JOHNSON, Marilyn Diane. (nee Martin)

October 7, 1939 – August 21, 2011

Diane passed away peacefully with family at her side August 21, 2011. Predeceased by her husband Gordon in December 2003 and brother Grant. She is survived by her loving family, son Kirk (Joanne), daughter Kelsey (Sean); grandchildren Sebastien, Kylie, Katelyn & Avery; her mother Elizabeth, brother Gillen (Bonnie), sister Leslie (Norman), many nieces & nephews and friends. Diane was such a positive force, she had a zest for life that was infectious and her strength and faith were inspiring. Her passion in her life was her family. She was an amazing daughter, wife, mother and Grammie.

Diane also dedicated 23 years as a Director for the Royal City Youth Ballet Company. She will be remembered for her vision, leadership, integrity, heart, belief in people, courage, inspiration, faith, elegance and love.

We were all blessed to know her and be part of her life. Funeral Mass and celebration of life will be held on Friday, August 26 at 1:30 pm at Good Shepherd Catholic Church 2250 150 Street Surrey, BC. Reception to follow. Condolences may be left online at In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the BC Cancer Foundation. Kearney Funeral Services,

Cloverdale – 604-574-2603

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