Obituary of Donna Raye Carlson
Donna Raye Carlson
(October 9, 1946 - September 10, 2020)
It is with deep sadness that the family of Donna Raye Carlson announce her passing on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at the age of 73 years.
Left to cherish her memory are her son Ryan (Meegan) Carlson of Meeting Creek; daughter Ashley (Scott) Harris of St. Albert; four grandchildren Cooper, Logan, Kolten and Kaylee; and sister Sandi Huston of Calgary. Donna was predeceased by her loving husband David, and parents Georgina and William “Ross” Huston.
Donna was born and raised in Regina where she graduated from nursing school in 1967. Donna moved to Calgary where she worked in surgery at the Foothills Hospital and later at the Rockyview Hospital. Throughout her nursing career, Donna held various roles including the head nurse and surgical coordinator prior to leaving the profession in 1978.
She was a caring wife of 40 years to David, whom she met on a blind date arranged by mutual friends. Donna joined David on the farm just outside of Meeting Creek where they dairy farmed for nearly 40 years. Along with David, she was so very proud of the farm where together they created a lifetime of memories for the family.
Donna’s greatest joy was spending time with her family and watching her grandchildren grow up. She loved reading, baking, completing crossword puzzles, and being a great source of advice for her children over the years that will be missed.
A private family service was held.
If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Donna's memory may be made to the Meeting Creek Cemetery (Box 112 Meeting Creek, AB T0B 2Z0).