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Diana passed peacefully at her home in Baltimore ON, surrounded by family and friends. She had a wonderfully full life of almost 94 years. Diana brought love, joy, and happiness to all those who knew her, and touched a great many hearts with her dynamic nature. Diana (Di) was never married. She was a brilliant and kind soul. Di was educated at Havergal College Toronto; Oakwood Collegiate Toronto; Normal School Victoria BC; and UCLA California. She taught in British Columbia, Alberta, Switzerland, France, Toronto and Meaford, Ontario. An avid skier, golfer, and bridge player extraordinaire; she loved word puzzles, sudoku and luminosity.com. Diana was keenly engaged in politics, the environment, and charitable causes. She had a great sense of humour, loved dogs, and had a very generous heart as her friends and family will attest to. She will be greatly missed by her older brother Russell, and his wife Rosemary, her nephews and nieces, Cathy, David, Ian, Don, Carol, Tim, Darcy, and Marc; as well as their partners and children; and special friends David, Melodie, the Bylsmas, and the Cobourg Duplicate Bridge Club. There will be a celebration of life gathering in MacCoubrey Funeral Home Reception Centre, on Saturday, May 18 at 2:00 pm. All are welcome. Memorial donations may be made to the Northumberland Humane Society or Municipal Animals Services (Shelter of Hope). Condolences received at www.maccourbrey.com.
I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Diana's passing and both Anne and I would like to express our sincere condolences to the family. Growing up and visiting Toronto during Christmas holidays created a host of very fond memories.
Dear Aunt Rosemary and Uncle RussA friend just text me with the news that Aunt Diana has past away.Kian and I send our thoughts and prayers out to both of you and to all of the family.I was just talking with Kian and sharing memories of Christmas and Easter holidays,when we visited with at Aunt Kaye and Aunt Diana at Aunt Kay's home on Preston Place.We want you to know that we are with you in thought and wish you comfort and peace as you remember Aunt Diana.Gentle hugs and prayersKeri(Berthelot)and Kian(Jensen)
Sorry to hear about Diana's passing she was a wonderful lady. I often think of here telling us about her beloved dog coming home with one of our neighbors B.B.Q. Warm chicken. And of course she had it for dinner. I can see her walking in the field behind us her lab. She will be missed.Sincerely Anne & Paul Cooper
A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:
Municipal Animal Services (Shelter of Hope)
I met Diana through the Cobourg Duplicate Bridge Club. She was lots of fun, well respected and a much sought after partner. We will miss her greatly.My condolences to Russell and family.
The Board members and staff of Northumberland United Way would like to offer our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. We have appreciated Miss Dignam’s generosity and commitment to the community over the years. She was indeed very committed to charitable organizations, and was a great supporter of Northumberland United Way. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.