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Diane Aileen Lines

January 27, 1948 - December 19, 2020


Our community lost a remarkable member on Saturday, December 19th, 2020 when Diane Lines passed away in the Nelson hospital after a hard-fought battle with cancer.  Diane was born January 27th, 1948 in Winnipeg, MB, the only daughter of Robert and Margaret Massier.  Diane is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, Bob, her brothers John (Hazel) Massier and Jim Massier, her grandchildren Kensington and Dallin, her three aunts (Maryalyce, Phyllis, and Cec), and numerous extended family members.  Diane also leaves behind many dear friends in the community.  Diane was predeceased by her son (Rob Graham; 2013), and her parents.

Diane started dating the love of her life in 1985.  She and Bob were an idyllic pair, spending many hours quadding and enjoying the outdoors.  She started her career at the Ministry of Highways in Cranbrook, spent time in 100 Mile, but then moved to Nelson in 1986 to be with Bob and got a position at the Ministry of Forests where she stayed until she retired, although it turned out retirement wasn’t for Diane.  She went back to work for the City of Nelson for a few years.

Through her life Diane had many hobbies that occupied her time and allowed her to make many friends, including scrapbooking and card making.  After retirement she was active in her church and as a member of the Kootenay Rhythm Dragons.  Diane had an uncanny ability to reach people in a deep and positive way.  Her energy and enthusiasm for life inspired all those she knew.  Her legacy will live on in the hearts of all those who met her.

We would like to thank the many doctors, nurses, and friends who cared for her through this time.  A small private service will be held in the coming weeks.  In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society.



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From: Dennis Cannon
Relation: Friend

Bob, so sorry to hear of Diane’s passing. She was a wonderful and caring individual and will be missed by many.

From: Don and Lucille Lauriente
Relation: Friends

Our deepest condolences go out to Bob and to all the members of Diane’s family. Diane was one of the most positive and courageous people we have known. You fought the good fight Diane, and you inspired many people. May you rest in God’s peace.

From: Gaile and Frank Smith
Relation: I worked with Diane

We are so sorry to hear of Diane’s passing. She was a wonderful person to work with and a good friend. Our prayers are with you. Condolences to you Bob .

From: Al Bradley
Relation: We worked together.

I am so sorry that Diane has passed away. Diane was a friend and fellow manager at the Kootenay Lake Forest District. She brought a real positive energy and enthusiasm to our management team. She was truly a delightful character. Attached is a photo of our Cyswogen team entry in 1990. Bob, my heartfelt condolences.

From: Judy Sheppard
Relation: Our paths crossed at the City of Nelson and our Kootenay Rhythm Dragons

After I retired from the City of Nelson, I was still a frequent visitor. So amazed to meet Diane, with her quick wit and warm personality. By this time, my daughter Holli was a City Employee and Diane was a breath of fresh air and my girl RAVED about what a special person she was on the job and in the coffee room. My sincere condolences to the Lines Family as her soul has gone to meet her Saviour. (Her Wishes).

From: Darci Hamilton
Relation: Worked together in the Ministry of Forests

So sad to hear of Diane’s passing. My condolences and virtual hugs to Bob and family. Had many great times with Diane over the years, was one of the best teams I worked with in the old Nelson Region. She had such a big laugh and her face would just light up. My heart aches.

From: Rosemary
Relation: Friend and co-worker

Dearest Bob and family,

I worked with and for Diane at the then Ministry of Forests in Nelson. I have many fond memories of our time there. We were a very close knit team and the friendships that were a result were greatly influenced by Diane. She would extend many invitations to her home for scrapbooking or candlelight parties, no pressure to buy, just come and socialize. She had a contagious positivity about her and a “straight from the belly” laugh that could be heard coming out of her office and would put a smile on your face though you had no idea what caused the laughter. She was a caring person, had given me some personal advice that I still reflect on to this day. She had an unshakable faith, a lovely smile and a beautiful soul. My deepest condolences. She will be missed.

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