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DIANE ALICE RAYNER (published on January 06, 2010)



DIANE ALICE RAYNER, RN (nee KARASEWICH) Peacefully, with the love of her life and her sister by her side on January 4, 2010 at the Health Sciences Centre, Diane passed away at the age of 69. She was predeceased by her father Michael in 2008. Her memory will be forever cherished by her husband and best friend of 46 years, Floyd. He was her rock, her soulmate, The Wind Beneath my Wings . Her mother Alice; sisters Marie (Ed Pull), Nancy (Lyle Lawrence); brothers Harold, David, Donald (Debi); 15 nieces and nephews and 12 grandnieces and nephews that she doted-on , especially her Three Angels Regan, Monica and Brett; brother-in-law Leo (Pat) Rayner and sister-in-law Evelyn (Bob Geyson) as well as numerous extended family and friends. Diane was born in Stonewall, December 31, 1940 and she received her education at Stonewall Elementary and High School. She achieved her life long ambition as a Registered Nurse at the Misericordia Hospital School of Nursing where she lived in residence and graduated in the Class of 1962 A. To this day she still had monthly luncheons with a group of her classmates and their spouses. After graduation she worked in Grand Forks for a short time and as a Public Health Nurse in Selkirk until her marriage on May 4, 1963. She worked general duty in Melville, SK and Thunder Bay until September of 1966 when they returned to Manitoba where she obtained her dream job with the Province of Manitoba Public Health, working 13 years in Elie, which included 14 Hutterite Colonies, 19 years in St. James retiring in 1998. Auntie Diane will always be remembered saying, The first time I saw Floyd, I knew I was going to marry him. A love like Diane and Floyd had is rare and hard to come by. They were inseparable and great travel companions and did they travel! Diane and Floyd traveled almost everywhere you could ever hope to travel; Vegas and Disney World were her favourite spots to return to. If you were ever stuck for a gift idea for Auntie Diane, Mickey Mouse was the way to go! Another favourite was the eight cruises that they went on together. Diane was a very crafty lady and many people are lucky to have a treasure that she made especially for them. Her house was decorated with her handiwork and changed with each holiday along with her Holiday themed accessories. The children could always look forward to bags of goodies for each holiday as well as Pajamas and colouring books at Christmas. At Diane's request no formal service will be held. Cremation has taken place. A casual Come and Go Tea will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2010 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Ave. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to C.N.I.B., Health Sciences Centre Foundation, Winnipeg Humane Society or to a charity of your choice. The family wishes to thank all the staff at the Dialysis Unit at Health Sciences Centre and the staff at A3 Step Down Unit. Chapel Lawn 885-9715


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