Donna Jean (Medwayosh-Tabobondung) Gillespie passed away peacefully with her family by her side, at Hillcrest Village Care, Midland, on Monday, June 10th, 2024. Age 79 years.

Beloved wife of the late Ed. Loving mother of Laurie, John, Doug, Venessa, and Charlene (Colin). Loving Grandma of Laura, Jason (Hannah), Austin, Emma, Coleson, and the late Scott. Lovingly remembered by her many great grandchildren. Daughter of the late Hazel Medwayosh (Nelson) and Anderson Tabobondung. Dear sister of Tom, Bob, Susan, Linda, Brenda, Mary, Carl, Alvin, Vera (Dan), Edith (the late Craig), Norm (Brenda), and the late Rick, Frank, (his wife Debbie), Pete, Steven, Jack, Yvonne, Randy (his wife Cindy), Gary (his wife Maggie), and Norine (her husband Wayne). Forever remembered by the Gillespie family, and by her many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

As was Donna’s wish, cremation has taken place.

A Service in Celebration of Donna’s Life will take place at the Wasauksing Gathering Place on Tuesday, June 18th at 11:00 A.M. Interment Wasauksing Cemetery. Reception to follow.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to The Orange Shirt Society (donations on-line or by cheque only please), or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.


I am sending you and your family my deepest condolences 🙏. So sorry for your loss. May her journey be beautiful to the spirit world.

-Debra Randall

To the family; please except my sincere condolences. I'm so thankful for the opportunity to say goodbye, thank you Ness and Char. Donna, like her husband Ed was a truly caring individual, her smile and presence lit up the room and she never wavered with extending a helping hand to her siblings in times of need. Thank you Donna for being a wonderful sister-in-law its been a pleasure being part of your life these past 50 years. All my love Deb ❤

-Debbie (Frank) Laramey