Donna  Coates

Obituary of Donna Marie Coates

It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Donna Marie Coates, our loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre at the age of 82 years.


Donna was born in Woodstock, Ontario but spent most of her life in Alberta where she worked and retired form the Red Deer Advocate.


Her greatest moments in her life were when she was bowling, camping with her family and traveling around Canada.


Donna will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Darlene Coates of Red Deer and her daughter Chelsea; her son Mark (Shelley) of Red Deer and their children, Riley and Madison and two sisters. She was predeceased by her husband Ralph.


In following with Donna’s wishes, a private family celebration of her life will be held. Condolences to Donna’s family may be emailed to


Arrangements in care of

Meaningful Memorials Funeral Service

A locally owned cremation and funeral provider

serving Red Deer and all of Central Alberta


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