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DIANA MARGARET HARWOOD-JONES (DIXON)
Born: Sep 28, 1943
Date of Passing: Nov 30, 2020Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
DIANA MARGARET HARWOOD-JONES (DIXON)
She passed away on Monday, November 30, 2020.
Diana will be lovingly remembered by her children, Todd (Lucie), Tawny (Alex), Patrick; as well as grandchildren, Shane, Michael, Emy and Eric; and siblings, Heather and Ross (as well as her large extended family).
As the busy mother of young children, Diana sold Avon and as she always gives her all, she was awarded a top sales award for Western Canada. Following that, Diana spent her entire career span of 25 years working for Manitoba Hydro in Personnel Records, which was a perfect fit as she loved meeting people. Upon retiring, April 14, 1997, Diana became enthusiastically involved with the Hydro X club, enjoying trips with them, and was currently their president. She also volunteered as a tour guide at the Manitoba Electrical Museum. St. Michael's and All Angels Church was home to Diana as much as her own home. She devoted much of her time and energy into all aspects of the church, from roles as a warden, vestry member, synod delegate, choir member, envelope secretary, bell ringer, lessons reader, counting, fundraising, bulletin creation, etc. Her husband Tim supported her devotion to St. Michael's, which he also loved, and together they contributed to the life of the church. They also shared time on trips (her favourite thing to do), and spent many happy days travelling the world throughout their 48 years together.
Diana's various interests included a fascination with the monarchy, a dedication to watching game shows (especially Jeopardy), and games in general, such as crosswords. Diana and her sister Heather could be found for hours in serious backgammon competition on her dining room table. She also spent countless hours devouring books, and could read before she was in kindergarten. She was a living encyclopedia and remembered everything from numbers to birthdays for everyone.
Diana was an extremely loving and caring individual, and the door was always open. She was someone your secrets would be safe with, and she never judged people. Her outgoing, patient nature and her great sense of humour made her loved by all who met her. Friends of her children still call her Mom. Her hugs were like medicine.
Diana's passing is devastating to many. She will be missed beyond measure. She will be remembered as the wonderful person, friend and confidant that she always was. She was her children's hero and her husband's rock. We love you more than can be expressed, Diana. We have some comfort in knowing that the pain you endured, without complaint, is gone.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private family service will be held (date to be determined for late in December). Those who cannot attend will be able to watch on zoom. A larger celebration of her life will be held after Covid-19 restrictions have passed.
Expressions of condolences can be left for Diana at richardrosin.ca.
Donations in memory of Diana may be made to St. Michael's and All Angels Church, 300 Hugo St. N., Winnipeg, MB R3M 2N7.
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 05, 2020
Condolences & Memories (10 entries)
I met Diana and Tawny about 17 years ago at a PartyLite meeting and by chance found out that Diana and I lived on the same street. After a few meetings I offered to drive Diana home so Tawny didn’t have to drive as far late in the evening. It was during these drives that our friendship developed. Soon after I became part of the family, even referring to Diana as my “PartyLite Mom”. Although we had a 30+ year age gap, that made absolutely no difference in how we treated each other as friends. While PartyLite was our first topic of conversation, we discussed our families at length as well as many other things. We played Scrabble and I knew better than to call her while Jeopardy was on TV. She was extremely proud of her children and grandchildren. We went to more than one conference together; when she broke her foot I was her wheelchair “driver” at one conference and we chortled together that we got into the banquet rooms first before anyone else as a result of her temporary use of the chair. She had a fantastic sense of humour and a huge smile every time I saw her. I was caught off guard when she passed away and was deeply saddened. I miss my friend Diana every day and wish I could talk to her again. I picture her up in heaven discussing Jeopardy with Alex Trebek. My love and condolences to her family. - Posted by: Shelly Lamm (Friend ) on: Jan 23, 2021
Diana, Queen of Hearts , you always made me feel so loved. Bless you and your family. Tim, you must be aching .Sending my love to the family .Diana, you will be sorely missed. Sincerely, Leslie Fingler (Saint Michael and All Angels) - Posted by: Leslie Fingler (Church friend) on: Dec 15, 2020
Dear Tim and family. I was shocked and saddened to hear of Diana’s passing. I’ve known Diana for a long long time and all my memories of her were her genuine friendship and willingness to be of assistance in any situation. Her sense of humour and warm personality will be sadly missed by everyone who knew her. May all your wonderful memories help to ease this sad time. Sincerely Jane Huminuk - Posted by: Jane Huminuk (Co-worker @ Manitoba Hydro and close acquaintance with Hydro X club) on: Dec 11, 2020
Dear Tim and family, Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to you all. Diana was such a vibrant and involved human being in her community. She will truly be missed by many. As we have all heard her sing so beautifully for so many occasions ....May the Lord Bless you and keep you Diana. This time the song is for you. The Keenan Family - Posted by: Cathy Keenan (family friend) on: Dec 09, 2020
Requiem æternam dona ei, Domine. Et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen First Met Tim when he moved to Winnipeg from back East; we sang in several choirs together. A few summers later, I met Diana when she moved to Winnipeg to marry Tim (with Todd and Tawny in tow). Soon, Patrick came along. We all enjoyed music and church. Over all those years, I enjoyed our phone calls, in-person chats and visits with tea (and sometimes those sausage rolls). Well, Cupcakes, you have celebrated your heavenly birthday . . . I'll miss you. We will meet again . . . - Posted by: Andrew Campbell (Friend) on: Dec 08, 2020
Dear Tim, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know I am keeping you close to my heart and in my prayers at this very difficult time. Cherish the wonderful memories you shared over so many years! Take good care. Sincerely, Joanne Préjet - Posted by: Joanne Préjet (Acquaintance to Tim) on: Dec 08, 2020
Extending our deepest and heartfelt sympathy on the passing of Diana Harwood-Jones. A wonderful tribute - it's evident that she touched alot of lives along the way. Please know that our thoughts are with you at this very sad and very difficult time. Wishing you all peace and comfort in the days ahead. Lynda Ruban staff & friends at the HSC Foundation - Posted by: Lynda Ruban (staff at Health Sciences Centre Foundation) on: Dec 08, 2020
Diana, you and Tim were there to support me when my life fell apart in 2000. I will always remember your kindness. As a fellow Warden and Vestry member at our Church we did a lot of work together.I especially have fond memories of the Gourmet Dinner Fundraisers we put on, we had such fun. Rest in peace my friend Diane - Posted by: Diane Caley (Fellow member of St. Michael's family and friend since 1984) on: Dec 05, 2020
I am sad to read of Diana's passing. My condolences to Tim and her extended family. We didn't work together in the same department but our paths crossed often and I was always happy to have Diana's assistance in solving personnel puzzles. Outside of work was when I got to know her better. With the Hydro-X club I got to know her through the trips we retirees were able to take. I know her pride in her kids' accomplishments. We were both music-lovers who supported all their theatrical aspirations. She was a sweet, funny, lovely person and will be sadly missed. - Posted by: Elizabeth Hunt (friend and co-worker at Manitoba Hydro) on: Dec 05, 2020
Diana was a friend to all. - Posted by: Lynne Taylor (Co-worker) on: Dec 05, 2020
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