With heavy hearts, we announce that Diane passed away on December 18th 2020 in her home at the age of 80 years.
She is survived by her children, Susan (Doug) and Donna. She was predeceased by her husband Paul and her son Mike.
Diane was born in St Boniface and she grew up in Norwood. There she met Paul and they married in May of 1960. Diane had 3 children, Susan, Donna and Mike and she was a stay at home mom for many years. The smell of freshly baked bread, pies and cookies often filled the house.
Once the children were all in school, Diane began working part-time. As the years went by, she worked full-time for the retail store Dalmys. She eventually became the store manager of Dalmys’ Antels store.
In 1995 Paul and Diane retired and moved to their cottage at Hillside Beach. Diane was very active and she didn’t take to retirement at first. She ran for council in the Rural Municipality of Alexander where she sat as a councillor for 4 years. Diane then retired again. After a few more years, she once again decided to work and began to work at the local Hillside Beach store. Diane eventually retired for good and dedicated her time to her gardens and fighting off her wildlife foes.
The deer, rabbits and squirrels loved to nibble away at her garden which drove Diane to distraction. She had an electrified fence and motion activated sprinklers installed to try to repel the wildlife from her garden. When these didn’t work, she resorted to cap guns, pellet guns and even an airhorn. Of course, living at the beach, none of these were effective and Diane finally gave up.
Diane’s other yard obsession was with the extraordinary amount of leaves, pine cones and pine needles. She could often be seen on her hands and knees collecting pine cones and vacuuming the pine needles off of her sidewalk. Diane liked everything to be very tidy.
The family would like to thank her friends in the Hillside Beach and surrounding beach areas for always being there to help Diane whenever she needed assistance. A special thanks to her friend Barb for checking on her regularly as she became ill.
Diane was a fantastic mom and she was a wonderful friend to many. She will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, a contribution can be made to one of Diane’s favorite charities, the Winnipeg Humane Society.
In Accordance with their wishes, cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held.
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