Schneider, Donna (nee Atkinson) ~ Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at Village of Winston Park Long Term Care, Kitchener. Donna was born on November 8, 1949 in Wellington County and lived most of her life in the Elmira, Drayton and Kitchener areas. Loving mother of Todd and Bridget Schneider of Wellesley, Kimberly Gunning and Corey Schneider both of Kitchener. Doting grandma of Brendan and Regan Schneider, Ethan and Emma Gunning. Dear daughter of Ruby (Stahlbaum) Atkinson of Elmira and the late Russell Atkinson (1991). Sister of Connie and Wayne Maher of Elmira, Bruce and Debbie Atkinson of Monck, the late Terry Atkinson (1999), David and Brooke Atkinson of Wasaga Beach. Also lovingly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and the Gregg Schneider family. At Donna’s request, cremation has taken place. A memorial visitation for family and friends will take place at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira on Thursday, June 23, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service to celebrate Donna's life will be held at St. James Lutheran Church, Elmira on Friday, June 24, 2011 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Hans Borch officiating. In her memory, donations to the Alzheimer Society or Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. A special thank you to all the nurses and staff at Winston Park for their special care and attention to Donna and her family and to all our friends and family for their love and support over the last few years.
Memorial Visitation: Thursday, June 23, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home ~ Memorial Service: Friday, June 24, 2011 at 11 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Elmira ~ Donations: Alzheimer Society (Kitchener Waterloo Chapter,831 Frederick St., Kitchener, ON N2B 9Z9) or Heart and Stroke Foundation (KW Chapter, 2 - 1373 Victoria St. N., Kitchener, ON N2B 3R6 519-571-9600)
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