Catherine “Diane” Smith

Catherine "Diane" Smith

Catherine “Diane” Smith

March 7, 1945 – April 8, 2012

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Diane Smith. Diane passed away peacefully with family by her side at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice House in Kamloops, BC.

Diane was predeceased by her father Charles Bond, stepfather Ken Rutsatz, mother Margaret Rutsatz, brother Wayne Strobbe, and brother Tom Bond.

Diane leaves behind her loving husband of 41 years Maurice (Moe), son Wesley McCorquodale, daughter Charlotte McCorquodale, son Clifford (Jennifer) Smith, grandsons Drew McCorquodale, Keegan Smith and Mason Smith, stepmother Betty Bond, brother Neil Bond, sister Carol Robertson, brother Bill Bond, sister Gail Martin, brother Doug Rutsatz and brother Gordon Rutsatz and numerous nieces and nephews.

Diane was born in Kamloops B.C. She spent her early childhood years in Princeton and Penticton before moving with her family, to the Clearwater area. Diane has resided in Birch Island until her passing.

A special thank you is extended to the wonderful doctors and nursing staff of Emergency, 3West, ICU, Stepdown, 6South and 6North, and to the very caring and supportive staff at the Kamloops Hospice House.

A service will be planned for a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Diane’s memory may be directed to the Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital Auxiliary (Clearwater Unit), or to Kamloops Hospice Association (72 Whiteshield Crescent South, Kamloops BC, V2E 2S9).

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Cremation arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, 250.374.1454.

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