Diane Marie Quilty
Dear Diane: we love you so much and miss you already; as a mother, sister, aunt, cousin, niece and a good friend to many.
Born February 17, 1966, Diane passed in peace on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, after the sudden onset of a cancer diagnosis.
She is survived by her beautiful daughter, Hollie Avril Anne Dennis of Barrie, ON; her Loyal Son, Terry Michael Robert Quilty (fiancée: Rachel El Sakran) of Hamilton; and her lifelong partner and friend, Gerry Prevost of Toronto, ON; her sisters, Paula Quilty-Clarke (Dan Clarke) of Temiskaming Shores, ON, Bobbie Quilty-Kahn (Dr. Robert Kahn) of Washington State, USA and Barb Quilty of Tagish, YT; cousins Walter, Wendy, Linda, Cathy and Dan Keating and Dawn Smith of Blind River, ON, who will miss her dearly; her aunt, Barbara Smith of Jackson’s Pt., ON; her niece, Ashley Stewart; and nephews Brian Stewart and Adam Lee.
Diane is predeceased by her mother, Pauline Quilty (Hanratty) and survived by her partner Rodger Palmer, both of Cobalt, ON. She is predeceased by her father, Brian Michael Quilty and her brother, Terry Douglas Quilty.
To quote Diane, ” My children are the only thing I’ve done right in my life.”
We gratefully acknowledge and humbly thank the staff at Wind River Hospice in Whitehorse for taking such good care of Diane. A special thank you to Supervisor Leah White of Health and Social Services for her compassionate kindness in our time of need.
You now begin the journey home to your final resting place, with your family.
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.