Donna Moore (aka Donna Mae) grew up on a farm/ranch south of Maple Creek in the Cypress Hills area. At a young age she’d be helping move cattle and sheep on horseback or on foot, milking cows and doing tractor chores.
After Ken, her husband danced into her life, they took over his family’s farm/ranch ten miles NW of Maple Creek where they raised their daughter, Kendra and son, Trevor. Her 34-year-long federal government job with PFRA included community pastures and other divisions. They had her typing on an old reconditioned typewriter using many carbon papers; no copiers in the early days.
Her volunteering is vast: United Church, Jasper Heritage Centre, Royal Purple and Maple Creek Cowboy Poetry as well as helping with the Maple Creek history book and being involved with the aftermath of the 2010 Maple Creek flood. Now in Medicine Hat she enjoys card games, reading, doing jigsaw puzzles, etc and being on the board for the Medicine Hat Cowboy Poetry Foundation. She’s a grandmother to Lily age 10, involved in many sports, Emma in college, playing volleyball and Ethan, in high school playing hockey with the Calgary Hitmen. She enjoys watching the games that are live-streamed.