Donna Marie Lainey (nee Cochrane)
Born: March 2nd, 1962
Passed on: March 8th, 2016
Surrounded by family and friends, Donna passed away peacefully in the arms of her loved ones. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her devoted husband, Fiddler Lainey, mother Magdalen Cochrane, mother-in-law Betty Flynn, brother Daniel Cochrane (Rhonda Boyd), and special adopted brother Gerard Cochrane (Cindy). Also leaving to mourn her devoted brothers-in-law Wade (Gwen), Chad (Belinda), Wendell (Julie), Norbert (Maria) and sisters-in-law Beverley (Eldon), Debbie (Harvey), her many aunts, uncles, cousins and special furry friend, Lucy, along with a large circle of friends. Donna was predeceased by her father, Daniel Cochrane Sr. Donna courageously accepted her battle with cancer over the last three years. Her many friends and family can be inspired by her fighting spirit, her loving nature and her courage. Donna loved the outdoors and celebrated nature and life in every possible pursuit. On the trails, in the rivers and berry patches or just cooking, painting or playing cards around the table, Donna lived life to the fullest. We are all saddened by our loss and with heavy hearts, we console and support each other and take strength from the memories she has left behind. A celebration Mass of Donna's life will take place at St. Stephen's Parish on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 10 a.m. Family and friends can pay their respects at Russell's Funeral Home on Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and on Friday, March 11, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Members of the Cochrane and Lainey family would like to express their deepest gratitude and love to the many people in the community for their support and comfort throughout the last few years, to the staff at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John's and the medical and support staff at Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital. Special thanks to Dr. Sheila Lewis for her care and support. They would also like to thank Donna's co-workers at Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital and Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre for the compassion and care they have provided during this difficult time. As expressions of sympathy, flowers accepted or a donation may be made to a charity of one's choice.