In loving memory of


September 16, 1946 – October 18, 2007

Donna Fitzsimmons (née Hansen) passed away at Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater BC on October 18, 2007 after a lengthy illness. She was 61 years of age.

Donna was born in Sunnyside, Washington on September 16, 1946. She has been a resident of the North Thompson valley since 1979.

Donna was an entrepreneur, and served her clients extremely well for many years as the owner of Clearwater Answering Service. She also volunteered her time and skills to several non-profit organizations over the years; she was the volunteer bookkeeper for the Blackpool Fire Department, Clearwater Search & Rescue, and numerous other worthy organizations.

Donna’s skills and compassion were recognized in 2001, when she was nominated for Citizen of the Year. In 2001, Donna received the Safety Award from the Clearwater and District Chamber of Commerce. Her business, Clearwater Answering Service, was also named the Business of the Year in 2001.

Donna is survived by her son, Lorne (Isabelle) Fitzsimmons, her brother, Sonny (Ann) Hansen, her sister Sherry (Bruce) Hansen, her brother David (Moe) Hansen and their children Kenneth, Douglas, Daryl and Elizabeth. Donna will also be sadly missed by her mother, Mary (Steve) Peterson.

An informal gathering to Celebrate the Life of Donna Fitzsimmons will be held in the banquet room at the Wells Gray Inn on Saturday, November 3, 2007 from 12 noon until 4:00 p.m. Friends are invited to drop in during that time to share memories of Donna.

Donations to any of the charities that Donna supported through her volunteer work would be appreciated.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, 73 Taren Drive, Box 2404 RR2, Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N0, Telephone: 250-674-3030.

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