearts and

profound sadness the family wishes to announce that,

following a courageous battle with cancer, Donna passed away peacefully in a Kelowna hospice house with family by her side. She will be lovingly remembered and forever missed by her husband of 49 years, Jim, and their children: Shari (Phil) Winter, Victor (Pat Cameron) Hakanson, Wayne (Pamela) Hakanson, Sandra Hakanson; grandchildren: Krista, Kyle, Micaela, Taylor, Courtney, Jamieson and

great-grandson, Mattias.  Donna was a loving and

devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Predeceased by her father, Nicholas Kozoris, left to mourn is her mother, Gertrude Kozoris.  Donna was a good and loyal friend and will be missed by all who knew her. She will be remembered for her quick smile and easy laughter and her

adventurous spirit, which remained strong even while

struggling with mesothelioma.  Heartfelt thanks to the

Kelowna Cancer Clinic and the Central Hospice House for their compassionate care and support to Donna

and her family. A memorial service followed by a celebration of Donna’s life will be held at 11:00 am on

Sunday, September 20, 2009 at Everden Rust Funeral Services, 1910 Windsor Rd, Kelowna.  Family & friends welcome.  Flowers gratefully declined. Donations would be

appreciated in mom’s memory to the British Columbia

Cancer Agency.  Arrangements in care of Everden Rust

Funeral Services, 250-860-6440 Nothing can ever take away the love the heart holds dear. Taken from us far too soon.

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