Born: April 10th, 1945
Passed in: Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: October 28th, 2012
It is with heavy hearts and sadness that the family announces the passing of Dianne at the Kamloops Hospice surrounded by her loving family and close friend on Sunday, October 28th, 2012. Dianne fought a hard and courageous battle with lung cancer for over 2 1/2 years.
Dianne is survived by her husband Alvin, her son Marv (Shandel) and her daughter Charlene (Kelly) Brugger and her two precious grandsons Branden Belley and Aiden Brugger. Dianne is survived also by her mom Lena Bergen, Winnipeg, MB, sisters Darlene (Fred) Rosedale, B.C., Delores (Robert) St. Anne, MB, Debbie (Dave) Landmark, MB, D'Arcy (Clem) Winnipeg, MB, and brothers Bernie (Sandy) and Carl, Winnipeg MB. She is also survived by her mother-in-law Mary Feschuk, Yorkton, SK, sister-in-law Vi (Bob) Prince George, B.C., brothers-in-law Victor (Vivian) Vernon, B.C., Lorne (Joanne) Edmonton, AB and numerous nieces and nephews.
Dianne was predeceased by her dad Alex Sawchuk on October 29th, 1988, brother-in-law Eugene Maydiniuk in 2001 and brother-in-law Sid Belley in 1996.
Dianne and Alvin were married in Yorkton, SK. on October 12th, 1963 shortly after they moved to Kitimat B.C., before moving to Kamloops in 1972. Dianne worked at Overlander Extended Care for 27 years. Dianne loved the sunshine and enjoyed spending time at Caravans West on Shuswap Lake, their home away from home. Christmas was also a special time for Dianne, she loved to prepare the traditional Ukrainian Christmas Eve dinner for her family. Dianne loved life and loved to be surrounded by people. Dianne was a loving wife, mother and Baba, she will be dearly missed.
The family wishes to acknowledge and thank Jackie Onufreychuk, Dianne's close friend. Jackie spent countless hours with Dianne over the past 2 1/2 years, taking her shopping when she was able to and to her many hospital and Doctor's appointments.
The family would like to thank her Doctors, 8th Floor Nurses at the RIH Cancer Clinic and a special thank you to the amazing staff of Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice for their compassionate care of Dianne over the past 2 months.
A Celebration of Dianne's life will be held in the Chapel at Schoenings Funeral Home, 513 Seymour Street, Kamloops, B.C. on Saturday, November 3rd, at 1:00 p.m. with a Tea to follow in the Schoenings Tea Room.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Crescent S., Kamloops, B.C. V2E 2S9 in memory of Dianne.