After a hard fought courageous battle with cancer, Donna passed away peacefully on August 30, 2019. Born on September 18, 1943 in Radville, Saskatchewan. She was raised on the farm and later in the town of Radville. After graduating high school she went off to hairdressing school in Regina. She married Dwayne Brilz on April 20, 1963. They lived and worked in Radville until moving to Lanigan in 1969 where they lived together until Dwayne’s sudden passing in 2016. Donna moved to Martensville in July of 2018. She spent much of her career working for Sears in various capacities, including store manager and computer trainer.
She and Dwayne cherished their many years spent at their cabin at Greenwater Lake in the summers and their 17 winters in Yuma Arizona where they made many wonderful friends. She was a loving mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her grandchildren.
She was perfect in many ways, fun loving, artistic and thoughtful to name a few but she wasn’t perfect in using a map and often found herself off the beaten path in her traveling days for Sears, you could also count on her to grab the wrong item from the store that was required ending up at home with something close to what she really needed but not quite.
She gave us all a lesson in strength, courage and grace in her final months.
She leaves us with a very big hole in our family. Left to cherish her memory are her children and grandchildren; son, Darcy Brilz (Susan);his children, Delaine Brilz and Miranda Brilz; daughter, Rhonda Graham; her children, Tyler Graham and Danielle Graham. Donna’s siblings; Bob Stadnick (Linda), Jim Stadnick, Larry Stadnick (Leslie), and Karen Hockley as well as many nieces, nephews, and cherished friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Dwayne Brilz; and her parents John and Cora Stadnick.
A big thank you to Dr. Bosch and the team at the cancer centre for their efforts and to all of Mom’s family and friends that comforted her during her journey.
A celebration of life will be held at Cherished Memories Funeral home in Martensville on Monday September 9, at 2:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer society or a charity of one’s choice.
Our sincerest condolences to Donna’s family and friends. She will be missed by her many friends here in Chateau Villa.
My dearest condolences Rhonda, Danni & Tyler. She was an amazing person. Light n love to you at this time 💕💫🙏🏾
We were saddened to hear the loss of your dear Mom, Grandma, mother in law, and friend….
May you hold all those memories close to your heart.
May God give you comfort, strength and grace for the family… our thoughts and prayers are with you 🙏
Paul & Marilyn Mamer
I am so sorry for your loss! My deepest condolences to you, and your family, Rhonda… hugs to all! You are all in my thoughts and prayers!
We will always remember the fun times.
Our deepest sympathies to all her family
Sincerest condolences Rhonda and family. Lifting up a prayer. Difficult to lose a mom. Thinking of you.
Oh Rhonda I’m so sorry to hear of your loss!😥..my deepest condolences🙏.
There are no words for grief but Only Faith to see you through my friend .. sending much love your way❤️
Our deepest sympathy to all of Donna’s family💔 that warm smile of Donna’s will always be smiling down on us. Rest In Peace
I was the flowergirl at Donna Gail’s wedding. I was only 6 and don’t remember a lot about the day but I do remember her cutting my hair as a young girl into cute little pixie cuts. As a grown woman, I remember partying with her and her Mom, Aunty Cora. We were at Larry’s in Radville and it was such a fun and happy time. I remember laughing the night away. She will be missed.
Our sincere sympathy to all of Donna’s family. Donna and Dwayne were our good friends for many years.
Rhonda and family
So very sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. Always enjoyed seeing the posts of you and your Moms travels together. So beautiful to see such a loving bond.Big hugs to you and your family.
I was shocked to hear about Donna.
I will never forget her laugh and calm way with people.
I used to babysit for them when they lived across the road from my parents in Radville.
Such good memories !!!
Such a Special person.
Rest easy Donna and say hi to Dwayne.
Our Deepest Sympathy to all the family.
Donna was indeed a special woman. We are thankful to have been among her friends and will miss her. Condolences to Darcy, Rhonda, and families.
Our deepest Sympathies to all Donna’s family
Dear Rhonda and family,
Rod and I send our deepest condolences to you on the passing of your mom, Donna. Having experienced the loss of our parents, we understand the void your family feels, especially you Rhonda. You are blessed with your Mom’s dynamic smile, tacky humour, creativity, and love of adventure; hopefully, that is true of other family members that we haven’t met. One of Donna’s greatest legacies will be how she shared those qualities with so many others. Much love from the island, Brenda and Rod
My sincere condolences to Donna’s family… Will miss our warm and friendly chats!!!! Rest easy Donna!!!! God bless.
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom Rhonda. Sending thoughts & prayers your way. Condolence to all your family. God just received another angel.
Very sad to read. Sympathy is extended to Donna’s family.
My sympathies to all the family. Long time neighbours. Hi
So sorry to hear Rhonda 😢. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the Brilz family.
Your Mom & Dad were good friends for many years.
We will treasure the memories of times shared with them. Hugs to you – Rhonda & Darcy, and all your family.
Dear Rhonda, Darcy and Families…..our deepest condolences on the loss of your mom….she was a great friend…..we will cherish the times we spent with her. We will miss her dearly…….HUGS.
Our deepest sympathies on your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Larry and Gloria
I’m so sorry.. I’m wishing warmth and comfort in all the wonderful memories of your mom. I have so many of them with all the time I spent with your family. Your mom was an amazing cook, so kind, artistic and so funny. You have gained many of those attributes xoxoxox Shauna
We will miss Donna’s smile. Down south there was Donna 1 and Donna 2. She will always be Donna 1 in our hearts.
May her memories being you happiness. My thoughts snd prayers are with you this day. God bless
Many many years ago, she was just an older cousin and we never interacted much, but in the past few years, facebook had us talking online and even a few phone calls. Our condolences to all the family … Randy and Lori
Darcy, Rhonda & families, our sincere condolences. We always remembered your mom as a wonderful lady with such an infectious laugh. May your parents be reunited free from pain in their eternal life together.