Dianne Mary Altmeyer

September 4th, 2012

It is with great sadness that the family of Dianne Mary Altmeyer wish to announce her passing away peacefully in KGH on September 04, 2012 after a lengthy illness.

Dianne was born in Lamont, AB but spent most of her life in Enderby, BC where she graduated and married the love of her life Dennis. Dianne had a great passion for her garden and the many flowers she nurtured there. When the seasons turned cold and the flowers didn't grow outside anymore Dianne brought the blooms to life on her canvas in oils, watercolours and pastels. She also loved to travel to the tropics in the colder months and enjoy endless hours of snorkelling. When she wasn't up to her elbows in the garden she was creating masterpieces in the kitchen that amazed friends and family alike.

Dianne is survived by her loving husband Dennis of 47 years, son Jason Altmeyer (grandchildren Holly and Landon), daughter Karyn Norlin (Dean, grandchildren Jayden, Alyssa and Reid), sister Dixie Kotylak and many extended family members from across Canada. She was predeceased by her parents Nick and Louise Kotylak and brother Mike Kotylak.

Prayers to be held at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, September 7, 2012 at St. Ann's Catholic Church (Hwy 97A, Enderby, BC).

Funeral Mass to be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at St. Ann's Catholic Church (Hwy 97A, Enderby, BC).

Cremation. Private internment to follow at a later date at Cliffside Cemetery (Enderby, BC).

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Dianne’s memory to Kelowna General Hospital Foundation (www.kghfoundation.com) in thanks of the loving support she received.

Expressions of sympathy are welcome below.

Messages:

Dear Dennis, Sure am sorry to hear about Diane's dying - haven't heard from you since you left Prince George, but I remember you both with joy! So kind, helpful, key people in our parish! I don't know what Diane's illness was but I can only say that even though she was far too young! she's free from all that suffering now and ever so happy in the arms of Jesus! That still leaves you here to trudge on ahead though, and I expect that will be a huge challenge! We are praying for you, as are many from our parish. I tried to email you a couple of weeks back but didn't realize this address in the obituary was a website, not an email address! I'm not the sharpest kid on the block with computers! Ernie is retired now (sort of!) sold his semi in January, now hauling workers in & out of a large gold mine near Vanderhoof - my cousin's son is a foreman there and asked Ernie if he would do the job. Ernie loves it, he loves people! It's irregular and we never know when he is needed...but I guess you can't have everything! he is in the far north (5 hrs. on a riverboat out of Ft.Nelson!) this week trying to snare an elk!I work full time for Northern Health as a lifeskills worker in a group home for people with mental illness. I love it. We are also raising our 3 yr. old grandson Donitello, as Holly can't, of course! Life is always challenging and busy, it seems. The kids are well, Christopher just took on superintendent of the Catholic schools here in our diocese, he is very gifted in that field. Two grandkids graduated already this year. Time flies by. Anyways, Dennis, just didn't want you to think the 2 of you were forgotten here in Prince George, be good to yourself, stay close to the sacraments, I know that was my mainstay when our Lisa died, & still is today, Jesus will carry us thru, I am sorry for your grief, such a beautiful picture of Diane in the obituary! She looks so alive and happy! She was an inspiration, for sure! God bless you and keep you, you are very special, love, Ernie & Noreen

Dear Dennis and family, Dixie and family; We were very saddened to hear of the passing of Diane. Sincere condolences to you all. At this time of sorrow, may you find Peace. We pray for all of you and for the repose of Diane's soul. -Cousin Vera and Jerry Stepnisky

Dear Dennis and family, Dixie and family, We were so saddened to hear of the loss of Diane. We would like to extend our sincerest condolences to you all. May God Bless you and may you find Peace at this time of sorrow. Diane was a great cousin. We will pray for you all and for the repose of Diane's soul. -Cousin Vera and Jerry Stepnisky

Dennis & family Dixie & family Sorry to hear of Diane's passing. I wish we would of spent more time together. She was a very special person in our hearts. We will never forget her. Our thoughts and prayers are with yous. God Bless, Love Cousin Liz & Larry Homik

Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. There will be tears and smiles as you remember your mother. Carol & Brian, Nicole, Mike, Lane, Parker, Candace, Troy, Peyton and Burke

Dennis and family, Dixie and family. We are saddened to hear of Dianne's passing. She will always hold a special place in our hearts. She was an extraordinary person. Our fall visits will never be the same. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Cousin Zennie, Connie and family.

Dear Dennis and family and Dixie and family, We are so sorry to hear of Dianne's passing. Even though we didn't see much of each other over the years, there is always a special bond between cousins. Keep all your treasured memories of your wife, mother, grandmother and sister forever close to your hearts. Our love and prayers are with you at this most difficult time and know that we are praying for the repose of Dianne's soul and for all of you as well. May God lay a quiet hand on your shoulder to comfort and heal you. Love, Cousin Nadia, Eric and family

Our sincere condolences to you Dennis and the family. Dianne we will always remember as being cheery and always have a laugh for anyone who happens to be down. Her involvement with the Cursillio touched many of those who attended and got to know her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your time of loss and grief. Remember she may not be here in person, but she will always be with you in spirit. God Bless.

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