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Diane Grace King (nee Stewart)

December 28, 2023


December 28, 2023

Diane Grace King (nee Stewart) born October 19, 1946, passed away peacefully with her son Norman King (Dianna), her daughter Shawna and son-in-law Sean Zawada on December 28, 2023.

She was predeceased by her parents, Wilson & Grace Stewart.

She is survived by her sisters, Linda Farquhar (Michael) and Phyllis Butler (Bruce).

Diane found her greatest joy in her grandkids, Jessica, Ashley and Adam. Just before Christmas Jessica (Andrew), Ashley and Adam all flew to Calgary for a weekend visit and played her favourite game, Scrabble.

Even though the last few years took a toll, she never missed a get-together with family or friends. In May 2023 she had an epic vacation in Scottsdale. She was joined by nephews Graham and Alex (and Alex's family Rosanna, Adrian, Nicolas and Simon), her grandkids, Norm, Dianna, Shawna and Sean.

She loved her trips to the North Shore to be with the Butler family.

Nieces Kate (Sam, James, Lucy. Claire, Annie), Kim (Kei, Eli, Hana) and nephew Dan (Rena), Paula, Mike and Mary were always ready for a card game or a picnic lunch.

Diane and Gayle (Norm) Robinson were the most amazing grandmas you could imagine. They were always the first to greet the girls with roses after their dance recitals or cheer on the sidelines at Adam's soccer games.

She had so many people who loved her and she was especially grateful to her Calgary family.

Olga (John), Audra (Jody), Josh, Jenny, Gill, Bobby and Lee.

She started her working career as a teacher in Fort St. John. After moving back to the mainland, she raised her kids in beautiful White Rock, BC. The memories created in White Rock will live on forever.

In 2008 she retired from a successful 29-year career at CRA where she received multiple accolades for her dedication and performance. In retirement she began volunteer teaching English as a second language and taking some amazing trips to see the world with family and friends. The icing on the cake was spending a week in France with her kids and grandkids! She loved reading, lunch with friends and a walk at the White Rock beach.

Diane only spoke with kindness and was genuinely interested in knowing everything going on in your life. She had a way of making you feel like you were the most important person in the room.

She leaves a hole in the lives of so many whom she touched with her kindness, her laugh and that amazing smile.

Diane's Celebration of Life will be held on February 24, 2024 11am-2pm at Victory Memorial Park 14831 28th Ave Surrey, BC and is open to those who knew and loved her.

Please make a donation to your favourite charity in Diane's honour and have a Purdy's chocolate and think of her with a smile.

Service Details

Celebration of Life
Saturday, February 24, 2024
11:00 AM
Victory Memorial Park 14831 28th Ave Surrey