Kimmerly, Diane Retta

Diane (nee Loucks) Kimmerly passed away peacefully on Monday, October 31st, 2022 at the Meaford Hospital surrounded by her two loving children and their spouses.

Born in Toronto February 22, 1951, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Dorothy Loucks.

She will be truly missed by her entire family, especially by her children Bruce Kimmerly (Elissa) and Nancy Miller (Dan) and by her siblings; Bill Loucks (Cheryl), Karen Fox (Wayne), and Cathy Doherty-Mulder, as well as her grandchildren Alexis and Kendra Miller.

Diane had a zest for life that she shared with everyone she met—she was truly a force for happiness in her later years, reminding us all that blue skies are ahead. Her passion for the Meaford Hall and Georgian Theatre Festival went unrivaled, just like her lemon loaf and brownies with mint icing. She was a local bartending legend at the Community Centre and will be fondly remembered by many.

Diane’s family would really like to thank the entire nursing staff at the Meaford Hospital for their kindness and support, as well as the doctors who spent time with Diane and her family.

A Celebration of Diane’s Life will be held at the Meaford Hall on Saturday, November 5th, 2022 from 12 until 3 p.m.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford Hospital Foundation or the Alzheimer Society of Grey Bruce would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.   www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca

 

Details

Saturday, November 5, 2022 12:00 AM
Meaford Hall Second Floor 12 - 3 pm

Donations: Meaford Hospital Foundation or the Alzheimer Society of Grey Bruce
Make a donation in memory of Diane Retta Kimmerly


Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Cherie
    Wednesday, November 2, 2022

    Thought and prayers to all of Diane’s family threw this difficult time
    Had many talks laughs over the years with Diane
    Fly high till I see you again
    God
    Bless

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  2. Lois Mather
    Wednesday, November 2, 2022

    I am sorry to hear of Diane’s passing, it was a pleasure to know her and she will be missed.

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  3. Merv and Ellie Smith
    Wednesday, November 2, 2022

    Our sincere condolences to Diane’s family. She will be greatly missed by many who knew her.
    Merv and Ellie Smith

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  4. Bev and Glenn Caswell
    Wednesday, November 2, 2022

    Our sincere condolences to Diane’s family. Her smile was contagious and it was always a pleasure to see her.
    She will be in charge of keeping our skies blue and the sun shining.

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  5. Frank & Janet Bassingthwaite
    Wednesday, November 2, 2022

    Dear Bruce, Nancy and families
    Janet and I were very sorry to hear of Diane’s passing. Her wry sense of humour and quick wit always made for easy conversations. Treasure your memories.

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  6. Kerry Riley
    Wednesday, November 2, 2022

    Bruce, Nancy and family….what a lovely tribute to Diane, my good friend and colleague. She did indeed have an incredible zest for life and a ready smile. We had so many good times together!!
    And the lemon loaf!!!! Will miss her dearly.

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  7. Shirley Boston
    Wednesday, November 2, 2022

    Dear Nancy , Bruce and families.
    Please accept my heartfelt sympathy.
    I have many fond memories of Diane,
    especially all the fun on Sundays throughout
    the summers at the cottage.
    To me, the word ‘vivacious’ and Diane are synonyamous.
    Thinking of you.
    Love,
    Aunt Shirley

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  8. Myrna Goetz
    Wednesday, November 2, 2022

    I am so sorry to hear of Diane’s passing. My sincere condolences to Nancy , Bruce and their families.

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  9. From your Legion apt friennds
    Wednesday, November 2, 2022

    So sorry to hear about your mom she was a lovely lady always reminding everyone about her favourite saying the blue sky ..and that’s where she flying Rip.

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  10. Linda
    Wednesday, November 2, 2022

    Bruce ,Nancy and families, I am truly saddened to hear of Diane`s passing. She and I were long time friends, we taught Sparks together when Nancy and our Ashley were 5, such fun memories. Diane always had a big smile and something good to say. Let your happy memories keep you strong. Rest in peace Diane.
    Linda Gilmore

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  11. Fran Tippin
    Wednesday, November 2, 2022

    I am saddened to hear of Diane’s passing.
    My condolences to all the family.

    Fran Tippin

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  12. Deb Chapman
    Thursday, November 3, 2022

    Sincere sympathy Bruce and Nancy ~ to you and your family

    Your Mom certainly was a happy, cheerful gal.
    Very involved in lots of community events. As everyone is saying she loved her blue sky and had a lovely smile.

    Deb & Jim Chapman

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  13. Margaret Lowe
    Thursday, November 3, 2022

    Bruce,Nancy and families . I always remember the fun times when Diane brought Her mom and you kids (usually Nancy) to the Apple Countrt Kitchen for Peach nectar and a snack.Such a cheerful sunny disposition, she always brightened my dayt My sincere sympathy to you all.

    Marg Lowe

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  14. Carolyn Irvine
    Thursday, November 3, 2022

    Bruce & Family, I am so sorry for your loss! Your Mom was such a lovely lady! I always enjoyed chatting with her whenever we ran into each other – most of those times of course, were at a Wedding Dance or Buck & Doe at the Meaford Community Centre. It was always a pleasure to see her, she always had a smile & made time to chat. May she Rest In Peace.
    Sincerely,
    Carolyn Irvine

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  15. Sandi Gray
    Thursday, November 3, 2022

    Sorry for your loss. Diane was always very kind to me. I will miss having chats with her on the Main Street.

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  16. Sharon Gray
    Thursday, November 3, 2022

    My sincere sympathy to Diane’s family. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
    Diane was like a breath of fresh air and always with a smile or fun comment to share.
    At one time Diane worked on Saturdays at my office as receptionist and definitely had a unique and positive way of greeting all who came through the door!
    I will miss seeing her about town.

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  17. John & Nancy Elmslie
    Friday, November 4, 2022

    Bruce & family
    We were sad to hear of your mom’s passing.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    Blessings
    John & Nancy Elmslie

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  18. Maureen Shortt
    Friday, November 4, 2022

    I am sorry to hear of Diane’s passing. My condolences to Nancy, Bruce and their families. My prayers are with you at this time.

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  19. Evelyn Luongo
    Friday, November 4, 2022

    Our condolences to Diane’s family , She will be missed.

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  20. Colleen Mills
    Saturday, November 5, 2022

    She was a wonderful and kind lady who loved everyone. She will be missed.
    Prayers are with the family.

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  21. Wanda Harvey
    Saturday, November 5, 2022

    Bruce and Nancy and families, my sincere condolences, Diane was such a delight to chat with, didn’t matter where we met we could chat for hours. She was always a very positive lady. She will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Families.

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  22. Bronwen Perry
    Saturday, November 5, 2022

    I will cherish my many memories of Diane. She always boosted a good day and made bad days better. Much love to her family.

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  23. Karen Overdyk
    Saturday, November 5, 2022

    Bruce and Elissa
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Bruce’s mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

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  24. Betty Hall
    Saturday, November 5, 2022

    My deepest condolences to the family. I met Diane years ago when she used to dog sit for my neighbour. She was always so positive about everything & I envied her for her peacefulness. I met her downtown one day & began a conversation, she interrupted me to tell me that she was sorry but she didn’t know me, I was taken back by her response but she then said sorry but I now have dementia. Whenever we met again, we only spoke of how beautiful the day was. She found beauty in everything & left us all with that knowledge of life. Diane will not be forgotten!!

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    1. Jennifer shortt button and Wayne button
      Monday, November 7, 2022

      Diana was a lovely lady should always say have a nice day and a blue sky rest in peace Diana you miss by all

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  25. Robin & Mike Lambe
    Tuesday, November 8, 2022

    I am so sorry Bruce and Nancy for the loss of your mom. She was such a kind lady. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

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  26. Debbie & Bryan Jack & family
    Saturday, November 12, 2022

    Nancy, Bruce & families,
    So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was such a great lady to work with when she was a Spark leader. We had so much fun always. Much love to you all. Blessings, Debbie & Bryan Jack & family.

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