Wahsayahbino kwe
(Mukwa dodem)

Donna Deloris (Sandy) King passed away peacefully, with family by her side, at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Friday, January 27th, 2023. Age 77 years.

Loving daughter of the late Francis and Daisy Sandy. Former wife of the late Stewart King for over 25 years. Loving mother of Kenneth Mark Sandy, Francine (Dan), Sharon, and the late Tim and Jeff (Wenonah). Loving Grandma of Shawna, Andrew and Mishquaziiwan; Kaitlin and Bella; Renee, Hope, Chloe, Penny, Faith, and Stewart; and Emily. Loving Great Grandma of Jaelyn, Trentan, Christian, Andrew Jr., Gracie, and Easton. Dear sister of Kenneth King ‘Spike’ (Colleen); Edwin (Eileen); Jean; Dale; Yvette; Luke; Kay (Elijah); Bernard, Rachel; and the late Sheldon (Tina), and Sharon Sandy. Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, other relatives, colleagues, and friends.

Resting at the Wasauksing Gathering Centre from Monday, January 30th, until the Funeral Service on Tuesday, January 31st at 11:00 A.M. Cremation to follow.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Lung Association, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.


I'm so grateful for the time she shared with me to revitalize Anishinabemowin, always asking me to speak Ojibway with her, never making me feel shy. She will be missed and never forgotten.


Sending my condolences and strength to the family to get through this difficult time. Sharon, sending you hugs.
RIP Donna, baamaapii

-Clara Partridge

My sincere condolences to the family. You have our deepest sympathy. Wishing you peace, comfort and lots of love. Our heart goes out to the family.
Jamie and Dianna ❤️

-Dianna Wheatley

We wish to express our deep felt condolences to all of family, friends, and community members. Donna was a fun person to hang out with and really took the time to listen when sharing heartfelt feelings. May her journey be all that she anticipated…sending prayers and love…Mados and Alex

-Alex and Mados Zyganiuk

My deepest sympathies and condolences to the family and community. I enjoyed my work with Donna and she always had a smile and kindness.
Here’s a little story of me & Donna. I remember going canoeing with Donna and she said to me do not tip the canoe & get her cigarettes wet. Well when I went to jump in the canoe, I was at the back and our canoe started tipping. Donna slowly went to the side and our canoe tipped over with her smokes floating on the water. I quickly jumped to rescue her smokes and then put them all on a log to dry in the sun. Donna & I were wet & she was like: “hey my smokes”!!! Holeee..,, we laughed!!! That was a fun day with Donna and out outing at 3 mile.
Her smile will be remembered. Sending love and hugs 🤗

-Kathy Absolon

Donna spent the day with us at EarthTALKER Anishinaabemowin Gabeshi. She sat speaking the language with us. She reminded me that we are family, and helped me to start thinking about what that means (I've been away from the community for a long time). I am thankful to have known Donna even a little bit. My heart goes out to the family may you receive all you need at this time. Safe journey home to Creator. xoxo

-Amy Desjarlais

Condolences to all, thoughts and prayers sent.
Sheri Williams

-Sheri Williams

I am so sorry to read of your mom's passing.
Sending my heartfelt sympathies to you at this time.
I hope you can find comfort in good memories.

-Fawn Parks

Sending the family my deep condolences. Donna will be greatly missed.

-Rebeka Tabobondung

Hugs to the family. Sending lots of ❤. Auntie Donna will be missed. Will always remember her laugh and kind heart. Bamaapii Ahgwamiziin Donna. Love you ♥️

-Marion Kelly

My condolences extended to the family of Donna King. I’m glad of the last memory of Donna. Jean Zyganiuk and her must be having a good time up there. Gentle and strong. Knowledgeable and always sharing that knowledge. Miigwetch Donna

-Darlene Rice (-Reiche)