Donna Marie Beagan (Cowden) passed away at the West Parry Sound Health Centre, in the early hours of Sunday, April 9th, 2023. Age 76 years.

Beloved wife of Roger Beagan for 56 years. Loving mother of Kirk and his wife Shannon. Cherished Nana of Brennan and Brogan. Loving daughter of the late Don and Faye Cowden. Dear sister of Gary Cowden and the late Suzanne. Dear sister-in-law of Dolly Horne, Barb Johnston, Lorna Tuck (David), Catherine Decicco (Mario), and Marion Thorkilsen. Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Also remembered by Suzanne Pausner, Marianne Renwick, Dianne Fraser, Margaret Cope, and her many friends.

A Celebration of Donna’s Life will take place in the Logan Memorial Chapel, 81 James Street, Parry Sound (705-746-5855), on Thursday, April 20th at 2:00 P.M, with visitation prior from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. Reception to follow.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, the West Parry Sound Health Centre, or the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre would be appreciated.


My sincere condolences to Roger and the family on Donna's passing.

-Elsie Gardner

Donna was my very first teacher Kindergarten Victory School. She is and always be very fondly remembered. Deepest condolences.

-Victoria Maude

I am so sorry to read this post and wish to offer my deepest sympathies to Roger, Kirk and family. I worked with Donna a number of years in 2 different schools and always found her to be such a pleasant and interesting colleague. I know she will be missed by you, her family and her many friends and acquaintances. May God give you His comfort during this very sad time in your lives.

-Peter Spadzinski

My sincere condolences. I remember Mrs. Beagan from years ago at Victory School. She was my grade one teacher. Lovely lady. Then we reconnected again when I taught Kirk to swim at Bell Lake and Jolly Roger. I also babysat Kirk so many years ago. My condolences to you all. She was a lovely person, always so friendly and kind.

-Karen-Ann Johnson Sandoval

Our deepest sympathy Roger & Family. You're in our thoughts and prayers.

-Jim & Teresa Sim

Mr. Beagan, Kirk and family,
It is with heavy heart that I learn of Mrs. Beagan's passing. I remember Mrs. Beagan very well, she was my kindergarten teacher at Victory school and our families were close even before that as memory serves. I remember after golf tournaments dinners at your house, or just a casual conversation at the golf course or curling rink. Always checking in and wishing the best. She will be missed very much by anyone whom has the pleasure of knowing her. My and my family’s deepest condolences.
Tim Heitman

-Tim Heitman

Cousin Roger, Kirk and family,
Dave and I send our deepest condolences to you, Kirk and family. Donna was a bright light, always radiating with her kindness and beautiful smile. Her enthusiasm and joy lit up a room. She listened so attentively and always made you feel seen and heard. I’ll never forget her thoughtfulness when offering to host my wedding shower. I’m grateful for the time spent talking with you both in January, thank you for your visit.
Tricia and Dave

-Tricia (Beagan) and Dave Bradey

Much love and condolences to you Roger, Kirk & family. Such a beautiful soul. Kind, caring, warm with a bright smile. She will be missed! ❤️

-Jennifer Beagan Alves & family

My condolences to Roger and family. Brook Scarr

-Brook Scarr

I am sorry to hear of Donna's passing she was always a pleasure to golf with and nice company to have around. Condolences to Roger and the family.

-Lisa Krummrei (Hurd)

Our sincerest condolences to Roger and family at this time, She will be greatly missed.

-John and Michelle Beagan

Donna was a caring and creative teacher within our West Parry Sound Board and enhanced a strong educational system. Most important, she loved her children. Donna was a bubbling and cheery friend and colleague and a skilled competitor who loved the game of golf. Donna will be sorely missed, but fondly remembered by all of us. Our deepest condolences are extended to her closely knit and loving family.

-pearl and Len Yauk

Our condolences to Roger and his family. Donna was always a positive and nice person as I remember her. R.I.P. Donna
Fred Crawford

-Fred Crawford

Roger and Family. Please accept our sincerest condolences on the passing of Donna. She was a fierce competitor on the golf course but also fought a great battle again cancer. We wish you all peace and courage as you say goodbye and may your many wonderful memories sustain you in the coming days/years. With our deepest sympathies. Debbie and Craig Lindsay

-Debbie Lindsay

So very sorry Roger and Kirk on your loss. Donna will be very much missed.

-Anne Mackenzie

We send our very sincere condolences to Roger and family on their heartbreaking loss. Donna was such a dedicated teacher and a good friend to so many of us over the years. We will all miss her greatly.

-Richard and Sue Woodhouse

Our very sincere condolences to you, Roger and the family. May your wonderful memories help you through this difficult time.
Steve and Joy Morris

-Steve and Joy Morris

My deepest condolences to Roger, Kirk, Shannon and the boys. There isn't another pair of parents besides my own that I spent more time with and around as a kid than Roger and Donna. She was a great person, a great teacher, a great mom and a great nana among many other things. She will be sorely missed by many. My heart goes out to all her family and friends.

-Darren O'Halloran

Our Deepest Condolences to Roger, Kirk and Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Jay & Julie Thorogood

-Julie Thorogood

Uncle Roger, Kirk and Family

It is often hard to find the right words at a time like this. I will always remember Aunt Donna's smile and energy that filled a room as soon as she entered. I cannot imagine the pain and heartache you’re feeling. May you find peace, comfort, and all the love you need in the days to come. Love Kim, Dwain and Family

-Kim & Dwain Burns

Thinking of you Roger and Kirk. I'm so sorry for the loss of your beloved wife and loving mother. (cousin Carolyn)

-Carolyn Beagan

Deepest sympathy to Roger, Kirk, and family.

-Andrea Dunk

Roger and family so sorry for your loss thinking of you.

-Ken Breadner

Our deepest sympathy to Roger and family. Donna will be remembered as always cheerful with her students and adults alike. The golfing community will miss a good one!
Tim & Liz West

-Tim & Liz West

Our deepest condolences to Donna’s family. We first met Donna on moving to Waubuno Road almost four years ago. We thoroughly enjoyed our chats when Donna was out walking and joined her on her walk a couple of times chatting all the way. A lovely lady with a lovely smile.

-Ferne and Lloyd Wylie

My sincere condolences to Roger, Kirk and family. I taught with Donna for years in Nobel. A fabulous friend and colleague. May you find solace in these difficult days ahead. Donna will be sorely missed.
Regards, Marilyn

-Marilyn Plater-McNabb

Heartfelt sympathy Roger, Kirk and family. Donna will be remembered and missed.

-Jack and Wendy Pickles

Oh boy….such fond memories both curling and golf. Jim helped Donna teaching and coaching curling while my kids were in Nobel School! My kids really enjoyed her as a teacher! Take care.
Patty Riches

-Patty Riches

To the Beagan family,
Donna, or more affectionately named, Mrs. Beagan was a wonderful person. She taught our children at Nobel School and was my mentor as a new teacher. She is so fondly remembered as a kind, dedicated professional who really touched the hearts and minds of those in her charge. Her influence at the curling rink inspired the next generation of curlers. Sending our sincere condolences for your loss.
Ron and Laura Zulak.

-Laura Zulak

I am sad to hear of Donna's passing. I was a French Teacher who taught her little ones introductory French for a number of several years. I was impressed with her typical smile, the care she gave to these young ones, and her organization of her various activities as well as the way her students were taught manners as well as what what was on the official list of topics to be covered. She gave a great start to the youngsters over the years. and will (and is) sorely missed.

-Peter Hurlbut