Peacefully, Donna Marie, only daughter of the late Daniel and Isabelle ‘Mable’ Usher, passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 6, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital surrounded by love of family and friends.

Left to mourn Donna’s passing are her two brothers, Terry (Irene) and Garfield; as well as loving godmother, Cecila Fraser and adoring god-daughter, Rochelle. Donna is also survived by several aunts and uncles and many cousins. She will be missed by many friends and relatives.

There will be no visitation. In keeping with Donna’s wishes cremation has taken place. Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate the life of Donna Marie Usher will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Holy Redeemer Church with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. A reception will follow Mass at Pier Community Funeral Home, Church Street and Victoria Road.
They do not make medals for the courage Donna displayed in facing life’s struggles on a daily basis. Her courage and stamina is our legacy from her. Rest peacefully and safely in the arms of God.

A heartfelt thanks to all staff of Cape Breton Regional Hospital and a special thank you to Lillian and the Girls.

Flowers gratefully declined. For donations in memory of Donna to SPCA or charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

“Loved by so Many”

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Dear Terry, Irene, Garfield and family: I am sending my symapthy for your great loss. Like so many others, I will remember Donna as a lovely, genuine, warm-hearted lady.
From:  Peter Gillis

So sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved sister Donna, Terry and Garfield. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
From:  Carmella Veres

Thoughts and prayers are with you, Terry & Irene and Garfield at this time of sorrow. It is very difficult to part with a sibling I know you loved dearly. Due to an appointment in Antigonish we will be unable to be with you on Wednesday. God bless you.
From:  Ann & Dave Clow

Garfield,Terry and family and of course her best friend Barb, we want to send our condolences on Donna’s passing. May god rest her soul.
From:  Marlene Miles

Dear Garfield and Family: It is with heavy hearts that we hear of Donna’s passing. We only hope that you find peace in knowing her struggles are over. As family, Donna was certainly loved and cared for with the best, and now it is her turn as an "Angel" to keep watch over you both. God Bless you – Our Hearts and Prayers will be with you on Wednesday.
Hugs Ernie and Audrey Ranni

Dear Garfield and Family, We are so sorry to hear of Donna’s death. You always spoke of her with such love, caring, and deep concern. Our sincerest sympathy and prayers. Love, SAM
From;  Stephen and Anne Marie Rapcewicz