November 27, 1947 – September 3, 2016
On September 3, 2016, Diane Lindstrom was accepted into the loving arms of her Saviour Jesus Christ after a lengthy illness that she managed with grace, always thankful for what she had. Her life was well lived as a beautiful Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, and Friend. We know she heard those words from the Lord that we all long to hear one day; “Well done my good and faithful servant”.
Diane’s loving spirit is survived by her husband of nearly 50 years, Rick Lindstrom, her son Richard, daughter-in-law Shelley, grandchildren Kim (Jonny), Brianne, (Brandon), and Greg, great-grand children, Teagan and Little Bean. Brother Clay (Margaret) Chernaske, sister Yvonne (Robert) Smith, as well as other family and many friends.
Diane was born November 27, 1947 in Fort Francis Ontario to Phillip and Diane Chernaske. She then lived a short time in Manitoba before moving to Dawson Creek. In 1966, Diane met Rick and they married after moving to Cranbrook where their son Richard was born. They then spent 29 years in Kimberly where they made many lifelong friends and came to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour in 1977. In 1995 they moved to Quesnel to be closer to Richard and his growing family. Diane had various jobs over her lifetime but particularly enjoyed working with children. She ran her family daycares both in Kimberly and Quesnel.
Diane’s passion in life was to be Jesus to people and she used every opportunity to do so. She could be found driving kids to Sunday School or Good News Gang, bringing meals to those struggling or just to let them know she cared, calling friends and neighbours to make sure they were doing ok, praying for all needs great and small and making sure her family was secure in her love. Her greatest joy in recent months was spending time with her precious Teagan and looking forward to the arrival of her Little Bean (2nd great grandchild).
Diane enjoyed her many shopping trips with the motorhome and camping at Walmart. A great sense of humour was always ready when someone needed a laugh and a kind shoulder available if anyone needed a hug or an understanding ear. Her humble, gracious spirit blessed so many people in countless ways.
A celebration of Diane’s life will be held on,
September 24, 2016 at 11:00 am at Northstar Fellowship Baptist Church 301 Northstar Road, Quesnel BC.
Reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Children’s Ministry at Northstar Church, a cause that Diane held very dear to her heart.