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SARGEANT, Diana Karol

May 10, 1948 – Seattle, Washington
September 22, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta

Diana Karol Sargeant of Calgary, AB, went to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Friday, September 22, 2017 after a brief, but brave battle with an illness.

Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6. Diana was born May 10th, 1948 in Seattle, Washington. At the age of seven, she moved to Moose Jaw, SK with her family. Diana attended King George Elementary School and Academy of Sion High School in Moose Jaw. She attended Notre Dame College in Nelson, BC for a year, and then completed her Education degree at the University of Calgary. After teaching for two years in Australia, Diana returned to Calgary where she enjoyed teaching a variety of primary grades for thirty years with the Calgary Public School Board. Diana’s devout faith in God was the centre of her life. She was a dependable volunteer at her church and was kind and thoughtful to everyone. Diana lived her life with purity of heart, purpose and a positive, determined, independent attitude. She was genuinely interested in all her family and friends. One of Diana’s most favourite memories was her trip to Israel. She loved that trip not only culturally, but spiritually. Diana will be forever loved and forever in our hearts.

Diana is survived by her mother, Pauline Sargeant of Moose Jaw, SK; a brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Barb Sargeant and their children, Andrea McLean (Travis) and their children, Blake and Kate, all of Calgary and Tim Sargeant (Anne-Sophie) of Toronto, ON; a brother and sister-in-law, Terry and Debbie Sargeant, and their children, Jordan, Paul, and Kyle (Cheyenne) of Taber and Lethbridge, AB; a sister and brother-in-law Jana and Jeff Foushée and their children Charlie (Mikal) and their children Myles, Beau, and Ry, and Marie (Tyler) and their child Wade, all of Seattle, WA; a sister and brother-in-law, Jill and Don Ready, and their children Julie and Christine, all of Regina, SK; as well as many friends and Washington relatives. She was predeceased by her father, James Sargeant and her infant niece, Stephanie Ready.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at St. Gerard’s Catholic Church (8944 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Friday, October 13th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Gerard’s Catholic Church (8944 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow at the church. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to World Vision Canada, 1 World Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L5T 2Y4 Telephone: (866) 595-5550, or a charity of your choice.

In living memory of Diana Sargeant a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Linda Choiselat RN.

    My deepest condolences to Diana’ family, I was her Home Care nurse. I always enjoyed visiting and looking at pictures of her family. She was very proud and loved you all very much. RIP Ms. Diana, I will never forget you.

    Linda Choiselat RN
    Alberta Health Services
    Community Care

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  2. My deepest sympathy to the Sargeant family on the loss of Diana. Another link in your family chain has been broken. Cherish your memories and enjoy your time together remembering your sister. My thoughts are with your mom and hope she finds peace as I know it doesn’t matter what age your child is – it always leaves a hole in your heart. Take care and know that many people share in your loss.

    Corey Eddie

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  3. All of our love to all of the Sargeants on the passing of your lovely Diana. It was nice to be invited to view her obituary of a live well-lived. Sincere condolences from Whistler, B. C. Pam and Rod Thompson (Marielle, Broderick, and Tess)

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  4. My deepest condolences to Diana’s Family.
    I was her hairdresser for over 18 years and shared many memories and moments with her over that time.
    She always – and I mean always – had a smile. I will miss her.

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  5. Marisa Black Horse

    my condolences to the family;
    shocked to hear of her passing , we haven’t seen each other over 20 years we lost contact, but Diane was my sons god mother Floyd Black Horse, and we were neighbors in forest lawn for many years and her dog. she knew all of my children when they were small and also family of the first nation of siksika Nation. the late Jane Bull Bear/Medicine Shield Family,
    Marisa Medicine Shield / Black Horse Family

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  6. Meredith Miller

    My condolences to Diana’s family.
    I taught school with Diana at Lake Bonavista Elementary. She was a dedicated and hard working teacher who always had a smile on her face. It was a pleasure to work with her.
    Meredith Miller

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  7. My condolences to Diana’s family and loved ones.
    I was a former colleague of Diana’s at Acadia Elementary many years ago. It was her organizational abilities and caring for children, that has stayed with me. I am saddened to learn of her passing. May warm memories of her be a comfort at this time.

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  8. Memories of Diana
    Around 1980, Diana came to Hawaii with me when I took my mother on a holiday there.
    In 1981, you were the maid of honor at my wedding to Steve at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Calgary.
    For many years we would meet for walks around the city and discuss many topics.
    We wish to express our condolences to all of your family. They will miss you.
    Ruth and Steve Bodie

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  9. To Diana’s family, know the strength of your family has profound outreach and that Diana was a true part of that.
    Sincere condolences

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  10. So sorry to hear of Diana’s sudden passing.
    So happy to read about the many wonderful ways she lived her life.

    Hugs to hold her memory close

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  11. Jim and Joan King

    To the Pauline and James Sargeant family,
    We send you all our deepest sympathy in the loss of your dear Diana. She was part of a very special family whom we had the pleasure of knowing and being associated with for many years. To each of you, we want you to know we are thinking of you, at this time of deep sorrow.
    Jim and Joan King

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  12. Diana was a long time friend of our family. She was a warm, caring and kind person that genuinely cared about everyone she knew. She was an especially devoted friend to our elderly mother (Dorothy) until her passing in 2012. Her kindness will forever be remembered. Sincere condolences to all her family.
    Mike, Sharon, Teresa, Christopher & Lauren Johnson.

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  13. I was extremely saddened by the sudden death of Diana. I have many wonderful memories of Diana. We went on an Alaskan trip together ( in our younger years), went to Notre Dame and University of Calgary together, lived as roommates as a student, drove to Moose Jaw to meet her family, and kept up our friendship with visits, lunches, and coffee throughout the years. Diana was always cheerful and positive. She had a contagious smile at all times. She was well versed with Bible stories and passages and we shared much time discussing them. I had just seen and had lunch several times with Diana during this last summer. I drove to her place in October to see her again, unbeknownst that she had already gone to her Saviour. I have some pictures of her and us that I keep in my memoir book. I pray for her family as I realize it will be a very sad Christmas without her. I know exactly what her mother is going through as I also lost a sister before my mother died. It certainly is not meant to lose a child before a parent. So to the family, I know you will continue to remember all the lovely memories and her beautiful smile as she now looks down upon you. May God bless her and protect her as she is now in God’s garden of Angels. Lots of love to you in heaven, Diana, and always remembered as special friends to each other.

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