Born In: Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed in: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: May 1st, 2010
Joshua Francis Donato, 24, Halifax, passed away peacefully May 1, 2010 at the QEII Halifax, after a courageous three year battle with Lymphoma.
He was a son of Joe and Joanne (Brown) Donato, Sydney Mines. He was an electronic optronic technician in the military. Joshua had a great love of family and life in general. He had a competitive nature especially when playing X-Box with his friends. He inspired everyone with strength, courage, bravery and a very positive attitude. He touched everyone that he knew.
He is survived by his best friend and wife, Ryan; brother, Jimmy (Andrea) Donato, Sydney Mines; sister, Judy Scollick (Andrew), Halifax; nieces, Kate, Maria, Sophia and Erica; nephews, Luke, Mitchell and special buddy, Dean; grandparents, Frank and Violet Donato; aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
He was predeceased by grandparents, Armour and Verda Brown, Sydney Mines.
Cremation had taken place under the direction of Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie. A celebration of Joshua's life will be held 1-4 p.m., Saturday, May 8, 2010 at the Northstar Inn, North Sydney. This is a scent free environment. Casual dress.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society for Lymphoma Research.
Special thanks to Padre Earl Klotz, the nurses on 3A, MSICU, the 8th floor transplant unit, Dr. Kew, Dr. Lambeth, Lisa Tuck and everyone who contributed to Joshua's care .
You may sign the guest book and send condolences at www.ettingerfuneralhome.com.