Diane was born on January 7, 1940 in Tamworth but grew up in Lichfield, Staffordshire England. She passed away on July 26, 2019 at the Dauphin Hospital.
She was first and foremost a wonderful loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Diane graduated in 1957 with a Book Keeping certificate from the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce in London. She trained at the St. Charles Hospital in Ladbrook, London and completed her three year student nurse training in August 1958. She graduated in 1962 as a midwife at the St. Charles Hospital where Florence Nightingale had nursed. By 1963 Diane had acted as a midwife in 44 births and received a certificate from the Royal Infirmary in Stirling, Scotland.
Diane completed her training in the Plastic Surgery Unit for Neonatal babies in the City Hospital in Nottingham in 1964. That same year she came to Vancouver, Canada with her best friend, Andrea, and worked as a Registered nurse on the medical ward of Vancouver Hospital until the end of 1965. Diane traveled to Manitoba with Andrea to work at the nursing station in Little Grand Rapids. It was there that she met her husband, Enos. She traveled with her husband to St. John’s, Newfoundland to work as a geriatric nurse at the Hoyles Home for four years. Diane spent the remainder of her career at the Dr. Gendreau Home in Ste. Rose du Lac, Manitoba specializing in geriatric care. She spent several years hobby farming with her husband in St. Amelie before her move to Dauphin.
She enjoyed gardening, reading, knitting and doing soduku puzzles as her hobbies.
She will be missed greatly by her husband Enos, her daughters, Nancy and Joanne and her son Bruce. Also, by her son-in-law Len, daughter-in-law Lisa and her grandchildren Ethan, Nathan, Julien, Riley, William, Maison, Sklyer and step grand-daughters, Meaghan and Christiana. Also, her brother Chris and sister-in law Ann. Also, her best friend and sister of the heart, Andrea and her husband Art.
A sincere thank you to the nursing staff at the Dauphin Hospital and the Palliative Care Unit. A sincere thank you to Dr. Vosters for her support and kindness.
Our hearts are broken and we will miss you with every breathe until we all meet again above the stars.
A Funeral Service was held for Diane on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 2:00 pm from the Sneath-Strilchuk Family Care Centre in Dauphin.
Interment followed in the Riverside Cemetery.
If friends so desire, donations in memory of Diane may be made to the Dr. Gendreau Personal Care Home in Ste. Rose du Lac.
Dr. Gendreau Personal Care Home
P.O. Box 60, Ste. Rose du Lac MB R0L 1S0