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DIANE PATRICIA SEALE (published on February 27, 2010)



DIANE PATRICIA SEALE (nee OLIEN) September 25, 1945 - February 22, 2010 It is with very heavy hearts that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of our dear mom and Granny, Diane Seale, on February 22, 2010 at the age of 64. Diane is survived by her daughter Donna and son-in-law Trevor, their daughters, (her precious grandbabies) Rachel and Daria, her daughter Brenda and numerous relatives including sister Irene, nieces, nephews, cousins and their families. She was predeceased by her husband Brian in December 1999, and left this Earth to reunite with him in celebration of his birthday on February 23. She was also predeceased by her brothers, Wally, Eddie and Alex and sister Evelyn. Born in Winnipeg, Diane left school early to establish herself in the sales and services industry as a hard-working and in-demand waitress and then cashier. She was a confirmed bachelorette, never thinking she would find a partner who met her high expectations, but that came to a thundering halt when she met and fell in love with her forever love , Brian. They wed on October 26, 1968 and became an inseparable team thereafter. The team later expanded in 1970 and 1971 with the birth of their daughters. Diane then began a life of tireless dedication to and care of her family. Family meant everything to mom and, along with dad, she ensured a childhood for her daughters that was rich and fulfilling beyond compare. Summer vacations and holidays throughout the year were big events that were methodically planned, saved for and enjoyed to the fullest. Through her love and selfless dedication she made an enduring mark on her daughters that they will cherish forever. Brenda, in particular, will miss her lifelong roommate and pal. When her children were big enough, Diane returned to the working world and made her mark in the sales industry once again, working for Hallmark Cards and as an in-store demonstrator. Her most favourite job, though, was working alongside Brian at the Winnipeg Arena. Their team approach to family life made them excel as a team in the working world. Diane loved bowling and spent many years striking down the pins at Rossmere Lanes. She enjoyed being outside and became something of an artist in her gardens. She and Brian became known for their golf-green lawn and beautiful yard. Throughout her lifetime, Diane touched the lives of many with her unmistakable laugh and boundless enthusiasm. No one who met her could forget her. After her husband's passing, a piece of Diane left with him and she continued to yearn for him to once again be by her side to the day she died. But, the arrival of her granddaughters in 2003 spurred new life into her broken heart. She refocused her energy and became the most proud Granny on the planet. She reveled in their early life accomplishments and looked forward to every concert, every dance recital and every soccer game. She was their biggest cheerleader. She recently enjoyed with them a famous Granny sleepover , something the girls, even at the tender age of six, valued tremendously. Mom, no words can describe the heartache we feel and the void that has been left with your too early departure from our lives. Our only consolation is that you and dad are back in one another's arms. Forever love together forever again. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 1, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Glen Eden Funeral Home, 4477 Main Street. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Diane's memory to either the Heart and Stroke Foundation or CancerCare Manitoba, two charities close to her heart. Glen Eden Funeral Home 338-7111


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