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QUINN, Diane Helen

It is with deep sadness that the family of Diane Helen Quinn announce her passing on Saturday, March 26, 2022. Diane is lovingly remembered by her devoted husband, Jerry, and sons, Jay Quinn (Marcie) & Tyler Quinn (Laura); her cherished granddaughters, Zoe, Avery, Molly, Mya, Aria & Elly; and fury friend Benson. She is also survived by her 11 brothers and sisters, Brenda Van Wielingen (Bob), Len Schurman (Lorraine), Donna Graham, Blair Schurman (Liz), Lyle Schurman (Dorothy), Karen Fischer (Pat), Suezette Reichert (Brent), Jim Schurman, Cindy Schurman (Bill), Pamela Schurman (Michael), Warren Schurman (Sheila), and many in-laws, nieces, nephews and extended family members, as well as dear friends. Diane was predeceased by her parents, Hilda and Pius Schurman; an infant brother, James; brother-in-law, Rick Graham.

Diane was born in Macklin, Saskatchewan and spent her first 18 years on the family farm near Denzil before moving to Edmonton, AB to attend Business College. While working as a Flight Attendant for Pacific Western Airlines, Diane met the love of her life and spouse of 52 years, Jerry. Shortly after getting married in 1969, they moved to Kitchener-Waterloo, ON where son Jay was welcomed in 1974. The family moved to Calgary, AB in 1975 and son Tyler was welcomed in 1978. Family was the priority in her life, she enjoyed staying at home to raise her sons for a number of years. During that time, she volunteered for her Church, community, and school. She later worked part-time for the Calgary Health Region before retiring in 2005.

Diane enjoyed spending time with her family and golfing. She was also fond of travelling to many great destinations, of which some of her favourites were Maui, Italy, Ireland, a Paul Gauguin Tahiti Cruise, and spending warm winters at their home in Arizona.

Diane and Jerry relocated from Calgary to Kelowna, BC in 2013. A year later in 2014, Diane was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, which she fought for over 8 years. Diane was very appreciative of all the love, support, and prayers that she received from her family, in-laws, and many friends during her illness. We are very grateful for the excellent care she received at the Kelowna Cancer Centre, with special thanks to Dr Mirchandani, Dr Klammer, the chemo and clinical trial nurses, and the volunteers.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Diane’s memory can be made to Ovarian Cancer Canada.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at 10:30 am, at St. Charles Garnier Parish, 3645 Benvoulin Rd, Kelowna, BC. Reception to follow at the Harvest Golf Club, 2725 K.L.O. Rd, Kelowna, BC. The family warmly welcomes all to attend.

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Saturday, April 9, 2022, at 10:30 am

St. Charles Garnier Parish

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The service for QUINN, Diane Helen is scheduled for Saturday, April 9, 2022, at 10:30 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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St. Charles Garnier Parish

3645 Benvoulin Rd Kelowna, BC


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  • Pamela Schurman says:

    Diane will be so missed by many but memories of her are a blessing to her family and all those she loved.

  • Marie Leibel says:

    My condolences to All, especially the brothers and sisters of Diane. She came from a faithfully family. Ted always spoke highly of the Schurman’s..

  • Cindy Schurman says:

    Every once in a while, the world is blessed by an exceptionally special person and Diane was one of them. The lives of all of us who were lucky enough to know her have been changed for the better. We’ll miss you dearly and never forget you.

  • Linda says:

    Dear Jerry,
    We are so sad to learn of Diane’s passing and we send our condolences to you and your family.
    Linda and Kevin

    • Herb and Brenda Putz says:

      Dear Jerry
      It has been a tough road to travel these past eight years and you have been a model of strength and support for Diane. We share in your mourning and are here to help.

  • Gary Brown says:

    Dear Jerry. I was saddened to learn of Diane’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences. to you and your family.
    Gary and Margaret Brown.

  • Angela Haigh says:

    My condolences to the Quinn and Schurman families. Diane was a very good friend of mine . She will be missed. Sending prayers. Angela

  • Judy Taillon says:

    Jerry, I am so sorry to hear of Diane’s passing. We always enjoyed the times we spent together as St. Joes buddies and wives! My thoughts and prayers go out to you, Jay and Tyler, and all the family.
    Judy Taillon

  • Bill Kenny says:

    Jerry and family. So sorry to hear of your loss. My sincere sympathy. Our prayers are with you and for Diane.

  • Marilyn Wilson says:

    Jerry, I am so sad to hear of Diane’s passing. She was so kind to me as my next door neighbour in Douglasdale. Ralph and I send our sincere condolences on your loss.

  • Peter & Betty says:

    Dear Jerry & Family,
    We want to offer our most sincere condolences in the passing of your beloved wife Diane. Time will never erase the fine memories and her wonderful accomplishments as a wife and mother. May she rest in peace in the arms of Jesus still looking after you and your family.
    All our love: Peter & Betty


    Very sad to hear the passing of Diane. From Sandra, Shirley, Kathy and Mark we send our deepest condolences.
    Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  • Fran Montcalm Drummond says:

    Jerry I was saddened to hear about the loss of Diane to you, Jay and Tyler. My sympathies go out to you and all of your families during this time.

  • Brent and Sheila Sawka says:

    Jerry, Jay and Tyler.
    We are so saddened to hear of Diane’s passing. We always enjoyed our front yard chats with Diane – so kind and quick with a smile. She will be missed.
    Take good care,
    Brent, Sheila, Ethan and Ava.

  • John Helton says:

    Jerry and Family
    Most sincere heartfelt condolences
    John Helton

  • Janice M Bell says:

    Diane was the eldest of 12 children born to Pius and Hilda Schurman. Our family was lucky to be blessed by the one of the 12, Pamela Schurman, my sister-in-law, loved her eldest sister and often provided updates about Diane’s wonderful life with Jerry and her beloved sons and their families. Ovarian cancer is a bitch and Diane’s courage and resourcefulness and optimism in the face of a life-threatening illness was remarkable, and I believe, extended her life. “Remarkable” is but one adjective for Diane’s rich life and illness journey. She was buoyed by the love of her family, her faith, her optimism, and her positive attitude. My condolences to Jerry, his sons, and the entire Schurman family as you grieve.

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