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TREJBAL, Dianna (Humenick) Trejbal -  Newcastle, Ontario – With heavy hearts, we bid farewell to a remarkable soul who lived life on her own terms.


With her daughter and granddaughter by her side, Dianna Trejbal passed away quietly on November 21st , 2023 - just shy of her 74th birthday, 

Born in Bowmanville, Dianna grew up on the family farm, a place that shaped her love for animals, nature, food, music, family and honed her Ukrainian roots.

Regardless of where she lived, Dianna’s kitchen was always the centre of her home. She was renowned for her culinary abilities, whose Ukrainian cooking skills rivaled even those of her seasoned senior relatives.


Despite her struggles with mental health and addiction, a massive stroke in 2014 followed by breast cancer, Dianna remained fiercely resilient, never letting her challenges dim her spirit. 

Dianna is predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Ellen, and by her sister, Trudy and brother, Joe. She is survived by her sisters, Janet and Gloria, her two daughters, Monica and Michelle, and her granddaughter, Emily. She will be lovingly remembered by her many nieces, in particular her Jenny, and her surviving extended family. She will also be affectionally remembered by the many friends she made over the years, especially her lifelong and best friend Ellen (Ken). 

The family is grateful for the compassionate care provided by the staff at Fosterbrooke Long- Term Care Home and by Dr. Aubry Kassirer. Their dedication, kindness and patience during Dianna’s time there brought comfort to her and her loved ones. We appreciate their unwavering support and for creating a nurturing environment especially during challenging times. Their contributions have not gone unnoticed and are deeply appreciated.

In honor of Dianna, a celebration of her life will be held at the Newtonville Community Hall on December 10th, 2023, from 12pm to 3pm. Friends and family are invited to gather, share stories, and remember the laughter, love, and indomitable spirit that defined Dianna’s journey. A Ukrainian lunch will be served at 1pm to honour her love for food and family. 

May Dianna’s free spirit continue to soar, finally finding peace among the stars. Her legacy of love, laughter, and resilience will forever echo in the hearts of those who were privileged to know her.