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KNOX, Donalda "Donna" Mary (nee MacPhail) Knox   -  October 30, 1929 - July 5, 2022

(age 92)  With great sadness, we announce the death of Donna Knox, in her 93rd year. 

Daughter of the late Donald and Vera MacPhail, Donna was the sister of Ruth, Murray (Stephanie) and Doug (Evelyn).

She was the beloved wife of the late George “Jock,” and loving mother to Cheryl Alan (Andrew) and Brad (Sue). She will be greatly missed by grandsons Ryan (Rebecca), Geoffrey (Samantha) and Devin, and great-grandchildren James and Claire. 

While growing up in Uxbridge, Donna often served customers in MacPhail’s grocery store. She left town to attend Queens University, then began working in Toronto, where she met her husband. She and Jock made their home in Scarborough, and also bought a cottage near Apsley, Ontario, where the family spent their summers.

When her children were young, Donna attended and graduated from Toronto Teachers College. She then enjoyed a 25-year career as an elementary school teacher in Scarborough. 

After retiring, she and Jock returned to live in Uxbridge. Donna volunteered at the Uxbridge hospital for over 25 years, and was very involved in seniors’ duplicate bridge and hospital bridge, raising funds for the hospital.

She will be remembered by her many friends and family as a strong, independent woman who lived life to the fullest.

After a short battle with cancer, Donna left this world the way she lived - with grace and dignity, and on her own terms. 

In keeping with Donna’s wishes, there will not be a funeral.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the  CHARITY of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

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