Donna Marie Jardine (Wolski-Kopczyk), 69, of Romulus, Michigan passed away December 1, 2020.
Donna Was born in Detroit on September 7, 1951 to Joseph and Teresa Kopczyk. She proudly graduated from St. Andrews High School in Detroit. She went on to raise a family and continued her education with a Real Estate License.
Donna was married to the love of her life Bill Jardine on October 10, 1996; they were married for 24 years and the relationship was described as a true love story by many.
Donna worked as a realtor with Century 21 Row in Livonia for many years. She loved helping people and this was one of her outlets. Donna was a loving, giving, kind woman. She was incredibly strong and had tremendous resolve. She has been involved in many organizations throughout the years helping others, including many years with Feeding Detroit & Down River, llc., where she would cook good, hot meals for the homeless on the streets. She also made it her mission to not only feed them, but provide clothing, toiletries and whatever they needed.
Donna enjoyed not only cooking, but baking and candy making. She created many cakes, cupcakes and candies over her life, she was so creative. Donna also loved antiquing with her family and enjoyed vacationing with Bill in Las Vegas. But her true passion was her family. As she prepared for surgery in September she spoke these words to her doctor “Doctor, I breath for my children, grandchildren, my husband and the homeless people I feed”.
Donna, or Nana as she was lovingly known as, is survived by her husband, Bill Jardine; her children, Debbie (Jeff) Kaminski, Lori (Michael) Mayes, Cindi (Dave) Lindros and Jennifer(Shervin) Vakili; her grandchildren Michael Mayes Jr., Jackie Kaminski, Justin Kaminski, Julia Kaminski, and Darien Vakili; her aunt, Ann Burns; her sister in law, Rachel Kopczyk; and her nieces and nephew, Katrina (Brian) Dehart, Kimmy Kopczyk, and Kenny Kopczyk, and so many family and friends that loved her dearly.
Donna is preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Teresa Kopczyk, and her brother Kenneth Kopczyk. We know she was welcomed to heaven with their loving open arms and know she is now safe and no longer hurting, as she has had many health struggles in her short life. She is an example to all of us with her grace, gratitude, strength and loving, giving heart. She was the strongest woman we have ever known and will live by her example.
The visitation will be held at Manns Family Funeral Home in Livonia December 7, 2020 from 12:30 PM until the time of the funeral service and time of sharing at 6:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial donation in Donna’s name to Feeding Detroit and Down River, llc. at www.fddr.org. Link located below.
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Feeding Detroit and Down River, LLC