Sunday, June 16, 2024

Obituary: White, Donna ‘Ruth’

Donna ‘Ruth’ White died peacefully at home Thursday, February 9, 2023, in her 86th year.

She was a daughter of the late Bruce and Alma (nee Parker) Hodgkinson. Beloved wife of the late Donald White. Proud and loving mother of Steve Dawson, Sherry (Mike) Fiske, Dan (Patti) Dawson and Len Dawson. Adored grandma of Erika, Angie (Joel), Tracey (Brad), Mandy (Dan), Dan, and Luke, and great-grandmother of Audrey, Hudson, Jona, and Blaze.

She will be missed by her sister Shirley (Vern) Watson, brother Merle Hodgkinson, and sister-in-law Lyn Hodgkinson. Ruth was predeceased by her brothers Bryan and Ron.

Ruth was born in Goring and lived in Kimberley until the age of 12. The family then moved to Thornbury where she remained until she suffered a stroke. Ruth then moved to Collingwood to be near family. She enjoyed the outdoors, oil painting, and had a great love for all animals. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

A graveside service will be held in the spring. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation in Ruth’s memory. Friends may visit Ruth’s online Book of Memories at


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