Oliver, Donna

April 22, 1935 ~ March 18, 2024

OLIVER, Donna Fern (nee Mitchell) – Age 88, of Brigden, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2024 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Beloved wife of the late Russell Clifton “Cliff” Oliver (2013) for 59 years. Loving mother of Linda (late Lorne, 2013) Japp and Ron (Brenda) Oliver, all of Brigden. Dear grandmother of Jason (Nicole) Japp, April Japp and Richard (Chantel) Oliver. Cherished great-grandmother of Paige Wilson, Chelsea and Ryan Japp. Survived by her sister Doris Storey. Predeceased by her parents Andrew and Lillie Mitchell, siblings Wilbert Mitchell, Lillian Hoskin, James Mitchell, Betty Johnson, Rita McLean, Dorothy Dekeyser.

Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS, Brigden on Friday, March 22, 2024 from 10:00am until service time at 12:00pm with Tim Brown officiating. Interment of ashes to follow at Bear Creek Cemetery.

Sympathy may be express through donations to the Sarnia Humane Society.

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  1. Linda, Japp and Oliver families, Brian and I were saddened to learn of Donna’s passing. She was very well respected in both her community and professional life. I know she earned the reputation of keeping Bank managers in line, making sure clients were looked after as they should be! Donna was a lovely person, may her memory be a blessing.

  2. Linda, Jason, April and families,
    I am sorry to hear of Donna’s passing, our thoughts are with you at this time.

  3. Sincere condolences to Linda, Ron & families on the passing of Donna. Donna & I knew each other from the time when we were little kids while our parents shopped in Oil Springs, then in P.D.H.S. It was good to talk with Donna at the bank, she was always so helpful. You will have pleasant memories to remember.

  4. Our condolences to Linda, Ron and your families on the passing of your mom and grandma and our Aunt Donna.

  5. My condolences to Donna’s family, there was always a strong spirit about her that left you thinking she would live forever. I am sorry to hear of her passing as she left a mark on Brigden with her service to the bank which she outlived.

  6. Alan and I extend our sympathy to the the family. We always enjoyed visiting with Donna and her family will miss her. God give all of you comfort at this time.
    Marie (Dawson)Stephenson

  7. Linda, Ron and families our sincere condolences in the loss of your mom. Cherish your memories of times together.
    Calvin & Liz Nesbitt

  8. Our sincerest condolences to the Oliver & Japp families. Thinking of everyone during this sad time.

  9. My deepest sympathy to Donna’s family, she was a special lady who worked hard and lead by example. Take care and treasure your memories.

  10. Linda, Ron and all the families. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Treasure all of the beautiful memories with Donna in your hearts. Roy and Joan Dewhirst

  11. To all of Donna’s family. I remember Donna from many years ago, spent time with her and Cliff at John Olivers. Always a smile for all who knew her. Thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time of loss. May she RIP Deepest Sympathy.
    Dianne McLean

  12. So sorry to hear that Aunt Donna has passed away. My sincere sympathies to you Linda and Ron and to your
    families. I now know where my middle name Fern came from. I believe that Donna stood up with my mom and dad when they got married.
    Judy and Fred Neathway

  13. Linda & Family,

    So very sorry to hear about your Mom. My Thursday will never be the same without her.
    Cliff will be welcoming her with open arms.
    Rest in Paradise Dear Donna. We had some very good conversations,

    Love ya Donna,

  14. Will always remember her as the lady that started working at the bank so young and long . She would surely know everybody in the community and area. Sympathy to the entire family. Many good times and memories in laughter will surely bring peace within.

  15. Linda, Jason, April, Paige, Chelsea, Ryan and extended family, we are so sorry for the loss of your Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Donna was a wonderful woman and beautiful soul.
    Love Marty, Kristina, Devin and Jayden Dewhirst

  16. Linda, Ron and families
    Thinking of you all during this sad time. Cherish all the memories. Hugs to you all!❤️

  17. So sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. Our thoughts and sincere condolences are with you Linda, Jason, April and families.

  18. She will be missed! She was an advocate for women’s rights in the business world! Always appreciated her sound advice to me in personal and business affairs. My condolences to the family.