Aitken, Donna Eileen

March 28th, 2021

Peacefully passed at Parkwood Institute, on Sunday, March 28, 2021, into the arms of her Lord and Saviour, Donna Aitken, in her 91st year. Beloved wife of Norman for 65 years. Cherished mother of Julia Corbett (Wayne) and Kari Aitken. Proud grandma of Sam Corbett. Missed by her sisters, Phyllis McTavish (Dan) and Sharon Clemens. Missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sisters, Sheila Breckman and Beverly Tyrrell. A special thanks to the personal support workers and caregivers of LHIN for taking such good care of our mom, and also a special thanks to Dr. Kim. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. A private family Interment will be held at Woodland Cemetery. Registration is required to attend the visitation and service. A livestream of the service will also be provided for those wishing to view remotely.

To register for Donna’s visitation, please click here: Registration page for Donna's visitation on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

To register for Donna’s visitation and service, please click here: Registration page for Donna's Celebration of Life on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. (Visitation at 12:00 p.m.)

To register for the livestream of Donna’s Celebration of Life, please click here: Registration page for Donna's livestream of the Celebration of Life on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Donna are asked to consider The Gideons International in Canada.

Please note: as per the directive of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, attendance numbers will be restricted. Please be aware that COVID-19 protocols are in place which may preclude some from being able to attend and masks are mandatory. 

“Well done, good and faithful servant.”

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Book of Condolences

Cheryl Snell- BaberMrs. Aitken was such a fun and crazy and silly youth leader. That’s why I loved her! More importantly, I knew that she cared for others. Her involvement with the Word of Life teens proved her love and care. Only a crazy and caring person would put up with teenagers like me. Most importantly, I knew that Mrs. Aitken’s love for the Lord was real. She was an example of a Godly lady. My love to Mr. Aitken, Julie, and Kari.
Tom Tyrrelluncle norm im very sorry for your loss im a nephew from winnipeg,manitoba.and aunt Donna will be greatly missed God bless the family.
Tammy TyrrellHi sorry to hear of Aunt Donna’s passing. I will miss her dearly, she was a nice Aunt, and we had lots of nice conversations and we laughed a lot. I will miss you love your niece Tammy. God bless the family.
Maria perreaultMy deepest sympathy Norm, Kari, Julia and all the family who loved her. Donna was a wonderful neighbour and friend. We spent many afternoons enjoying one another’s company. Thank you Donna for memories which will be cherished forever. Rest In Peace in the arms of our Heavenly Father.
Judy Elliott I was honoured to have known this lovely funny lady! Donna cared very much about Norm and her girls but she also cared deeply about her Lord and God’s people! I enjoyed the years I knew her and look forward to seeing her at the Wedding Banquet! May God comfort her beautiful family!
Leonard EngDonna brought smiles to our faces, laughter to our hearts and we will dearly miss her. Our thoughts are with Norm, Julia, Kari and the extended family during this time of loss. Keep the faith in our Lord Jesus. love from the Eng's ...Leon & Grace, Bernita, Leonard & Mei, and Bernard & Carol.
Jeff and Sylvia BalchMrs Aitken was a wonderful woman who loved Jesus deeply and that was evident in the way she lived. Both she and Mr Aitken would be the first to volunteer and help at their church and always showed God’s love to everyone they met. Mrs Aiken had a wonderful sense of humour and was so welcoming of anyone into their home. Knowing her will always be treasured in our hearts and minds. Our prayers are with you Mr Aitken, Julia , Karitas and all your family.
Indra SinghThe Singh Family - Trinidad We as a family would like to extend our sincere condolences to Norm, Julia, Kari and the rest of the Aitken family, on the loss of their "Beloved" Donna. We all remember her beautiful personality that will remain embellished in our hearts. Time spent with both Donna and Norm have certainly on one way or the other, shaped our lives. Memories of these beautiful moments will always be cherished. We will meet again, Donna ! Rest in Peace. From : Indra, Harry, Many & Saty
Pat and Rick AitkenWe send our condolences to you. Although the news brought back memories of the passing of both our mothers we were able to replace them with fonder memories of Aunt Donna; such as the many Aitken Christmas dinners we all shared and the great zoom conference for Dad's birthday. She will always be remembered. We know your faith will guide and support you in the days ahead.
Mary (Rowe) GoralTo Kari and the rest of the family, I was so sorry to hear the news about your mom's passing, but hoping that you are knowing peace that comes in knowing, she is now with our Saviour and has crossed over into her Heavenly Home. My memories of your mom go back to the days when I was invited by you, to the family cottage in the Port Franks area. She was a lot of fun and I always felt so welcomed there, by her and all the family. Please accept my heart felt condolences at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Radha RamsinghCondolences to Norm, Julia and Kari. How true are the words of the song : JEALOUS OF THE ANGELS, "There will be another Angel around the Throne tonight" and as the Word of The Lord promised that is where you are tonight. The world is poorer spiritually with the loss of this great and honourable Lady who lived and displayed what christianity truly means. She loved and embraced everyone despite colour, creed, race or status. I must say that I was most fortunate to cross paths with her. I thank Norm and the Aitken family for sharing her with me. I remembered those days at Tidey Avenue, Acton when she prepared a banquet for the young people on Sundays after church. She always made it eventful and most enjoyable. Dear Donna, death may have been your last chapter in time but your first chapter in eternity. Goodbyes in this life are but temporary, so until we meet again ... Rest in Peace. From : Radha Ramsingh - Trinidad
John and Gwen VanBruwaeneWe remember Donna's and Norm's hospitality while we were at the University of Guelph and have used it as our pattern for welcoming in people to our home. Yes, our favourite was the smell of an oven baked roast, carrots and potatoes when we were invited to the Aitken's home in Acton. These are very good memories for us over 45 years later!!!
Harry, Ted and Bonnie AitkenYou are all in our prayers and thoughts. We will miss Donna in this earthly realm, but because of our faith and trust in Jesus, we will see her again, in a much more peaceful and glorious setting. Because of Donna's devotion and love for her Savior, I am sure He clearly said 'Well done good and faithful servant'
James RendleDear Norm: What a delight to have known you for about 55 years when you were a part of Glen Cairn Baptist Church with Donna. You were a real encouragement through the years. May the Lord sustain you today and we look forward to enjoying eternity together with Christ. May you rest in God's steadfast love. Pastor Jim Rendle
Naomi and Jim KlaasDear Norm, Julia and Kari, I will be forever grateful for the encouragement in my new found faith in Christ, that the Aitken's provided through Sunday dinners, friendship over the years and enabling us to serve in cross-cultural ministry for decades! Well done Donna and our thoughts and prayers to you Norm and family. Deepest love,
David & Kathy TowerDavid & I came to know Donna & Norm during our ministry years at Calvary Baptist Church in Guelph from 1995-2002. Donna sweet spirit and humor was an encouragement to us and she and Norm invited us to their home on several occasions for a delicious meal! We continued to exchange Christmas Cards over the years and when Donne could not write out cards she would return our card with a lovely phone call! We enjoyed visiting them in London, ON a few times and enjoyed seeing their new place of residence! Donna's presence will be deeply missed by those closest to her and by her many friends! While she is in the presence of her Lord, her absence among us is a deeply felt loss! Our prayers are with her husband Norm and their gals and grandson as they grieve her loss!
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