OGLOFF: Donna Ogloff, age 56, of Grand Forks, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 25, 2015, at her home in Boundary Lodge. She was born June 20, 1959, in Oliver, B.C., the daughter of Pete and Anne Ogloff. The family moved from Midway to Grand Forks when Donna was three years old.
Donna attended school for special needs students and later attended Selkirk College, taking life skill, emergency first aid and babysitting courses. She was interested in arts and crafts and worked at Broadacres making crafts for sale. Donna loved helping Mom and Dad in the garden. She planted many special things like roses and irises that are still growing well.
She volunteered at Sunshine Manor and Extended Care for over 30 years, and retired two years ago. Donna was very active in Special Olympics for many years and enjoyed bowling, baseball, swimming and floor hockey. She attended Special Olympics events around the province and came home with many awards and medals.
She was an avid life-long fan of the Toronto Blue Jays and watched them almost win a chance to compete in their third World Series. The Vancouver Canucks was her favorite hockey team. Donna loved adventure and travel. She was a lifetime member of the USCC and enjoyed attending meetings, concerts and talent shows. She also enjoyed watching DVDs of past festivals, concerts and talent shows. Singing and music were very special to Donna. She was predeceased by her grandparents (Nick and Mary Novokshonoff), her father “Popcicle” and her other grandfather (Pete Novokshonoff). She is survived by her mother, Anne Ogloff, her sister Irene (Greg) Farris, her uncle Nick Novokshonoff, her aunt Helen Horkoff and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
The prayer service and viewing was held on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Grand Forks Funeral Home. The funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 30, 2015, at the USCC Centre. Donna was cremated and her ashes will be buried next to her father at the USCC Cemetery. Grand Forks Funeral Home took exceptional care of the arrangements.