Donald Ivany (CARD OF THANKS)

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The family of the late Donald Ivany (Sr.) would like to extend a sincere thank-you to all those who have provided comfort and support in the passing of our beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather.


We appreciate all the prayers, phone calls, emails, messages, cards, flowers and food. Your donations to the various charities were very much appreciated.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.


We would like to thank family and friends who travelled to be with our family and to those who could not travel, we know your hearts were with us. Thank you to those who visited the funeral home and attended or watched the funeral.  It touched our hearts.


Special thank-you to Rev. Jocelyn Cook, for your visits with our dad and your support to our family and thank you for the beautiful service.  You always go above and beyond and we will be forever grateful.  To everyone who took part in the service, Mandy, Nicole, Erin, Daniel, Justin and Maureen and also the Pall Bearers, you made it special.  Many thanks go out to Victoria Murphy for her music and a very special thank-you goes out to Jim Wight, one of dad’s special friends and music buddy for doing a beautiful solo.  (Dad would be so proud!)


Thank you to Lorraine Mitchell, NP, and the staff at 2 North in Corner Brook Long Term Care, your care and compassion for our dad brought him great comfort and happiness.


Thank you to Mindy Holloway at Fillatre’s Funeral Home in Corner Brook for her kindness and compassion during this difficult time.  It was very much appreciated. 


…You have blessed us beyond measure and now may God richly bless each and every one of you!


Our sincere thanks to all,

Juanita, Donnie, Monica, Debbie, Boyd and families




It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we, the family of Donald Ivany (Sr.) announce his passing on Wednesday, June 14, 2023, surrounded by his loving family at Corner Brook Long Term Care at the age of 88.


Leaving to mourn with many precious memories are his 5 children and their spouses: Juanita (Arch) White, Donald Jr.(Maureen) Ivany, Monica (David Boone) Ivany, Deborah (Clay Walbrook) Ivany, Boyd (Debbie White) Ivany; 9 grandchildren: Cheryl (Brian) Kormos, Ian White, Nicole Ivany, Erin Ivany, Mandy (Andrew) English, Scott (Amanda)Gillis, BrookLynn Ivany Walbrook, Daniel Ivany and Justin Ivany; 6 precious great-grandchildren: Megan and Lauren Kormos, Alexa English, Jaxon, Jayla and Jace Gillis; Son-in-Law: John Gillis; Sisters-in-law: Dorothy Ivany, Mary Hann; Brother-in-law: Ivor Hann, Ernie Hann, Woody (Carol) Hann and Tex (Joy Brake)Wheeler; his friends and the staff at CBLTC in Corner Brook where he resided, as well as many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends, including all his music buddies.  


He was predeceased by his loving wife Rosie (Hann) Ivany, May 2, 2023; Father: Allan Ivany, Dec. 27, 1960; Mother: Lucy Blanchard, Dec. 11, 1989; Step Father: George Blanchard; Parents-in-Law: Herbert and Ellen Hann; Sisters: Barbara (Les) Spracklin, Muriel (Ira) Gillam; Brothers: Ray, Bill, Allan, Boyd (Blanch) and Fred (Alma); Sisters-in-law: Dora (Louis) Vincent, Una (Wallace Lewis and Tom Vincent) Lewis, Hazel (Rupert Robert’s) Brake, June (Hollis) Wheeler; Brothers-in-law: Harvey (Bessie) Hann, Jordy (Vera) Hann, Herbert (Junior) Hann.  


Family would also like to thank the very caring staff at Corner Brook Long Term Care where Dad resided since 2021.  He never missed an opportunity to let friends and family know that he thought a lot about the staff and we know the feeling was mutual.  He had many great experiences while living there, especially listening to all the guest musicians and he was happy that he was able to continue his model boat building while living there.  


Please join us in celebrating his life and saying goodbye.  Visitation will take place Friday, June 16, 2023 at 7 PM - 9 PM, at Fillatre’s Funeral Home 4 St. Marks Avenue where the funeral service will take place on Saturday, June 17, 2023, 11:00 AM with Rev. Jocelyn Cook officiating. Interment to follow at United Church Cemetery, Summerside.


As expressions of sympathy flowers are graciously accepted or memorial donations may be made in his name to the Alzheimer’s Society NL,  Autism Society of Newfoundland, the Ronald McDonald House, the Janeway (or Cancer Society), or a charity of one’s choice.


To know him was to love him, and he will be loved forever.


I have fought the good fight.  I have finished the race.  I have kept the faith.  2 Timothy 4: 7


The Funeral Service can be Livestreamed through the following link




7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday, June 16, 2023
Fillatre's Funeral Home
4 St. Mark's Avenue
Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, June 17, 2023
Fillatre's Funeral Chapel
4 St. Mark's Avenue
Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Donald Ivany (CARD OF THANKS)

1935 - 2023

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