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A Celebration of Life for Donna Messer

It has been a difficult journey of hope, sadness and closure; our mom, sister, aunt, was loved and respected and the thoughts and condolences have come in from all over Canada and internationally. We thank all who attended the visitation and funeral service. The messages from family, friends and colleagues were touching and heartfelt as we celebrated Donna's life and her accomplishments.

We now further celebrate Donna, her life and accomplishments by planning a celebration of life. The Celebration of Life will take place on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 from 4 to 7 p.m. in The Trafalgar Room at the Holiday Inn Oakville, at 590 Argus Road, Oakville, Ontario L6J 3J3.

Come and join us as we celebrate Donna and her life and do what she would have wanted us all to "Network".

Kindly R.S.V.P. by May 10, 2015 here

If you cannot make the Celebration of Life, please feel free to make a donation to the Mentoring and Scholarship Legacy Fund by contacting Richard Messer at or to a charity of your choice in honour of Donna.

With warm thanks and peace be with you,
The Messer, O'Leary, Lewis Families


April 8, 2015

Donna Messer - Public VisitationThank you all for your support during this time of great sadness at the loss of a member of our family.  Our Mom was an amazing woman and we are moving forward Friday afternoon and evening.

We invite you to share your memories of our Mom - Donna Messer with us, during a public visitation at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville Ontario on Friday April 10th from 2 - 4 pm and 6 – 9 pm.

A private family service will be held.  A celebration of Donna’s life will be held in the near future.

Thank you everyone and bless you all.

Mom we miss you and we love you.

All our love,

Richard, Debbie, Lauren, Maddi, Keegan, Doug, Sharon, Kim, Joshua, Lucas Branden & Jenifer, Hannah, Audrey, and Evelyn


Memorial donations may be made to the Donna Messer Mentoring and Scholarship Fund or to the Oakville- Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.


April 3, 2015


Donna MesserIt is with great sadness that we announce the loss of Donna Messer at 7:15 this morning.

She fought a valiant and dignified battle with cancer, which cannot come as a surprise to anyone who knew her. Donna was always strong willed, focused and dignified. She passed away peacefully with family by her side, support and love all around.

We thank the nursing staff of the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital for their wonderful care. You all truly made a very difficult time more bearable.

There are certain points in time when the stars mysteriously align. Today was one of those days. On Friday, April 3rd, Donna was born, and also passed. Both dates were a Good Friday, and fell within Passover. Both dates also mark the headnote and footnote in the story of an amazing soul.

Those of us who were touched by, and had the opportunity to talk to Donna are truly fortunate. We rejoice her presence on earth and remember our time with her well. It is presumed that she is currently in charge of networking in heaven.

Donna was a mother, grandmother, businesswoman, public speaker, accomplished writer, friend and mentor. She was a positive and welcomed impact on her community and a highly sought after source of knowledge and support.

Our mom influenced a great many people's lives and has not only been a supporter but also a champion for countless causes, charities, small businesses and individuals. In her spirit, there is a Legacy Foundation in the works. It will be established as soon as possible in her name. 

For those of you in Donna's network, we will be in touch with details regarding an upcoming celebration of her life.

With our deepest love,

Richard, Debbie, Lauren. Madison, Keegan and family



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