A resident of Winchester for the past 18 years, Diana Heuvel passed away suddenly at home on Monday, January 21, 2013. She was 61.
Diana was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, on July 23, 1951, to her parents Charles and Agnes Heuvel (nee Sterenberg) and she moved with her family to Hanesville, in 1952.
Everyone who knew Diana has fond memories of her.
Her caregivers’ memories include: hearing her reading her book out loud in the living room and her saying “No, don’t say no to Diana”; hearing the pitter patter of her feet when she would run down the hall after she had just snagged a pop that she wasn’t supposed to have; seeing her scrunch up her face and squeeze her eyes closed when she was having her picture taken; her giggle when the staff would tickle her; and the sense of her love and warmth she showed when she would hold a baby.
Diana was a funny, sweet, gentle and strong willed lady who her caregivers will all miss and never forget. Lessons learned from her-would be to enjoy the simple everyday things, take risks and laugh daily.
Diana loved getting dressed up in her dresses and skirts to go to church and to dances. She liked to go bowling, and she especially enjoyed the Cheezies and pop that followed.
She also enjoyed going to Friendship group, swinging on the swing, and writing. Those who have worked with Diana know she liked to play the organ, even if it was just to get someone else’s goat.
Diana is survived by her siblings Walter (Hennie) Heuvel of R.R.# 2 Iroquois and Anne (Henry) Pal of Calgary. She is also survived by nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents Charles and Agnes Heuvel, and brothers John and Jake Heuvel.
Diana will be sadly missed by all her extended family at Community Living Dundas County.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service was held at Williamsburg Christian Reformed Church on Friday, January 25th at 11 a.m. Interment followed at New Union Cemetery, Williamsburg.
Pallbearers were Ray Heuvel, Rob Heuvel, Dave Heuvel, Gary Heuvel, Darren Heuvel and Trevor Heuvel.
Donations to Community Living Dundas County would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.