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Obituary - Donna Rockett

Donna Rockett

1947 - 2023

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Rockett(2023)

Donna Rockett, beloved wife of the late Terry Rockett, passed away in Medicine Hat on Saturday, November 25, 2023, at the age of 76 years. Donna’s memory will forever be cherished in the hearts of her family: three sons, Neil (Julie) Gillis of Ontario as well as George (Dee) Gillis and Don (Lisa) Gillis of Medicine Hat; step-daughter, Tina of England as well as seven grandchildren and one great-grandson. She is also survived by two sisters and one brother as well as numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. Along with Terry, Donna was predeceased by her parents, Bob and Beatrice Leech as well as five siblings. Through the years, Donna made many lasting friendships in the dart community and also while working in daycare and at nursing homes. Her memory will live on through her family and many friends throughout Canada and in Britain. A Celebration of Donna’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Friday, December 8, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Murray Jaster officiating. A time of fellowship will follow immediately thereafter in the Cook Southland Reception Facility. Donna’s service will be live-streamed. Those who cannot attend but wish to experience her celebration may visit the Cook Southland website and select the View Broadcast button on the homepage at service time. Donations in memory of Donna may be made to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre, payable to the Medicine Hat and District Health Foundation, 666 - 5 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6.

December 8th, 2023


  1. Mark & Michelle Freeman:
    Dec 04, 2023 at 02:10 PM

    So very sorry for your loss of Donna, always enjoyed a chat with her when we saw each other. May your memories comfort you in your time of loss.

  2. Ann Marie Williams:
    Dec 07, 2023 at 04:11 AM

    With Heartfelt Condolences on the passing of Donna Rockett.
    Donna was a mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and good friend to those who mourn.
    She was kind and loved by everyone who crossed her path of life.

    May the Spirit of our Lord God Our Father in heaven be with all who bereave.
    May God Our Father open the door's of heaven and welcome her into His arms.

    May those who mourn, find peace as Donna's soul enters into the gates of heaven.

    For those we love can never be more than a touch away.
    For as long as there is a memory, they live long in our hearts.

    Rest in peace Donna,
    Sincerely Ann Marie Williams and Harry Hohn
    Hamilton Ontario

  3. Jody MacNeil:
    Dec 08, 2023 at 09:18 PM

    I’m very sorry for your loss.
    It was a nice service. Hearing Neil speak definitely brought back some childhood memories for me of when I lived in Medicine Hat. I remember hanging out together. I recall that picture of Neil & George wearing the wigs!
    Donna was always kind to me & had a big heart.
    I know she loved her family very much. Thinking of all of her family & friends at this sad time & sending my condolences.
    Jody MacNeil (Jans)

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