Donalda Jean Banford


Donalda Jean Banford passed away at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital, on Monday, September 17, 2012. She was in her 96th year.  

Donalda was born on June 5, 1916, in Williamsburg Township to the late Clarence  Beckstead and the former Hattie Fader.  She was educated in Morrisburg.  

In 1937, she married Donald Coleron who died in December of 1944.  Donalda moved to Iroquois where she raised her three girls Marilyn, Carole and Judy, and worked at Saver`s Store. 

Donalda loved travel and lawn bowling and was an avid bingo player.  

On September 1, 1957, Donalda married Arthur Banford at St. John`s Anglican Church in Iroquois.  She and Art enjoyed many years together.  After Art’s death, Donalda moved to the Roma Apartments in Iroquois where she live for 10 years. She then moved to the Hartford Home in Morrisburg where she lived until her passing.  

Donald leaves to mourn two daughters, Marilyn Coir and her husband Neil of Canton, N.Y., and Carole Brouse of Iroquois.   

She is survived by her son-in-law David Barton of Sorrento, BC, and was cherished grandmother to Jennifer and Doug Collins of Beston, Mass; Greg and Alex Coir of Newbury Port, Mass; Marc and Melanie Price of Kelowna BC; Monica and Mike Hammerton of Abbotsford BC. She will be fondly remembered by eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

Donald will always be remembered and loved by her family and many friends.  She was predeceased by her parents, her husbands, her daughter Judy Barton, her brother Denzil Beckstead and her son-in-law Fred Brouse. 

Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home Iroquois on Tuesday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral service was held at St. John’s Anglican Church in Iroquois on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.  

Donations to Winchester District Memorial Hospital or St. John’s Anglican Church would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.  

Interment was at Knox Presbyterian Cemetery, Iroquois.  Online condolences may be made at


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