ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Diane Williams, (Mari Diane Barrie) 82 years old, born on April 5, 1938 in Vegreville Alberta and passed away peacefully at home in Burnaby BC with family on February 7, 2021. Diane was a wife, mother, grandmother, sister-in law and auntie. Diane cherished all of her family and was adored by all. Diane had many dear friends from her nearly 55 years in Burnaby, 20 half years (winters) in Mesa Arizona, as well as friends she kept in touch with from her earlier years in Edmonton and Pincher Creek Alberta. Diane will be missed immensely, she is survived by heartbroken husband of 60 years Frank, daughter Juanita (Mike), grandson Jared, son Frank (Sue), grandsons Seth and Oliver. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Carole Williams on February 26, 2021
Diane was the best! We were so sad to hear she has passed on. Richard, and I send our warm wishes and love to Frank, and the entire Williams family as we all mourn her loss. Her bright smile, positive attitude and loving spirit will be forever missed. Love to all. Carole & Richard
Posted by Brad Crawford on February 25, 2021
Though we were never actually related (only via marriage) Auntie Diane, Uncle Frank, Juanita and Frank were such a huge part of our family, especially the years growing up. I have so many wonderful memories of our families annual summer camping trips, as well as a few too many reunions and parties to mention! 

Diane was one of the most loving and kind people I have ever known and was always there to help if you ever needed anything. Her joyful spirit and infectious laugh are things I will always remember. Though we lost touch a bit over the years I feel very blessed that I got to spend some quality time reconnecting with Diane and Frank in recent times.

Rest in peace Diane, and thank you for all the joy that you brought to all of our lives!

Posted by Sue Williams on February 24, 2021
TRIBUTE TO AUNTIE DIANE
I FEEL SO BLESSED AND GRATEFUL TO HAVE HAD AUNTIE DIANE IN MY  LIFE.
   SHE MARRIED INTO THE CRAZY WILLIAMS/MACLENNAN FAMILY OVER 60 YEARS AGO AND OVER THOSE MANY YEARS EVERY FAMILY MEMBER FELL IN LOVE WITH HER KINDNESS, HER SENSE OF HUMOUR AND GENEROSITY OF SPIRIT.
   DIANE BECAME MY MOM’S BEST FRIEND AND I KNOW THEY SHARED A LOT OF GOOD TIMES AND SOME NOT SO GOOD TIMES OVER THE YEARS BUT COULD ALWAYS GET TOGETHER FOR A GLASS OF WINE OR MAYBE A RYE AND HAVE SOME GIGGLES. I REMEMBER DIANE COMING TO OUR HOUSE IN VANCOUVER WHEN MY MOM HAD PNEUMONIA AND IRONING CLOTHES IN MY MOM’S BEDROOM WHILE THEY LAUGHED AND TALKED AND MOM RESTED IN BED. NOW THAT IS A GOOD FRIEND!!
   DIANE WAS A HUGE SUPPORT TO ME AS MY MOM HAS GONE THROUGH HER DEMENTIA JOURNEY AND SHE ALSO BECAME MY CLOSE FRIEND. I COULD ALWAYS PHONE HER AND TALK ABOUT MOM AND WE WOULD END UP LAUGHING OVER SOME OF THE SILLY TALKS THEY HAD OR THINGS THEY HAD DONE TOGETHER. WE HAD A FEW GOLF TRIPS TOGETHER THE THREE OF US AND I HAVE A SOME GOOD STORIES OF MY OWN TO TELL ABOUT THOSE.
   DIANE HAD A LOVE OF LIFE AND PEOPLE EVIDENCED BY HER MANY FRIENDS. HER LOVE OF FAMILY SHOWED IN HOW FONDLY SHE TALKED OF HER GRANDKIDS, JARED,SETH & OLIVER AND THE CLOSENESS TO HER KIDS, JUANITA AND FRANK THAT I PERSONALLY WITNESSED AT END OF LIFE. SHE AND UNCLE FRANK WILL ALWAYS HOLD A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART AND I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE MANY FAMILY CAMPING TRIPS AND DINNERS WE SHARED.
AUNTIE DIANE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN AWARE OF THE RESULTS OF HER KINDNESS BUT EVERY BIT OF POSITIVE ENERGY SHE GAVE HAS MADE IT A BETTER PLACE FOR ALL OF US.
I WILL MISS MY AUNTIE DI. I FEEL SO GRATEFUL TO HAVE HELD HER HAND AT THE END AND I WILL THINK OF HER WITH LOVE AND MISS HER FOREVER........................................................SUE
Posted by Ina Varner on February 24, 2021
One favorite memory was the day she returned from the hike up the Grand Canyon, she walked in my door, looked at me and started to cry, I hugged her and she said “I made it” so we cried and talked and laughed and she told me about the hike. She was so proud, We felt like she had won the Gold Medal at the Olympics. I was so happy for her. She was never one to talk about her achievements, but I was so glad to celebrate that day with her. Many more happy memories and laughter together.
Posted by Claude Revering on February 23, 2021
Diane you lite up a room with your beautiful smile. You were so kind to me and always so gentle.
I remember when you & Frank started coming to visit & I feel in love with you.
Claude always says that you had the most smooth golf swing. You were so patient with me when we golfed.
You taught me so many things over the year's & I'll ways remember your kind gentle spirit. Also you were full of a wee bit of mischief. That twinkle in those beautiful beautiful eyes, will be with me forever.
Dear Frank, Juanita, Frank & families please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Claude, Lynn, Katherine,. Maureen
Posted by Lois Miller on February 23, 2021
I have many fond memories of Diane as we spent summer holidays together on Vancouver Island. Diane was always warm and welcoming whenever I visited the Williams' home in Burnaby. Many laughs and sometimes a few tears were shared. I'll never forget the gentle way Diane spoke and how she listened intently. I am very sad that she is no longer with us and I pray for peace and comfort for all who loved her. Rest in sweet peace, Diane.
Posted by Rick Stones on February 23, 2021
I've known Diane for over 33 years. My Sue took me to Diane's 50th birthday at Diane & Franks home in Burnaby, and it was a wonderful time!
 
Diane was always so much fun to be with and ever so kind and positive!
In all the years I've known her, I've never heard her say anything negative about anyone!
She truly was an extremely beautiful Human Being, inside and out!!!

I loved Diane and will miss her so much!
I am grateful to have shared wonderful times with her and now wonderful memories!!!
Posted by Lynn Joncas on February 23, 2021

 Diane was an awesome lady. Her smile lit up a room. I was blessed to have known Diane for over 60 years.
Deepest Sympathy words cannot heal the pain of losing someone so dear.

      "Kind words in your sorrow, kind thoughts thought the day,
          New hope for tomorrow, new strength on the way"

                    Rest in Peace my Friend.
               
Lynn Joncas
Posted by Greg Crawford on February 22, 2021
My family and the Williams' family spent many a happy summer vacation at Dick and Di's and Pacific Playgrounds on Vancouver Island. For my brother Brad and me, Diane and Frank were the aunt and uncle who weren't, officially, but in practice really were and are. :) Much loved, much admired; much laughter, much caring; now, Diane, much missed. It's hard to imagine her on this plane any more, because she had such a warm, glowing spark of vitality. I can't help but feel there's a part of her that's still with us. Rest in peace, Auntie Diane. Frank, Juanita, Frank, and your extended families, our deepest condolences. Much love, Greg, Abby, Alec and Rachel Crawford

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Posted by Carole Williams on February 26, 2021
Diane was the best! We were so sad to hear she has passed on. Richard, and I send our warm wishes and love to Frank, and the entire Williams family as we all mourn her loss. Her bright smile, positive attitude and loving spirit will be forever missed. Love to all. Carole & Richard
Posted by Brad Crawford on February 25, 2021
Though we were never actually related (only via marriage) Auntie Diane, Uncle Frank, Juanita and Frank were such a huge part of our family, especially the years growing up. I have so many wonderful memories of our families annual summer camping trips, as well as a few too many reunions and parties to mention! 

Diane was one of the most loving and kind people I have ever known and was always there to help if you ever needed anything. Her joyful spirit and infectious laugh are things I will always remember. Though we lost touch a bit over the years I feel very blessed that I got to spend some quality time reconnecting with Diane and Frank in recent times.

Rest in peace Diane, and thank you for all the joy that you brought to all of our lives!

Posted by Sue Williams on February 24, 2021
TRIBUTE TO AUNTIE DIANE
I FEEL SO BLESSED AND GRATEFUL TO HAVE HAD AUNTIE DIANE IN MY  LIFE.
   SHE MARRIED INTO THE CRAZY WILLIAMS/MACLENNAN FAMILY OVER 60 YEARS AGO AND OVER THOSE MANY YEARS EVERY FAMILY MEMBER FELL IN LOVE WITH HER KINDNESS, HER SENSE OF HUMOUR AND GENEROSITY OF SPIRIT.
   DIANE BECAME MY MOM’S BEST FRIEND AND I KNOW THEY SHARED A LOT OF GOOD TIMES AND SOME NOT SO GOOD TIMES OVER THE YEARS BUT COULD ALWAYS GET TOGETHER FOR A GLASS OF WINE OR MAYBE A RYE AND HAVE SOME GIGGLES. I REMEMBER DIANE COMING TO OUR HOUSE IN VANCOUVER WHEN MY MOM HAD PNEUMONIA AND IRONING CLOTHES IN MY MOM’S BEDROOM WHILE THEY LAUGHED AND TALKED AND MOM RESTED IN BED. NOW THAT IS A GOOD FRIEND!!
   DIANE WAS A HUGE SUPPORT TO ME AS MY MOM HAS GONE THROUGH HER DEMENTIA JOURNEY AND SHE ALSO BECAME MY CLOSE FRIEND. I COULD ALWAYS PHONE HER AND TALK ABOUT MOM AND WE WOULD END UP LAUGHING OVER SOME OF THE SILLY TALKS THEY HAD OR THINGS THEY HAD DONE TOGETHER. WE HAD A FEW GOLF TRIPS TOGETHER THE THREE OF US AND I HAVE A SOME GOOD STORIES OF MY OWN TO TELL ABOUT THOSE.
   DIANE HAD A LOVE OF LIFE AND PEOPLE EVIDENCED BY HER MANY FRIENDS. HER LOVE OF FAMILY SHOWED IN HOW FONDLY SHE TALKED OF HER GRANDKIDS, JARED,SETH & OLIVER AND THE CLOSENESS TO HER KIDS, JUANITA AND FRANK THAT I PERSONALLY WITNESSED AT END OF LIFE. SHE AND UNCLE FRANK WILL ALWAYS HOLD A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART AND I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE MANY FAMILY CAMPING TRIPS AND DINNERS WE SHARED.
AUNTIE DIANE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN AWARE OF THE RESULTS OF HER KINDNESS BUT EVERY BIT OF POSITIVE ENERGY SHE GAVE HAS MADE IT A BETTER PLACE FOR ALL OF US.
I WILL MISS MY AUNTIE DI. I FEEL SO GRATEFUL TO HAVE HELD HER HAND AT THE END AND I WILL THINK OF HER WITH LOVE AND MISS HER FOREVER........................................................SUE
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Shared by Carmel Revering-Morton on February 23, 2021
I’ll always remember Auntie Diane as a very friendly happy lady with the cutest giggle. Our condolences. Carmel, Carina and Maren