“It is never easy to say goodbye to someone who’s had such an impact on our lives, when that person is gone there is a hole where that person used to be in our life.”
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Donna at her home, on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at the age of 70. Beloved wife of Steve Couchman for 22 years. Cherished mother of Heather (Adam) Kerton, Christine (Tom) Hillman; Claire (Chris) Boone, Laura (Alec) Gervais, and Scott (Jamie) Couchman. Adored grandmother of Cody, Emily, and Mackenzie; Mason; Natasha, and Sierra; Riley, Gemma, and Hunter; Dominic, and Jaxon; and Robert. Dear sister-in-law of Jane Couchman, and Andy (Beverly) Couchman. Fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and the extended Couchman and McKeown families. Predeceased by brother Bill (Jan) McKeown, sister Jo (Finn) Poulstrup, and her parents Ralph and Eleanor (McDougall) McKeown.
Donna was a devoted, loving and compassionate mother, grandmother and wife. She always had a smile on her face and was happy to help anyone. She helped guide many young teens and women, to get their education through Georgetown’s TEAM & STEP programs. Nothing would make her happier than to see a loved one or student succeed in their goals and full potential. Donna’s fondest memories were times spent with her family and friends. She will forever be missed and remain in our hearts.
“The loss is Immeasurable but so is the love left behind “
In keeping with Donna’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of Donna’s life will be held at a later date. Spring interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Georgetown. Arrangements entrusted to Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter (519-235-1220).
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
I am so sorry of hearing of Donna’s passing.
I knew her when the girls were babies.
The world will miss her beautiful smile.
Rest in Peace Donna and my condolences to her family.
Petra Turk (nee) Romankewicz
So sorry to hear the news of Donna’s passing. I along with both her sisters attended Glen Williams Public School. Her Dad was the principal. He was a very kind man and he was my teacher for Grade 8.
I am so sorry to hear that Donna has passed from this life. She was always so pleasant to visit with. I’m sure she will be terribly missed. May you all find joy in remembering all the good times.
I am so sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. She was a lovely lady and her smile lit up a room. My father and Donna’s Dad were first cousins and Ralph was my principal in the Glen school.
Chrissy and Heather I am thinking of you both and sending a hug. Always remember where there was great love there is great sadness. Your Mom left you many special memories to help in the days ahead
Marilyn and Martin Snell
JEANETTE DAVIES ----Hancock
So very sorry to hear , Donna was a beautiful woman inside and out. We live with her Mom and Dad many years ago in the Glen. Donna was in high school and when she and her sister could the would play with our baby Tammy for hours . I was young so welcomed the help and enjoy their company too. Was a wonderful family and so many wonderful memories , I know she will be sadly missed by all who loved her. R.I.P. sweet Lady.
I know your amazing family will feel this loss so deeply. The love you have shared will be the salve for their broken hearts. I’m glad you and I were related for a time. You were a wonderful soul. Safe journey Duff. From Deb
Anna Downton nee Nelissen
Condolences to Donna’s family. RIP my childhood friend growing up on wildwood road. ❤️🙏
So sorry to hear about Donna. She was a lovely person who loved her family and all the teens she came in contact with at Gary Allan. She always had a smile.
Gary and Kathy simpson
Steve, Heather and Chrissy.
Sending condolences to you and your families.
Donna or Duff as she was affectionately known by family and old friends, was a great lady with the best smile and laugh and we are pleased to have known her for many years while our family and the McKeown families were growing up together. Good memories at sauble beach cottage.
My condolences to Steve and family. I’ve known the McKeown family for a lot of years.
Donna was a great person. She will always be remembered for her kindness and great smile. RIP Donna.
My deepest condolences to you, Steve, Heather, Chrissie, and your families on the loss of a. dear, sweet friend. It was an honour to work with Donna. Her compassion, support and understanding changed so many young lives for the better. I will always cherish her friendship. Love you all, Brenda xo
Heidi, Russell and Robert
We are thinking of all of you, and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember Donna.
Heidi, Russell and Robert
We are thinking of all of you, and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember Donna. Sending love.
John Lawrence Allan
Although Donna and I had never met, I felt moved to offer sincere condolences on behalf of the Allan family: our late father, Ken, and Ralph were school chums and pretty good friends ever since way back in the Acton days. Years later, “Mr. McKeown” was our principal at Limehouse school… always respected and always a gentleman.
With warmest regards from the Allan family. May she rest in peace.
We knew your Mom way back in high school. Super great lady and so sorry to hear of her passing. Condolences to your family.
My heartfelt condolences to the family RIP Donna , Beautiful Lady !💔🙏
I’m so sad to read this. I spent some of my younger years as a friend with Donna. We had some great times which I will always cherish. She was a beautiful person. My condolences to her family. Rest in peace my friend.
Howard & Char
Our condolences to Steve,Heather,and Chrissy and there families at this sad time Donna was such a beautiful person and friend she will be sadly missed.R.I.P.Donna Howard&Char
Our deepest condolences Steve to you & the family. God Bless Donna. Donna was such a beautiful lady and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts & prayers are with you xo
Heather and family. I’m sorry for Your loss. Your mother was one of the nicest person I have ever met. May she rest in peace
As one of the original TEAM members, who stayed on as a tutor both for the sake of helping and to see Donna, I would like to extend my condolences to her family and friends. She was an Angel on Earth who has gone home. I never got to tell her what an impact she made on my life, but I think she knew. Forever in our hearts. ❤️
Steve, Laura, Scott, Chrissy, Heather and Claire I am so truly so for your loss. Donna was an incredible woman who always knew how to light up a room with her beautiful smile. She will be truly missed.
Kevin and Kim Hern
Steve, Heather, Christine and family.
We are so very sorry to hear about Duff. May you take comfort in the memories that will be shared. Duff was such a beautiful person inside and out. She will be missed.
Love Kevin and Kim. Kelsey and Brad. Jake and Chelsea.
Jack and Mary Hogan
Steve and family, our thoughts and sympathy. Jack and Mary Hogan
Laurie & Heather Morgon
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you, Heather and Chrissy. There are no words to take away your pain but know we are thinking about you all.
Steve: So sorry To hear of her passing.