Donna Lynn Moniz passed away peacefully at Saanich Peninsula Hospital on May 7, 2022. She was born in Victoria on March 19, 1961.
Predeceased by her daughter Jennifer; she is survived by husband of 41 years Joe, children Joey (Nikki), Joshua (Kelsey) & Jessica (Matt), mother Marion, father Russell; grandchildren Noah, Brooklynn, Max, Iver, & Brody; sisters Wendy (Dave) & Juanita (Gord). She will be missed by many family members and friends.
Donna worked at Canada Post for many years. She enjoyed the outdoors, camping, travelling, swimming, gardening & mostly being with family, friends and her church community at Saanich Baptist Church.
A heartfelt thank you for all the doctors that cared for her in recent years, and the care workers and nurses that came to our home. Also, a special thank you for the loving care & kindness of the doctors & nurses at Saanich Peninsula Hospital. You all went above and beyond to make Donna comfortable.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 2:00 pm at Saanich Baptist Church, 4347 Wilkinson Road, Victoria, BC.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Donna to The ALS Society of BC or to Project Hope.
Condolences may be offered to the family below.
Jo de Frias
Donna was my big sister, my example to follow and the hub of our family. She was taken too soon but God has plans for her. She is now in heaven with Jesus and Jennifer but I feel her presence and memories will continue forever. She is still watching over us from above.
To Joe, God bless your kind and gentle heart for all you have done for Donna and our Family. Thank you Donna for waiting for us.
I was so saddened to hear of Donna’s passing. I remember her from Central Baptist Church and Saanich Baptist Church. She always had such a beautiful smile, such a gentle lady that always had a kind word for everyone. Her family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Thinking of you, Joe, Marion, Russell and her family. God Bless you and may you find peace in the wonderful memories you have of Donna.
Elaine (Clarke) Holmes
Too often in life the nicest people are taken from us too early. Donna was a kind and thoughtful person. And a great cook! I always looked forward to the Christmas Monopoly games and those bacon wrapped water chestnuts….such great times and memories. My deepest sympathies to Joe and the family.
Joe and all the family , We are so sorry to hear of Donna’s passing
Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time .
God bless and comfort you all.
John and Maria Ramos.
My dear friend, I think of you several times a day and I pray for Joe and your children. Even though I will miss you a lot I am so happy you are free and with your sweet Jennifer. You are no longer suffering, that I am truly thankful for!
You taught me well how to bang pots and pans on New Years Eve and I promise you I will continue your tradition in honor of you 🙂 As I write this tears flow but only for me as I’m happy for you being free with Jesus and Jennifer! I love you so much my friend and we will see each other again !
Joe, Joey, Josh & Jess , my heart mourns with you all. Holding on to all the fun memories we had as families. I was thinking at the graveside and throughout this week was how proud she would’ve been with you all. So many loved Donna, she made an impact on so many ! Love you all, Lorraine xo
Dave & Wendy Shook
Dear Joe, Joey, Josh, & Jess, and so many others who are feeling the hurt of losing Donna. I can’t stop the tears from flowing as I write this, but my mind is also flooded with so many wonderful memories from so many years of being blessed by Donna. I don’t know a more caring, loving person than Donna – her heart matched only by the loving and caring heart of Joe. Donna was a beautiful soul, and will be so at home with her Savior – the only one whose love for Donna exceeds even your own. He’ll take good care of her until we see her again.
We will miss her so, but we do not grieve as those with no hope. We’ll see her soon.
Love you all so much.
Dave & Wendy & family
Joe and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Donna was a very special person and I will always remember our early days in school. She was the light of the class with her smile and always made people feel good about themselves even at a young age.
May God bless you Joe, you are good man and I wish you and your family God’s comfort today and always.
We’re so sorry for your loss Jessica and family. May the wonderful memories you shared comfort you at this sad time.
Joe and family
Our heartfelt condolences to all of you on this devastating loss. I always remember Donna with a ready smile for anyone she met. I always appreciated how kind and thoughtful she was and we hope that all the wonderful memories she made with all of you bring you comfort during this difficult time
Kelly(Lazaro) and Todd
Joe and Family
We are so saddened to hear of Donna’s passing. Donna was such a lovely person and our hearts are with you. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.
Love Maria and Norberto
I loved Donna beyond words and am so grateful for our friendship of 46 years. I will cherish the memories. My love to Joe and the family for their tremendous loss.
Deep condolences to the Moniz family. May the Lord hold you gently as you adjust to her passing on
Tony and Heather, Mark, Lisa and Menno
Our prayers and love are with you all at this time. May God wrap His loving arms around you and give you comfort.
As believers in Our Savior, we will all be together again in the Great Everlasting!
Love Tony and Heather, Mark Soares
To Joe and family. I am saddened to hear of Donna’s passing. Donna was a beautiful lady inside and out, with a heart warming smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
I’m so sorry for your loss.
Remembering good times in high school. May the love of your family and friends, help at this time.
Cuz Joe and family, I was heart broken when I heard that Donna had passed away. I didn’t know she was even ill. I’m sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in my prayers. Love Maria.
Linda and Jerome Simcoe
Our sincerest condolences to you and your family. Our prayers are with you all. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow. Our hearts go out to you all at this difficult time.
Joe, so sorry to learn of your loss. Stay strong brother.
Carpenters Local 1598
My condolences to the family. I know she was the centre of your world. Donna and I met in High School and have been friends ever since. I would love to have spent more time with her but the time we spent together was so cherished. God Bless
Dear Joe and all your family. Our deepest condolences to you and family. Donna had a smile and laugh that was so heartwarming. A lovely lady. Our thoughts are with you. Pia and Chris West
Such sad news, and my condolences to all of her family. I will cherish all the wonderful memories I have of her growing up years. A good friend and a pleasure to always be in her company. She will be missed.
Colleen, Robin, Graeme & Amber Austin
Condolences to all of Donna’s family and friends. I will always remember Donna’s sunset date as it’s my birthday. We celebrated so many wonderful events together since 1972 when we were at Glanford Elementary School and then throughout my time at Saanich Baptist Church. Thank you for being there when I was baptized Donna. I loved our Ladies Bible studies and craft days with Lorraine. You were supportive through my pregnancy and enjoyed cheesecake nights at my house with Lorraine, Christine and Esther. We’ll see each other again soon my friend.
Wes & Shelley Klassen
I remember when we first met Donna. What a beautiful smile and so full of laughter. She always welcomed our son hanging out with her kids. Working with her on so many events at Saanich Baptist was truly a joy. She will be missed by our whole family and we continue to hold all of you up in prayer.
I’m so sorry for your loss Joe, may she be in God’s embrace and resting in peace. My sincere condolences to you and your family. ❤
NORBERT AND Maria Melo me6i
My condolences from Norbert and Maria Melo
Rick & Janine Boomer
With heavy hearts we say goodbye to our dear friend and sister in Christ. A smile and laugh that would light up a room and will never be forgotten. Along with a heart that cared deeply for others even during her personal moments of struggles, and always spoke with a kind and encouraging word. These are traits she leaves us all to follow.
Our deepest condolences to Joe, Joey, Josh, Jess and their families along with Russ, Marion, Wendy, Juanita and families.
Until we gather again Donna.
Deepest Condolences to the Moniz Family. I have cherished memories of Donna, such a kind caring, thoughtful lady . We shared lots of laughs during our soccer days.That laugh of yours was so contagious!
May you rest in God’s peace, I was blessed to know you.
Forever in our hearts.
Donna was a bright light and such a positive presence. While we haven’t seen her in recent years, both Mark and I have fond memories of our time getting to know her while at Saanich Baptist Church. We are saddened to hear about her passing and are sending much love and many prayers of comfort to her family. RIP Donna. With love from the Hawes family (Mark, Dorothy, Ashley, Colin & Jenny)
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
My sincerest condolences on the passing of Donna. I was shocked to read about it. I remember her from Glanford Elementary and years later our paths crossed through soccer events. Her beautiful smile and contagious laugh stayed the same from elementary to adulthood. The good ones always get taken too soon.
My condolence to the family.
Miss seeing you at church
God bless you. You are safe now.
I am so sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. Donna was always a beautiful soul.
Joe, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers .
Lucy Ferreira- Cheryl-Lisa
My deepest sympathy Joe, kids and family. She was a very sweet lady. God Bless her and may she rest in peace.
My deepest condolences to all of the Moniz family. I know how loved she was.
Randi Alice Schmidt Ranogajec
Donna will forever be in my heart! We met 47 years ago have been friends ever since. Donna always had a huge heart! She was definitely a Diamond in the ruff.
Donna I will always love you. Dad always said you were his 3rd daughter.
You will be missed
My heart felt condolences goes out to the family!
Jorge de Melo
My deepest condolences Joe and to all your family,I have fand high school memories of Donna she was a very happy spirited person and loved Life.
Jorge de Melo
Sónia de Frias (Remmey)
It is with a heavy heart sending all you my deepest sorrowful condolences and prayers during this difficult time. May God keep her in a safe place until we meet again with no pain, no sickness only with peace and love with our saviour Jesus Christ as the redeemer of sin and saver of souls.
God bless you cousin Joe and your family may she Rest In Peace.
Sending love from your cousin
Sónia de Frias (Remmey)
So many great memories of family times together over the last 38 years. The words Saanich Baptist and Moniz family were synonymous for us mostly as a result of Donna reaching out and teaming up with Lorraine and Brenda to make so many great events happen. Both of our oldest boys were such great pals together as well. Donna will be greatly missed even though she has a permanent place in our hearts.
We love you all and pray Gods blessings and comfort for you all at this time.
Donna and Paul Strudwick
Whenever Donna was around there was always laughter. She was an amazing friend to me, and I will forever miss her. So sorry to Joe, Jessica, Josh and Joey, and all of her family. I will be raising a glass to Donna on Tuesday, wishing I could be there with you all. Lots of love
Joe,Jessica and other family and friends I’ve not met. Am sending you all my deepest, sincere condolances. Bless you all. ❤
My thoughts are with all of you in this time of sorrow. She will be sadly missed by many. Rest easy.
Anthony Joseph Moniz
Our deepest condolences to the family ,our prayers and thoughts are with you during this time ….
Anthony J. Moniz &
Constanca I. Moniz
I remember Donna as a devoted and very loving mother. My condolences to the entire family, as I have you in my thoughts.
So shocked and sorry to read about the passing of Donna. Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to Joe and Family.
Many fond memories of us during Joe’s soccer days hanging out after games having fun and lots of laughs. Donna will be missed.
Remembering with heavy hearts a
We are sorry for your loss.
I always find it remarkable when someone you’ve only met a handful of times can make a lasting impression. Donna had the most loving, gentle and generous smile. I’ll always remember that. Much love to you all. xx