Donabelle Williams

Celebration of Life

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Lake Windermere Alliance Church
326 10 Ave
Invermere, British Columbia, Canada

Obituary of Donabelle Cathaleen Williams

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It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of Donabelle Cathaleen Williams (nee McKee) on February 18, 2024, at the age of 83, in Columbia House in Invermere, BC. She was born on October 27, 1940 in Regina, Saskatchewan.

 Donabelle is survived by her husband Howie, their sons and wives Scott and Annette, Chris and April, and son-in-law Wayne, loving sisters Glenda, Marlene and brother-in-law Bruce. She is pre-deceased by her daughter Shelley and granddaughter Amanda.

Donabelle’s biggest love was family. She and Howie were blessed with grandchildren Nathan, Ben, Matthew, Brenden, Kailey, Amanda, Amber and great-grandchildren Angus, Isaac, Colin, Amelia, Lochlan, Chloe, Tyler, and Tykrawh.

Donabelle and Howie met at RCAF Base Moose Jaw in 1958. She was a stenographer, and he was an RCAF Aeroengine technician. On April 18, 1960, they were married and within 10 months they were blessed with their daughter Shelley. Two years later her brother Scott arrived and 8 years later a surprise blessing, Chris.

Donabelle was called Mom by numerous “honorary daughters” who either lived with her and Howie for a short time or needed a loving mom.

She and Howie lived in several provinces and in Germany for 4 years during their 36 years of Airforce life. Germany was her favourite place, as it opened to her many international possibilities, which she embraced fully.

Donabelle loved travelling to different places and thoroughly enjoyed twelve cruises, two of which were renewal of vows ceremonies with family on board.

There will be a Celebration of Life Service at Lake Windermere Alliance Church at 1:00 pm (13:00 hrs) on Wednesday March 27, 2024. Colourful attire is preferred, black optional.

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