November 1, 1957 ~ Trail, BC
January 2, 2015 ~ Harrop, BC
It is with profound sadness we announce Diana’s passing. Her life was joyful and her activities were an enormous treasury of shared interests connecting her to friends and the community. She was a ”Yes, let’s do it,” type of person. She golfed, exercised, practised yoga, played Bridge, painted, hiked, and kayaked, to list a few of her hobbies. Her many accomplishments, from being presented with ribbons in her equestrian days, to winning a golf tournament and selling her first painting, were announced with a big smile and then tucked away as she moved on to her next endeavour. She was inclusive, generous, tenaciously positive and gifted with an amazing memory. She loved her life and her family. She left her career in financial services at BMO and CIBC Wood Gundy to become her beloved Mumsie’s caregiver and took in animals when they needed a home. While she loved to travel and explore, she especially loved the Kootenays, and her piece of paradise on the lake.
Diana will be forever missed by her soul-mate, Rod; her Forrester, Gartland, and Gestrin relatives in Creston, Victoria, the Lower Mainland, Regina, and Michigan as well as her many, many friends.
She was so thankful for the wonderful care from Dr. Moola, Dr. Malpass, Dr. Sonnichsen and the exceptional nurses and staff at the Kootenay Lake Hospital.
A service will be held Friday, January 9th, at 11am at the Balfour Evangelical Covenant Church, 7741 Upper Balfour Road. A reception will follow at the church.
Cremation has taken place.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation, 3 View Street, Nelson, BC, V1V 2B1
Mine Poser Er Pakket
(My Bags Are Packed)
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.
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