Donna Lynn Paisley was born in 1959 in Nipawin, SK, the fifth of six children born to Norman & Louise Paisley. Donna lived and worked entirely in Nipawin. She went to university for one term, but returned home to help her mom after her father died in 1982.
Donna was an old soul. Quiet, modest & caring. She kept everything and didn’t like anything to change! She told you her opinion whether you liked it or not.
She worked as a store clerk in Nipawin for 18 years at Botteril’s ShopRite and then for the past 20 years at IGA. Her kindness and friendliness made her stand out as “The best clerk, ever!” She even won Courtesy Clerk of the Year for Nipawin. She had to stop working this past January due to failing health. She missed seeing her customers and seeing other people in the community. She knew they missed her too.
Donna never married, nor had children of her own, but her nieces, nephews & cousins were ‘her own kids’! She spent countless hours taking them to school events, parks, fairs & camps. Board and card games were her expertise and she “didn’t cotton to no cheating”!
Singing!! Her greatest love! As part of the Singing Pines, Nipawin Cantata or any church group that needed an extra voice. She and her sister Brenda entertained many with their beautiful sister harmony!
Donna was also very active in the First Baptist Church, the Legion & taking care of many seniors to get them to lunches & events. She will be forever missed by so many!
Donna fought a long battle this past year, with worsening renal failure & then dialysis. She developed an extensive infection, then respiratory failure and was unable to recover. On her last day, with weakened voice, she was able to say “I love you” to her sisters & ‘kids’. She told each one “Get right with God cause I want you in heaven with me!”
Donna is predeceased by her parents: Norman & Louise Paisley; her brothers: Wayne Paisley & Donald Paisley; her sister, Linda.
Donna leaves behind her sisters: Marilyn (Lorne) Little (Carrot River, SK), and Brenda Paisley (Creighton, SK); her nieces & nephews: Norman Little (Jaxon), Noel Little (Madison), Twila Little (Jasmine & Ethan), Reyna (Troy) Colwill (Leif, Greyson, Aaliyah); Cailyn (Mathew) Firth (Kesler, Atlas); Christopher (Ashley) Paisley; Jennifer (Paul) Paisley.
Donna passed from this journey peacefully on December 11, 2020 with her sister by her side.
Now she is singing in heaven!
Private Family Service.