Diane Marie (nee O’Connell) Smith

SMITH, Diane Marie (nee O’Connell) Of Nanoose Bay, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 21, 2004 at the age of 34, with her devoted husband and family at her bedside. Diane is survived by her loving husband and best friend Darren and her beloved two young sons, Austin and Ryan; her father and mother Larry and Joan O’Connell of Parksville; her brother Michael (Jennifer); sister Shannon (Robert) of Edmonton; parents-in-law Bob and Sandy Smith of Nanoose Bay; and sister-in-law Noni (Kerry) of Parksville; her niece and nephew; aunts and uncles; cousins and her Grandma Smith of Victoria. Her many friends will miss her. Unfortunately, Diane’s wonderful spirit of life was shortened, but will live on in us forever. Special thanks to Dr. John Carr and Dr. G.A. Spry and all the nurses and staff in the Palliative Care in N.R.G.H. for their compassionate care and thanks also to the Hospice Society. A Celebration of Diane’s Life Service will be held on Friday, February 27, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Stephen’s United Church, 150 Village Way, Qualicum Beach, with The Reverend Phil Spencer officiating. E-mail condolences may be sent to yatesfuneral@shaw.ca. Donations in Diane’s memory to the BC Cancer Foundation -Vancouver Island, 2410 Lee Avenue, Victoria, BC V8R 6V5 would be appreciated. YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (248-5859) in care of arrangements.