Switzer, Donna

Switzer, Donna

April 9th, 2017

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Donna Switzer, in her 75th year, on Sunday, April 9th, 2017, surrounded in the loving arms of her family. Dearly loved wife of Bill Switzer and cherished Mom to Kelly (Jim) Naujokaitis, Kim (Bob) Lofgren and Kathy (Brian) Hayward. Proud and devoted Grandma to Sarah and Connor Naujokaitis; Troy, Trent and Turner Lofgren; and Trevor, Kennedy and Blake Hayward. Donna particularly loved her family and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren at their many sporting events. She was always their biggest cheerleader and number one fan. Donna will also be sadly missed by her sister Lynda Groom (Bob Ward) of St. Thomas and her brother Ron (Nancy) Hansen of Guelph. Donna enjoyed sightseeing with Bill and travelled internationally on cruise ships and many vacations during their 53 years of marriage. Donna was employed at Fanshawe College for 23 years and she retired in 2002 to travel and to enjoy time with her family. Donna was the sunshine on a rainy day, she was our rock, our friend and our hero. Donna will always be remembered for her kindness, her love for her family and friends and a good glass of red wine. Finally, breathe easy mom. Relatives and friends will be welcomed by the family at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Friday, April 14th, 2017 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Donna will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens on Saturday, April 15th, 2017 and will be surrounded by her family. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation would be appreciated by the family. 

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Carol and PeteDonna will be greatly missed ..her beautiful.smile and sharing of wine over fun conversations during The Shack girls luncheons...Thoughts and our deepest sympathy at this sad time..
Kristen WigginsDonna was such a wonderful woman and mother. I remember her as always fun and having the best outcomes in mind for her daughters. A testament to her devoted and caring nature are her three thoughtful and caring daughters. I know it is hard, but she would want you all to go on in your wonderful lives with fond memories. Love To you all. Kristen Wiggins ( Cotton)
CCH Crusaders and ClassmatesSympathy to Bill and family at this difficult time. Our thoughts and sympathy are extended to you on Donna's passing. From Bill's CCH Crusaders and Classmates of years gone by.
Gord & Sharlene WorrallMy deepest sympathies to Bill and all of Donna’s family. I was very fortunate to have worked closely with Donna for the last couple of years before her retirement. Donna was a highly respected College employee and a wonderful person, who loved life and especially her family. I will miss Donna’s smile and laugh.
Lee Held JeffriesSo sorry to hear of the passing of Donna, she was a beautiful person. Deepest Sympathies to Bill and the family.
Barry and Jo-Ann KellyBill and Family, Our thoughts, are with you, unfortunately we are out of the country until the end of the month but will be in touch with you in May.
Kathy TrimmerBill and Family: I was very sorry to hear of Donna's passing. My thoughts are with you at this very difficult time. Sincerely, Kathy
The West FamilyOur deepest sympathy Kathy to you and your family on the passing of your wonderful mom. We remember her smile at every football game.
Mike McIntyreSorry to hear about your loss Switz. Donna was a very fine lady. Pass my condolences to the girls as well.
John MollicaDear Bill and family. Sorry to hear of the passing of Donna. Thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. John and Jeanette Mollica
Fred RadleyBill and family So sorry to hear of your loss. All the best through this difficult time.
Paul & Kathleen Hayward Our deepest condolences Kathy, to you and your family on the loss of your mom. We remember her as a vibrant, beautiful woman who felt very blessed with her family.
Paul McPhersonOn behalf of entire McPherson family - Paul, Michelle, Catharine, Patti & John - we offer our sincere condolences to Bill and his family re the passing of Donna. Our family has many fond memories of spending time with Bill, Donna and family... She was a lovely and graceful woman who will be greatly missed, and always remembered fondly .
Eleanore and Barry HaywardOn behalf of the Hayward family- Janet, Jordan, Mya, Eleanore and Barry- our deepest sympathy at this very difficult time.
Pete & Maria ThussOn behalf of the Thuss family - Pete, Maria, Deryk, Jake and Tim - we are sorry for your loss, keeping all of the family and friends in our thoughts and prayers! She was a dynamite lady and you can see that reflection in her three girls as well in all her grandchildren! May all your memories and love help comfort you all during this difficult time! Sending love and hugs xo
Leslie BeggDear Bill, I am so sorry to hear of Donna's passing. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Judi ParkMy deepest sympathy and thoughts be with you all at this time. I went to high school with Donna.
Janice McAskill Bill, I am so sorry to hear of Donna's passing. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. May the many happy memories you all shared bring you some peace in this very sad time.
Ralph & Jeanette PatersonBill & family: So sorry to hear of Donna's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most sorrowful time.
Joe WoodallDonna was always such a pleasant fellow employee at Fanshawe College.
Ron & Judy Kelly & FamilyDear Bill and Family, Judy and I wish to extend to you and your Daughters our Deepest Sympathy at Donna's passing. Judy and I have a lot of great Memories of you and Donna that we have accumulated over the many years that we traveled together on our motor cycles, and the times we shared in each others homes. Donna was a wonderful Lady who was loved by every one. Bill you can be very proud of your Daughter's they share Donna's personality. We send you our Blessings for comfort and Peace at this difficult time. Ron & Judy Kelly & Family
Larry & Dorothy BourdignonOur sincere condolences to Kathy and her family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
The Oliver FamilyKim, Bob, Troy, Trent and Turner, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We are very sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom, Kim. We have very fond memories of our baseball and hockey days and remember your Mom always there cheering on her boys! Scott, Judy, Andrew and Mitchell
Caron ConcannonI am so very sorry to hear of the loss of Donna. I remember her always being such a sweet lady and always had a smile for everyone. My Mother Ena Gunther always thought very highly of her as well, and shared many a laugh while working at Fanshawe together. My thoughts are with all her family during this sad time. Caron Concannon
Patty Baker-BeverleyMy sincere condolences to Bill and all of Donna's family. Donna trained me for her position before she retired from Fanshawe College. I will always remember her kindness, how proudly she spoke about her family and our talks about travel. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
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