Nov 7, 1951 - Aug 23, 2021
Saturday, September 18, 2021
Sylvan Lake Funeral Chapel
The family wishes to invite all friends and family for a luncheon following the memorial, at theSylvan Lake Legion for a time of fellowship and refreshments.
Donna Lynn Fox, loving mother, cherished Grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend passed away at the age of 70 years, due to complications from Covid-19. Donna was born in Calgary on July 11, 1951, to parents Arthur Dodge and Elizabeth Dodge (Lunn). Donna was the youngest child of the Dodge family. She had 4 sisters, Vera, Gladys, Alberta & Ethel and 1 brother Thomas. Donna attended Elementary and Junior High School in Calgary until 1970, when she moved to Red Deer to attend Lindsay Thurber High School.
Shortly after moving to Red Deer Donna was filled with joy when she had her first daughter Dionne, in June 1971. While living in Red Deer, Donna met Dwayne Fox. Donna and Dwayne, with Dionne in tow moved to Foremost in 1972 and then to Sterling. They returned to Red Deer in 1973 and resided on Rosie’s Farm. On May 17, 1974, Donna and Dwayne were married. Dwayne legally adopted Dionne as his own daughter. In October 1974, Donna and Dwayne were over the moon when Donna gave birth to another girl, Delta-Dawn. In the spring of 1976, they moved their young family to the Fox family farm near Pine Lake where they welcomed their youngest daughter Deanna in September 1976. Donna worked at various jobs helping to take care of the family. Following the trailer fire in October 1981, that destroyed the family home, they moved back to the city of Red Deer. Donna’s husband Dwayne passed away in July 1987. After Dwayne’s death Donna moved the girls to Sylvan Lake in 1988. This is where Donna called home until her passing.
Donna was extremely close to her daughters and often was seen as a second mom to many of the neighborhood kids. She was known to open her doors for people who were down on their luck. Through the years Donna provided many boarders with a much-needed safe place to call home. If you knew Donna well, you would know that she had a love for cats, and breeding cats became a hobby of hers for many years. Before Donna retired, you would see her going about her daily duties as a clerk at the Mac’s store in Sylvan Lake. For many years she greeted her customers in the early morning hours, where she became known as the “sweet little old lady” that work at the Mac’s. You knew it was Donna because she would always smile and refer to her customers as “love” or “dear”. When Donna retired, she could be seen completing word search puzzles or relaxing while watching a murder mystery or crime show.
Donna will be dearly missed by her daughters; Dionne Mooney (Michael Mooney), Delta-Dawn Bais and Deanna Fox, grandchildren; Renee Leclerc (Tyler Martinussen), Bradley Mooney, Kaylee Money, Ke-Anna Spencer, and great grandchildren; Kaleb Martinussen and Noah Martinussen. Donna is also survived by her sister Alberta Derby, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Donna was predeceased by her husband Dwayne Fox, grandson Timothy Leclerc, parents; Arthur and Elizabeth Dodge, sisters; Vera Gillette, Gladys Sanders, Ethel Danforth, and brother Thomas Dodge.
A special thank you to Dr. D. Rautenbach and the amazing staff at the Red Deer Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, if friends and family so desire, Memorial donations may be made in the loving memory of Donna Fox. You can do this in person, by mail to: The Red Deer Hospice Society, 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4R 3S6 or by visiting their website: reddeerhospice.com.
Debbie Simser ( Hermary ) :
So Sorry for your loss girls your mom was a great lady hugs to you all
Condolences to the family in this trying time prayers to you all. I am sad that I could not be there.
My deepest condolences to your family. Donna was always so sweet and friendly I remember her working at Macs and calling everyone “dear” or “love”.
My sincere sympathy and condolences to you all! Donna truly was a wonderful remarkable person. She will be missed by many!
We had fun times in the trailer park. Never forget the Halloween I was aunt jemima and we paint Donna brown put a diaper on her. We went bar hopping as mother and daughter
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