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GYRYLUK, Diane Marie (nee Cyrenne)

November 23, 1947 – January 17, 2012

Diane Marie Gyryluk (nee Cyrenne), beloved wife of John Gyryluk of Calgary, passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at the age of 64 years.

Diane was born in Winnipeg on November 23, 1947, to Lucien and Jeanne Cyrenne. Diane met her husband John in Winnipeg in 1964 and they were married in 1967. At that time they both moved to Calgary where they resided for the rest of her life. Diane and John, with their four boys, made many trips to Winnipeg at Christmas and for summer holidays, camping along the way. Diane had a very full life with trips to California, Europe and British Columbia. Diane dearly cherished her four granddaughters, Christina, Sarah, Sabrina, and Amy. They were the love of her life, and she always looked forward to their visits. Diane is survived by her husband John; her son Don and his wife Andrea, her son Paul, her son Jeff and his wife Laura, and her son Gregory.

Diane is also survived by her mother Jeanne Cyrenne; her brother Claude and his wife Joan, her brother Ron and his wife Gloria, her brother Phil and his wife Michelle, her brother Albert, all of Winnipeg; and her sister Lisa and her partner Dave, of Edmonton. Diane was predeceased by her father Lucien and her brother Guy.

A Celebration of Diane’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Monday, January 23, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222.

Thanks to oncologist Dr. Dean Ruether and his assistant Kate Butler. Thanks to the staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. Thanks to Henriette and the staff at the Palliative Community Care Response Team. A final thank you to the entire staff at the Peter Lougheed Centre’s Santuari Hospice for their kind and dignified assistance in Diane’s final days. In living memory of Diane Gyryluk, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. John & Greg, thinking of you this week. Keep well,

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  2. Eric & Joyce Brenton :

    Dear John
    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  3. Herb McMullen :

    John, I was saddened to read about the recent passing of your wife. It is an unexplained phenomenon that there are so many losses during the Christmas season. We had Mom’s service at Chapel of the Bells January 4. Take care and soldier on.

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