Diane Elizabeth SMITH (Bain)

After a courageous 2-year battle with cancer, Diane died peacefully at her home with her family by her side on April 3, 2007. Predeceased by her mother, Alice in 1969 and her father Clifford in 2004. Lovingly remembered by her soulmate and best friend Len and her children Becky (Garry), Kevin (Krista) and Greg (Jen). She told everyone she knew that she was “so lucky” to be blessed with six precious grandchildren, Chynna, David, Allison, Darren, Tyson and Mariah. Also truly missed by her sisters, Jean (Allan), Doreen (Wayne), Audray (Bill), her stepmother Isobel, step-brother Stan (Sharon) and numerous nieces and nephews. Diane was born in Victoria on Nov. 14, 1945 and grew up in Cobble Hill and Mill Bay. She married Len in 1964 and together they raised their 3 children in Lake Cowichan. Diane worked for BCFP/Fletcher Challenge/ TimberWest in Caycuse for 24 years from 1979 to 2003 when she happily retired. Diane touched so many people with her heart of gold. The world was a better place with her in it. Sadly missed. Never forgotten. We love you. In lieu of flowers, Diane asked that for the future health of her grandchildren, a donation be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association in her name. A memorial service and tea will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 10th at the Lake Cowichan Community Hall.

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