ANDERSON, Margaret Diane “Di” (née Day)
January 18, 1938 — October 11, 2019
Diane was born in Kelowna, BC, January 18, 1938. It is with heavy hearts, the family of Diane Anderson announce that she passed away peacefully, Friday, October 11, 2019. Diane is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 61 years, Albert “Andy” Anderson. Diane will be lovingly remembered by her 4 daughters and their families: her daughter Sharleene Anderson, grandchildren Cory (Alanna) and Chelsea (Nathan), and great grandchildren Austin, Jaylynne, Harlow, and Kian; her daughter Sherri Anderson (Catherine), granddaughter Sondra, and great grandchildren Donavin, Logan, Mackenzie, and Mikenna, also grandson Justin (Amanda), and great grandchildren Linkin and Hayden; her daughter Kelli (Tony), grandchildren Cole (Jakayla), Hunter, and Blaire, and great grandson Hudson; and her daughter Tracy Anderson and grandchildren Shale, Jagger, Demi, and Quin.
Diane was a 4th generation Kelowna resident (of the Day family). She was predeceased by her father and mother, Fredrrick “Fred” and Muriel “Mo” (née Seddon) Day of Kelowna, and her brother Dennis Day of Vernon.
Diane spent her life devoted to her family and making her house a warm home. She will forever be remembered for her love of reading; music; jigsaw and cryptogram puzzles; crocheting afghans for family, friends, and for Women’s shelter; and her coffee. Time spent laughing with her and Diane in her beautiful garden will also be cherished memories. Diane also spent time being active with the Rutland Kinettes and K-40.
The family would like to thank the staff and Dr. Koss of Good Samaritan Mountainview Home, for their compassion and care of Diane. She resided there for the past 4 years, due to her affliction with Alzheimer’s.
By Diane’s request, there will be no service. To honour Diane’s resting at peace the family will set a bench in her namesake, at the shore of Dee Lake Resort, Lake Country, where others can sit and enjoy the beautiful scenery, as she loved to do. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Alzheimer Society in Diane’s memory, alzheimer.ca/en/Home. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Condolences”.
Feel no guilt in laughter
She knows how much you care.
Feel no sorrow in a smile
That she’s not here to share.
You cannot grieve forever,
She would not want you to.
She’d hope that you would carry on
The way you always do.
So talk about the good times
And the ways you showed you cared.
The days you spent together,
All the happiness you shared.
Let the memories surround you,
A word someone may say
Will suddenly recapture
A time, an hour, a day.
That brings her back as clearly
As though she were still here,
And fills you with the feelings
That she is always near.
For if you keep those memories
You will never be apart,
And she will live forever
Locked safe within your heart.