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Date of Passing: Aug 01, 2022

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NELSON: Diane, age 62 years, beloved wife of Ken McPhail, passed away on Monday, August 1, 2022 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. A private family graveside service will take place in the Carberry Plains Cemetery with Judith Froese-Doell officiating. The Celebration of Diane's Life will take place at a later date. Complete obituary information and service details will follow. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Diane may be made to Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium, 205 – 20th Street, Brandon, MB R7B 1L6 or the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3.

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As published in Brandon Sun on Aug 06, 2022

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • I was deeply saddened to Learn of Diane's passing, and must say the news came as a total shock. I had the pleasure of working with Diane in the Media program at Assiniboine for a number of years, Her professional approach to teaching and the excellent rapport she developed with students left an indelible mark on us all. I moved to BC upon my retirement and had only a few occasions to reconnect with Diane, but each brought a rekindling of shared memories and, as always, were highlighted by her warmth and outgoing personality. I am glad of having had the opportunity to work with Diane, and join many others in saying she will be greatly missed. - Posted by: Bob Crighton (Colleague) on: Aug 17, 2022

  • Ken: we are sorry to hear about Diane‚Äôs passing. We know how devoted you two were to each other. Our deepest sympathies. Doug and Vicki - Posted by: Doug Pastuck and Vicki Henderson (Friends) on: Aug 17, 2022

  • When Diane stepped into a room, the lights would come on. . . or at least, it seemed so. She was an extremely effervescent individual whose blend of optimism, humour and vivacity was infectious. She used her considerable musical ability with such joy that to listen to her sing was a truly compelling experience. She had a wide range of friends and enjoyed their companionship, and they hers. She was devoted to you, Ken, and you were truly the center of her universe. Her passing will be a sad loss, not only for her family and wide circle of friends, but also for the larger community. Her voice might be stilled, but her song is still in our hearts. - Posted by: Rodney Mykle and Lori McBeth (Friends) on: Aug 08, 2022

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