1934 ~ SYLVIA DOONAN ~ 2019

Posted: February 25th, 2019

Helen “Sylvia” Doonan (nee Matson) of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Albert “Bert” Doonan, passed away at the Riverview Care Centre on Friday, February 22nd, 2019 at the age of 84 years. Sylvia will be lovingly remembered in the hearts of her daughters; Patricia “Patty” (Bill Kournikakis) Doonan and Karen (Doug) Zeller. She was the proudest of all Grandmas to Tianna Kournikakis, Kaylee (Tuomas) Wolkowski, Zoe Kournikakis (Steven Donaldson), Tyler Zeller (Leslie Jaques), Amy Kournikakis (Johannes Gamboa), and Ashley Zeller (Aaron Szola). She adored her three great-grandchildren; Kellan, Echo and Sterling. Sylvia’s memory will also be held in the hearts of her brother, Willie Matson of Manyberries; and sisters, Margaret (Wayne) Robinson of Medicine Hat and Sandra McCollum of Redcliff; sisters-in-law, Sheila “Laura” Vogel and Grace Janke; as well as treasured nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, hospital colleagues, the Medicine Hat Art Club and the care givers from Home Care and the Riverview Care Centre. She was predeceased by her husband of 44 years, Albert “Bert” Doonan (Feb 16th, 2002); her dear son, Kelly Doonan (Feb 28th, 2003); parents, Vilho “Bill” and Helen Matson; sister, Beatrice Matson; brother-in-law, Art McCollum; and nephew, Brian McCollum; father and mother-in-law, George and Gertrude Doonan; brothers-in-law, Robert, Armour, Lindsay, Dalton and Dave Doonan; sisters-in law, Ethel Saveall and Viola Stockford. Sylvia had a 40 year career as a Registered Nurse at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital working mostly with babies and new moms in Mat/Child & the NICU. Sylvia loved gardening and her crafts which included: water/oil/pastel/silk & Chinese painting, sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting, and making porcelain dolls! She loved hockey and was an avid Medicine Hat Tigers and Calgary Flames fan. She was happiest of all when she was with her kids and grandkids or visiting with her brother and sisters. Family meant the World to her. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, on Thursday, February 28th, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Shane Hein officiating. A private interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Sylvia’s memory may be made to the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, NICU, c/o Medicine Hat and District Health Foundation, 666 – 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Sylvia Doonan. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, “The Chapel in the Park” #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5 (403)528-2599 www.saamis.com inquiry@saamis.com Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.

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  1. Carol Anhorn says:

    Our sincerest condolences Patti, Karen and families on your dear Mom’s passing. Have many fond memories of her gentleness and just being a kindly soul with a very special and loving smile. I am sorry I was unable to attend her service as I was out I out of country at the time. Love and blessings to you all.
    Carol, Donna, and Gerald

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