August 5, 1938 - August 28, 2023
Born in Cardiff, Wales, Diane moved to Canada when she was 17 years old. She spent her last 20 years on the Sunshine Coast, BC.
Diane was a free spirit, a gypsy who loved exploring the road less travelled. "Life is short", she said. "Eat the chocolates! Make the most of every mile. Embrace adventure."
She loved to travel, explore local haunts, and most importantly, make friends. Over time, she nurtured deep friendships with people around the world.
Diane managed her own business in Vancouver, BC, The Switchboard, an answering service with a delightful group of staff and an infamous hangover couch. It was the good old days in Vancouver with afternoon and afterwork drinks at Murphy's Pub, themed dance parties, and regular visits to Nick's Spaghetti House. She also worked as a radio operator, a barmaid, a layout artist, and a writer.
Diane wrote and published Off the Tracks, a novel about her time running a halfway house for men living with addiction. She also co-wrote, Darla’s Last Kick at the Can, with her dear friend Sharyl. This work, along with everything else she did was layered in humour.
Diane leaves behind her sons Guy and David (Arlene), daughter Kelly (Andrew), grandchildren Liam, Kaden, Kayla and Daniel, and many dear friends.
Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, September 24th at 2pm, Davis Bay Hall, 5123 Davis Bay Road