Dianne Elizabeth Wilson
It is with much sadness that the family of Dianne Wilson announces her passing at University Hospital on June 2, 2020 in her 75th year. Predeceased by her husband Stephen Wilson and parents Wallace and Violet Hawthorne. Survived by her son Shawn (Heather) of Red Deer, Alberta; her daughter Jennifer (Dave) of London; her son Chris of London; her son Shad (Aura) of Kaslo, BC.; and grandchildren Cole, Aidan, Avery, Fynn and Alexis.
Dianne was a much-loved teacher. She lit up any room she entered and made friends wherever she went. She will always be remembered for her big personality highlighted by her sense of humor and sharp wit. She had a strong commitment to her family whom she was most proud of and whom she loved dearly. Dianne was adored by all her family and friends.
She leaves behind a long list of friends whose lives she touched in so many ways. We know that on passing she was greeted on her next journey by her soulmate Wilson. We will miss her dearly.
Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of her Life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or the London Health Sciences Foundation would be appreciated.
Mary Jane Cowan
June 4, 2020, 10:11 am
I am so sorry for your loss. I taught with Dianne for a number of years at V.M.S. She was an excellent educator and working with her was a pleasure. Her attitude and sense of humour always kept things in perspective.
My deepest sympathy.
Mary Jane Cowan
June 5, 2020, 7:50 am
My deepest sympathy to all of you with the loss of such a wonderful person. I will miss our time spent talking with one another. She was a very special person and she will be so greatly missed. It was a privilege for me to have been just a small part of her life. Take care.
Karen M. Tucker
June 5, 2020, 10:11 am
Jennifer, Chris, Shawn and Shad, Please accept our condolences is the loss of your mother. As cousins we had intermittent contact with her as an adult, but many fond memories of childhood Christmases spent together as well as dome overnight visits. We agree wholeheartedly with your obituary statements, because one of the things remembered well are the laughter that was present whenever she was. I think some of that must have come from Uncle Wally who also had a great sense of humour. Love to all of you and your children, Frank, Karen and Ernest Tucker
June 5, 2020, 4:09 pm
Dianne was a great friend to me as well as being a great lady. She always made people feel better no matter the cost. I wish all the best to her family as Dianne speeds to be with Steve!
June 6, 2020, 8:27 am
My heartfelt sympathies to the families of my oldest cousin Dianne. She was a spirited redhead with a lust for life and a quick wit. She loved to spar with my Dad, her uncle Ronnie. One of my fondest memories is of her playing the piano in our living room on Sunday afternoon after church, accompanying her Dad Wally on the violin, Uncles Ronnie on the Sax and Uncle Howard on the Clarinet. May she continue to light up hearts in heaven.
Frank & Elizabeth Tucker
June 6, 2020, 12:27 pm
Dianne’s mother, Violet Hawthorne (née Tucker), was one of three ‘big sisters’ of William Tucker—known as ‘Willie’ to his sisters Bea, Elsie, and Vi. William was the father of Frank and his two younger siblings, Karen and Ernest. Elizabeth became a ‘Tucker‘ when she married Frank. Just after Ernie was born, Frank‘s family moved from Hamilton to London. During the move, Frank (aged 6), was put on an L&PS train to visit Dianne‘s family in St. Thomas for a week—what fun!—especially Uncle Wally! Later, Dianne‘s family moved to London, where Frank was enlisted to help Dianne master High School algebra. We both studied piano, but she became far better at it than I. I had asked her to visit us in Toronto, but she declined to drive to/in ‘the Big City’ with its traffic. In the last few years, we’ve had less contact, for which I am sorry. She did not tell us of her illness. Elizabeth & I mourn her loss and extend our condolences to her children and grandchildren, both in London and ’out West’.
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