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January 1, 1949 — September 12, 2021

Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on January 1, 1949, Dianne Tichelaar was asked to join our Father in heaven on September 12, 2021, in Kelowna, BC.

Dianne was a kind and generous person, a selfless and loving mother, as well as a dedicated and faithful wife.  Dianne loved walking, camping, gardening, art, and social happy hours among many other pursuits.

Dianne will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 44 years, Rein; daughter, Rianna (Chris); son, Paul (Lindsay); and grandchildren, Sean, Elly and Conall. Dianne’s memory will also be cherished by her sister Colleen.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Cancer Foundation.

A Memorial Service, will be held on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2021, at 10:00 AM PDT, at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the number of attendees will be limited to 50.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2021, at 10:00 AM PDT

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for TICHELAAR, Dianne is scheduled for WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2021, at 10:00 AM PDT. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna BC


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  • Frank & Joyce Danner says:

    Thinking if you at thise very difficult time..
    Frank & Joyce Danner

  • Marcella Schommer says:

    Our prayers and thoughts ColleenJoe and family. Marcella a d family.y

  • Heather Huisman says:

    Rein, Rianna, and Paul, my deepest condolences on the passing of Dianne. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Ida Hamhuis Huisman says:

    Dear Rein and family
    My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. Thinking about you tomorrow!

  • Julie and Jamie Rosenberger says:

    We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Dianne. May God bless you all with comfort and peace in the days ahead. Sending all of you hugs.
    Julie and Jamie Rosenberger (and our kids)

  • Johan de Jong says:

    Dear uncle Rein and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of aunt Dianne. I know we haven’t seen each other in a very long time but still have fond memories of meeting you at Pake en Beppe. We wish you strength to carry on, love Johan, Yvonne Caitlin and Jonah de Jong. 🤗🤗🤗

  • Jack and Deb French says:

    Words cannot express how sorry we are to hear about Dianne she was a wonderful wife, mom and grandma that will be missed Hugs

  • Vida Deegan says:

    My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. I am honoured and blessed to have know Dianne. She was truly a blessing and an asset to have in the Sandalwood community. Her gentle soul will forever remain in our hearts. May she Rest In Peace!

  • Evelyn Huisman says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Rien. May God give you comfort and strength. Diane was a wonderful lady.

  • Judy and Jim Morris says:

    Rein and Family, It is with such sadness that we send our condolences to you all. We will miss her smiles and caring manner as she walked about in Sandalwood always doing something. May God bless you and keep you strong. Judy and Jim

  • Gale and Bryan says:

    Ryan, Rianna and Paul,
    We are so sorry to hear of Diana’s passing. May she be in a place of peace and comfort and your fond memories of her provide the same for you and your families. Also, our condolences to Colleen and Joe on the lost of a dear sister. Our thoughts are with you all during this most difficult time.
    Big hugs,
    Cousin Gale and Bryan

  • Fran & Gary Priestman says:

    We are saddened by Dianne’s passing. May your warm memories sustain you through your grief.

  • Lori and Ted says:

    Rein, Rihanna, Paul, Colleen and families –
    Our hearts hurt for you with your loss of Dianne. I hope you gain some comfort from the love and support from you close circle of family and friends. Our deepest sympathies. Lori and Ted Greer

  • Susan Herbert says:

    My thoughts are with you Rein ,Rihanna, Paul and family. I will miss my dear friend
    And all the wonderful times we shared.

  • Hilly Panjer says:

    Dear Rein Paul & Lindsey Rianne & Chris and grandchildren
    We wish you all a lot of strength with the “sudden” loss of your beloved wife & mum
    We have very good memories on her…I remember from my youth the beautiful wedding party in Emmeloord surrounded with the Ness & Tichgelaar family and also a lot of other reunions in Holland later on.. she was always nice and at ease …a woman to be proud of always!!
    Take care Johan & Hilly Femke en Gjalt

  • David and Karen Edwards says:

    We were shocked and sadden to learn of Diana’s passing. Please accept our heart felt condolences to you and your family.

  • Karen Fairfield says:

    Dianne was one of the first to help me feel at home when I moved into the neighbourhood years ago. Her open and gentle manner were so appreciated then and are so missed now! My thoughts are with you all.

  • Sylvia Pultz says:

    Dear Rein
    Thank you so much for letting me know of Dianne’s passing.
    I have passed the sad news to some of her Newcommers friends in Calgary.

  • Jos Tichelaar says:

    I was shocked and sadden to learn of Diana’s passing. . My condolences , sorry for this late reaction, I was just informed today.

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