Diane Eleanor Bell
1953 - 2020
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BELL, Diane Eleanor March 7, 1953 – November 9, 2020 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Diane on November 9, 2020. Diane is survived by her brothers Gord (Ilona) and Jim (Colleen), sister-in-law Lannea; as well as nieces, nephews and many good friends. She is predeceased by her beloved parents John and Nadine, brother Rick and Aunt Mickey. Diane was born in Edmonton and so began life as an Air Force "brat". The family moved frequently, living in France, Germany and various places in Canada finally settling in Victoria. Diane worked for the B.C. Government and upon retirement, Fabricland. She was a master quilter, guitarist and a passionate volunteer with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Well traveled, Diane loved going to different countries and was always full of stories on her return. She rode her bicycle everywhere, taking pictures of flowers, birds, boats or bridges along the way providing an excellent visual narrative for all. A devoted servant to her faith, Diane attended several churches of the Anglican faith over the years. We will miss you Diane, your smile and kind soul. You will always be a treasure in our hearts. Due to the unfortunate current conditions, no service is planned. In Diane's memory donations to The Mustard Seed Church would be appreciated.

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Published in Victoria Times Colonist from Dec. 5 to Dec. 7, 2020.
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January 1, 2021
I have know Diane since the '50s, as fellow Air Force "brats" in Cold Lake and Germany.Diane impressed me with her intense curiosity, generous spirit and commitment to finding and sharing beauty. I can imagine she now has an even stronger connection to the stars she loved to observe and wonder about. For me, she's up there, waving from among the sources of light in darkness.
Twyla Dawn Weixl
December 23, 2020
Who knew a trip to Ireland in 2001 would forge such a long and enduring friendship, if even from so far away. You were a beautiful person and a dear friend. I am so sorry to hear you are no longer with us but I picture you happily gathered with your parents, Aunt Mickey and your brother Rick. You are deeply missed and I am proud to call you friend.
Laura Phair
December 16, 2020
My deepest condolences to you You all . I am so Depp sad about this news ! I would have give you a hug last time you visit me in Fabric Land, last time I seeing you OH GOD if I knew you where suffering in silent . is hard to swallow that you are not with us anymore. I gonna miss your visits in Fabric land your beautiful comments in Face book and all the amazing pictures and adventures about your taking pictures of
astrology flowers, birds, boats or bridges like the note said above .I hope you are wearing the nice poncho I made for you in heaven , Love Abbie De La Cruz ♥ Hasta La vista mi amiga ♥♥
abbie De La cruz
December 14, 2020
We worked with Diane for a good number of years at the fabric store. Even though she was retired, she would often pop in for some fabric and a visit with this one or that one. We'll miss seeing her.
Jolanda v. d. Berg
December 12, 2020
Met Diane while we were stationed in C.F.B. Cold Lake,Alberta...went to the same school together for a few years in the same class...became the best of friends...yes we were airforce brats together...lost track of her after we were stationed in Esquimalt,B.C...lost track of each other for years and found her again through a facebook group called Airforce Brats of Cold Lake...happy to have my friend back and am now shocked to hear of her passing....R.I.P. my dear friend and fellow brat...xoxo...you were a great friend...nice to have had a few more years even if it was on facebook....

Debra Nadeau
December 11, 2020
My condolences to
Diane’s family.
I met Diane at St Andrew‘s Anglican Church in Sidney while we were both part of the 9 a.m. Praise Group on Sunday mornings. She was such a delight to know and I
loved it when she played her guitar.
Herma Coutts
December 7, 2020
A great loss to the local RASC team. Condolences to family, friends, and colleagues.
Brian Kyle
December 7, 2020
It was a joy to know Diane, she was one of the kindest and sweetest people I have ever met, so supportive of my family especially my two daughters, when I look up to the night sky I shall look for her shining brightly God Bless
Jacky Stevens
December 6, 2020
My sincerest condolences to Diane's family. She will be missed! Beree Desfosses, high school classmate and fellow quilter/sewer.
Beree Desfosses
December 6, 2020
Diane was a true gem. Her light shone and sparkled for many family, friends and those who became her extended family. She will be missed here; but is now where she belongs a star which shines in the heavens.
Mark Schindeler
December 6, 2020
Sincere condolences to Diane's family and friends - so very sorry to hear of her sudden passing.
Cathy {school friend}
Cathy Dye
December 5, 2020
I am so sorry to hear about Diane's passing. I worked with her for several years at the Registrar of Companies office. I will always remember her smile, and her willingness to help others. She will be missed by myself and others from the office.
George Gerrard
December 5, 2020
I didn't know Diane but I do know some of her family members. Just sending my condolences to them.
Lee Watson
December 5, 2020
Jim and Colleen
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your sister! 2020 needs to be over! Too much loss for one year! Take care...love Nancy Lou and David
Nancy Huston
December 5, 2020
I will miss her warmth at RASC events. RIP
Catherine Gregory
December 5, 2020
I will miss her warm smile, love of warm bundt cake, and pre_Covid visits when we could worship together in person at Abbeychurch. So saddened by this unexpected loss.
Chivonne Graff
December 5, 2020
Diane was all those things, a friend, a quilter and a musician. And always willing to help. I will miss her.
Karen McIvor
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