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Dianne Barbara, Urgel Bourgie / Athos

Dianne Barbara
1945 - 2019

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Dianne Barbara

With saddened hearts, we announce the passing of Dianne Barbara on Monday, November 11, 2019, at the age of 74 years.

She is predeceased by her mother, Esther Assaly, her father George Barbara, her sister Carole Barbara Massad, and her nephew Mark Massad. Beloved sister to Ronald Barbara and sister-in-law to Yolanda Barbara and Raymond Massad. Loving aunt to Derek Massad (Suzanne), Christopher Barbara (Flora), Meaghan Barbara (Michael). Cherished great-auntie Didi to Mark Massad and to Adelina Goncalves.

Dianne's beautiful heart and warm smile will be deeply missed by her family and her circle of friends. Always loved, forever remembered.

The family wishes to express their deep appreciation to all the doctors and staff at the Cedars Cancer Institute (MUHC), to her caregivers and particularly her dear friend, Carol Maker, for their kindness and compassion.

The family will receive condolences at Urgel Bourgie 1255 Rue Beaumont, TMR on Thursday, November 14th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday, November 15th at St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church, 80 de Castelneau East at 9 a.m. followed by the funeral service at 10 a.m. and thence to Mount Royal Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church and The Cedars Cancer Foundation would be appreciated.

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Messages in memory of Dianne Barbara

Angela Supino
November 21, 2019
To Ron and family: we are so sorry to hear of your loss. As you know, we have been on a recent similar journey and feel the sadness your are experiencing. Happy memories support us and we wish for you also happy recollections of Dianne. Sincerely, Angie and Peter
Brenda Flanagan
November 19, 2019
I am saddened to hear of Dianne’s passing. I remember her from our Alcan days. She was always so friendly and had such a good sense of humour. I’ve no doubt that her friends and family will miss her dearly.
Paula Polosa
November 15, 2019
Dear Ron & Family: There is a deep void now but Dianne lives on in our hearts. Her memory remains in all of you and in all of us who were blessed to have been friends with Dianne. I considered her my 'office sister'. It was a gift to have known Dianne and I will miss calling her and just the way that she had with people. Dianne had the Golden Heart - always ready to help someone, to make it easier for them! I miss her so much.
Beverly (Thoun) Myrseth
November 14, 2019
My dear friend, Dianne: I cannot believe that I will not be able to chat with you any longer but the communications we had in the past will always be remembered. The vacation times we spent together will always be a memory to treasure. You are now released of your struggle with illness and I hope and pray that you are now resting in peace. I look back with fondness at the laughter and silly things we did together which I will always treasure. Your memory will always be eternal. Love Bevy xoxxo
Carol A Maker
November 14, 2019
Dearest Dianne: I want you to know that I have missed you for some time now. I miss our daily conversations, or exchange of ideas, recipes, thoughts, even still discovering that our mothers were made from the same mould. We shared a love for Mark and could talk about him in a way that perhaps no one else would understand. I truly believe that through Mark our friendship and my relationship with your entire family grew stronger. Your mother adopted me because of my love for Mark. You left this world with prayers, blessings and anointing by the priest as an Antiochian Orthodox Christian. May God receive you in His Heavenly Kingdom onto LIFE ETERNAL!
The Pal Family in Ottawa
November 13, 2019
We send our deepest sympathy to Dianne's family for their sad loss. Dianne was a good friend, whom we knew for many years, first in Montreal, when she worked at Alcan's Head Office, and later in Ottawa, when she came to visit us several times after her retirement. Dianne was known for her diligence, her elegance and her warm heart. Her kindness touched our whole family. We will miss her greatly. Sunny, Nini and Binky Pal
Beverly (Thoun) Myrseth
November 13, 2019
Dear Ron & Family: Words cannot express how saddened I was to learn of the passing of our dear Dianne. We will always remember her winning smile and gentle kindness for the true lady she was. May it be a consolation to know that Heaven gained an angel. To lose a sister is a pain like no other and now she is released of her struggle with illness. We wish you and your family a meaningful time of peace, reflection and prayer. With our sincerest condolences, Beverly (Thoun) Myrseth, Arne and family
Céline Paquette and Rocco Bonarrigo
November 13, 2019
We were very saddened to read of Dianne’s passing and wish to extend our sincere condolences to her family and friends. We have fond memories of Dianne having worked with her at Alcan. She was always very ready to lend a helping hand. By chance we met Dianne a couple of years ago and had the pleasure of reminiscing with her about our working days. Rest in peace Dianne you will always be remembered us. Céline Paquette Rocco Bonarrigo
Nancy Maker
November 12, 2019
Dear Ron and Family, As far back as I can remember Dianne and Carol have been close friends and consequently, Dianne was a member of our extended family. In like manner, now with Carol my only living family member and our being in different countries, Dianne and your family have always welcomed my sister to the family celebrations. It is with a saddened spirit and heart that I extend my sympathy and love to all of you; and even though distance will keep me from being there on Thursday, my thoughts and prayers are with you. MEMORY ETERNAL. Sincerely, Nancy (Maker)

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