Donna Marie Cunningham

13th November 1960 - 8th October 2019
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J Fraser and Sons Chapel
Corner Esk and Doon Streets
11 October 2019, 1:30PM

CUNNINGHAM Donna Marie (Dee)

Donna passed away on Tuesday 8th October 2019, aged 58.

Loved daughter of Jo and the late Ron Henderson.

Beloved and dedicated wife of Ross.

Dearly loved mother and mother in law of Lyn and Hamish. Trudy and Daniel, Alice and Tim.

Loved grandmother of Sophie, Indi, Ollie, Connor and Lucy.

Loved sister and sister in law of Trudy and Erik, Guy and Robbie.

A service to celebrate Donna’s life will be held on Friday, 11th October, 1.30pm,  J Fraser and Sons Chapel, Corner Esk and Doon Streets Invercargill. A private cremation will follow.

Please wear bright colours (Donna’s favourite colour was red).

Family wish to thank the Dunedin and Southland Hospital staff for their care of Donna.

Messages to 117 Islington Street Invercargill or to Donna’s tribute page at


You were one amazing Lady Donna you will be missed at work . Rest in piece
Karen Erdman, Invercargill
Rest in Paradise Donna, you will be missed by many who loved you, my thoughts go out to Ross, your gorgeous girls and families, and to your awesome bunch of friends who I know will miss you terribly. Much love xx
Leigh McLeod, Central Otago
Sending my love Donna, Ross, Lyn, Trudy, Alice and families. You fought right to the end .... Lots of love Claire, Nathan, Charlotte and Harry xxx
Claire , Invercargill
Rest in Peace Donz
An amazing friend and colleague who touched the hearts of all who knew her xxx
Marly Sanford, Invercargill
We are saddened by Donna's passing. She will be greatly missed by her family and extended family. A wonderful mother and grandmother. Sorry we can't be with you all at her life celebration but please know our love and thoughts will be with you on Friday.
Jean Smith, Jeanie and David Stewart, Timaru
So sorry and saddened to learn of Donna's passing. Our thoughts are with Ross and family.
Brian & Helen Hotton and Family., Invercargill
You were a great lady.. I have been a client For the last few years and was shocked to hear this sad news.
My heart goes out to her family and her husband. She will be sadly missed .
In the arms of the angels....
Linda Soper, Invercargill
Your time to rest Donz, you were an amazing colleague and friend.
I will treasure the memories that I have of you.
Ross, Lynn, Trudy, Alice and families my heart goes out to you.
RIP xxxxxx
Sandra, Winton
Donz I will sorely miss your kindness, tenacity and humor that shone right through your toughest times. It was a privilege to be your friend and colleague. My thoughts are with you Ross, Lyn, Trudy, Alice and your beautiful families.
Marion Bottle
Marion Bottle, Invercargill
I am deeply saddened to read of Donna's passing. She was an amazing person to work with over the years and always had a smile or quirky comment to make. RIP Donna it was a privilege. My thoughts are with her family
Sarah Aitken, Invercargill
It was such a pleasure knowing you Donna I will miss our chats and cups of tea and our lunch dates with the boys .. Farewell my friend fly high .xxx
Joanne Botting, Invercsrgill
Much loved and you will be hugely missed. Very precious xxx
Helen Goodall , Invercargill
Please know you are in our thoughts, and in our hearts.
We are so sorry for your loss.
Sending you lots of love
Craig & Michelle xxx

Michelle tretheway, Christchurch
Donna always smiled and made me feel welcome. A very warm spirit to have around. We will all miss her. Take very good care of each other. Mike Prouting
Mike, Invercargill
So sorry to hear. You were a special person Donna. Sincere condolences to your family. You will be sorely missed.
Heather hackett, Invercargill
Donna when dad was ill you were so amazing to my sister and I. If not for you we would've never have been able to nurse dad back to health. You were truly caring and so very kind. We will miss the laughs when you used to visit. Dad is a better person because of you so thank from the bottom of our hearts. Xx
Aimee-Leigh Gibson, Invercargill
Donna was the only person that I could talk to and she understood and by the end of her visit we would be laughing so hard. She always showed me what the grandkids were doing on her phone and that she was off to boxing and then home to Ross. She will be so missed but the memories of her are still there. My deepest condolences to all her family. Rest in peace Donna.
Kim Robbie, Invercargill
My dear sister I will miss you so much and how so proud I am of all you achieved in your life. As a family united in grief and sorrow and so much richer for all you gave and now tragically taken from us. I will miss so much the love you were my bridge over troubled waters and that crazy sense of humor is part of me Robbie and I are so grateful for all the love and support you gave us over the last 26 years. We will miss you so much A gift to touch the hearts of this you reached out to loving caring sprit . We will cherish all those crazy fun times we shared with you rest in peace you will be in our hearts now and forever. To Ross Lyn Trudy and Alice as your family our love and support is with you always fly free big Sis Guy & Robbie Henderson AUCKLAND
Guy Henderson, Auckland
Rest Easy Donna,
Lots of Memories of Wilson Rd, Balclutha
Your Childhood Friend and Playmate,
Wayne A'Court
Wayne A'Court, Dunedin