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With sadness we share that Madonna “Donna” Emma Clara Orr of Rimbey, Alberta, formerly of New Norway, Alberta, passed away at the Red Deer Hospice on Friday, April 21, 2023, at the age of 93 years.

Donna will be lovingly remembered by her children Jim (Ethel) Orr, and Susan (John) Bontje; grandchildren Angela, Jeff (Maegen), Lindsey (Andrew), Chris (Kim), Joe (Rachel), and Jon (Chelsey); and her great-grandchildren Connor, Reece, Warren, Presley, Jensyn, Thomas, Theo, Oliver, Harper, Violet, Camden, and Piper. She will also be lovingly remembered by numerous nieces, nephews, and dear friends. Donna was predeceased by her husband, John Wesley Orr; her brothers Jim and Herb Reece; and her sisters Jewel Erickson and Joan Holt.

Donna will be fondly remembered for her love of family and flowers.

Many thanks to the wonderful health care professionals in Rimbey and at the Red Deer Hospice. Donna’s stay at the hospice was less than 48 hours, but she was able to find peace there. A special thank you is also extended to the amazing staff at the Valley View Manor in Rimbey.

A Memorial Service in Celebration of Donna’s Life was held at the Rimbey United Church on Monday, May 1, 2023, at 1 p.m., with Pastor Marco Ste-Marie officiating. Donna was laid to rest alongside her husband John in the Highland Park Cemetery, New Norway at a later date. If desired, memorial donations in her memory may be made directly to the Rimoka Housing Endowment Fund – Valley View Manor Recreation, Box 740, Rimbey, Alberta T0C 2J0; or to the Red Deer Hospice Society, 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta T4R 3S6 ( Thoughts and messages to the family may be shared through the condolence area located at the bottom of this page.

Service and Cremation Arrangements for the late Madonna “Donna” Emma Clara Orr entrusted to the care of


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