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Went to be with the Lord on July 22, 2015 at the age of 73. Survived by her loving husband Rod DeBoice, sons Roger Edwards of Williams Lake, Tim Edwards of Winnipeg, Mike Edwards of Kelowna, daughter Kim Edwards of Winnipeg; 13 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, sister Sue (Bert) Scharf of Hull, Quebec, brother Roger Roy of Hull, Quebec. Predeceased by her oldest son Rick Edwards and her oldest brother Raymond Roy of Hull, Quebec.

With broken hearts we announce the passing of Diane Huguette DeBoice. After a two month valiant battle with heart and lung disease Diane passed away peacefully in the arms of her loving husband of 37 years, Rod DeBoice at Kamloops Hospice. Diane was a beautiful spirit who spread sunshine into the hearts of friends and family across Canada, the Philippines and Mexico. She is missed, loved and cherished by so many. There was nothing left unsaid to those close to her before she left.

May you be at peace, my love and surrounded by our loved ones who have gone on before us. Until we meet again.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Kamloops Hospice Association, 722 Whiteshield Crescent South, Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9 www.kamloopshospice.com/home.  For those wishing to send a condolence, photos or share memories, may do so by scrolling down this page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”


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Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 1:00 pm

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The service for DEBOICE, Diane is scheduled for Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 1:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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  • Shane & Sandy DeBoice says:

    We cherish the visits we had with Auntie Diane and you Uncle Rod. So glad the boys were able to meet this very special lady. She’s left a big void here on earth, but we take comfort in the fact that she’s up there looking after us all. Love you lots. Xoxo
    Sandy, Shane, Noah, & Finn

  • Tim & Rosemary Larkin & Family says:

    Rod……….so very sorry to hear of Diane’s passing. I have such fond memories of her from when Ruth Ann and I stayed
    at your home last fall. She truly was a kind and gentle lady, the kind of person that made you feel welcome and comfortable at all times. Knowing that she has gone to be with our Lord is such a comfort for us, as I am sure
    it is for you and your family as well.
    May God bless each of you with His peace during the days ahead. We will be thinking of you often.

    Love, Rosemary, Tim & family

  • Jane says:

    Rod, my heartfelt sorrow for the loss of Diane, your precious love. Diane you were a ray of sunshine, you touched the hearts of many, many people, with a ready smile, and a loving hug. My true friend forever, I will miss you.

  • Kathy Bullach (nee DeBoice) says:

    Rod and family so sorry to hear about your loss my thoughts are with you and yours during this time of sorrow.

  • Donna Logan says:

    Our deepest sympathy to you, Rod, and all of your & Diane’s extended family for such a great and sad loss. We will miss Diane’s presence in our family forever!
    Love & Hugs to all,
    Cousin Donna & Aunt Eileen

  • Joanne & Jim Baskerville says:

    Rod & family,
    The world lost a ray of sunshine with Diane’s passing. We have many fond memories of time spent with you both during our time in Merritt. Take care, much love, Joanne & Jim

  • Rae and Peter tomashewski says:

    Our heart goes out to you and all of the family at the loss of your beloved wife, and mom, grandmother, great grandmother , auntie and friend to all. She was truly a breath of fresh air every time we were privileged to be in her company. She will be greatly missed by all. Love and hugs. RaeRae and Peter

  • Linda Duke says:

    Roger, Tim, Mike, Kim….such a shock. I have fond memories of Diane here in Elliot Lake. Hugs to you all, and to her husband and family.

  • Lennie McDonald says:

    Rod and family I am so very sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies.

  • Penny & Larry DeBoice says:

    It is impossible to find the right words to express our heartbreak for the loss of Diane. Rod, she was your soulmate but she was also someone very special to everyone who knew her. We will cherish the memories we have of our times together. Wish we could be there on Saturday for you and to say our good-byes to Diane but we will get together with you soon. Hugs and love to you.
    Penny and Larry

  • Suzanne Scharf and family says:

    To her hubby and children, grand-children, great grand-children who will never forget her ,her wonderful smile ,her kindness to all and specially the love she spread all around she will be so,so much missed,specially by her older sister I loved her from the first moment I laid eyes on her,,I was nine years old when she entered my life ,to me, she was like a little doll, ,blond ,blond hair ,those big blue eyes , I’ve always love her and will to my last breath, Rest in Peace ,until we meet again I love you, Sue xoxoxoxo

  • Yvonne says:

    My deepest condolences to you Roger. A loss of a mother is the greatest pain one has to suffer. You havea special angel watching over you now.
    Yvonne and Gord.

  • Wendy Lepine Roy says:

    Dearest Rod and Family, Diane holds such a special place in our hearts, and our lives. Many of Jon’s and my favourite times included the two of you. May you, as I have, find some comfort in knowing they are on the Other Side, together again with so many others who have left us. We will continue to celebrate her life with acts of kindness, compassion, and acceptance, as she lived her life. My parents, sisters, and their families join me in sending love and strength to all of you. Wendy, Caelen and Nathan.

  • Bob Threinen says:

    Rod, I am so sorry to hear of Diane’s passing. My thoughts are with you and your family. Take care.

  • Phil Youwe says:

    Rod and Family: So sorry to hear of your loss Rod. I know you both had some great trips since you retired and travelled the roads of life along the way. It will be an emptiness but the good times and family and friends will work wonders. Take Care. Phil.

  • Marjorie Serack says:

    Hi Rod,
    The hardest thing in life is losing that soul mate of 37 years but from reading the condolences above it would seem that she will live forever in peoples hearts. May your many happy memories sustain you and your family in this time of loss. I never met Diane but I do remember working with you in Lillooet and your dedication to your family. Let that strength be with you now.

  • Debbie says:

    So sorry for your loss.
    I had the privilege of meeting Diane just for a short time… She was a wonderful person, and will be sadly missed.

  • Pat and Allan Babb says:

    Rod we just want you to know we are thinking of you. We are so happy to have had the visit with both of you at Aunt Eileen’s big birthday party in Kelowna.

  • Missy says:

    Rod and family, I’m so grateful for the times we shared…thank you and thank you for the experiences…I have never had more fun playing charades with yous then any other…it was great times and I will miss that lady and remember her always!

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