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Diana Marguerite Forrester

November 1, 1957 - January 2, 2015


It is with profound sadness we announce Diana’s passing. Her life was joyful and her activities were an enormous treasury of shared interests connecting her to friends and the community.  She was a ”Yes, let’s do it,” type of person.  She golfed, exercised, practised yoga, played Bridge, painted, hiked, and kayaked, to list a few of her hobbies. Her many accomplishments, from being presented with ribbons in her equestrian days, to winning a golf tournament and selling her first painting, were announced with a big smile and then tucked away as she moved on to her next endeavour. She was inclusive, generous, tenaciously positive and gifted with an amazing memory. She loved her life and her family. She left her career in financial services at BMO and CIBC Wood Gundy to become her beloved Mumsie’s caregiver and took in animals when they needed a home. While she loved to travel and explore, she especially loved the Kootenays, and her piece of paradise on the lake.  Diana will be forever missed by her soul-mate, Rod; her Forrester, Gartland, and Gestrin relatives in Creston, Victoria, the Lower Mainland, Regina, and Michigan as well as her many, many friends. She was so thankful for the wonderful care from Dr. Moola, Dr. Malpass, Dr. Sonnichsen and the exceptional nurses and staff at the Kootenay Lake Hospital. A service will be held Friday, January 9th, at 11am at the Balfour Evangelical Covenant Church, 7741 Upper Balfour Road. A reception will follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation, 3 View Street, Nelson, BC, V1V 2B1 Mine Poser Er Pakket (My Bags Are Packed)


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From: Cathy Lane Goodfellow
Relation: She was a friend of my brother and his partner.

We met Dianna through my brother Bruce Lane and his partner Maggie
Mallett. She was an avid golfer and we had the pleasure of playing with her on the Balfour course. My impression after our short time together was that she had a creative and inquisitive spirit and an exceptlional sense of humour! Steve and I bought her camper and I remember her saying that she and her canine friend sat in it, before we picked it up, to reminisce. Her sharing that made me appreciate her all the more! Her loss is so deeply felt because she was a genuine friend and so very engaged in life. We grieve for her, her friends and family but we are so grateful to have met her. Sincerely, Cathy and Steve Goodfellow from Calgary.

From: Ethel Forrester English
Relation: Cousin

Although we lived miles apart, I loved Diana, and miss her already. She has left a void in the hearts of all who loved her. May we remember her with love, and allow the memories of all that she accomplished to guide and shape our lives for the better. Let us all remember to share our love with one another, and give “our flowers” to one another while we can enjoy them. Rest in peace, Diana

From: Vincent DeVito
Relation: We grew up together in Trail

My Apologies I hit the wrong button and my message sent before I was done. I couldn’t believe it when I read about Diana’s passing. We grew up together in Trail, well High School anyway. Diana and I were in home room together because of our last name initials. We got along very well, Diana marched to her own drummer, as did I, fitting in but not always. We lost contact for a while when we left Trail after graduation. Then we met again here in Nelson, Diana at the BMO and I at my shoe store. We grew closer again in the last few years as you do when you get older, always stopping for a conversation about her Mom or my Dad, or just catching up on life in general. I made orthotics for Diana, I remember she was quite concerned her hiking days were over due to foot pain. I would like to think I made difference in her life, being a friend and helping her climb more mountains! My heart goes out to those left without her smile and positive attitude, I will miss her. This middle age thing is tough as we loose those close to us at a far too young age. Diana will live on in all of us that knew her.

From: Steven English
Relation: cousin

Memories will keep your spirit alive. I’m gonna miss you

From: Danielle Butt
Relation: Cousins

It is with sad hearts we hear of the passing of Diana I will always remember fondly hanging out in Harrop on the beach during summers as a child with Diana and auntie Ann. She surely will be missed. Sending condolences from our family in Sylvan Lake AB

From: Evelyn and Brian Sutton
Relation: Brian grew up with Diana in Harrop

We are so sorry to hear of Diana’s passing, she was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed.

From: Zelda Morrison & family
Relation: Friend

In loving memory of a very special friend and dear lady.
With deepest & heartfelt sympathy to all Diana’s family & friends.
Diana will be greatly missed by us all, and forever remembered.
She loved animals, so my donation in kind will go the Nelson SPCA.
Goodbye Lady Di…. we are thinking of you, love Zelda x

From: Lionel Forrester
Relation: cousin

So sorry you are gone. Will miss you and all our road trips, Diana. You always knew the best back roads with the most beautiful scenery.

From: Jenny Gartland Moberg
Relation: Aunt

Diana was my sister Anne’s daughter, I had the pleasure of watching Diana grow up together with my sons.
On Nov. 1, my niece Karen and I visited Diana in the Nelson hospital on the occasion of her 57th birthday, Rod, her soul mate had arranged a party for Diana in the lounge, it was good to see her so happy, even though she was fighting cancer.
Diana, I will think of you with love as I watch the water from my end of Kootenay Lake, I know your Uncle Sweyn was there to greet you as you entered the heavens. I miss you. Rest in Peace

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
January 9, 2015
Beginning at 11:00am

Balfour Evangelical Covenant Church
7741 Upper Balfour Road
Nelson, BC Canada

7741 Upper Balfour Road
Nelson, BC Canada

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Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation
#3 View Street,
Nelson, British Columbia

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