It is with great sadness, we the family of Diane Delaney inform you of her passing on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney with her girls by her side.
Born on November 27, 1951 in New Waterford, Diane was the daughter of Florence and the late James Fraser.
Diane always had a smile on her face. Her laugh was contagious and her bubbly personality could brighten even the darkest of days. She was brave, tenacious, resilient and strong. Her ability to overcome, even throughout her battle with a terrifying cancer was awe-inspiring. She lived life to the fullest but always had time to pause and sing to a good tune. Anything by Johnny Reid was of course, preferred. Mom was loved by so many and she couldn’t go anywhere without meeting someone she knew. She volunteered many places throughout her lifetime. She was president of CID for two years and was a current member of the Holy Redeemer CWL.
Diane is survived by her daughters, Amanda (Martin MacDonald) and Lisa (Kenneth Tanner); the apple of her eye and only grandson, James Patrick; mother, Florence; sisters, Mary Phillips, Betty (Greg) Hill, Donna (Blair) MacKinnon, Jim (Colleen) Fraser, Michael (Mary) Fraser; special sister-in-law, Sadie; numerous nieces and nephews as well as her Tartan Army friends.
Besides her father, Diane was predeceased by her husband, Pat Delaney; sister, Rose Marie; brother, Blair and several other family members.
Visitation for the late Diane Delaney will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 5-8 p.m. at the Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street), Sydney.
Memorial service to celebrate the life of Diane Delaney will be held in the funeral home on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Fr. Bill Burke officiating. A light lunch will be served in the funeral home reception area following the service. Interment will be in New Calvary Cemetery, Whitney Pier.
Donations in memory of Diane may be made to the VON.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
My Deepest condolences to Lincoln’s family and friends. I met Lincoln many years ago, always a gentleman, happy and eager to help.
My he rest in peace
From: David Pratt
Mary thinking of you and the family during this difficult time may god bless each and everyone of you.
From: Patsy and John Odo
Please know that I can not be there for Diane’s celebration of life. Amanda & Lisa, you are Diane & Pat’s pride & joy…may the sun shine on your shoulders and your parents spirits live within you every waking minute of every waking day. A mother never wants to bury a child so my heart goes out to you and to your siblings.You raised them well. God Bless. Amen
Sadden to hear of your mom’s passing.She fought a hard battle but now her suffering is gone.She was an amazing lady who certainly be missed.Our thoughts and prayers are with you both.
From: John and Janet Wylde.
Lisa, Kenneth and James. Sending all our love and prayers during this difficult time. Diane was a wonderful woman and will be missed. All our love
Bria and Payton xo
From: Bria LeJeune
You put up the greatest fight I have ever seen. You were the strongest lady I have ever met and I will miss you terribly my dear friend. The gang is going to get together the last weekend in September to honour you. Sending so much love to your girls who were fantastic at taking care of you and loving you through it all. I can only imagine how hard this is for you both. To the rest of your family I send you much love as you travel this path of grief. I so appreciated the effort you all took to keep her posse informed and made time for our visits. You are all so great.
Diane was an beautiful person inside and out. Thank you to Johnny Reid for bringing her into my life. We had a wonderful time when I went to Halifax for a few shows and when she came to Nl . Diane you always had a smile on your face and a song in your heart . Your at peace now my friend. Till we meet again ❤️????
So very sorry for your loss. Thinking and praying for your family.
The Tartan Army brought us this beautiful ray of sunshine, our hearts are broken for all of you. I cannot be there due to work but my heart will be. She was such a strong and brave lady who showed you how feisty she was all the time. Diane may you sing now with the Angels, we will never forget you ♥️♥️??
Rest In Peace my friend
Rest in peace Sis. You will live on in my heart.
Love you to the moon and back , as kids we fought like cats and dogs ,because I loved ya so much Gonna miss everything. love ya Sis
My heart is broken but you are at peace and I will miss and love forever.
Condolences to all the family,so sorry for your loss
Such sad news, I met Diane through the TA. Will cherish my memories and never forget her friendly face.
My deepest condolences to her family.
My condolences Lisa and Amanda. RIP Aunt Diane.
I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to Diane’s family at this sad time. I met Diane as a Tartan Army member of Johnny Reid’s fan club in 2011 and have shared a few precious moments with her at the TA gatherings. I thought she was a very beautiful person. Her TA friends are going to miss her so much. To all of you that had the privilege of knowing her, hold on to your precious memories of her as she was a special lady. May Diane rest in peace.
Sincere Condolences To The Family R.I.P Diane
I still can’t believe we have lost Diane. She fought with all her heart and soul. A sweet, gentle lady with a smile I will never forget. Fly high with the angels, Lady Di. Johnny is singing “Dance with Me”, and Pat is holding you in his arms, dancing. Sincere condolences to your family, especially your darling girls. Hold your memories dear. Our TA friend will never be forgotten,
God Bless you Diane … So honoured to be your TA Sister … and friend .. I will never forget the Great time we spent in CB at the tavern when Johnny Reid filmed Go Tell It On The Mountain.. May You Rest In Peace.. Til We Meet Again ?
Rest well Diane. Hugs to your girls, grandson and family.
You were a ray of sunshine that could brighten any room with your infectious smile. You fought a tough battle with great courage and dignity. Spread your wings my friend. Heaven has certainly gained another special angel ??
Diane and I have two loves in common. Our love for Johnny Reid brought us together in Halifax and in St. John’s. I so enjoyed meeting her and all her NS gal pals. we stayed united as face book friends and enjoyed our mutual love for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Diane, I will forever remember you every time the Leafs play! I can hear you now, “Go Leafs Go! Sending my most sincere condolences to Diane’s family. RIP dear Diane! xx
RIP Diane !!? My condolence to Lisa and Amanda….
Amanda and Lisa, My sincere condolences to you on the loss of your Mom. Heartfelt sorrow for all of her brothers and sisters as well. All of us in the TA who have met and spend time with Diane will never forget the smiles and laughter she shared with all of us. When we all went to St John’s Nfld on Aug 11 and 12 will never forget the mischief we got into. . . we had and the belly laughs. From me , Denise, Lisa, Myrna who went from N.S to all of the beautiful “sisters” we spent the weekend with , It was the trip to end all trips for me. Thank you Lady Di for your love and friendship over the past 8 years (for me) Fly high with your new wings and whisper to us once in awhile. We will know it is you. Rest in peace dear friend and wonderful person . You are missed already… Love Audrey
My thoughts and most sincere condolences are extended to all family members. We have lost a very special lady. May your beautiful smile live on with us for years to come.
With Deepest Sympathy
Amanda,Lisa and Delaney family
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Diane was truly a genuine, wonderful and caring person. When I was principal at Harbourside school she was one of our very valuable volunteers. I appreciated her hard work and dedication to our library. That was only a small portion of what Diane was all about. She was so giving to our staff/teachers and especially the kids, they all loved her so. Diane’s proudest moments were when she was talking about her girls. You two were her life and that little grandson was her pride and joy. During these next few days, it is my hope that you will find comfort, and strength as only she would want you to. The beautiful memories you both have of her are ones to hold onto and is what will get you through. God Bless and RIP Diane….