It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend on Thursday, December 3, 2009, at Hospice House, after a near twenty month battle with lung cancer.
Dianne will be missed by her husband Ray, daughters Sherry (Craig Grunert), Robin (Ken Trottier), sons Kelly (Margaret Hodgkinson), Trevor (Carla MacDonald) and her loving flock of grandchildren Justin and Caleigh Grunert, Amanda, Wesley and Melissa Trottier, Danielle Lavallee-Gould and Alexandra, Elena and Heidi Nuyens. Dianne is also survived by her sister, Lois Chinook and brothers Pat and Tommy Strandberg. She is predeceased by her mother Edna Strandberg, father Victor Strandberg, and brother Norman Strandberg.
Dianne will always be remembered for her infectious smile and generous spirit that touched all who knew her.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 13th, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Valley Funeral Home. A private Committal Service will be held in Medicine Hat, Alberta next summer where Dianne’s mother was laid to rest. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the North Okanagan Hospice Society (3506 – 27th Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 1S4).
Thanks are expressed to our many friends and extended family for their numerous kind gestures and support during this difficult time. Thanks are also extended to the staff at the VJH and the Hospice House for their excellent care and caring.