Hinz, Donna Mae
Passed away peacefully at the Seaforth Community Hospital, on Sunday, August 25, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Donna was born 86 years ago in Seaforth, the youngest daughter of Joseph Smith and the former Roma Diegel.
Beloved wife of the late Ronald Hinz (2002) and the late Peter Van Herk (2007).
Loving mother of Rodney Hinz (Farmer) and his wife Patti of Wartburg and Sandra Hinz of Calgary, AB. Dear grandmother of Loretta & Jordan Yeo, Jocelyn & Devon Belfour, Ethan Hinz; and great-grandmother to Peyton Yeo. Donna will be greatly missed by Michael, Elyse and Michelle Van Herk; Rosemary, Leonard, Matthew and Elizabeth Auger; Gerald, Barbara and Stephanie Van Herk. Also remembered by a number of nieces and nephews, and the extended Van Herk family.
Donna was predeceased by her sisters; Kathleen and Ervin Schwindt, Arbutus and Ross MacLean, Leona and John Oldfield; niece Dianne Van Vliet, brother-in-law Gary and Linda Hinz, and step-daughter-in-law Denise Van Herk, and cherished members of the Van Herk Family.
Donna was a faithful member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Brodhagen and the church choir. She enjoyed both working and volunteering at the Ritz Lutheran Villa for many years. Her favourite thing was spending time interacting with her grandchildren and watching them as they participated in many sports and activities. She also loved all the "grand-dogs". Donna lived in many places after leaving the farm. No matter where she was, friends and neighbours were an important part of her life. Lots of fun, good food and friendly competition at the card table made for many wonderful memories.
Visitation at the Lockhart Funeral Home, 109 Montreal Street, Mitchell on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m.
and again on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Brodhagen from 10 - 10:45 a.m. followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. Pastor Laura Sauder officiating. Interment in St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Brodhagen.
Online condolences and Memorial donations to St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Brodhagen may be arranged at www.LockhartFuneralHome.ca