It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Donna Elaine Brenton, on January 28, 2020 at the age of 63. Left with loving memories are her husband, Paul Greene, her sister and brother-in- law Kathleen Brenton and Randy Martin; her brothers and sisters-in- law David and Anne; Gary and Barbara Ann; Kevin and Bernice; Robert and Violet; Gerry and Leona; and sister-in-law Patricia Greene. Also leaving to mourn are her eleven nieces and nephews; their spouses and children; plus a large circle of loving friends.
Donna was well known in the sports community in St. John’s. She was an all-star basketball player for Memorial University and the city league of St. John’s. Her contribution to basketball in this province was recognized in 2015 when she was inducted to the NL Basketball Hall of Fame. Donna was also recognized as one of the premier Women’s Golfers in Newfoundland. She won many tournaments in her 30 plus years as a member of Bally Haly and she was the proud winner of the Club Championship in 2001. Donna also proudly represented Newfoundland on the Provincial Ladies Amateur Team at the National Ladies Amateur Tournament in 1998. Donna was an avid curler, and played many sports throughout her life. Donna was also known as a great contributor to Bally Haly in her volunteer efforts in many club tournaments, especially for her role in the annual Women’s Invitational Golf Tournament.
Perhaps the greatest contribution to sport in Newfoundland and Labrador comes as a result of her 30 years as Physical Education Teacher at Prince of Wales Collegiate. Donna aspired to develop a love of sport in all of her students and to encourage them to be the best athlete they could be. She coached and mentored many elite athletes in her time, but she was equally as proud of those students who grew to love an active and healthy lifestyle from their classes with her.
Donna will always be remembered for her gentle spirit, her kindness to and encouragement of others, and her love of family and friends. If there is a golf course in heaven, be expecting her and expect her to teach you a thing or two.
The family would like to thank Dr. Patti Power and the team of doctors and oncology staff; especially Cathy Cahill, oncology nurse, for always being there when needed.
Family will receive visitors at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Thursday, January 30 from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held from St. Teresa’s Parish on Friday, January 31 at 9:30 a.m.
Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made in Donna’s memory to the “In This Together” campaign at the H. Bliss Murphy Centre.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we love you still,
In our hearts you build a place,
No one will ever fill.
Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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St. Teresa's Parish
120 Mundy Pond Rd, St. John's