We Remember


April 3, 1954 — December 15, 2022

Diane Nellaney went to be with the Lord on December 15, 2022, at the age of 68.

She is survived by her husband of 8 years, Michael; children Marilyn Clark, Guy Adolphe, Joanne (Bryce) Stewart, Paul Adolphe (Jenny Liao), and Colette (Chris) Robertson; stepson Donnie Nellaney; grandchildren Brooklynne (born to Troy), Noah & Cielle (born to Marilyn), Summer & Mackenzie (born to Paul and Jenny), Lily, Lucy & Brady (born to Joanne and Bryce), Natalie, Annabelle, Hannah & Camilla (born to Colette and Chris); and great-grandchildren Lucas and Ava Clark; parents Roger and Denise Sabourin; siblings Suzie (Henri), Raymonde (Rocky), Louis (Danielle), René (Lauren), Joanne (Dan); Rachelle (Gerald), and Nicole (Paul); numerous nieces and nephews; and her extended family.  Diane was predeceased by her brother Marc.

Diane’s life was rich with laughter and many blessings.  She had been borne of two very generous and loving families, and with faith and resolve, would later create a loving family of her own. For this love of family, she would give everything, leaving an open door to all who would come.  Her predisposition to empathy and forgiveness led to a life rich in lasting friendships.  Her later years would see her flying amongst the clouds with a husband who loved her dearly.  Would that sea breeze you loved so much be forever a reminder of those who loved you so.

If you did meet Diane on this side of heaven, you hold in your heart the beauty of her smile, the gift of her kindness and generosity, the sweetness of her company.  Love radiated from her and rarely failed to brighten a room or lift a heart.

Some stars shine brighter.
Some flowers stand out, taller and stronger.
Some birds sing sweeter.

Until our paths cross once more, until we set our eyes again on that radiant smile, you will shine on in our hearts, Diane.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bridges to New Life, or the Okanagan Valley Pregnancy Care Centre.

A Celebration of Life will be held on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2023, at 4:00 PM (PST), 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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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2023, at 4:00 PM (PST)


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The service for NELLANEY, Diane is scheduled for WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2023, at 4:00 PM (PST). Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Luis and Susan Garcia says:

    I’m so sad to hear about Diane and yet rejoicing at the same time because she is with Jesus. How comforting to know that she is in a great place. I will always have such happy memories of her. She will be greatly missed. May God surround you with His love.

  • Marguerite Nielson and Rose Penner says:

    So sorry for your loss, Your Mom will be missed. We are sending our love and condolences to all of you. Though we are far away, we will be with you always.

  • Oral & Corrine Gustafson says:

    It is with sad hearts we extend our sincere condolences to each of you on the loss of your sweet Mama. Our thoughts & prayers for God’s peace to cover & hold you all now and in the days to come.

  • Jo-Ann Vestrocy says:

    My heart is broken to hear the news of my dear friend Diane. My deepest condolences to all the family. I pray that God will bring you His comfort and peace during this very difficult time. Until we meet again Diane. Rest in peace in the arms of your loving Saviour. Love and hugs to all.

  • Chantal Kozar says:

    I’m so sad to hear of Diane’s passing way too soon. She had so much love to give and it was an honor knowing her. She will be missed. We send our love to the family.

  • Renald and Della says:

    Your mom was a remarkable woman always letting her bright light shine. Our deepest sympathies. Hugs

  • Andrea van Niekerk says:

    So sad for the loss of such a warm, generous, loving lady. She was truly one of Gods angels and is now with Him again. Big hugs to you all at this difficult time.

  • Myrt Duncalfe and Family says:

    We’re so sorry to read about your dear mom’s passing. She was such a sweet happy lady and was always ready with a big smile. You will surely miss her terribly and we send our deepest condolences.

  • Camille Kool says:

    I am so shocked and saddened by Diane’s passing. From the moment I met her, she became a friend and I loved seeing her at Holiday Park. My deepest condolences to you all….heaven has truly gained an angel.

  • Denis & Evelyne (Gagné) Gautron says:

    Roger, Denise et famille,
    Cette nouvelle nous attriste beaucoup. Nous voulons vous offrir nos sincères condoléances . Nous partageons votre peine ! Merci d’avoir partagé le lien car nous avons pu se joindre a ce service mémorable .

  • Kathy Wahoski says:

    Garry and I can not express our sorrow for the entire family. Our memories of your family events on that huge deck always warmed our hearts. Mike and Diane were perfect for one another in SO many ways. Diane “you are a true angel and will be greatly missed”

  • Lena Ross says:

    I am saddened to hear of Diane’s passing. Taken much too soon. Please accept my heartfelt condolences to all her family at this very sad time.

  • Len & Evelyn Chilton says:

    Roger Denise & family. Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember a daughter who was so close to you. Love and hugs to you all during this difficult time . With sympathy , Len & Evelyn

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