February 14, 1938 – August 15, 2020
at the age of 82 years:
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dianne Bartlett (Thrupp) on August 15, 2020 with her daughter by her side. She was born February 14th, 1938 in Luton UK. At the age of 10, Dianne’s family moved to Vancouver. She became a proud Canadian citizen in 1972.
Dianne was predeceased by her daughter Amy Sherwood in 2002, her loving husband Harry in 2012, and sister-in-law Fran Dobinson in 2014. She is survived by her daughter Julie (Clint) Creasy, son-in-law Pat Sherwood, her grandchildren Alex Sherwood, Jerra, Ivan and Gavin Creasy. Also morning her are niece and nephew Kathy Dobinson and Bob (Heather) Dobinson of Qualicum Beach and brother-in-law Arthur Bartlett and family of Berowra Australia. Cousins, John (Pearl) Elson and Shirley (Karl) Roessler of Alberta. As well as lifelong friends we consider family and who has been a great support this year. Carol and Wayne Bridges, Marlene and Vince Hobson, Debbie and Boris Edson and Mary Sinhuber.
Dianne and Harry were married and set roots down in Salmon Arm, welcoming Amy in 1973 and Julie in 1980. Dianne was a loving, kind, patient mother and grandma.
Dianne had a rewarding career with the school district. She made many friends during this time. She will be remembered fondly for her kind and patient ways.
Dianne had a passion for travel. As a young woman of 20 she planned a trip and travelled across Europe for three months. Dianne would go on to plan many more trips. These would be shared and enjoyed with friends and family. These included the Queen Charlotte’s, Arizona, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Utah, Cuba, Mexico, England, Scotland and much more. Dianne love to read and had been in a book club for over 12 years. She loved her book club ladies. She always had a stack of books close by.
We are sending a heartfelt thank you to the wonderful friends and family who came to visit often and help us through. We would like to thank the ladies at SAGH in the oncology floor. Thank you for your positive care during this time. A very special thank you to the palliative care people. You are angels on earth. I cannot even express how grateful we are for all of your help. Allowing Dianne to be cared for at home. We would like to send out another sincere thank you to Dr. Chris Weiker who went above and beyond. Thank you for
your dedication your kindness and compassion during this time and attending Dianne, we appreciate everything that you have done thank you. Dianne’s words of wisdom are ‘be nice to your friends’ and ‘don’t wait too long’ We will lovingly remember Dianne and her kindness. She is very missed and thought about often.
Donations in her name can be made to BC hospice Society .