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MIKOLIUNAS, Diane (née Pressacco)

April 16, 1931 — January 23, 2022

At the age of 90, Diane Mikoliunas passed away on January 23, 2022.

Diana was raised in Timmins, Ontario where she attended secretarial school, worked, married, and raised her two young children. When the Hollinger mine closed in 1968, the family moved to Kitchener, ON where she worked as an Executive Secretary at Clarkson Gordon Accountants. Upon the death of her husband, Vytas Mikoliunas, she moved to Kelowna BC to be an active grandmother to her only grandchild, Cara.

Diana was a kind, supportive, fun-loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend who loved being part of any party or activity throughout the years. She was an avid gardener and provided her neighbours and family with fruits and vegetables from her well-tended gardens and loved flowers.

Once widowed, she enjoyed trips to Italy to reconnect with her Italian relatives as well as trips with family to California, Las Vegas, Mexico and Big White. She was always generous, giving, lively and good-natured throughout her life until Alzheimer’s took its toll these last 7 years.

Diana is survived by her children, Ann (Michael) Gates and John (Carla Norheim), and her granddaughter Cara Mikoliunas.

The family would like to thank all the staff at Brandt Creek Mews, her wonderful PSW Heather Swallow, and all of the good friends that have been so supportive over the last few years.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

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  • judy poncelet says:

    John and Carla and Cara
    Sincerest sympathy for your loss . I know it’s been a long journey for your mom. It’s good that she had so many good years before Alzheimer’s set in . It’s hard to lose one’s mom. She was such a joyful person. It was always a delight to be around her . Brent and Judy

  • Lori & Jim Hill says:

    Sincere condolences. God bless your beautiful Mother. Take care. Lori & Jim

  • Chris and Dietmar Bischoff says:

    Sending our heartfelt condolences to all of you on the passing of Diana. We remember her as a kind, loving soul who will truly be missed. The past years have not been easy and we are sure she is resting peacefully above. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless. Love Dietmar, Chris, Norah and Nick

  • June Dale says:

    Diana was one of the sweetest ladies I have ever met. I have fond memories of her especially on Wheatfield. My condolences to you and your family Ann and John

  • Ruth Gates-Jensen says:

    Sympathy to Ann and John and family from Michael’s Mom who met Diana at
    wonderful occasions such as Ann and Michael’s wedding. Diana was so happy, and we saw the love she had for her daughter. Her joy of life created friends wherever she went.

  • Anne Thureson says:

    I have witnessed your Mom’s enthusiastic and warm nature many times at our gatherings. My sincere condolences Ann, to you and your family, on the loss of your lovely Mother..
    Anne Thureson

  • Chris and Phil Bryant says:

    Thinking of you all. A wonderful mother, grandmother, friend❤️

  • Dave and Cathy Thompson says:

    Hey Mik, so sorry to hear about your Mom. Thinking of you and your family at this sad time. Sincerely, T and Cathy

  • Gary Pooley says:

    Diana was a colleague at Clarkson Gordon/Ernst & Young. She brought her good nature and enthusiasm to the office every day. My condolences to her family.
    Gary Pooley

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