VAN KLEEK PARKER, Diane - Peacefully at her residence on Monday, September 4, 2017, Diane Elisabeth Van Kleek, nee Parker of London in her 78th year. Beloved wife for 58 years of Bob. Loving mother of Leisa of Laguna Beach and Jon of Calgary. Loving Grammy of Drew of Santa Barbara and Elisabeth of Austin. Sister of the late Joan Wellman (Don) and Laurie Parker. Survived by sister-in-law Vivian. Dear Aunt of Mary and Sandy Wellman and great-aunt of Katherine, Rachel, Anna and Eric (Victoria) and great-great aunt of Noah and Jake. Fondly remembered by the Van Kleek, Charlton, and Cuddy families and the Thompson family in England. For over 25 years, Diane was a passionate volunteer with NICU at Victoria Hospital. She was a very loyal friend to many. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Dr. Parent and the many caregivers who looked after Diane so well. Visitation on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 511 Cheapside St. at Maitland, on Friday, September 8 at 11 am. Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Children’s Health Foundation would be appreciated.
September 5, 2017, 5:50 pm
What a beautiful picture of Diane! We will miss her dearly. She has had to endure so much pain and suffering during the last 3+ years - and she never complained!!
We are thinking of you during this difficult time.
Love Jamie, Sue, Sarah and Laura
Mary-Jo and Brian Gilmore
September 6, 2017, 2:48 am
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Diane was a beautiful loving and caring person. We will always remember her graciousness, courage and love and treasure the happy times we shared with her.
Mary-Jo and Brian Gilmore, Nanaimo, B.C.
September 6, 2017, 9:15 am
Our hearts are saddened by your loss and we are sending our deepest condolences. Diane was such a beautiful person inside and out. She will be missed. May the memories of her help you find peace and comfort during this time.
Sent with love and remembrance XOXO - Tommy, Karen, Dylan, Chase and Ty Moulton
Deb Moulton and John Easton
September 6, 2017, 12:38 pm
Losing someone as special as Diane is not easy. There are so many fond memories from time spent with the Van Kleek family over the years, that bring tears and smiles. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. She will be missed.
Love Deb and John xo
Mary Lynne Hooey
September 6, 2017, 12:39 pm
I am so saddened to hear of Diane's passing. She was such a wonderful, warm, caring and fun-loving person. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Mary Lynne (Pryor) Hooey
(Mary-Jo's childhood friend)
September 6, 2017, 1:46 pm
Hey Diane thanks for being a really good aunt although I know you were only my cousin. I couldn't figure that when I was only 5. You turned out to be a really cool cousin as well.
Thanks for being around when my dad passed away i do remember that.
Wherever you are now you will make it a better place.
PS glad you let me baby sit Lisa and Jonny on a couple of new years eves. Got paid 5 bucks and was a sleep when you guys got home.
September 6, 2017, 3:17 pm
DIANE WAS A BEAUTIFUL, LOVING AND CARING NEICE. I AM SO SORRY THAT I AM MOT ABLE TO MAKE IT TO ONTARIO FOR HER FUNERAL BUT SHE IS EVER IN MY THOUGHTS AND HAS BEEN IN MY PRAYERS FOR A VERY LONG TIME. DIANE WAS FULL OF LIFE, ALWAYS ON THE GO, SHE HAD MUCH VITALITY AND SPREAD HER CHARM AROUND TO MANY. DIANE WILL BE REMEMBERED BY MANY PEOPLE AND MISSED BY ALL AUNT COLLEEN
Robin Underhill Barnes
September 6, 2017, 7:46 pm
Dear Wellman and Van Kleek families. I was so saddened to learn about Diane. She was a wonderful person and a true lady in every sense of the word.
she will be sorely missed
September 7, 2017, 7:30 am
Diane was my one who kept my cool and we went for walks together when we lived in the same neighbourhood . I am going to miss her so much , Sorry about your loss to the whole family , she helped me the day before my wedding ,
Nana Tirolese ( nee Thompson)
September 7, 2017, 3:53 pm
I saw the news about your mom in today's paper and wanted to extend my sympathy to you and the rest of your family.
I remember you mom from the French School Days- she was very kind and cheerful!
You're in my thoughts at this difficult time.
September 8, 2017, 6:27 am
My condolences to Bob and family. It has been an honour and a privilege to get to know and care for Diane in the last few months. May you find comfort in knowing she will always be with you in spirit.
September 18, 2017, 4:08 am
We will all miss you Diane. You were a bright light in so many lives. But your positive and caring nature and your enthusiasm will always be with us.
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