Passed away peacefully on July 22, 2015 at the age of 82. Donna was born on Aug 4, 1932 in Vancouver, BC.
She married WJ Esselmont and had 3 beautiful girls, Kathy, Kerry and Kim. In 1973 she married Derby Grossman and moved to Williams Lake with her new family, including children Elizabeth, Don and Leah. Donna had a successful career later in life as an instructor at Cariboo College. Donna and Derby retired to Bowser, BC and moved to New Westminster in 2012. Donna was known for her beautiful smile and her love of life and family.
Donna is predeceased by her parents Martha and Bay Leveridge, her brother Roy Leveridge and her daughter Kathy Esselmont. She will be greatly missed by her loving husband Derby Grossman, and her children, Liz Durfeld (Ricci), Don Grossman (Tracy), Kerry Cook (Dan), Kim Esselmont (Andrew), and Leah Ramsay (Dave). Also missing her will be 19 grandchildren, Durfelds – Levon, Alexi, Caius, Chiara, Sophie; Grossmans – Talise, Jenna; Cooks – Steffanie, Daniel, Meagan; Rolf von den Baumens – Abbie, Chris, Jalene; Ramsays – Darby, Jonah, Mirella, Noelle, Josee-Marie, and Annalee and 6 great grandchildren Kailen and Indie MacLeod, Connor and Owen Rostitch, Isabella Durfeld and Noah Ramsay.
Family and friends joined together for a celebration of Life and service at First Memorial – Boal Chapel, in North Vancouver on July 27, 2015.