Diane Mary Solange Volk

Born in Ottawa on May 1st, 1953

It is with great sadness that on September 22nd, 2014 Dianne lost her courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma. She was 61.

Dianne was a wonderful wife and best friend to Ray Volk, a loving mother to Lisa Volk-Anderson (Zach) and Arthur Volk (Shannon) and a remarkable grandmother to Brody (Blair), Jolie, Jonah and Chloe. Dianne was a caring and supportive sister to Helen Neifer (Roy), Elizabeth Cyr (Louis), Rick Lascelle and Nancy Blasko. She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Phyllis Volk-Chisholm (Percy),

brother-in-law, Robin Volk (Judy) and sister-in-law, Ronnie Price. Dianne was an aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Dianne is predeased by her father, Richard Lascelle, mother, Solonge Lascelle-Rousseau, step-father, George Rousseau and father-in-law, John Volk.

Though she and Ray made their home in Port Hardy when they retired, Dianne called Port Alberni ‘home’ and had many dear friends there. She worked at Fir Park Village for 20 years. Dianne touched many people in her life and always had a smile and a hug to share with anyone who needed one.

Our family extends our most heartfelt thanks for all the love, prayers and support we have received from family and friends; as we could not have made this journey without you.

The family would like to especially thank Dr. Douglas for the care he provided Dianne and for the compassion and support he extended to the family. To the Port Hardy General Hospital staff for going above and beyond their job through Dianne’s journey; the hugs, laughs and shoulders to lean on during our time of pain and sorrow meant more to us then you will know. Also, thank you to the many other doctors and medical staff at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria and Vancouver General Hospital.

Though our hands may never touch again, we will hold your memory in our hearts forever.

A celebration of life will be held and Dianne’s wishes are that there be no flowers or gifts and that no one wears black; as she wants this to be a celebration of life, full of colour and joy.

Saturday, October 4, 2014 @ 3:00pm. First Baptist Church, 6211 Cherry Creek Rd, Port Alberni.

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