October 22, 1926 – August 3, 2012
Surrounded by his daughters, Rene Diamond passed away at the Rockyview Hospital in Calgary, Alberta on Friday, August 3, 2012.
Rene was born on October 22, 1926 in Bellevue, Alberta. He became a mining engineer and spent much of his career with Burnco in Calgary.
He is predeceased by his wife of fifty-five years, Carol, his parents and his sister, Louise. He is survived by his four daughters: Beth Diamond, Anne Howe (Dan), Mary Martin (Rob), and Claire Doane (Doug), as well as by fifteen grandchildren. His family was one of his greatest joys and he spent much of his lengthy retirement in the company of his daughters and their children.
Rene is also survived by a large circle of friends, many of whom he had known for decades. Throughout his life, his friends were a constant source of support and wisdom and he treasured each of them. Like his family, his friends loved much about him, but mostly his tremendous sense of humor, his kindness, and his generosity.
The family wants to thank all those involved in his care for their kindness during this last difficult week.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Gerard’s Catholic Church (8944 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:00 am. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the 1835 House Recovery Acres Society via www.recoveryacres.org.
In living memory of Rene Diamond a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200Print This Obituary & Condolences