Diane Macnair

April 10, 1941

September 25, 2023

Diane Macnair (formerly Barbara), born on April 10, 1941, in New Westminster, British Columbia, passed away on September 25, 2023, in Vancouver, British Columbia, at the age of 82. Throughout her life, Diane was a pillar of love and strength for her family. Despite facing challenges such as being a single mother to three energetic boys and battling chronic illness for many years, Diane’s spirit remained untouched. She continuously provided unwavering support, companionship, profound conversations, and considerate advice to her loved ones. Demonstrating intelligence, competence, and resilience, Diane selflessly offered assistance and a patient ear whenever her friends or family needed it.

Diane extended her compassionate nature to her professional career as well. She dedicated herself to social work, specializing in aiding adults with disabilities and later transitioning to the corrections system. Diane’s focus was always on people, and she had a profound impact on those she came across in her line of work.

In one of the tender moments before her passing, Diane’s eyes glistened as she joyfully met the gaze of her youngest grandchild. Her face lit up with a radiant smile, transcending the limitations of her body, which had been ravaged by Parkinson’s Disease. This display of affection represented Diane’s final act of love, a testament to a life that overflowed with love.

Diane is preceded in death by her mother Margaret and her brother Martin. She is survived by her children Randal (Lisa), Jason (Lee Su-Feh), and Galen (Holly), along with her grandchildren Wylin, Mira, Kieran, Elliott, and Freya. Additionally, she leaves behind her siblings Sharon (Wayne), Peter (Valerie), and Gordon (Marilyn), as well as numerous loving cousins, extended family members, and friends.

A celebration of Diane’s life will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 6, 2023, at UBC Botanical Gardens, located at 6804 SW Marine Drive in Vancouver. Guests are welcome to enter the gardens at 10 a.m., and the gathering will commence at 10:30 a.m. Following the service, a light lunch will be served. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the John Howard Society of BC.

We cherish fond memories of Diane and extend our deepest sympathies. Please feel free to share your memories and condolences below. The Glenhaven Memorial Chapel is entrusted with the arrangements.

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