Cover photo for Donna Gilman's Obituary
Donna Gilman Profile Photo
1960 Donna 2020

Donna Gilman

May 30, 1960 — August 24, 2020

St. Johnsbury, VT: Donna J. Gilman, age 60, of Church Street, passed away peacefully with family beside her at the Dream Catcher Farm in Waterford, VT, Monday, August 24, 2020 following a long battle with cancer.

Donna was born on May 30, 1960, in Sherbrooke, Canada, daughter to Ross Charles and Claire Grace (Maiden) Miller.  She grew up in St. Albans and attended Bellows Free Academy for 2 years then completed her last 2 years at Lyndon Institute graduating with the Class of 1978.

Donna enjoyed many things, she especially loved traveling to Ontario Canada to visit her family and to vacation at Sauble Beach. She also loved to visit Bermuda with her best friend and two daughters where she enjoyed good food, music and touring the island on mopeds. She enjoyed Antiques and was always on the hunt for unique art. Donna enjoyed entertaining for family and friends and always put a good “spread” of food and drink out for all to enjoy. If you were to look for Donna on a Saturday morning you would most likely find her at “TJ Maxx”. She sure loved to shop.

Donna is survived by her parents: Ross and Claire Miller of Hanover, ON, her husband, Charles Gilman, of Danville, VT, her son Jason S. Faulkner of Brooklyn, NY, 2 daughters: Heather C. Faulkner companion, Danny Taylor, of West Burke, VT, Tarah L. Fontaine and father to her children, Bradley, of Danville, step-son: Teddy Gilman of Danville, Step-daughter: Kelsey Gilman of St. Johnsbury, 2 brothers: Charles William “Bill” Miller and wife, Jan, of Palmerston, ON, Richard Miller and wife, Jean, of Mildmay, ON, a sister: Sara James of Lyndonville, 5 grandchildren: Aubrey A. Fontaine, Mason B. Fontaine, Stella C Chamberlain, Nova J. Faulkner, Evelyn S. Adams, several nieces and nephews including: Anthony Miller and kids: Payton & Bella, Wesley Miller (Chloe) and son: Dominick.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Tarah’s home 379 Swett Rd, Danville, VT 05828 on September 12, 2020, at 5PM.

Condolences may be shared with the family at

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Donna Gilman, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Starts at 5:00 pm

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree