McCall Gardens

Born October 5, 1950, to Mervin and Wylo Stewart, Dianne passed peacefully while surrounded by her entire family at home on May 18, 2018. She is survived by her husband and true love Brock; ever-grateful children Jesse (Catherine), Dylan (Andrea), and Reid; kindred grandchildren William and Charlotte; dear siblings Doug and Deryl; and loving nephew Sean, and grand-nephew Gabriel.

We were all so lucky to be illuminated by Dianne’s light – an endless well of compassion, courage, and emotional fortitude.  In 35 years as an RN, she fiercely protected anybody willing to accept help, often seeking out good in people that they themselves had misplaced.  Throughout her life, Dianne has sewn together a tapestry of incredible friends – and while some are farther apart from others on her quilt, the effervescent fabric that was her love will keep them together.  As displayed by her glee upon learning it was her 21st birthday from a Serbian border agent while riding her motorcycle, Disie didn’t need much from this world – but that didn’t stop her from giving as much, and as often as she could.

The family offers our sincere thanks and respect to all healthcare workers, regardless of how direct/peripheral their role.  As well our endless gratitude to all family friends who have cushioned each bump in the road with solace and grace.

A Service will be held Friday,  June 8, 2018, at 2:00 pm in the Sequoia Center at McCall Gardens Royal Oak location, 4665 Falaise Drive, Victoria, BC.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens
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  • Gord, Sue & Victoria Strongman
    June 8, 2018

    Dear Brock and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Dianne was such a tremendous person – so good to us and always smiling. We are thinking of you with much love.
    Gord, Sue and Victoria Strongman

  • Louise Thurber
    June 8, 2018

    Brock and all the family,
    I had the privilege of working with Dianne for many years in LDR. I do not ever remember working a shift with her that you and the kids and grandkids did not come up in conversation. She was always ready to smile and laugh…and listen and offer support and advice. She was a wonderful person and touched many lives in a positive and meaningful way. Her loss will be felt deeply by everyone that knew her. May your cherished memories give you some comfort in these difficult days.

  • Nick and Heather Geerdink
    June 7, 2018

    Our deepest sympathy to all of you Brock and family. Dianne was truly an angel on this earth and will be truly missed by all her knew her. Her warm and gentle smile was always there and her arms ready and willing to give hugs. We will carry her in our hearts forever. Much love to all of you Brock.

  • Maureen Hollingworth
    June 7, 2018

    Our deepest and most heartfelt sympathies at the loss of a beautiful person. As a childhood friend, Dianne was warm, caring and fun-loving and we will always remember her with great fondness.

    Rick Hollingworth and Maureen (Hamill) Hollingworth

  • Lorraine Stewart
    June 7, 2018

    So sorry to hear the very sad news of Dianne’s death, thinking of you all as you go through this difficult time.

  • Shaun and Susan Lees
    June 7, 2018

    Dearest Brock and family, Please know that not a day has gone by since Di was diagnosed that you haven’t been in our thoughts and in our hearts. We are with you in spirit today as you make preparations for friends, family and community to come together to remember Dianne tomorrow. Love and hugs, Shaun and Sue

  • Jim Sereda
    June 6, 2018

    Brock, Dylan, Jesse, Reid, Deryl, and Doug,
    Dianne was one of the most loving and loved persons I have ever known. My heart goes out to you all and I share your grief.
    Jim Sereda

  • Teresa Salema
    June 5, 2018

    Brock and family
    Sending my condolences at this difficult time. I had the privilege of working with Di in LDR and loved every shift with her. She was kind, active listener, loving and my biggest fan through my achievements and challenges. We paddled together on a few great trips and the memories I will cherish. Sending love at this time.

  • Cheryl Oke
    June 5, 2018

    Dear Dr. Fraser and Family Kevin and I were saddened to hear of Mrs. Fraser’s death a couple of weeks ago. Please accept our sincere condolences. Cherie Oke

  • Wendy Bottomley
    June 4, 2018

    Dear Brock and family: I cannot imagine your loss and hope it gives you a little comfort knowing that she will be missed by many. I worked with Dianne for many years and she was delightful and expressive. I picture her knitting her extremely colorful socks while talking about her whole family with respect and warmth! (dogs too) I remember her large expressive brown eyes knowing that a fun comment was about to be said. She was a privilege to know and work with and will be missed. My thoughts are with you. Wendy

  • christine woytack
    June 3, 2018

    Dear Fraser Family,

    I am so saddened by Dianne’s passing. She touched all of us. Dianne was the reason I went into nursing. I aspired to be like her and she was my mentor in so many ways. As your babysitter for the kids back in the day she, without knowing, guided me through many points in my life. She was there with me when my daughter was born. She will always hold a special spot in my heart forever!
    My love and heart is with you and your family. I will be there at the service.

  • Laurie and Reg Hashizume
    June 1, 2018

    Bock and Family,

    Reg and I were saddened to read of Dianne’s passing. Our thoughts are with you as you grieve the loss of this truly special person, who meant so much to each of you. We hope you find peace and comfort in the memory of her love and support.

  • Sara Weicker Partridge
    June 1, 2018

    Dear Brock and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many fond memories of Dianne going way back to the days of pre-school with the kids. Her kindness, wisdom, and sense of humour made the world a better place. Sending you all love.
    Sara Weicker Partridge

  • Maureen Newman & Gary Townsend
    May 31, 2018

    Dear Brock,

    Gary and I were so sad to hear of your beloved
    wife’s passing. Ben, Katey & Carley send their condolences too. You always spoke of Dianne with such love and I know you will all miss her very much. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

    Warmly, Maureen, Gary & family

  • Catherine Mann
    May 31, 2018

    To Brock and family:

    Our sincere sympathy at this most difficult time. Diane was a lovely person and will be sorely missed by many. David remembers how welcome he was made to feel on visits to “Reid’s house”. She will always be with you in your hearts and live on in your memories of her.
    Sincerely
    The Mann Family

  • Duncan Kemp
    May 29, 2018

    Brock to you and all your family my deepest sympathies,Dianne was a fantastic anchor for your wonderful family,sorry I won’t be there next week as I am out of town but my thoughts are with you all.

  • Sylvia MacMahon
    May 29, 2018

    Dear Brock and Family.
    My sincere condolences to you at this dark time. I knew Dianne of course from work, and feel blessed that our paths crossed. I hope that you can all find some solace, knowing that she is now free from suffering and pain, and can soon focus on those beautiful memories of her- that you all hold so dearly in your hearts.
    Loving thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Sylvia.

  • Ann Olesen
    May 29, 2018

    Brock

    So sorry to hear of Dianne’s passing. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Sincerely
    Ann & Richard Olesen

  • Kathy Broder
    May 29, 2018

    Brock and family. We are thinking of you at this time and saddened by the loss of your beautiful love, wife, mother,grandmother and friend., Dianne. We will treasure special memories of her laughter, joy for life and caring nature.
    Sincere condolences to all of you.
    Kathy & Bob Broder

  • Birdena and Don Luney
    May 28, 2018

    Brock and family,

    While at the cabin on Hornby we learned of Dianne’s passing. We looked out at Mermaid rock and thought of all of you. We know you are surrounded by love and hope for strength and peace for you and your family.

    Birdena and Don

  • Carol Fergusson
    May 28, 2018

    Brock and family,
    My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
    May the happy memories you cherish of Dianne be held in your hearts forever.
    She was a very special person.

  • Barb DeRousie
    May 28, 2018

    Brock & Family,

    I met Diane through our work in LDR at the Victoria General Hospital 28 years ago. Although I didn’t get to know her well, it was obvious that she was a kind and gentle soul, always willing to help others and share her experience and knowledge. Diane always made people feel important because she had the gift of listening.

    My heart goes out to you Brock and to the family that she so loved and admired and spoke so highly of. May you find some solace, at this time of sadness, in knowing she was very loved.

    Condolences,
    Barb DeRousie

  • Joan Jones
    May 27, 2018

    Dear Brock and Family
    I am saddened to read of Dianne’ s passing and so sorry for your family’s loss. I know how much she will be missed. My thoughts are with you all.

  • Bill Cavers & Sharon Seeley-Cavers
    May 27, 2018

    Please accept our condolences for your loss. Dianne was an amazing person, and left us far too soon.

    I think it made a difference to her that she knew that she has made a difference in this world, and while here she created a family that is close, loving, able, and strong.

    Our thoughts are with you
    Bill Cavers and Sharon Seeley-Cavers

  • keith and Marion Holden
    May 27, 2018

    We send our sympathy and thoughts of love to Jesse, Catherine and the Fraser Family, on the loss of Dianne. Although we never had the pleasure of meeting her, we know the pain of losing a family member and especially one so young and inspirational as Dianne. What a wonderful life she lived!
    We are so proud of you, Jesse and Catherine for staying so strong in your nursing studies while coping with your sadness.
    Much love from Uncle Keith and Auntie Marion

  • Mike metcalfe
    May 26, 2018

    Dear Brock & Family….we have such fond memories of meeting Dianne thru our son’s sporting lives!
    Please know our family are thinking good thoughts for you guys at this tough time!
    Sincerely, Mike Marg Brent & Scotty Metcalfe

  • Mary Parry
    May 26, 2018

    Dear Brock and family, My heart goes out to you at this very sad time. I remember Dianne from school days in Edmonton, what a lovely lady. Warm hugs to you all.

  • Karen and Burns Morrison
    May 26, 2018

    We were so saddened to hear of Dianne’s passing. Our thoughts are with Brock, Jessie, Dylan, Reid and their families. We remember her warm and cheerful smile and her concern for others. She will be missed by her many friends on Hornby Island as well as in Victoria.

    With love, Karen and Burns Morrison

  • Anne Bryce
    May 26, 2018

    Dear Brock and Reid and family,

    So very sad and sorry to hear of beautiful Dianne’s passing. She was so kind and thoughtful towards me during my year in Canada, many years ago. I have never forgotten that.
    Sincerest sympathy, thoughts and prayers with you all from Scotland during this sad time .

    Anne Morrison (Bryce)

  • Jocelyn de Montmorency
    May 25, 2018

    So very sorry for your loss. Dianne was a very special person. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. The de Montmorency family

  • Carol Barker
    May 25, 2018

    I am so sorry for your loss. Dianne and l knew each other through work, but it was after retirement that l saw her the most. Walks around the lakes with her dogs and we met occasionally with our first grandchild at Henderson centre. She was such a lovely lady, l will remember her with loving thoughts.

  • Catherine Vermette
    May 25, 2018

    Dearest Brock and family. I have thought about you all so often. Donna and I are very close and she very kindly shared with me what’s been going on. Bless your family and I know that you know Di is with you always. Sincerest condolences,
    Catherine Vermette

  • Donna Wilson
    May 25, 2018

    Brock, kids & grand-kids,
    My heart goes out to each of you for this great loss. Dianne will be tremendously missed. Words are not enough at such a time. I know there will be many tears, but they will be tears of much love.
    Big hugs to all of you.

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