Posted: June 24th, 2013

1951 ~ 2013
With heavy hearts the family of Donna Marie Velner announce her peaceful passing at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at the age of 62 Years.  Donna was born in Drumheller on June 19, 1951.  She married Ben Velner in 1970 and shared the next 42 years together.  Donna was a loyal and dedicated employee at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital for 25 years.  She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed by her husband, Ben; two children, Michael Velner and Deanna Velner (Andre) and their son Nathan;  her mother, Ivy MacIntosh; a brother, Dale (Christina) MacIntosh as well as Ben’s family in The Netherlands and France.  She was predeceased by her father, James and a son, Paul.  Donna’s life will be remembered with a memorial service at a later date.  (Condolences may be expressed by visiting  Memorial donations in Donna’s name may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 102 Crestwood Square One, 1865 Dunmore Road S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 1Z8.   Honoured to serve the family is Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455

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  1. Keith McMann says:

    My deepest condolences to Ben, Mike and Deanna. I’ve known the Velners for about 10 yrs. When I worked for Ben & Mike in the shop, on our breaks we would go and sit in the house, Donna always had fresh baked treats for us. Donna was one of the nicest people you would want to meet. She will truly be missed by the ones that knew her.

  2. Dawn says:

    Our most heartfelt condolences for your loss. May the Almighty God be your strength and comfort through this difficult time (Jeremiah 16:19).
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you,

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