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Diane Grundy

Diane Grundy

Monday, September 8th, 1941 - Friday, September 6th, 2019
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Grundy, Deanne “Diane” (née Winn), September 8, 1941 – September 6, 2019
It is with great sadness that the family of Diane Grundy announce her passing on September 6, 2019 in her 77th year, after a courageous battle with her health over the past five months. Diane was predeceased by her father Frederick Winn (1960), her mother, Marjorie (2007)(nee Tilley) and stepfather, Norman Brooks of Port Perry (2008). Diane will be sadly missed by her brother David Winn and his wife Dorothy, who always looked out for her and with whom she had some great adventures. Beloved Aunty Di to Paul Winn, Deborah McKelvey, Tina (Adam) Sullivan and Michelle Elliott. Great aunt to Alana and Austin McKelvey, Bayley and Reilly Sullivan, Payton and Matthew Elliott. Loved niece of Nancy Gadd of England. Close cousin of Paul (Jane) Gadd, Michael (Cathy) Gadd and Jennifer Gadd, as well as many other cousins in England and Australia. Step sister to Jill (John) Backhouse and Howard (Linda) Eames, also of England. Diane was born in Hampton, England, and settled in Canada in 1957 after living with her family for three years in Australia when she was younger. An independent woman, Diane loved to travel and created a life for herself in Toronto in the early 60’s. For over 30 years, she took great pride in working as personal secretary to the Odette brothers and their families who were the founders of Eastern Construction in Toronto. After retirement Diane moved to Port Perry to be near to her mother and stepfather. She loved the friendly atmosphere and made many new friends, especially the ladies from the Friday night card group in her apartment building. Diane loved spending time with her family at her brother’s house in Whitby sitting in the garden by the pool with the family dogs. She will be fondly remembered by her best friends, Helen, Gale, Will, Marina and Josie as well as family for always having a smile on her face and kindness in her heart. Cremation has taken place and a service will be held at W.C. Town Funeral Chapel on Monday, September 23, at 12 noon. Visitation 1 hour prior. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation, your local SPCA or animal shelter would be appreciated. The family would like to thank Dr. Mercer, all the doctors and nurses at Lakeridge Health, Port Perry as well as Toronto Western Hospital, Central East LHIN, and the Palliative Care unit at Lakeridge Health, Oshawa, for the care and kindness shown to Diane during her illness.
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    Monday, September 23rd, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Monday, September 23rd, 2019 12:00pm
    W. C. Town Funeral Chapel
    110 Dundas Street East
    WHITBY, ON L1N 2H7
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  • Interment

    Groveside Cemetery
    5155 Baldwin Street
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  • Reception

    W. C. Town Funeral Chapel
    110 Dundas Street East
    WHITBY, ON L1N 2H7
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    Reception to follow

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Michael Gadd

Posted at 02:02pm
Diane was a very special cousin. She was always a joy to be with in person or over the phone. She made differences to people's lives in so many ways. I have memories of her stories, trips to the movies, skating, family holidays, games of Scrabble and the occasional trip to a casino. And her beautiful smile. Your ride may be over with Di but your journey will continue in our memories. Thanks for them.

Jennifer Gadd

Posted at 01:36pm
What a lovely obituary. I have many fond memories of Diane, from fun times around the Whitby pool to adventures at Ontario resorts. She usually had a funny story to share and I always knew I would receive a birthday card from her - just a small example of her thoughtful nature. I’m sorry we will miss the service but we will be thinking of her. Jenn, Kirti & Ashwin

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