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Diane Lee

February 4, 1953 - August 6, 2013


It is with deep sadness to announce the passing of Bernie & Diane Lee on August 6, 2013 in Osoyoos.

Bernie & Diane are survived by family members including sisters: Barbara, Susan, Colleen (Mike) from Kitchener, Paul (Sheryl) from Vancouver, and their niece, Amanda and nephew, Donovan (Kitchener) and their goddaughters Sarah Keller (Dubai) and Kyra Cohen (Toronto). They also left behind their beloved dog, Zoe.

Diane, born in Kitchener, Ontario in 1953 was daughter of Norman & Bertha Hall (deceased) from New Brunswick. Bernie, born in 1934 in Winnipeg, Manitoba was the son of Mr. Lee of Hong Kong (deceased) and Dorothy Belinski of Winnipeg (deceased).

Bernie & Diane were married in Vancouver and had recently celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary.

They had many friends and colleagues in Osoyoos, Ontario, New Brunswick, and BC. They will be dearly missed by many including Brock & Cathie, Yvette & Peter, Kathy & Ron, Pat, Trish, Fran, Christine (Victoria), the Cohens (Toronto), and by their wonderful neighbours and friends at the White Sands.

Bernie worked as Financial Controller at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver for many years until he retired in 1999. Diane worked in the hotel and travel industry and was Operations Manager for Canada 3000 until she retired in 2003.

In June 2003, they moved to Osoyoos and were warmly welcomed by friends and by the community. In Osoyoos, Diane worked for Elections Canada and Elections BC and was a volunteer at the Osoyoos and District Museum and Archives. Bernie was also an active volunteer for various organizations in both Vancouver and Osoyoos.

Bernie & Diane requested no service but rather a celebration of their lives with their family and close friends in Osoyoos. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Osoyoos & District Museum and Archives, the SPCA or a charity of your choice.

Bernie & Diane will be forever in our thoughts and in our hearts. We will always remember their words…“Life is Good”.

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Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos.


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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Lorna Penner
Relation: Friend

I had the pleasure of knowing Diane and her husband Bernie. I taught Diane to quilt and always enjoyed her smiling friendly face. Bernie would come into the shop with her and wait patiently while we visited and talked about quilting. I feel blessed to have known them and comforted know they do not have to be without each other. They will be missed.

From: Laurie Adair
Relation: Friend of Sue sister of Diane

To Sue and Family, just wanted to write you a quick letter to let you know my deepestsymathie over the loss of Your sister and her husband. It is practically impossible for me to understand what you and your family are going thru now. I know that you and Diane and her husband were very close. Please except my deepest cndolences and symathies to you and your family during this grief and shocking time, and god look over you all over this period of time and the days ahead. Laurie Adair

From: Carolyn Tipler
Relation: worked with Diane at Elections BC

I was shocked and saddened at the news that Diane and Bernie had died in such a tragic way. It was a pleasure to work with Diane who was always upbeat and organised, also to meet Bernie and Zoe. My heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends.

From: Lucie kauten
Relation: cousin

Diane & I enjoyed many weekends together growing up. we both loved to read & shop. She & Bernie were always together & will continue that way forever – they will be missed by many cousins….and many others, too! i had hoped to visit them in BC, but it was not to be. Prayers go out to family. Our hearts are very sad. God will take care of them.

From: Linda Rita Mathon
Relation: family

You will be missed by many, always loved, live forever in our hearts & memories. Until we meet again….Godspeed & Love

From: Roger and Pat Parker
Relation: friend

Diane & Bernie were two of the nicest people we have ever known. In addition Diane was the most outstanding strata president that Roger has ever known.

From: Sharon Carey
Relation: Friend of sister Barb

Having known Barb for 25+ years, I have heard many a story about the family. Although, regrettably, I never got to meet Diane & Bernie, the love in this family has warmed my heart. To all of you I send my feartfelt sympathies and pray that your many fond memories will get you through this terrible tragedy. Will be thinking of you as you celebrate the life of your beloved Sister and Bernie in a final tribute.

From: Carolyn & Robert Daly
Relation: Mother and Father in law to Paul

We are thinking about you and your family at this time and send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our prayers and thoughts will be with you throughout this difficult time. Love you Mom and Dad

From: Helene McGraw-Glowach
Relation: Cousin

Such a huge loss of two beautiful people! Sending our deepest heartfelt condolences to the family. So sorry we could not be there to support you. Cherish your memories of Diane and Bernie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Helene & Jaret, and Zack

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