Adair, Donna

Adair, Donna

December 8th, 2015

With family by her side at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, Mrs. Donna F. Adair (née Pudden), of London, in her 67th year. Wife of the late Gary Adair (2013). Cherished daughter of Frances. Loving Mom and Grandma of Craig and his son Brady, and Brent (Lauren) and their daughter Avery. Missed also by her cuddly canine companion Benson. Dear sister of Ted, Dianne and Lois. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and the memorial service will be conducted on Monday, December 14, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Donna are asked to consider the London Public Library (Book for Every Child).

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Jo-Anne SchyvenaarsIt was both an honour and a pleasure to work for Donna. Her dedication to her students, her staff and her responsibilities was admirable and inspiring. I very much respected her helpful, caring and supportive manner. Donna will be greatly missed and I offer my deepest condolences to her family. Jo-Anne Schyvenaars Teacher - WD Sutton
George LetsosDonna was a personal mentor who inspired me to pursue my educational goals and believe in the abilities of students. I will always admire her respect, kindness, and compassion for people and education. My condolences to her entire family.
Ruth InglisI met Donna at CECI about 25 years ago. Our paths crossed again when she was my vice-principal at Montcalm and then when she supported me as a new vice-principal while in her role at WD Sutton. I will miss her knowledge, compassion, dry sense of humour and cookies! My deepest sympathy to her family.
Mary LougheedDonna was our Vice Principal for the past several years at WD Sutton. Donnas kindness, compassion, and commitment to our students were ever-present, and this will undoubtedly be missed. Donnas wit, knowledge and ongoing support will be significantly missed by the staff team. I will remember Donna with great fondness and appreciation, and I offer my sincere condolences to her family.
Ann LowI wish to offer my sympathy to the Adair family. Donna was such a kind and helpful colleague and a great teacher. She will be missed by everyone who knew her.
Andrew CameronSo sorry to hear this news. Many thanks for carting us wee ones up to Muskoka time after time. I remember your love of rowing the tin boat around the lake; punctuated by the time you turned all the neighbours heads with your amazing speed (possibly assisted by the small 2hp motor). All the best to the whole family.
Fred EmeryMy sincerest sympathy to the Adair family. I worked with Donna for some time. She was both passionate and compassionate and will be missed.
Kate RileyOn behalf of the Byron branch of the London Public Library, I offer my sincere condolences to Donna's family. Donna was a regular visitor to our branch. She had a lively, eclectic, deeply passionate interest in books & I am indebted to her, on a personal level, for several wonderful discussions. I did not know her well but her intelligence, warmth & generosity of spirit made even the most casual exchange memorable. We will miss her.
Stephen JanikMy condolences to the Adair family. It was a pleasure to work with Donna at Ingersoll District Collegiate as her commitment and compassion to students and staff was exemplary.
Edward Franklin I'm remembering you as a young girl. Endless summers at a small cabin on the lake. Goodbye my beautiful sister. I hope you are at peace and have found your way there again. I love you still.
Diane O'SheaMy sincere sympathy to Donna's family. Donna was a very lovely lady and a tremendous support for me in my first years at Oakridge Secondary School. Her kindness and wonderful smile will long be remembered and treasured.
Lynn StanleyMy sincerest condolences to The Adair family. I met Donna 37 yrs ago, she was a co-worker of my Mother, Joyce Stanley. I baby-sat Craig & Brent for several years. What adventures we had. Both Donna and Gary were such wonderful people and parents who knew how to make light of situations, were easy going and fun to be with. They were people who made a difference in my life. Although we lost touch, they have always held a place in my heart. I will always remember Donna's smile and kind heart . May your family find solace in all the happy memories. Deepest sympathy from the Stanley family to yours.
Donna RobinsonI was very saddened to hear of the passing of your mother. I worked with Donna for a number of years at Oakridge and remember her as sweet, caring and friendly. I can still see her kind smile and hear her kind words. A real gem. Take care Brent.
Cathy MussioDonna, my VP aT WD Sutton,; a gentle soul who went out of her way to help those in need, never drawing attention to her generosity. In fact, she would often let others shine while she watched from behind. Donna, you have helped me out during difficult times and your generosity will not be forgotten. You always talked about paying it forward, and pay it forward I will indeed. Rest in peace. My sincere condolences Donna's family.
Garry and Darlene ScanlanMany years ago we double dated with Donna and Garry when we were in high school in Barrie. We have fond memories of weekends spent at car races and visiting the cottage at Clear Lake. Donna was always a warm and friendly person. She often spoke of her career in education, and how much she enjoyed working with young adults. We will miss her wonderful smile and warm heart. Our condolences to Craig, Brent and families. Sorry we can't be with you at this time.
Mel MonizDeepest sympathy to the family and friends of Donna Adair for your loss. I have known Donna since we share VP responsibilities at Clarke Rd. SS for a couple of years as she tutored me through the ins-and-outs of the school. As many have previously stated, Donna was a dedicated, compassionate person who cared for her students. I am sorry that I will not be with you at this time due to poor health.
Brooke Wilton My deepest sympathies to Brent, Craig and your families. I have many wonderful memories of your Mom. She was such a wonderful mentor and support to me over my 5 years at Oakridge. I had so many opportunities during my high school years because of your Mom's encouragement - opportunities that paved the way for my career today. I have thought of her often over the years fondly. She was a strong woman with a huge heart - and her cookies were always the best way to start the day. I am so sorry that I couldn't be there with Paul last night to be able to tell you these stories in person. My thoughts are with you. Brooke
Marsha LatimerDear Craig, Brent and family. I am terrible sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. May my condolences bring you consolation and peace during this painful time.
Mary DownsI am very sorry to hear of your loss. What a wonderful woman Donna was. She was my department head (and friend) at Clarke Road. Always cheerful, selfless and passionate. All of us who knew her were enriched. Mary
Alanna McNee - TrinidadMy sincere sympathies to the Adair Family during this difficult time. May you find comfort in your family bond and loving memories.
Trish & Bryan PrytulakOur sincerest sympathy to the Adair family. Donna's kindness & compassion to our family will always be remembered. We will miss not receiving her note on Feb. 29 next year. She never missed sending us a kind note of remembrance on our deceased son's leap year birthday. A very caring lady.
Ann LarkinDonna was a compassionate department head. I enjoyed many cups of tea after school discussing whatever needed to be discussed. She would be so proud of the service yesterday and the way her sons remembered her. What a wonderful family!
Ross ParkerI just heard in the passed hour of the passing of your dear mother. You have our deepest sympathy. May you find comfort in The Lord who so willingly sent the Lord Jesus Christ to be your substuite for your sins so that you can spend eternity in Heacven. All the best to each of you. Sincerest sympathy to you all Ross and Beverly Parker
LindaI remember Donna when she taught the Food Service Management course at CCAT (college) near Exeter in 1982-83. She was a wonderful lady. My favourite class was an elective called "Food Demonstration" with only 6 students. I would like to extend my deepest sympathy.
bill ureJust realised why no one has been next door at the Cottage. Sorry to see both Donna and Gary gone from Clear Lake. All my wishes to the kids. Bill & Peggy
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