STACKHOUSE, Dianne Elizabeth - (July 12, 1944 - September 28, 2022)
I am deeply saddened to announce the death of my wife Dianne Elizabeth Stackhouse at Hillsdale Estates in Oshawa Ontario whilst in the throes of Dementia.
This shattering disease is definitely not to be hidden or ignored.
But neither should it be permitted to dominate all the memories of our loved ones.
Dianne was raised in the Ottawa area where she was the eldest of five.
Dianne graduated With a BA from Carleton University and later from the University of Toronto with a Masters in Social Work.
Her 35-year working career in the health field began at Whitby Psychiatric Hospital where she met her husband Brian McLatchie, followed by many years at the Addiction Foundation in Toronto and finally in the Continuing Care Unit at Oshawa General Hospital.
She was a compassionate person who cared for everyone including family, friends, patients and complete strangers. She was an interesting person in that she was both a true Lady and also a basic Gal who enjoyed a couple of pints at all types of Pubs. Everyone loved Dianne.
She gave a lot and asked for little. She was special.
One would be remiss not to acknowledge the wonderful care Dianne received during her final journey with Dementia.
Her Brothers Ian and Charles and Sister-in-Law Véronique who came from the Ottawa region on a regular basis for the last 2 years.
Many friends were also so kind with special mention to Ed and Joan, Gord and Linda, Rodger and Grace and Helen. Also, of course, the PSWs who cared for Dianne at our home and the wonderful staff at the Pine Ridge unit at Hillsdale Estates.
They all helped make it possible for Dianne to complete her final journey with dignity and care.
Dianne is survived by her Husband Brian, Brothers Ian and Charles, Sister Donna in British Columbia, Sisters-in-law Véronique and Barbara along with a number of nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brother Bruce.
Dianne’s wish was to be cremated.
A celebration of her live will be held next summer in her garden.
If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to a CHARITY of your choice.