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Born: Jun 25, 1940

Date of Passing: Jun 15, 2021

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June 25, 1940 – June 15, 2021

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Mom, Diane van Leeuwen (nee Brakel), on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at the age of 80.
Cherished mom to Linda, Julia (Paul), Vicky, Nancy and Christine. Loving Oma to six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She will be missed by her siblings, Ken (Betsy), Gerrit (Tina), Greta (Jake) and George. She was predeceased by her loving husband Henk; son-in-law Walt, her parents, Frens and Hillechien, brothers, Hank (and sister-in-law Marlene) and Frank, niece Debbie, and nephew Bryan.
A private family graveside service will be held on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at Green Acres Funeral Home.
This obituary can also be viewed on the Green Acres website:

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 19, 2021

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • It was a very sad day when we found out that Diane passed away. Diane was a loving and caring person full of life. When we saw each other it was always laughter and lots to talk about. She loved her family and grandkids very much. My deepest condolences to you and your family during this time. Your mother was an amazing woman and she will truly be missed. There is no one in this world like your mother. She was a special woman and she will be with you always. Memories are all that we have and those will stay close to your hearts forever. They will ease the loss that you feel and help you through these days to come. Our prayers are there for the family. Ray, Donna, Jason and Michelle Ritsema - Posted by: Donna Ritsema (Friend) on: Jun 25, 2021

  • Whenever we attended any of the grandchildren's events and Diane was there too, she was always so pleasant and kind. Always smiling. Always looked forward to seeing her at the events. She was a Joy. She will be missed. Our deepest condolences to all. Clarence & Irene Wagner - Posted by: Clarence & Irene Wagner (freind) on: Jun 22, 2021

  • Almost every time I called my friend Linda; her Mother Diane would answer, and we would chat. She was such a Lovely Lady! She will be deeply missed by her family & friends in Canada & The Netherlands. Rest in Peace, Diane: we will meet again someday! Love from Donna. - Posted by: Donna Hadaller (Family Friend) on: Jun 22, 2021

  • Whenever my mom and I went shopping to the Bay, we would stop at the cafeteria for lunch. We always looked forward to seeing Diane and our biggest treat was having a little chat with her! Condolences to all her family. - Posted by: Jennine Veenstra (Aquaintance) on: Jun 19, 2021

  • Condolences to Gerry and Tina and the Van Leeuwen family. - Posted by: Fred Wright (Aquaintance) on: Jun 19, 2021

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