Laura, Diana Recalma

RECALMA, Laura Diana


December 20, 1933 – December 12, 2006

Diana was born in the Icelandic settlement on Hecla Island, Manitoba. She met and married her husband, Buddy, in 1952 in Steveston, BC. Together they became passionate advocates for the rights of aboriginal people and devoted members of the Liberal Party of Canada. Diana was a friend and mentor to many but most of all she will be remembered as a tireless worker, a loving, caring mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt.

She will be sadly missed by her son Mark (Dawn Duncan); 4 daughters, Kristina Recalma (George Sim), Kim Recalma-Clutesi, Ingrid Taschuk (Angus), Sara Swanson (Jason); 4 grandsons, Jake Recalma (Emily), Joshua Recalma, Mark Anthony Roberts, Jonathan Swanson; 6 granddaughters, Joanna Recalma, Katie Recalma (Josh Knowles), Emily Recalma, Heather Taschuk, Brittany Taschuk, Symone Swanson; 2 great-grandsons, Seth Recalma and Joshua Recalma-Warren; 3 brothers, Paul, Darwin and Bill Sigurgeirson; 2 sisters, Victoria Ellis and Elin Ross; and countless nieces, nephews, and friends.

She was predeceased by her loving husband and best friend, Buddy Recalma, in 2002.

There will be no service at Diana’s request.

Donations can be made to B.C. Children’s Hospital in lieu of flowers.

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