August 20, 1955 – December 28, 2018
Dianne was born in Vernon BC but spent most of her life in Vancouver. Dianne and her partner Jim moved to Chilliwack in January 2018 to live their dream of retirement in a quieter more peaceful place.
Although the time was short, we made it darlin’. Thank you for all the love and encouragement over the last 40 years. Thank you for being there to help me with my children Mathew and Tila. Our relationship had its highs and lows but in the later years we reached heights whereby a harsh word from either of us hurt us both thus there were so few. At the end of the day, there we were side-by-side, you holding two of my fingers because that’s what fit. You amazed me girl. From the moment we received the prognosis of double lung cancer and brain tumors in 2013 you never once complained, looked for sympathy or allowed me to do anything you could do for yourself even though it was a struggle. I will always hold in my heart the small and simply framed words you gave me for Christmas several years ago.
If I tell you I need you do not take it lightly. I do everything I can to never depend on anyone, to never show weakness. And if I say that I need you it mean I am trusting you to catch me when I fall.
I give these words to you my girl.
All the stories we could tell, and if it all blows up and goes to hell, I can still see us sittin’ on a bed in some motel, singin’ all the stories we could tell.
So for not the last time Dianne, All my love all my life. Dianne is survived by her brother Stephen whom she loved dearly.
Thank you to all the doctors, nurses and staff in Vancouver, Chilliwack and Abbotsford that helped both Dianne and I over the past 6 years.