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ZACHOW, Diana Lorraine

March 13, 1954 — August 11, 2020

Diana Lorraine Zachow (née Korpan) went to be with the Lord, on August 11, 2020, at the age of 66 in Kelowna, BC.

Diane is survived by her five daughters: Cheryl Zachow Lange (Trevor), Cindy Gordon (Sean), Crystal Woehler (Jason), Chantal Zachow, and Carley Zachow (Shawn); her seven grandchildren: Hayden, Brett, Rylan, Devon, Kylie, Levi, and Nolan; her sister Debra Paxman; brother Michael Korpan (Ann); her beloved nieces and nephews; and many other family and friends.

She was predeceased by the love of her life, Don, and her precious son, Christopher.

Diana was born on March 13, 1954, in Edmonton, Alberta. She married her sweetheart, Donald Reid Zachow on August 26, 1972, and together they had five beautiful daughters and one son.

Diane returned to school as an adult and trained as an LPN at the Drumheller College and started her new career at the Drumheller Hospital. Diane was proud of her 25-year career as an LPN and recently retired from Kelowna General Hospital.

Diane and Don moved to the sunny Okanagan in 1990 where they continued to share a love of adventuring and road trips with the girls.

She will always be remembered by her grandkids as “the best NANA ever”, someone who they could talk to, get a hug from or do something fun with, they could count on Nana. Mom was always ready to lend a hand to anyone, especially one of us girls. She was a list maker, an organizer, and loved helping people purge.

She was a sweet, kind-hearted, generous, and loving mom, nana, sister, aunt and friend.

She has shown us what strength and determination looks like. She was stronger than we ever imagined.

Mom developed a deeper love for travelling in the past few years, she enjoyed trips to Mexico and Cuba and was always the first one to say, “where are we going to next?”.

Mom appreciated the simple things, like meeting up for coffee, “grabbing a bite somewhere”, going for a drive, getting an ice cream, and spending time with her family.

Diane was a woman of faith, she loved God and is now rejoicing in Heaven.

Due to social distancing regulations, there will be an intimate family Celebration of Life on Sunday, September 6, 2020.

Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations could be made in her honour to : COACH Program(Central Okanagan Association for Cardiac Health) #204-2622 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 1V6, www.coachkelowna.com.

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  • Kathy Gizen says:

    So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful friend. I will miss her
    Love Kathy

  • JoAnn and Dave Swanson says:

    Zachow Family, our thoughts and prayers during this time. Rejoice in knowing that she is at peace and in the Lord’s care.🙏

  • Almerinda Woehler says:

    Sending my deepest condolences to all the family.
    May God bless everyone with peace and comfort at this sad time.

  • Marcia Goulet says:

    Dear Debra and extended family and friends I did not know your sister personally but being on Facebook I know the love and the friendship you and her had for each other I am so sorry for like I said you and the family please take care and know my prayers and thoughts are with you take care all of you.I

  • Wendy Glena says:

    Debra so sorry to read about your sister. Doug and I are thinking about you and your family at this sad time . Hugs and kisses to all of you 😘😘

  • norma mackenzie says:

    so sorry for your loss dave norma and family

  • Deb Johnson says:

    My deepest sympathy to all of the family 💕 Diane was a kind, funny gentle soul who brought love to all who knew her. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you ❤️

  • Leann Gardner says:

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Carson Somerville says:

    A wonderful woman taken way to soon, she was/is loved by so many. I really enjoyed working with Diane on 4A for many years and was sad when she retired. From such a kind person, comes kind and amazing children. I know that Diane was very proud of all her family, rightly so. Love you Diane, rest in peace now,
    Carson and Bob Somerville

  • Julie Evaskevich says:

    Diana, I only knew you for a brief time, but I did enjoy our few moments together and all the wonderful things I was told. Hold our place in heaven for us. To the family: I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is close. This should help you get through. Sending prayers and love. Julie Evaskevich

  • Jack and Liz Miller says:

    We are saddened for your loss. Our prayers go out to each and everyone . She is at peace and with your dad and God. Blessings to everyone. Love you all

  • LINDA WARD says:

    The Ward family sends you our condolences. We will always remember Diana as an easy going, always with a laugh, person. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time and if any comfort, know you are blessed to have fond memories of Diana.

  • Kim Kriitmaa says:

    I was saddened to see Diana’s obituary. I worked with her @ KGH. She was a very kind, funny lady & a great nurse. Please accept my sincere condolences.

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