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Donna Von (#46914798)
 member for 10 years, 4 months, 17 days
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Bio Photo I live in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. I enjoy traveling and look forward to visiting cemeteries in Canada and the U.S.

It's very rewarding to fulfill photo requests, and I'm always interested in knowing where other Find A Grave members are from and a little bit about them.

My public name comes from the small Saskatchewan town where I grew up as the eldest child in the Elliott household. Maternal family names include
Anderson and Riddell. My father's mother was a Stark from Cornwall England, with Keast further up the English tree. My husband's family are Deis from the Vibank area and Liutvinskas from Edenwold.

I've been interested in photography since I was a child. Photographing headstones and plaques can sometimes present challenges in making sure they can be read. My Photoshop skills have been handy for cropping, optimizing file sizes, lightening images for clarity. My checklist for cemetery visits grows longer, but a brush is the biggest essential (next to a camera, which is always in my bag).

I am happy to transfer memorial pages to relatives.
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 • 15 Memorials Added
 • 20 Memorials Managed
 • 302 Photos
 • 76 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 4 Virtual Flowers
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Messages left for Donna Von (38)[Leave Message]
RE: First Saskatchewan Lutheran Cemetery
That's OK Donna. Someone has taken all photos of the cemetery now for me. Thanks for getting back to me.
Added by Sheila on Jun 18, 2015 12:34 AM
First Saskatchewan Lutheran Cemetery
Hi Donna - I added memorials for First Saskatchewan Lutheran Cemetery, Range Rd. 3082, Langham, Saskatoon Census Division, which has about 180 burials. I have 38 photo requests posted so far, but I believe all the burials I've posted have headstones. Are you near there or know of anyone who would be interested in going there? The whole cemetery needs to be photographed. Thanks.
Added by Sheila on Apr 14, 2015 11:57 PM
Margaux Viera
Frederick B. Baldwin
Hi Donna,

My father, Balfour Kendrick "Ken" Gibson is the young man in the photo displayed in the Baldwin crypt. Can you send me the pictures you added to Frederick B. Baldwin's grave, so I can add them to my father's grave?

Thank you,
Margaux Viera
Added by Margaux Viera on Oct 13, 2014 11:23 AM
Jean M. Zaffiro
Charles and Kathleen Adie
Thank you for obtaining a photo of their grave. I appreciate it!
Added by Jean M. Zaffiro on Sep 07, 2014 4:22 PM
prairie girl
Donna, thank you so very much for the photo of Robert Haatvedt in Saskatoon. It filled in some missing info for me, and I appreciate it very much!
Added by prairie girl on Sep 01, 2014 3:11 PM
William Steffensen
Thank you very much for the photo!!
Added by Arborist on Sep 01, 2014 8:53 AM
Benolkin gravestone photos
Hi Donna, Thank you very much for using your free time and taking pictures of William and Mary Benolkin's gravestone. The photos look great!!
Added by CGrubb on Sep 01, 2014 2:38 AM
The Byrd Graves in Kenaston
Thank you so much for adding those pictures of their gravestones! There wasn't much to them, but it's a connection to some ancestors. Do you know if there is any additional info on Jeanette or Richard in the Cemetary Records? (or is there someone I can contact for that?)

Thank you again!
Added by Jeanine on Aug 29, 2014 12:36 AM
L Beacon
Thank you so much for taking the time to locate and photograph the memorial, it is greatly appreciated!! Cheers!!
Added by L Beacon on Aug 25, 2014 7:08 AM
Wonderful Lady!
Donna, I want to publicly thank you for photographing almost a whole side of our family in Saskatchewan!

It is volunteers like you, who are so caring and giving that make Find a Grave a great place!

Many many thanks for your time and work!

Added by Karen on Aug 23, 2014 10:28 PM
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