2990 Church St., South Mountain, ON

Diane Sheppard Nee Heuston March 16, 1948 - March 6, 2014

Age 65, died March 6, 2014 peacefully after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Predeceased by her parents Charles & Jo Heuston. Beloved mother of Jason (Holly) and Kim. She will be sadly missed by the love of her life, granddaughter Liana. Diane leaves behind her brother David and her cherished sister Karen and many nieces and nephews. Diane will be remembered with love and fondness by many relatives, dear friends and especially her best friend Eric Foote.

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By Diane’s request Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of her life will be held at the farm in the Spring; to be announced at a later date. The family wishes to Thank the Kemptville District Hospital & their Staff for their amazing care and compassion, and the Town of Merrickville for their unending support. By family request donations may be made in memory of Diane to the Beth Donovan Hospice who were so helpful in her final days. Arrangements entrusted to the Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain (613-989-3836).

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    Beverly Johnston says

    Kim, Jason, Liana and family. So sorry for the loss of your Mom and Nanna.

    Your Mom was a great lady. She had a “say it like it is” attitude, which is what I loved about her the most, she had a sassy wit and a gentleness about her that she showed only to the people who were close to her.

    Just know that her spirit is soaring above the clouds keeping watch over the people she loves the most.

    I loved her and will miss her.


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    Heidi Puckett says

    Jason and Kim, My heart goes out to you guys. Sorry to hear about your loss. It is a hard thing to lose your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. Thinking of you both. Lots of love, Heidi

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    Glenys Brown Spinney says

    My Dearest Kim, LIANA, JASON and Holly,

    May Diane’s life be honored by all she loved. May her memory be cherished for all she gave.May your hearts be comforted by all you shared. Diane was one of my favourite people and i will cherish the memories we shared through our years together. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time in your lives. Hugs and kisses my dear family. Love Aunt Glenys and Dan.

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    Mark Sheppard says

    Jason and Kim. Our hearts go out to you. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    All our love,

    The Sheppards on the Rock.

    Mark, Michele, Breanna and Julia

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    Brunton-Dunbar Family says

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

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    Bob, Sandra & Julie Brunton says

    Our sincere sympathies to the family. May she rest in Peace!

    To live in hearts we leave behind Is not to die. ~Thomas Campbell, “Hallowed Ground”

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    Glenda Livingstone says

    My prayers and thoughts are with you. Have a special thought of her each day and it will help you get through this difficult time.

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    Kate Kalin says

    I was so saddened to hear this news. My prayers are with the family. I so enjoyed the time I did have with Diane (Kim and Liana) when I lived in the village. God Bless.

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    Pat and Wally Clare says

    We have all lost such a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister and my best buddy. We will miss her terribly.

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