October 1962 – April 2014
It is with immense sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Diane Kathleen Bisaro (née Grant) – a wonderful wife, mother, sister, daughter-in-law, and friend.
Diane was predeceased by her parents Kathleen and Ken Grant. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband Larry, daughters Nicole and Megan, sisters Barb Willoughby (Jack) and Colleen, brother Brian Grant (Shirley), father- and mother-in-law Bric and Anna Bisaro, and many other family members and close friends.
Diane was born in Calgary, where she spent her early childhood as the youngest of four children. When Diane was 16 her family moved to Vancouver. She graduated from Point Grey High School (1980) and UBC (1984).
Constant themes throughout Diane's life have been her passions for fitness, nature, and travel to wild places. In early years she enjoyed hiking, skiing, and camping with her parents and siblings. She funded her way through university working in arduous conditions planting trees in remote areas of BC. After university she embarked on travel adventures before marrying the love of her life, Larry, in 1986.
Diane and Larry spent much of their life together hiking trails on the west coast, skiing in the mountains, kayaking on the ocean, and cycling – whether in GranFondo rides or exploring new vistas throughout the world. They were often accompanied on these adventures by daughters Nicole and Megan, who have come to share their mother's passions and deep respect for nature.
Diane was a generous and committed volunteer involved in activities such as coaching community soccer, fund-raising for schools and local charities, and guiding ski tours at Whistler.
There will be a reception to remember Diane on Monday April 28th, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the Terminal City Club, 837 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation, the Canadian Mental Health Association BC Division, or a charity of your choice.
Walkey & Company Funeral Directors, 604-738-0006