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Diane Lucille Freathy 1944 – 2019

Posted By Drake Smith On May 29, 2019 @ 4:47 pm In Obituaries | 20 Comments

In Memorial







In Loving Memory
Diane Lucille Freathy
April 18, 1944 – May 24, 2019

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Diane Lucille Freathy (nee:Hallding) on Friday May 24, 2019. Diane passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family and nurturing caretakers at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home.

Diane is survived by James Freathy her beloved husband of 55 years and eternal soul mate; her sons Brad and Brock, daughters-in-law Bev and Josiane, and most cherished grandchildren Hannah, Hailey, Liam, Felix and Juliette. Diane is pre-deceased by her father and mother Bill and Irene Hallding and survived by her sisters Sherin and Isabel and brother Rick and their families.

Upon leaving high school Diane was employed by the Royal Bank for 20 years and her cherished friendships developed there remained with her throughout her life. In 1982 Diane announced to her family that she would be returning to school to pursue her life-long dream of becoming a registered nurse. After graduating from Cariboo College Diane nursed at Royal Inland Hospital, Overlander Extended Care Hospital and also as a Community Nurse for Interior Health. By all accounts Diane was a compassionate and caring person and she made many friends while thoroughly enjoying her nursing career.

Diane was very close to her school friends known as the 12th Street Tarantulas. We will forever cherish the close bond and the gatherings she had with these special friends. Also much loved was her St. Paul’s family.

Her family will always remember how much she loved them. Diane enjoyed her home and garden, her time at the Shuswap cabin and she absolutely loved a walk in the rain.

Many thanks to all who visited Mom and family during her days in hospital and hospice. Your love and support was overwhelming. Not enough can be said to thank the staff and Doctors at Royal Inland Hospital 7North, and Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home.  Mom was cared for with much love and respect. Diane’s family will always be grateful for your compassion and excellent care. As caregivers you made a deep impact on our lives.

Please join us to celebrate Diane’s life at St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral, 360 Nicola St., Kamloops, BC on June 8, 2019 at 1PM. We love you Mom and we won’t say goodbye but until we meet again xoxo.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home or the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation.

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Condolence from Viki Engdahl on May 29th, 2019 8:56 pm

Jim I’m so sorry for your terrible loss. Praying for you & the family

Condolence from Eddie LaPierre on May 29th, 2019 11:19 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Condolence from John on May 29th, 2019 11:48 pm

Condolences & thoughts for your sad news and loss to your family. stand strong and hold your head high in honour for such a great woman.

Condolence from Michael Wrinch on May 30th, 2019 6:07 am

All the best in these tough times. I am sorry for your loss. I have many happy childhood memories with mrs Freathy that i cherish.

Condolence from Joe and Noreen Slater on May 30th, 2019 2:14 pm

Noreen and I are saddened to hear about Diane’s passing. Alison and Dave kept us up to date as her health declined. Our thoughts are with you, Jim and your family.

Given my lack of mobility these days we are unable to attend the funeral on June 8th, however, our thoughts will be with you that day.

Fondest memories,
Joe Slater

Condolence from Mairead and Ross Bertoli on May 30th, 2019 2:29 pm

Ross and I are so terribly sorry to hear of your loss, Diane was a special blessing to everyone she crossed paths with. May she RIP
Ross and Mairead Bertoli

Condolence from Brad Moffat on May 31st, 2019 11:55 am

Diane was so very kind, sincere, and thoughtful to me throughout my childhood. She had a great sense of humour and I thoroughly enjoyed laughing with her as she graciously put up with my may shenanigans. You are all in our thoughts and hearts.

Condolence from Don and Eileen Gordon on May 31st, 2019 12:59 pm

Jim and family, so sorry to hear of Diane’s passing. Our sincere condolences to you.

Condolence from Alanna Marklinger on June 1st, 2019 2:09 am

So sorry to hear the news. Hugs to the family

Condolence from Sydney Adair on June 1st, 2019 12:23 pm

Dear Jim. I was so saddened to hear of Diane’s passing. I have many memories of our years as neighbours and will think of her always with great fondness. I cannot attend Diane’s memorial service, but my thoughts will be with you.
Sydney Savage Adair

Condolence from BARBARA JUNE MORRILL on June 1st, 2019 7:30 pm

Jim and family, my sincere condolences . I am sorry I am out of town for the funeral, you will be in my thoughts. I feel very fortunate to have had the chats with Dianne and to have met you Jim over the last year. She will be missed.

Condolence from Martha Smart on June 2nd, 2019 5:45 am

Hi there Jim.
What a lovely Memorium for Diane. Looks like your writing.
She was a great gal and my heart is heavy for you and all of her family members.
I have wonderful memories of her. We were two young 17 year olds tearing around Kamloops partying and having all the fun young girls do. Although we did not meet often we kept in touch and celebrated our birthday together through cards and phone calls. I will always think of her but especially on April 18th each year. I will pour a glass of wine and toast her “so love you Di”.

Condolence from Diana Hauser on June 3rd, 2019 8:46 am

Diane was a wonderful nurse. As a young nurse I remember her kindness, knowledge and professionalism.
So very sorry to learn of her passing.

Condolence from Tony and Marlene Freeman on June 3rd, 2019 1:58 pm

Our heartfelt sympathy to you, Jim, and your family at this very sad time. Know we are thinking of you and we’ll always remember Diane for the beautiful, caring person she was.

Condolence from Tannis and Doug Smith on June 5th, 2019 12:10 pm

We are very saddened to hear of Diane’s passing and our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family. Diane was a very warm and caring person.

Condolence from Olive and George Martin on June 8th, 2019 7:47 am

Jim, We were saddened to learn of Diane’s passing. Our thoughts and condolences are with you and family at this time.

Condolence from Jeanette Morgan on June 10th, 2019 8:16 pm

Mr. Freathy and Family,
Sorry for being so formal, but you will always be Mr. Freathy to me since you were one of my teachers. I’m saddened to hear about Diane. My thoughts are with all of you.

Condolence from Cathie Peters on June 12th, 2019 5:50 am

Jim, So sorry to read that you lost your wife after 55 years. My heart goes out to you and your family.

Condolence from Catherine O’Brien on June 14th, 2019 8:21 pm

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Diane was such a beautiful, gracious and caring person. I always admired her. I just heard and read the tribute to her in the paper. It was lovely and so fitting.
I want to send my condolences to you and your family.
Catherine O’Brien (Hadgkiss)

Condolence from Jeff Martino on June 28th, 2019 5:00 pm

Jim, Brad and Brock,

Our heartfelt condolences to you all for your loss. We will fondly remember all of our St. Paul’s adventures over the years.

Best Regards, The Martinos: Gloria, Mickey, Jay and Jeff

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