July 1, 1946 ~ April 15, 2016
It is with loving tenderness the family of Diane Louise Bland, announces her peaceful passing on April 15, 2016 at the age of 69 of complications from frontotemporal dementia at the Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake, BC.
She is lovingly remembered by her daughters, Lisa Bland and Christina Mary, and grandson, Jacob Jackson and her many friends.
Diane was the daughter of John and Alma Symchyck, deceased, of Richmond BC, and sister of Nancy Dawson, deceased, and is survived by her brother, Steven Symchyck.
She worked as a practical nurse at St. Paul’s hospital in Vancouver. She married Charlie Bland in 1967 and lived in the remote west coast communities of Shearwater and later, Haida Gwaii raising her family. She later lived in Terrace, Cobble Hill, and Williams Lake, BC. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, caregiver, volunteer and humanitarian and was passionate about equality and rights for animals, people, and the natural world. She loved singing, dancing, and socializing and was active in many community groups. She loved the water, gardening, dancing to rock and roll, and had a great sense of humor. We will miss her fun-loving ways and caring heart.
A celebration of life will be held in Williams Lake on May 7th at 2:00 pm at 1527 Hwy 97 South (Blue Spoon Catering – The old Bil-Nor). Call 250-392-0018 for info.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Cariboo Chilcotin Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association for racism awareness projects.
Cariboo Chilcotin Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements. 250-392-3234