Paulette DONALDSON (Lemieux)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing away of Paulette Donaldson (Lemieux). She passed away Wednesday September 1, 2021 after a short battle with cancer

Paulette was born in Redvers, SK on December 26, 1949 to Camille and Jeanne Lemieux (Bertholet). She was predeceased by both parents as well as siblings: Felix Lemieux, Clement (Brenda) Lemieux, Jeannine (Dennis) Hull, Raymond Lemieux, Laurent (Shirley) Lemieux and Colette (Robert) Duperreault.

She is lovingly remembered by her remaining siblings: Evelyn (Terry) Campbell, Suzanne (Rick) Metzger, Therese (Ken) Martel, Alphonse Lemieux, Valerie (Rick) Patron and Rosalie (Darrell) Robins. She was an aunt to 27 nieces and nephews, plus a numerous number of great nieces and nephews. Paulette also had many aunts, uncles and cousins, too many to list. however she had many fond memories of those she loved and was loved back; has left many wonderful memories for them to enjoy. 

Paulette was raised on a farm in Alida, SK and has always had a love for the outdoors. She would spend hours outside maintaining the large backyard of her house where she lived in Edmonton AB. She moved to Edmonton in 1970 and lived there happily, spending time with her family and working two jobs she enjoyed. She was married for 18 years and had three daughters: Lisa Simon, Andrea (Bryan) Ahronson and Tara (Clarke) Jay. She had four grandchildren who were the joy of her life: Samuel A, Elyana J, Olive A and Paisley J. 

A special mention to a son, Sean Hall, born in Regina SK in 1969. In November 2020 they were able to meet and hug for the first time! They were both looking forward to developing their relationship and creating a lasting bond. 

Paulette was a hard worker her entire life. Starting on the farm, then when the family store “Lemieux Men’s & Ladies Wear” opened in 1964 she started working there as well. She had many jobs throughout her life but the longest lasting at over 30 years was school bus driving. She was still driving at the age of 72! She had also started working for Covenant Health part time within the last 5-7 years. She didn’t just work though, she had an active social life as well. She enjoyed spending time with friends, chatting and sometime watching the Oilers play while eating her favourite snack, popcorn. She was a wonderful grandmother, mother, sister and a loyal friend. She will be missed

Paulette requested no service or formal funeral. If you would like to honour her memory in another way a donation can be made to the Cancer Research Institute.


  1. Rosealine Beriault

    My thoughts and prayers are with you, Paulette and with your family. We grew up together in Cantal and Alida. You were my younger sister’s best friend. You will always be cherished.

  2. Sandra Lemieux

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Paulette and with your family.
    The times we did meet you were kind and always had a smile.
    You have earned your Angel Wings, are now joining your family in Heaven.
    You will be missed by many.
    Sandra (Ray) Shari-Lynn, Michelle and Teena Lemieux…Fly high my friend….

  3. Irene Poirier

    Our condolences goes out to all her family and friends! We keep you all in our thoughts and prayers!
    I’ve always held Paulette in my highest esteem! She was a great childhood friend that I will cherish forever! I’m so thankful for having had her as part of my life! It’s been a blessing!
    Irene (Beriault) and Joe Poirier

  4. Meghan Rozema

    Sorry for your sudden loss of Paulette. She was very friendly and always eager to say hello to her fellow bus drivers. She loved to talk about her grandchildren. Paulette was incredibly dependable. We’ve especially missed her this fall and miss seeing her at the bus yard. May you be comforted during your time of grief.

  5. Christine Orbell

    I’m very saddened to hear of the passing of Paulette. I drove bus with her. She was always very friendly and positive. Deepest condolences to her family. 💜

  6. Doreen Broad

    Lisa, Andrea and Tara, I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I have such good memories of all you girls and your mom. She loved you all so dearly, worked hard and was always cheery. There’s a special comfort in knowing that the words, “Welcome home,” have been heard in heaven, as the memories of your mom remain here in our hearts! I pray you will feel God’s arms of comfort and strength around you, as you go through this difficult time of grief. Please know that my caring, compassionate thoughts and my prayers are with you now! Love and Hugs, Doreen Broad


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