February 8, 1955 – August 24, 2019
My cherished wife, best friend and the love of my life – Dianne Brown – sadly left this world on Saturday, August 24, 2019.
Dianne was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. She was the youngest of four children by twelve years and this resulted in a special bond with her mother Anne, who meant the world to her. She attended Riverview Collegiate High School then went on to University of Saskatchewan where she majored in voice. Dianne held many positions in her work life. She was a natural salesperson. She started her insurance career in 1996 in Calgary and was working in this industry until May of this year. She was so looking forward to turning sixty-five and retirement with Glenn.
Dianne was many things to many people, but there were some constants: Glenn…Football/Saskatchewan Rough Riders…Glenn…
Entertaining…Glenn…Cooking…Glenn…Lambs Navy Rum… Glenn…making people feel special…Glenn…LISTS…
She was renowned for her incredible hospitality, perfect hair and makeup all the time, and matching outfits for every event, including Rider games – with everything green from nails to clothing to undies! She listened in the hospital to the very last Riders’ game, where they won on her behalf.
Dianne recently got involved with a charity called The Magic of Christmas. To say she thrived in the elf role would be an understatement. She brought so much joy to so many people.
Dianne and Glenn were married in November 1986 and renewed their vows in Hawaii on their twenty-fifth anniversary, Nov 1, 2011. Dianne and Glenn were honored to MC many weddings over the years and Dianne even officiated her cousin’s renewal of vows.
Dianne is survived by her loving husband of thirty-three years, Glenn; her brother, Ken (Lil); sister-in-law, Wendy; and many very special cousins, nephews, nieces and other family. We also cannot forget – their new dog, RJ. Dianne was predeceased by her mother, Anne; her father, John; her brother, Donny; her sister, Fran (Ron); and her beloved past dogs: Wizard, Eddie, and Duchess.
The most cherished people in Dianne’s life knew every day how much she cared about them. Dianne was immensely proud of all her relationships with family and friends; these people meant the world to her. Dianne had a way of making every single person in her life feel like they were the most important; truly a gift.
Celebration of Life will be held at The Sundance Lodge Banquet Room (63 Suncrest Way SE, Calgary, AB) on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Glenn has requested that you wear your favorite sporting team “colors” to this special event. Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisandHolloway.com.
Dianne passed away from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, while awaiting a lung transplant. Dianne and Glenn request in lieu of flowers, to please sign your organ donor card.
Thanks to the ICU staff at the South Health Campus in Calgary and the ICU staff at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton, along with the lung transplant doctors and supporting staff in both cities.
In living memory of Dianne Brown, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, AB.Print This Obituary & Condolences