Donna Marie (Smith) Hooper, Reserve Mines

Donna Marie (Smith) Hooper
Reserve Mines


It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Donna (Smith) Hooper, age 52 passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.


Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of Reginald “Red” and Barbara “Bobby” (McIntyre) Smith.
Donna worked at Tompkins Memorial School for years where she enjoyed being with the kids each day and developed many friendships.  She also enjoyed dispatching for the Cape Breton County Trucker’s Association. Donna was a member of St. Joseph’s parish; teaching religious education when her children were young.  As an early teen, Donna loved being a member of Cadets.  In the past several years, she loved shopping excursions to the US and traveling south.  One of her favorite events was the annual family long weekend where her amazing sense of humor shined through. 


Donna’s true love in life was her husband, Gary, who was always by her side.  Donna’s most proud accomplishments were her two amazing children, Tara and Jarrett.  She lived and loved for her two children.  Donna was also very excited about the upcoming birth of her second grandchild, Rory Reginald who will be brother to Khloe.


Besides her parents, Donna is survived by her husband, Gary Hooper; daughter, Tara Smith (Kenny Bert), Reserve Mines, son, Jarret Smith, Ontario;  sisters, Barbara Smith (Graham Fequet), Glace Bay, Nancy MacLean (Jim) , Halifax; brothers, Reggie (Marion), New Brunswick and Joe (Tracey) (Rohrback), New Brunswick; brother -in - law, Glen (Betty Lou) Hooper; sister -in - law Gail (Gordon) Leighton, she is also survived by her granddaughter, Khloe and grand nephew, Austin and three special nieces and three special nephews.


 She was predeceased by her mother-In-law, Joyce and her paternal and maternal grandparents.


Visitation for Donna will be held on Sunday, November 12th, 2017 from 7-9 pm in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay.The funeral mass will take place in St. Josephs Church, Reserve Mines on Monday at 11 a.m. followed by a reception in the church hall. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.  Fr. Daniel Boudreau officiating.

Donations can be made to Tompkins Memorial Elementary School or to the Cape Breton Cancer Centre.


On line condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca