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Donna Louise Ph.D. Lamping

LAMPING, Donna Louise Ph.D. - With heavy hearts we announce Dear Donna's peaceful death in London, UK, on Wednesday, June 8th, Beloved wife of Itesh Sachdev, daughter of Helen Aiello Lamping and the late Vincent Lamping, sister to Gina Brennan (Mike), predeceased by her brother Tony (Kelly). Cherished Aunt to Monique, Colin, John Luke, Connor, Calvin, nieces and nephews in the Sachdev family and loved by many Aiello, Lamping and Bell cousins, aunts and uncles. Donna was born in Willowdale, in 1953, went to Loretto Abbey, University of Waterloo and Harvard University. She taught at Harvard, McMaster, Fordham and McGill Universities before moving to a faculty position in England in 1992 at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London. She had just married Itesh in a Tibetan Buddhist ceremony on the 'roof of the world' - Nepal - in December 1991. Donna mentored many doctoral students, conducted research on health issues and was a regular presenter at international conferences. An active member of the International Society for Quality of Life Research she was President in 2007-2008. Donna loved to travel, switching easily from one language and culture to another. She was a beautiful, vivacious woman enjoying life to the full with great food, good company and conversation and, always, enquiring about what others were doing. She knew and accepted her future once advanced stage colon cancer was diagnosed last fall and maintained her joie de vivre. She embraced many spiritual philosophies that guided her and Itesh as they prepared for her spiritual transition. She was elegant to the end. The funeral was held in London, UK. A Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2011 at St. Gabriel's Church, (650 Sheppard Avenue, East, Toronto) at 1:00 p.m. Ever the scientist, Donna wished donations be directed to research and treatment of cancer and/or a hospice for the care of those who are terminally ill. 10248026
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Posted by Donalda (Donna) Johnson (sudent at Loretto Abbey) On Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Donna was a very nice student at Loretto Abbey. I was sorry to hear of her passing. We were in the same class and were the two Donnas. I will always remember her as part of my youth. My condolences to her family.
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Posted by Donalda (Donna) Johnson (sudent at Loretto Abbey) On Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Donna was a very nice student at Loretto Abbey. I was sorry to hear of her passing. We were in the same class and were the two Donnas. I will always remember her as part of my youth. My condolences to her family.

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