Denise Diane Vanichuk

January 4, 1946 – June 20, 2021
It is with incredible sadness and a heavy heart we announce the passing of Diane.
She was dearly loved and will missed by her beloved husband Tom of 40 years, her children Danielle (Aaron), Eric (Jamie), Barb, Glenn, Tom Jr.(Suzanne) & Suzanne (Rich). Diane will be remembered by her 8 grandchildren forever as Mamie. Diane also leaves behind her brother JP and sisters Joanne and Gisele and many wonderful nieces and nephews.
Diane was born into a proud French speaking family in Quebec with a history that dates back to the Acadians. It was a family of 7 children. It was here that she developed her sense of family but also a sense of who she was going to be in life, a Matriarch. She was determined and taught to speak her mind right or wrong and own your actions.
As a mother she was very protective of her children but also encouraged us to work hard, be humble and be curious of the world. She was always an amazing moral compass for us all throughout our lives.
She was a friend to many and looked up to as a guiding light in people’s lives. Her strong sense of self made her a very independent woman. She was a beautiful woman and had a unique way about her that left a lasting impression on all that met her.
As the matriarch of the family she led the way as a partner in business and life with her husband Tom. They loved each other dearly and travelled the Pacific Coast in RV’s, boats and planes. They enjoyed a wonderful life with each other and poured their love on their children so they could all experience the world through their eyes.
Diane will always be remembered as a strong and confident woman. Even in the later stages of her life as she battled MS, it did not define her, she was still a mother, a grandmother, a wife and a friend that still wanted the best for herself and others around her.
We would also like to extend a gratitude to the Fraser Health Staff and Home Care team. You became a part of our lives and did so much for Diane.
In-lieu of flowers send donations to the MS Society please.
We will always carry you in our hearts but know how beautiful it is that you are free.

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