It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Donna Rose Swiatkewich/Romaniuk. On Wednesday August 31 she unfortunately lost a very hard fought battle with cancer.

Donna was born in Manitouwadge, Ontario to Elsie and Frank. Who eventually moved to Kamloops where she grew up and graduated from Norkam Secondary. After marriage Donna moved to The Pas, Manitoba then to Winnipeg before eventually making her way back to Kamloops in 1994.

As a mother Donna was know for being a very crafty lady. She loved volunteering wherever her kids went.  Teaching Sunday school, lunch hour supervision, even sewing for the Sosna Ukrainian dancers. She loved all forms of creativity sewing, knitting, crochet, beading and embroidery. All of this leading her to open Donna’s yarn and craft centre here in Kamloops, BC. Even when her battle was getting hard her crafting kept her going.

We would like to thank Royal inland hospital for their care and support to the teams at 4 north, 6 north, Cancer care and ICU who helped her fight as hard as she wanted.

She is lovingly remembered by both her Parents, Frank and Elsie Swiatkewich. Her 3 children Olesia, Dorothy (Doug) and Robert. Predeceased by her grandparents and her younger brothers Robert and Michael.

The Prayer Service will be held on Tuesday, September 6 at 7pm in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of All Saints, 1044 8th St., Kamloops.  The Funeral Service is Wednesday, September 7 at 10 am in the Church. Following the Service, Donna will be laid to rest at Hillside Cemetery.

If desired in lieu of flowers donations in Donna’s name to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation.

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9 Tributes

  1. Betty Warelis
    Posted September 2, 2022 at 6:09 am | Permalink

    Our deepest condolences. May Donna rest in peace. From Dennis and Betty Warelis and family.

  2. Shirley Popadynetz
    Posted September 3, 2022 at 10:14 am | Permalink

    With sincere sypmpathy. From Jerry and Shirley Popadynetz and family.

  3. Mike and Heather Blo
    Posted September 3, 2022 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    Our Deepest Sympathy to the Family. We met Donna at Ukrainian Sosna Dancing, while our Daughter and her children were in it . Had some wonderful years with them dancing. Donna was there her time sewing , the making of costumes. She also helped with Gina’s Wedding Dress, making alterations. Donna’s was a wonderful caring person. I know her Children and Family will miss her deeply. Donna is not suffering anymore and will be Wrapped in the Arms our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

  4. Lawrence Chubey
    Posted September 5, 2022 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

    Our deepest Sympathies Thank you for giving our Parish family a opportunity to pray for your Mather
    Lawrence & Marilyn Chubey
    Our boys Jason & Daniel were in your mothers Sunday
    School class

    • Olesia
      Posted September 6, 2022 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

      Thank you for your thoughts and prayers, mom loved teaching Sunday school with you all

  5. Daniel & Laurel
    Posted September 6, 2022 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    Sending much love to Frank, Elsie, Olesia, Dorothy and Robert. Our thoughts are with you.

    Daniel & Laurel

  6. George and Mary-Anne
    Posted September 6, 2022 at 10:03 pm | Permalink

    So sorry for this. She was always so kind and helpful.

  7. Monica Watson
    Posted September 7, 2022 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    So sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. I have considered Donna a friend since we met in grade eight, many years ago. Donna’ s knowledge and skill in her various crafts will be missed by many. Donna, you are resting in peace now. In deepest sympathy Monica Watson ( Savage)

  8. Wayne and Shelley C
    Posted September 7, 2022 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

    So sorry to hear about Donna our condolences. May she rest in peace

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