GRISAK Donna AnnePosted: March 21st, 2013
March 14, 1959 – March 17, 2013 Donna’s earthy journey has ended and it is with tremendous sadness that we must say goodbye.
Donna beloved wife of Garry Myshynuik of Calgary, passed away peacefully at home with family and friends at her side on Sunday March 17, 2013 at the age of 54 years. Donna was born in Lethbridge, Alberta on March 14, 1959. Following school in Lethbridge, she completed the Medical Laboratory Technologist program at SAIT in 1979 and has been employed in the field since, most recently at the Foothills Hospital. In 1994, Donna met the love of her life, Garry Myshynuik and they were married on August 26, 2000. Together they lived a full and happy life, enjoying together their passion for gardening, running and travelling. Their yard is always full of beautiful flowers and is the showpiece of their street. They have enjoyed many trips together to Australia, Europe, the U.S. and destinations within Canada. Together they completed numerous marathons, including those in Boston, New York, Paris and Rotterdam. Donna was the women’s winner of the 1991 Calgary Marathon and the 1999 inaugural running of the Lethbridge Police Half Marathon. Besides her loving husband Garry, Donna is survived by her brother Pat (Wanda) of Calgary; niece Melanie of Victoria B.C.; and nephew Carson of Calgary. She is also survived by numerous cousins and special friends. She was predeceased by her father Peter Grisak in 1986; and by her mother Mildred Grisak in 1989. We will miss Donna immensely and pray that she rests peacefully. Graveside Service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery (1210 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge AB) on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. A Celebration of Donna’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W. Calgary, AB), on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Donna Grisak, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.