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Donna Messer, a businesswoman, powerful speaker, accomplished writer and a very dear friend.   As my mentor Donna taught me so much, especially the power and importance of motivation and inspiration. She will forever be in my heart and thoughts and her spirit will continue to guide me.

Donna inspired and helped thousands of people. As evident from the hundreds of comments pouring in on Donna’s Facebook.  She is loved and respected by many.

Her creative mind never stopped – we spent countless hours in her office and on the phone brainstorming and working on a variety of ventures.  I was honoured Donna valued my insight and opinion.   I am blessed to have known and learned from such an exceptional women and I know in my heart she will continue to inspire me along with thousands of others.  Her legacy lives on!

Please allow me to share this message from Donna’s family.

Donna Messer April 3, 1942- April 3, 2015

It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of Donna Messer at 7:15 this morning.

She fought a valiant and dignified battle with cancer, which cannot come as a surprise to anyone who knew her. Donna was always strong willed, focused and dignified. She passed away peacefully with family by her side, support and love all around.

We thank the nursing staff of the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital for their wonderful care. You all truly made a very difficult time more bearable.

There are certain points in time when the stars mysteriously align. Today was one of those days. On Friday, April 3rd, Donna was born, and also passed. Both dates were a Good Friday, and fell within Passover. Both dates also mark the headnote and footnote in the story of an amazing soul.

Those of us who were touched by, and had the opportunity to talk to Donna are truly fortunate. We rejoice her presence on earth and remember our time with her well. It is presumed that she is currently in charge of networking in heaven.

Donna was a mother, grandmother, businesswoman, public speaker, accomplished writer, friend and mentor. She was a positive and welcomed impact on her community and a highly sought after source of knowledge and support.

Our mom influenced a great many people’s lives and has not only been a supporter but also a champion for countless causes, charities, small businesses and individuals. It her spirit, there is a Legacy Foundation in the works. It will be established as soon as possible in her name.

For those of you in Donna’s network, we will be in touch with details regarding an upcoming celebration of her life.

With our deepest love,

Richard, Debbie, Lauren. Madison, Keegan and family

This is a an awesome on-line publication created by Donna Messer and her team at ConnectUs Canada.   I was thrilled my article was selected to be published in the “Business” section.  Please take a few minutes to read the article and scan the entire publication!

http://bit.ly/pOvQIP

I read a great article in The Toronto Star today and just had to share it with everyone.  Ok I admit it, I am quoted in the article and quite proud that my opinion matters.  However, the real story is about the value of  networking, volunteering and giving back – it really does make a different – enjoy! 

Lee Koren,PHR

Volunteer work can open career doors

Helping others develops contacts and sharpens skills.

You can view this story at: http://www.thestar.com/living/specialreport/article/923686–volunteer-work-can-open-career-doors

Lee Koren is certifed as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR).   She is an expert when it comes to recruitment and selection.


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