Colette Jacqueline Donkersley
October 1, 1969 ~ October 11, 2014
Colette passed peacefully in her sleep after a life long battle with Cystic Fibrosis. She was a fighter who lived longer and better than anyone ever thought she could.
Colette was met in heaven by her father, Edward Darbyshire; mother, Simone Darbyshire; brother, Solomon DeGagne, but most importantly to her, her precious son Christian Newland Donkersley who she is able to hold in her arms once again.
Colette left behind to mourn her passing daughter, Chelsea (Jean); son, Adam; a beautiful little grandson or grand-daughter that she was so looking forward to meeting; sister, Lori-Ann Darbyshire; brothers, Rick Patterson and Steven Darbyshire; nieces, Dru-Ann, Jamie, Sydney, and Peyton; nephews, Matthew and Nash. She will be remembered and cherished as a strong, powerful woman, who fought her many battles in life with purpose and strength.
Colette’s love and commitment to her family knew no bounds. She will finally be able to give Christian all the 10-second kisses she so badly wanted to give him.
In lieu of flowers, please consider honouring Colette’s memory by making a donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Canada, 2323 Yonge Street, Suite 800, Toronto, ON, M4P 2C9 so a cure can be found and no other young, vibrant lives will be lost to this horrible disease.
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YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM
(250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.