- 42 years old
- Date of birth: Oct 7, 1969
- Place of birth:
Castro Valley, California, United States
- Date of passing: Apr 23, 2012
- Place of passing:
Dublin, California, United States
|Her honesty a refreshing rarity,her smile a ray of sunshine,an inspiration to many,and a true friend to all who loved her.|
The sunshine dimmed April 23 as the world lost one of its shining lights. Donna Marie Weaver, a longtime Bay Area real estate professional, succumbed to her three-year fight with a rare form of breast cancer and passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family. She was 42.
She is survived by her dedicated husband of 21 years, Johnie Allen Weaver; brother John McCreadie of Auburn, Calif; sister Theresa Snyder of Modesto, Calif; and nephews and nieces, including her latest niece and namesake – Chloe Donnamarie Weaver – who was born March 24.
Family and friends will forever remember Donna for her positive spirit that was always accompanied with a luminescent smile; her desire to always put others ahead of herself; and her sensitive honesty and sensible, well-heeled advice that others always sought from her. She was a trusted realtor who specialized in escrow management, respected by colleagues and clients alike.
In the words of one friend: “You taught us all a lot about love, life and friendship. You always kept it real . . . You were one of a kind!”
Donna Marie McCreadie was born Oct. 7, 1969 at Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley and grew up in Hayward. She graduated from Mt. Eden High School in 1987. Her parents – James and Mary McCreadie – preceded her in death. She always had a special place in her heart for dogs, and is survived by her beloved American Eskimo, Jada.
While contributions to organizations to help combat breast cancer are always appreciated, Donna requested remembrance contributions be made to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). If you are so inspired, contributions can be made by clicking here.
"Missing you every day BUT especially today on what would have been your 47th Birthday. My memories of you always bring a smile to my face and a warmth in my heart. But missing you never gets any easier. Love you my friend :o)"
"Today I made a contribution to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in honor of my sister's birthday. Happy Birthday, Donna. Jada and I miss you more with each passing year."
"Hi Auntie Donna! Boy do I miss saying those words from time to time! It's just one of those days today where you crossed my mind and now I can't stop thinking of you. I so badly wish you were here so we could all get together and talk and laugh. And more importantly just see you. Three years later and we all still miss you! Love you aunt Donna!"
"Donna, It has been three long years without you. It has been so long but seems like yesterday you were here with me. I still think of you continuously and miss you terribly. You were an amazing person and the world is not the same without you in it! I still am amazed when I think of how graciously you handled the disease that ended your life. You were so much stronger than I could have ever imagined. Even though it makes me breakdown still, I am so thankful to have all the pictures of you to remind me of the great times we had. My life will never be the same. Love Always.........."
"Donna, can't believe it has been 3 years. Seems like yesterday we were sitting in your family room catching up on everything. Miss you each and every day. Love you girlie."
"Good morning Johnie,
I hope this finds you doing well. Today is a special day. Donna is always on my mind. I miss her so much. I hope you and work are doing well. Are you back to biking? Remember Donna is with you always. How are doing the online dating? Donna would like you to do that. I have been swimming a lot. I swam 100 laps twice when I was up in Alaska helping my daughter. Love and best wishes, Louise"
"Donna, I felt time stop on the day you past and I am taken back to that moment from time to time and I still have to ask myself, did that moment really happen? Yet here we are, at what would have been your 45th birthday and I sit here alone faced with the realization that in fact, that moment did happen. My mind seems to not comprehend time in the same way it did when you were here. Time seems so vague, meaningless. But today I will remember that beautiful smile, wonderful laugh, and recall what it was like to have you here to celebrate with. I miss you more than words can say."
"Happy Birthday Donna. Can't believe another year has gone by. You are missed each and everyday. Love ya and miss your beautiful smile :)"
"Donna, Thinking of you today on what would have been your 45th Birthday! Wishing you were here with us to celebrate your birthday. Not a day goes by that I do not think of you and I miss you terribly. Today I celebrate you!! Love you!"
"Happy Birthday Donna, it is true you are missed by someone everyday. There are many times when the thought of you crosses my mind and brings a smile to my face or a belly laugh. I miss you , I know your loved ones also miss you and the world sure could use you!!!"
"Donna Marie I miss you terribly. Two years past now and you remain in my heart and thoughts everyday. I still talk to you (pretty regularly actually), because I miss your laugh, your wisdom and courage. I am terrible with the spoken word, never as fast as you or as good with the comebacks, the sarcasm, the one liners. And so... me answering myself is pathetic. I still yearn for the real thing.
Donna, my forever friend, I will miss you forever. I can't help but think back to almost 40 years ago and I imagine you with your pink polyester pantsuit in kindergarten (the girl I didn't want to like because you were so frilly and cute and how I loved you anyway) and those giant, smiling, mischievous blue eyes and I just have to believe those eyes are still smiling somewhere."
"Today I celebrate Donna Marie Day. I have missed my sister for each of the 730 days that have passed since we lost her in 2012. So many missed talks, Facebook postings and belly laughs. That's 17,520 hours without Donna's smile, sound advice and warm friendship. Yet, all this time has not filled the hole in my life and my heart: I so miss the sound of her voice and her sarcastic spirit. Most of all, though, I miss her boundless capacity to love. Happy Donna Marie Day . . ."
"It has been two long years since you were taken from us. I miss our conversations that could go on for hours and your beautiful smile. You were an amazing friend, wife, aunt and sister and will live forever in all of our hearts! Love You!!"
"Two years ago you were taken away from us. You are truly missed each and everyday that goes by. Your smile would light up any room you were in. I miss our talks and hearing your laugh. I was very lucky to have you as my special friend. Love you and miss you always."
"Donna, today would have been our 23rd wedding anniversary. It was a rainy day just like we used to enjoy together, bundled up and listening to the rain. I chose to spend the day alone, painfully aware of the day but keeping busy trying to keep the sadness at bay. But each time I passed your picture in the hallway the pain would hit me a little harder. I still miss you terribly. Even more so on our special days without you here. Happy Anniversary to the best wife ever! All my Love."
"I'm missing you very much today -- your birthday.. I'm trying to remember all those special days and celebrations over the years. I miss you so much. To the birthday that should have been. Love you always."
"Happy Birthday my friend. I miss you terribly."
"So strange....was thinking of you yesterday and on Friday...forgot about your b-day, but life always brings you into focus. The not so subtle advice you would sometimes give, your spot on assessment of the most minute of situations that most people would blow out of proportion.... I miss you, the world misses you and I know Johnie misses you...but just the thought of you brings a smile"
"Thinking of you on this special day. You are truly missed each and everyday! Love ya Donna."
"Dearest Donna, You are still constantly on my mind, day in and day out. When life gets tough it kills me not having you here to talk to and I feel lost all over again. All I can do is think WWDD. With the help of family and friends I keep moving through life. I have pretty much accepted that you are not coming back but sometimes I still hope you might show up to make my life special again."
"Hi Donna, I watched my wife die slowly with cancer for thirty months. Annie taught me so much through the journey. I believe there's more to life than death. It makes no sense that people like you, who did so much for others could just pass on. I believe with every fiber in my body that you're and Angel, as is Annie, and one day you and your beloved Johnie will meet again. "I Believe""
"Thinking of you always my beautiful friend :o) The day's just don't seem the same without you here.....Missing your smile !"
"It is so hard to believe that a year has gone by since you were taken from us...Yet my heart hurts as much as it did a year ago. I miss your beautiful smile and ever saving wisdom! You were so special to so many people and I know that I am not alone in my loss. Miss and love you my friend."
"Dearest Donna, I can't believe it has been a year since you were taken from us. It has certainly been the hardest year of my life. Again and again I find myself yearning for your touch, your voice, and your wisdom. I would love to see your beautiful smile again. You truly made my life what it was. I still feel lost without you, but am trying to carry on and make you proud. Forever yours."
"One year later, I long to see your face pop up on my ringing phone. I so miss our talks, the texts and emails. I miss you at our family gatherings. Birthdays, Christmas' and summer cocktails by the pool are now just memories with you. Precious memories. I miss you so much, little sister. I long for your laughter and your spirit. And I miss the sound of your voice saying, "I love you."
"I miss you so much. Life just isn't fair!"
"Wow, I cannot believe it has been a year. There have been many times this past year that I wish I could have picked up the phone, to ask a question,( you always had the best most common sense answers) or to share a little industry gossip ( been a lot of that lately and I'll bet it not only has astonished but really cracked you up....wink wink hahahahaha).Im honored to have been your friend"
"Hi Donna and Johnie.......was thinking of you today as I was driving around and drove through some familiar neighborhoods from the old adobe days....couldn't help but see your smile as I went through the different"farms". Johnie, Donna was as much in love with you as the first day you met if not more and I am sure that she is watching over you everyday. That is one great angel you've got"
"My heart is breaking for you all, but couldn't hold back the tears reading Bob Harrison's tribute, there are no words to heal a shattered heart and I pray Donna will wrap her angel wings around you Johnny so you can feel her presence and feel your beautiful love together again xx"
"Hi Donna, your Johnny is really struggling without you. I believe in heaven and believe you are an "Angel" and probably friends with my wife Annie; she's an angel too. Between the two of you, keep an eye on Johnny. I've recently been there, and know and understand his pain. It's relentless, and folks come and go, but he's locked in a state of being. Hard to escape, but he will. I believe"
"Our first Christmas without you, Donna, has been incomprehensible. While the halls were all decked, they seemed empty without your smile lighting up the room, without your laughter trailing down the hall and without your clever quips to warm our souls. You will forever be our missing gift during the holidays. We all miss you so very much."
"Johnie called me today to inform me of your passing, and I am so very sad. You fought a strong and solid battle not sure what the final day would be. I remember when we met to talk of Jada and shared so much in common, it was crazy. I too got diagnosed and reached out to you. You were there for me with words of wisdom. I will never forget your friendship and warm heart. Thank you Love"
"Donna, It is my first birthday with out you here. You know i am not one to like my birthday. I am so greatfull for Mike and Troy who took the time to make it such a great day but once I am by myself It is hard to stop crying for you. I miss you so much..Wish you were here!!! Knowing you would want me to keep living life to the fullest is all that keeps me going. Love you!"
"Donna, today I really miss you. There are so many things I need to talk to you about but I can't. How I wish you were here. Miss you so much."
"Happy Birthday Donna forever in my thoughts
Love Moira xx"
"Happy Birthday Donna, Hope you have a good time up there with Aunt May & Uncle Jim. Love to you all your big cuz Annette <3 xxxxxxxx"
"Happy Birthday....I miss you so much.
"Happy Birthday to my 'lil sister. You are deeply missed just a little more on this memorable day. I still recall Dad waking Theresa and I 43 years ago with the news we had a baby sister. Little did we know at the time you were the best thing ever for our family. Happy Birthday, DC. I love you so very much."
"43 years ago today at 6:35 AM my gorgeous wife Donna was born. Thanks to James and Mary for bringing this wonderful person into the world. Her love and companionship was a gift that I will cherish forever. Her kind ways and beautiful smile always brightened my days through the years. Donna, I would give anything to have you back. Love you!"
"So many times you are in my mind...Today, all day, I kept thinking of your mischievious smile and contagious giggles...You will live on in the minds and hearts of all you touched with your sweetness, honesty and wisdom. Love you, my sweet girl."
"Was thinking of you today...they are saying we will have blue moons this week...I know I will be able to see your smiling face among the stars"
"Starting four months ago today, every day and night has been a struggle! There hasn't been a minute that you haven't been on mind! I am so lost without you my DEAR SWEET FRIEND! I am so sad I don't know what to do at times! You were the BEST FRIEND & you sister in law anyone could have! I MISS & LOVE you so VERY MUCH! My heart hurts so much that its taken this long to come here! LOVE YOU!!"
"Love love lover you! I will miss you forever and always <3"
"Aunt Donna, Still thinking about you everyday, how could I not? You were and still ARE my number one role model. I can still hear your laugh in my head, one of the best things about you was your laugh. You had so much insight in life I always admired how you knew everything and anything about life, it amazes me still. If I grow up being half the woman you were I will consider myself lucky!"
"A friend, teacher, neighbor, a beautiful and true person. You were an inspirational friend.I admired the strength and positive attitude you modeled. I will forever be grateful for our friendship and life lessons you taught me and my family. Amazing...is all I can say. I feel grateful that we were friends and I miss you terribly."
"Donna we only met for a short time,but we always will remember a lovely, happy,caring young,lady,who made us feel a very special Aunt and Uncle in our thoughts
Norma and Robert"
"Aunt Donna, you were one of the most important people in my life, and the best aunt anyone could hope for. I will miss your wisdom, your smile, your laugh, and your big, warm hugs that made me feel like everything in life was perfect, even if for only that small second. I always knew that I could turn to you for anything, and I often did. You helped shape who I am today. Love you forever!!"
"I have come to this site time and time again and every time I try and write something I can't see through my tears. How can you express in less than 400 characters how much you meant to me, how much I appreciated you & how amazing you were. I thought I had more time to talk to you, to find out your favorite bands,your favorite colors. You were my "go to" girl and I will miss you forever!!"
"My friend you have touched so many people in this world with your kindness and that beautiful smile i will miss your visits to the salon and all we shared talking about everything you were a joy im fortunate to have you in my life and Johnie this was totally a beautiful tribute of your best friend and wife you both are amazing."
"Candle lit by Joan Alvarez on June 7th 2012
Donna, Some people give hugs, Some people give help. You gave your all. Your kindness touched my heart. You will be missed Donna."
"(5) A friend, a confidant, a child, a girl, a woman of substance, an intellectual, sarcastic, amazing and deep, thought-provoking, loving, wonderful friend. I know how much you always loved your sweet Mom and your funny, spirited, accented Dad! Rest in peace my sweet friend and be reunited with your family and may the universe be so kind to us that our souls shall meet again."
"(4) girl I spent so many nights giggling over who-knows-what with! Now that you've passed from this realm of reality, I'll never know what that giggling was about because you were always "my memory" keeper and I was always amazed by your ability to recapture time in a rapturing way. But here's what I will remember and keep in my heart forever... what you are to me."
"(3) and I know that is what our friendship was about. The spoken and the unspoken could exist together in harmony. Though, OK, let's face it, there wasn't much that was left unspoken by you. You always knew how to love with abandon and provoke the same way. Damn you for leaving us, we all miss you so much. Donna Marie McCreadie Weaver, my childhood friend,"
"(2) middle and the kind, tender love that you brought to the world. You always knew the right answer and, shit, the right frickin' question, too. Damn you for that! Love you for that! I'm sorry I couldn't write this to you in a letter or tell you this while you were still here, while you were alive, but I know that you know, in your infinite wisdom, that I wanted to say it"
What can I say? I thought it would last forever and that you would always be here. I mean really here, physically, for me and the collective us that loved you so much. You were always the rock, the one who was on solid ground and didn't second guess anything, though we were always on to your soft, squishy"
"Hi Donna, your memorial is beautiful. Filled with so much love. Johnie, you've honored your wife with so much love, pride, spirit, and integrity. I wish you well, knowing the road is going to be long, an the void you feel will remain deep, until your memory starts to fade. Always remember, life is about love and being loved, you were loved. True love has a sustaining power. Take care!"
"John, thank you for sharing this beautiful memorial site with me of your beautiful beloved wife Donna who will live on with you forever in your heart. My sincere condolences my friend. You will be our prayers that God continually gives you strength and courage one day at a time, one step at a time. Love and prayers, Lesa and family."
""My sorrow is deep for my cousin I did not meet.
I have asked Archangel Raphael up above to care for Donna and give
her my love"."
"Hello everyone we will be having a celebration of Donna's life please visit her facebook page to see details please do not leave messages here......I see your smile everyday Donna and it brings a smile to my face...we miss you terribly for so many reasons, you taught so much to so many in the time you were with us"
"Donna I'm so glad we met. You were an amazing women and I'm so glad to call you my friend. I will miss you dearly. Seems like yesterday we were both preparing for our weddings. I love you and miss you my friend."
"Although many miles apart, you were always in my heart. Our brief encounter many years ago left a lasting impression of the wonderful person you were. Love always . Your cousin from Scotland Annette"
My wife and I are in tears watching this beautiful tribute to your wife! If there is anything we can do for you please let us know. You and all of your family will be in our prayers!"
"My dearest Donna,
There are no words to express that you are not here any more. You are the love of my life, You are the person who watched my back always. You are my confidente and you are my rock and you are my shoulder to stand on. You are with my always."
"There are only two words to describe Donna...THE BEST.... she was the Best friend anyone could have ever dreamed of, the Best confidant, she always gave the Best advice, she loved her husband the BEST, she was simply the BEST at everything she did!"
"Donna, I wish Heaven had a phone. So I could hear your voice again. I thought of you today, but that's nothing new. I thought about you yesterday, and days before that too. All I have are memories and a picture. Your memory is a keepsake from which I'll never part. God has you in his arms, All of those who knew you have you in their hearts."
"I was lucky to have you as my sister. Our relationship was special and I would not have traded it for anything. You were always there for me with sound advice, a wicked sense of humor, and most of all, unconditional love. I will miss our countless hours talking about everything and nothing, mainly about my (our) children. I will miss you more than words can express. Love, love, lover you!"
"My friend, we shared very precious moments that will always be in my heart and memories. You were far more advanced than many of us on this earth. You were a gift to us all. Your foresight - astonishing, your love - rewarding, your advice - invaluable, your laughter - contagious, having you in my life-priceless. I'll miss you more than words can say. Love you!"
"Donna, you will truly be missed. We will always remember your kind ways and larger than life smile. The love that you and Johnie shared is one of a kind and will never be forgotten. I remember the conversations we had about the world and politics and your unique perspective on life, a perspective that was always thought provoking. Thank you for the 26 years you were a part of our family."
"Donna, You amazed me daily with your thoughtfulness, your caring and your tireless love. You made me proud to be your husband every day. I am so greatful I had you in my life. Love you."
"Donna, Love of my Life! You were my whole world and I am lost without you by my side. The last 26 years of my life have been astonishing because I had you to share them with me. You were the most kind, understanding, selfless and loving woman a man could ever hope for; I could not ask for a better partner in life. I will forever love and miss you all the days of my life."
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