June 10, 1947 – April 18, 2023
In loving memory ~
Our beloved mother, wife, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, Dianne Ross passed away on April 18, 2023, at the age of 75 after the most courageous battle with breast cancer. Surrounded by her loving family who will continue to honour her legacy by living their lives to the fullest and loving with all of their hearts.
Dianne was born on June 10, 1947, in Bellingham, Washington, she graduated from Bellingham High School class of 1965. Soon after graduation she married Nick Lemperes and had two children, Rick and Wendy. Dianne lived briefly in Chico and Sacramento, California until she married the love of her life Carman Ross and moved to British Columbia Canada. She and Carman loved being in Mesa Arizona, Mexico and their Sudden Valley home. Her love of family was always her priority, and if you ask any of her grandkids about their fondest memories of childhood it would be intertwined with tales of boating and golf cart rides and cookies. The simplest things brought Dianne the greatest pleasure. Her kindness and compassion were contagious and spread to all that knew and loved her. Brave and courageous don’t begin to define her final year. She made the best of a bad deal and taught us all to always find the silver linings – no matter how small.
She is forever loved and missed by her husband Carman Ross, children; Rick (Shannon), and Wendy (David): and two stepdaughters Keri (Peter) and Lori. Dianne adored her 9 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter, they will always miss her encouragement and love. Remembered forever by her sisters Jodi and Patti, her Auntie Barb, many special cousins, nieces and nephews and of course her “sister friends” Cherrie and Gunilla. She was blessed all her life with beautiful friendships and treasured them all.
Predeceased by her parents Ted and Audrey McGinnis and older sister Nancy Petersen.
A celebration of her beautiful life will be held at a later date.
Her wings were ready, our hearts were not.Obituary-