September 6, 1958 – June 11, 2020
With heavy hearts we said goodbye to Di. She’s gone to be with her son, Andrew, parents, Betty & Don and other loved ones she missed so much.
Di leaves behind her greatest loves, her daughter Katie, with husband Johnny, and grandson Iggy. A prouder mum and Granny has never been. Di will live on in them both. Di also leaves a legacy of family; step-kids Michelle, Darren, Kenn, Courtney & Sarita; siblings Sally, Jen, Nancy & Richard; all their partners and kids and grandkids; family abroad and her many, many wonderful friends. The support and love of her family and friends throughout her life, and especially through her courageous fight with cancer, were so appreciated and cherished by her.
Di was a talented, creative, and innovative person, she could do anything! Few people can fit homesteading, fishing, forestry, writing, reporting, and the library while attending art college, or building a cabin from scratch and raising a family – at times with no electricity or plumbing – into one lifetime, but Di certainly did!
She made every person feel special, whether it was her smile or great conversation, or a witty poem or song, composed off the top of her head. One library customer said it best, Diana brings light to dark places.
Di was so happy to be able to spend her last months in their house in Sooke, with Katie, Johnny & Iggy so close by. She had her flowers & plants and all her memories and glorious stuff around her; she was content.
A celebration of life will be held sometime soon. Until then, we ask that you honour Di today, and every day from wherever you are. Have a cold beer or nice cup of tea, in nature.
Write something, make something, grow something. Sing a great song at the top of your lungs. Love those who need it most.
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