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DUMETT, Diane Sydney

1934 – 2014

Diane Dumett, beloved wife of Clem Dumett, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at the age of 79 years.

Diane was born and raised in Calgary, attending Connaught School and Western Canada High School. She was a wonderful homemaker who always welcomed people into her home, hosting dinners and special holiday celebrations, her favorite being Christmas. She was an active, energetic and dedicated volunteer in the Calgary community, working with the Junior League of Calgary, the Samaritan Club of Calgary, and the Children’s Hospital Aide Society.

Diane was an accomplished golfer, passionate bridge player, art appreciator, skier, fly fisher, world traveller and loved her daily crossword puzzle. She adored the royal family, especially the Queen, never missing the opportunity to enjoy viewing royal celebrations. Diane achieved a lifetime goal of going to university at the age of 50 when she attended U of C to study art history. She pursued this interest further through her extensive travels. Diane enjoyed the outdoors and loved hiking and walking the river paths of Calgary with friends and family.

Diane had a beautiful smile that drew people to her. Her sparkling green eyes warmed hearts and were the window to her soul. She will be greatly missed by her loving family and many lifelong friends.

Besides her loving husband Clem, Diane is survived by her children, John Howard and Dani Flowerday, Dani’s husband Bob and their children Max and Sydney.

Diane was predeceased by her adoring mother Mildred Bowden in 1967, and her father Sydney Bowden in 1960.

A Memorial service will be held at St Stephen’s Anglican Church, 1121-14 Avenue S.W. on Wednesday May 21, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Calgary Health Trust, 7007-14th St SW Calgary, T2V 1P9. The family would like to sincerely thank the medical, nursing, and support staff on Unit 46 of the Foothills Hospital as well as Diane’s family doctor, Dr Susan Lea-Makenny.

In living memory of Diane Dumett, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Marguerite Boisjolie :

    My deepest condolences on the passing of a wonderful lady. Diane and I spent many hours in the Glencoe pool and probably more talking in the hot tub. It was a pleasure to know her, and I am saddened by her passsing.

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  2. Jim Thomson :

    Clem, so sorry to hear about Diane’s death. Please accept my sincere sympathy. I have good memories from the old Union Oil days.

    Jim Thomson

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  3. Rhonda Mikulak :

    John and Dani, I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I did not know her but I know the love she had for her family and the love you had for her. She will live on in your hearts always, peace will follow in the wonderful memories made over the many years.
    Peace be with you, God Bless!

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  4. elsie steeves :

    Danni, Jane, and John, I am so sorry for your loss. Of course, you too Clem. Dianne was the shining star of the family and brightened many lives around her. Your tribute did tell it well. I am not in Alberta at the moment but rest assured I would be there with you if I were.

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  5. Judy McMurtry :

    Clem: Saddened to hear about your wife’s passing. It is a difficult time and I send you and your family my condolences. Sincerely, Judy

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  6. Marion Musial :

    Diane was a wonderful human being. My life was enriched by having known her. My deepest sympathy to her husband Clem, Dani, Bob, John, Max, Sydney and the rest of the extended family. Our family feels your loss. She touched the lives of many people and I hope it is those wonderful times and memories that will help lessen your grief. Peace be with you. Love, Marion

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