Obituary for Dianne Whittaker (Hickman)
Whittaker, Dianne Louise - Passed away Friday, November 3, in her home she loved so very much. Married to Tim, just approaching 49th wedding anniversary. Devoted and loving mother to son Mark and daughter Michelle McQuillan (Blair), and proud grandmother of especially loved granddaughters Kiera and Paige. Survived by sisters Janette Hill (Al) and Rosalind. Dianne loved and was very talented in fashion, design, and home decor. Other passions included an exquisite collection of historical dolls, creating beautiful and colorful gardens, peaceful walks along waterways, shopping in Montreal and New York City, hosting events, and making the best brownies and cherry cheesecake in the world. She loved her pets including over time Simone, Ruby, Natasha, and her surviving pets Victoria and Honey. Dianne was passionate about her family and her dogs so in lieu of gifts and flowers please donate to the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario or a local animal shelter. Dianne's heart will be most remembered for her tenacity to living a healthy life and kindness towards her family and friends, always caring, including others, and being there to listen. A private celebration of life with family and close friends of Dianne will be held soon.