In Loving Memory
Donna Margaret Oates


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Donna Margaret Oates
Passed away peacefully
with loving family by her side
on Wednesday 11th August 2021.
Aged 56 years.
Wife of Paul for 28 loving years.
Mother of Jesse, Emily, Cody,
Bethany, Renay and Aaron.
Mother-in-law of Adele, Scott,
Brayden and Katelyn.
Grandmother of Nik, Jordon, Jett,
Cameron, Teagan, Evelyn and Isaac.
Daughter of Margaret and Frank.
Sister of Pauline, Brad and Ashleigh.

Loved and remembered every day,
A gentle nature, a heart of gold,
these are the memories we will hold.

Due to the current Government restrictions
A private cremation will be held.

Details for a Memorial Service
to Celebrate Donna’s Life
to be confirmed at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations to
Royal Children’s Hospital
would be appreciated.

Should you wish to send your personal condolences
to the family, please leave a message on the
“Leave a condolence” link located on this page.

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  1. My dear friend Donna, I’ll never forget your gentle loving attitude to life.
    Your legacy of love is left to continue in your children.
    Deepest sympathy to all her family. xo

    Marlinda Bellingham
  2. I am so incredibly heartbroken. Donna, your smile brightened up the room. Your kindness & warmth made a difference to so many. Our friendship was forever & we didn’t have to see each other to know it was real. I will never ever forget you. My deepest & most sincere condolences go out to your family. I will stream your service & I will wear the brightest of pink for YOU. Rest In Peace my friend.

    Kathy Burgstahler
  3. Donna, it is very clear that you are a special person. So many friends and family. So many people out in the community who know and love you. You are one of the special souls, leaving a lasting memory on everyone you meet. When they hear that you are gone, it will be a deeper shock. Missing you. Rob

    Rob Carew
  4. I have beautiful childhood memories of you so sad to hear your gone cuz rip xx condolence to aunty marg uncle Frank Pauline Brad Ashleigh my thoughts are with you xx

    Kathryn barry
  5. Donna

    A loving, caring wife, sister, aunt, cousin and friend to many now heartbroken family and friends.
    You now fly with the Angels..with your Grandmother to look after you as you both ķeep watch over us all.
    Fly softly, gentle loving girl.

    Forever loved

    David,Jacqui, Bec,Tanya,David and Ivy

    Jacqui Peterson
  6. Deepest Sympathy to Frank , Margaret and family’s ,
    Hilda Barry and family .
    A happy soul taken to soon . Will always remember your smile . Rhonda

    Rhonda Barry
  7. Remembering Donna’s wonderful and gentle soul, she will forever remain in our hearts. I was blessed with your friendship and heartbroken that l will never see your smiling face again. We send our condolences and wish nothing but love and healing for your family.

    The Dells
  8. With a sad heart I say Thankyou Donna taken far too young .. as a friend and past work colleague at the Pakenham Gazette as a photographer and who looked after my south east real estate front covers a few years back … such a positive attitude which I admired .. huge hugs Paul, Jesse,Emily, Cody, Bethany, Renay and Aaron and Families xx

    Janette Young
  9. We will forever remember Donna’s kind & caring nature and smile when we think of the fun times we shared .
    So hard to lose a Wife , a Mum, a Grandmother , and a friend …..But harder still to lose someone who was so loved .
    Some things in life are so unfair aren’t they .

    Thinking of you & the family Paul , love Val & Gez x

    Val & Gez Aarts
  10. My condolance’s to all of Donna’s family. A beautiful person gone to soon. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

    Janice Mcneil ( Barry)