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MCKEE, Dianne Carol

December 30, 1947 — August 22, 2022

Dianne McKee passed away on August 22, 2022, in Kelowna, BC.  After a long, hard battle with kidney disease, it was Covid-19 that took her.

She is survived by Tom, her husband of 55 years; her daughters Tamarra Koroluk (Marc), and Robin (Jamie) Greencorn; grandchildren Chelsea (Dylan) Tracey, Jaden, and Joshua; great-granddaughter Madelyn; sisters Marilyn and Sheila; nieces Angela, Ashley, and Linda; and nephews Paul and David.

Dianne was born in Calgary, AB, and moved to Kelowna in 1973.  She was involved in the Rutland Kinsmen and Kinette clubs and made many lifelong friends in those organizations.  She loved camping, travelling with family, and cooking.  Spending time with family was her favourite thing to do – she could spend all day admiring her great-granddaughter.

She was compassionate, but not a push-over. She was a fighter and made sure her family was looked after, and she fought hard against her illnesses.

The family would like to send a special thank-you to the Kelowna Kidney Transplant Team; Dr. Michaud; Lakeland Pharmacy; and the nursing staff at the Kelowna General Hospital on 6 West and ICU A; as well as to Dr. E. Perry.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Kidney Foundation BC Branch, www.kidney.ca.

Memorial Service for Dianne will be held on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2022, at 1:00 PM (PDT), at SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. If you are unable to attend in person, please join the family online by Livestream at the time of the service (see below), a recording will be made available to view shortly thereafter.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2022, at 1:00 PM (PDT)


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The service for MCKEE, Dianne Carol is scheduled for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2022, at 1:00 PM (PDT). Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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  • Brian Deacon says:

    Tom, Family, and friends: Kathy and I are truly saddened by the news of Dianne’s passing. Since we first met, back in 1975, we have watched you and Dianne evolve from young lovers to loving parents, and dutiful and supportive grandparents. The clear and most supportive hand on life’s tiller and your journey was Dianne’s. Your incredible wife was one of a kind, and you and your family were both so blessed to have her intelligence, strength, humour, dedication, diligence, caring, and loving consideration for both your family, but also for your friends and our community.
    We don’t just move on when we lose someone like Dianne, because she will live on in our hearts, in a glow of peace, that she now resides in both for her and for us. We can’t change the past. That’s the good thing about Dianne … We had this wonderful woman for so long. Now, we can look back and remember the joy, laughter, love and all the wonderful memories we have that were our Dianne. Now at peace, a wonderful life fulfilled and complete ….47 years later.
    Our love Brian and Kathy Deacon and family.

  • Sandra bedford says:

    Tom and family, so very sorry and saddened by your loss. Diane and I worked many a shift together at. KGH , we had many a laugh , many serious discussions as workmakes often do when working so closely. She was a cheerful, kind and helpful lady. I fondly remember a few of the. Gatherings at your home she was a wonderful hostess. That’s what she left behind, Fond Memories. 🥰. Sandy

  • Tom and Shirley Cole says:

    Tom, Robin, Tamarra and Families;
    We are saddened to hear of Dianne’s passing, and sincerely hope that the years of cherished family memories will comfort you during this most difficult time of grief. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to all of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Tom and Shirl

    • Arlene Skow says:

      To Tom and family. I was saddened to hear that Dianne had passed away last year. I remember with fondness, the many good times we shared, while on our visits in the early years. I have enjoyed 55 loving years with my Ray. I had always meant to contact you both and express my appreciation to both of you, for introducing us that bowling night in 1966. Ray passed away last August 16th, 2023. So now we share the loss of our dearest people. I hope you are remembering the good times and friendships that help us in our healing.

  • Ashley Yakiwchuk says:

    To Tamarra and family
    I’m very sorry to hear about your mothers passing, she was a wonderful woman. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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