Thursday, March 27, 2014 marked the end of a long and very courageous battle in life of a dear wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. Dianna passed away peacefully with her family by her side in the East Kootenay Regional Hospital.
Dianna enjoyed the outdoors, travelling in the motor home, the company of friends and most of all precious moments with family. Her warmth of heart, contagious smile and wonderful sense of humour will be missed by all who knew her.
Born on December 1, 1958, Dianna was raised and received her schooling in Kimberley. She met the love of her life Steve, and together they settled and raised a family here in Kimberley. When the Cominco Mine closed, Steve and Dianna found work in Thompson, Manitoba where they spent 6 years before returning to Kimberley.
Dianna is survived by her loving husband Steven, daughter Erin (Carrie), granddaughter Brodie, parents Scotty (Dorothy) Valin, sister Debra (Bill) Muir, brothers David (Bev) Gordon and Kevin Valin and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service for Dianna will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at McPherson Funeral Home in Kimberley at 2:00 pm with Bill Plant officiating. Those wishing to make memorial donations in honour of Dianna can do so to the: East Kootenay MS Group, #401, 2011 – 2nd Street North, Cranbrook, British Columbia, V1C 3L4.